A record number of cyclists left the buzz of the capital city behind as they faced the challenge of tackling 54 miles on two wheels in a bid to raise over £1 million pounds for charity. On Sunday 17th September 2017 4,000 cyclists embarked on the flagship challenge taking them from London’s Clapham Common, through Surrey’s beautiful country lanes and stunning Sussex scenery, to then face the steep ascent of Ditchling Beacon before being rewarded with breathtaking views of the South Downs.
From there, they flew downhill for those last few miles towards the Brighton seafront. Their epic challenge came to an end as they raced through the flag-lined finish to the cheers of spectators and the chance to put their bikes aside and enjoy some well-deserved celebrations in the London to Brighton event village by the sea.
This is such a beautiful and rewarding journey which makes it an ideal challenge for any keen cyclist. We had over 350 charities represented on the day with riders uniting to complete their shared challenge to the seafront. There was a wonderfully strong sense of community and support as cyclists of all abilities came together with one aim – to raise funds for their cause and enjoy a fantastic challenge whilst doing so.
Congratulations to all of our cyclists and charities who were involved – you were all amazing and we hope to see you next year!
Please head over to our website for more information about this event here.