London to Brighton cycle

11 September 2016

Join over 4,000 people for a non-competitive 54-mile cycle route starting on Clapham Common, London, and heading south to end on the beautiful Brighton seafront. With a bit of training, this challenge is suitable for cyclists of all ability!

From Clapham Common, your ride through the City of London before cycling along quiet country lanes passing through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath before taking on the challenge that is Ditchling Beacon – a mile long climb to the top of the South Downs where you will be rewarded with amazing views and a water break. From there, it's all down hill for the last few miles to Brighton sea front for a well deserved ice cream and your medal!

No previous experience is required, and with a bit of preparation this event should be within your capabilities. The spirit of the event is 'taking part' not 'winning' so you go as fast or as slow as you like!

What's included:

  • Free buffet lunch: This takes place at 29 miles in the picturesque village of Turners Hill. You can eat as much as you like from delicious pastas to the ever-popular Carrot Cake. 
  • Free water stops: These take place at 21 miles in the morning and 46 miles at the top of Ditchling Beacon
  • Full mechanical support: There are four stationary mechanic points (at the start, at the morning and afternoon water points, and at lunch) but if you’re unlucky enough to experience difficulties in between those points there are also roaming mechanics too just a phone call away!
  • Fully signed route: No need to be looking at your map – the route is fully sign-posted so that you can keep your eyes on the road and enjoy the wonderful surrounding countryside!
  • Pre-event support: Just call the friendly London to Brighton team who will be able to help you out with all of your questions including fundraising and training advice
  • Optional transport at the end: Many of you will need to return to London so for an additional £25 you can sign up to the coach and van service and be transported back to Clapham Common at the end of your ride!


To take part in the challenge, we ask you to pay a £40 registration fee to our event partner, Do It For Charity, and commit to raising £100 for Moorfields.

Please sign up here!