Pedal with purpose! Grace Eyre needs YOU (and your bike).

London to Brighton

Cost to take part:

Fundraising pledge:

55 miles

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About the event

Take on the London to Brighton Cycle Ride in support of Grace Eyre.

The 55-mile ride starts at Clapham Common in London and ends on Madeira Drive in Brighton. This is a fantastic opportunity to join over 4,000 fellow cyclists for a day you’ll never forget. Plus you will be raising money and awareness for a great cause.

Every pound that you raise will go towards providing projects and services that enrich and enhance the lives of adults with learning disabilities and autism in our local communities.

So, whether you need a goal to motivate you to get fit and out on your bike, want the sense of achievement and exhilaration of conquering Ditchling Beacon, or just fancy doing something amazing for charity, then this is the challenge for you.

What people are saying

James (right) has completed the London to Brighton Cycle Ride three times!

James says:

“Having a challenge to aim for gives me a focus and encourages me to get fit and out on my bike. I probably trained for three months leading up to the event. I do ride my bike a lot anyway, as I find it’s a great way to keep good mental health.”

“I enjoy this event in particular because it’s not too busy, you still get to meet people, and enjoy being part of a team of riders raising money for great causes.”

“When you’ve made it up the legendary Ditchling Beacon, it’s just one long cruise back to Brighton – a great sense of achievement awaits you, and a beer if you’re lucky!”

What you get

Once you’ve completed the ride you will be rewarded with an official souvenir of your achievement – the coveted London to Brighton Cycle Medal. This is for you to treasure and remember your wonderful day by.

How to join

Just click ‘Get a place’ below to complete a registration form.

Sign up to #TeamGraceEyre today and you will enjoy the very best event support, make new friends, embark on a challenge you will never forget, and know that you are doing something amazing for charity.

Get a place

Frequently Asked Questions

How fit do I need to be?

The London to Brighton cycle ride is suitable for all levels of riders. It is perfect for solo cyclists as well as groups of family, friends, and colleagues.

It is challenging but achievable. In order to enjoy the experience to the max you do need to train and get out on your bike before the ride!

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be 16 or over but there is no upper age limit.

However all participants of whatever age should ensure they are fit enough to take part in the event.

If you are in any doubt please check with your doctor.

What is the route?

The ride starts at Clapham Common in London.

Once out of London you will be cycling along quiet country lanes passing through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath.

You will take 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 here it’s all downhill into Brighton and the finish line on Madeira Drive.

How will I know where I am going?

The route is fully sign-posted so you can keep your eyes on the road and enjoy the wonderful surrounding countryside!

What kit do I need?

We recommend you have a well-serviced bike. It doesn’t need to be carbon–framed or anything special but it should be comfortable and well maintained.

As well as your bike it is essential you have a helmet. It’s up to you whether you carry a bag with you. If you do bring a bag, we recommend that it is fixed to your bike (search for ‘bike panniers’ online) rather than worn on your back which can become very tiring.

What if there is a problem with my bike during the ride?

Highly experienced mechanics will be based at all rest stops along the route. You’ll also be given the phone number of mobile mechanics should you need them.

Will I get any information in advance?

Yes. Once you have registered you will be given access to the comprehensive pre-event website which has full details of the route, training advice and fundraising advice.

Are refreshments included on the day?

Yes. Refreshment stops offering free water & snacks will be located at mile 17, mile 30 and at the top of Ditchling Beacon at mile 45.

Can I meet and network with other cyclists taking part?

Yes. Once you have registered your place you will get access to the official London to Brighton Cycle Facebook group.

It is the place to go if you want to meet other cyclists taking part, find a cycling buddy or training partners in your area or get advice on kit and training from other riders.

How do I set up a fundraising page?

Setting up a fundraising page is a great way to collect donations from your supporters. It’s an opportunity for you to tell people about what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and the huge difference it will make.

The Grace Eyre Foundation are registered with JustGiving and GoFundMe, so you can set up a fundraising page with either of these platforms and the money raised, including any Gift Aid, will come straight to us.

Setting up a fundraising page is relatively straightforward, but if you need help we’ve created these step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process.

GoFundMe Step-by-Step Guide

JustGiving Step-by-Step Guide

Once set up, all you need to do is share the link with your friends, family and colleagues so they can make their donations and send you messages of encouragement to spur you on.

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