London to Brighton Bike Ride
Published: Saturday 6th Jun 2015
Written by: Abi Radford
Coming up in a few weeks’ time on Sunday 21st June is the largest annual London to Brighton bike ride. This year will mark the fortieth anniversary of the fifty-four mile race that stretches from the centre of London to the sunny seaside at Brighton. This event, which is run by the British Heart Foundation, has seen hundreds of thousands of riders take up the challenge since its beginning and has raised millions of pounds for the charity. The London to Brighton bike ride is open to professional and amateur cyclists and is proven to be something that you will not forget in a hurry! The bike riders have to combat a number of difficult sections of the route – the most strenuous being the one mile climb over Ditchling Beacon which is a very steep hill! Whilst some attempt to cycle this part, most have to dismount and push their bikes up! However, along the way the views of London, the English countryside, and the Brighton beaches help the cyclists conquer the long ride!
If you are cheering on your loved ones or are out and about in Brighton on the day why not go down to the finish line to see the riders celebrate as they complete the race? The atmosphere along the last few meters of the race is always fantastic so it is definitely worth going to watch. Or if you feel up to the challenge why not register to take part next year? The British Heart Foundation have also introduced two separate London to Brighton bike rides at different dates of the year – one at night and one off road – so there are plenty of options to choose from if you want to push yourself and achieve something great!
Best of Brighton Holiday Cottages wish good luck to anyone that is taking part in the race this year!