The London to Brighton Cycle Ride with De’Longhi is an iconic 55 mile cycle ride starting from Clapham Common in South London, to the seaside town of Brighton.
On this iconic London to Brighton Cycle Ride, leave the buzz of the city behind and join thousands of your fellow cyclists as you face the challenge of a 55-mile. Journey on two wheels from the heart of London to the buzzing Brighton seafront!
Over 4,000 riders will make their way through the idyllic English countryside putting their pedals to the test on Ditchling Beacon before gliding down to Brighton to cross the finish line and celebrate their success. On your way, stop at the picturesque village of Turners Hill for lunch, stay hydrated at water stops along the route of this challenging cycle ride and take advantage of our stationary and roaming mechanical support to keep you on course to the finish line.
No need to be looking at your map – our route is fully sign-posted so that you can keep your eyes on the road and enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside! It is the perfect challenge for solo riders looking to get in some extra miles, beginner cyclists taking on their first big challenge or corporate groups looking for a team cycle!
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- 10th September 2023
- 10th September 2023
- London / Brighton
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What is the London to Brighton Cycle Ride?
When is the event?
The date is Sunday 10th September 2023
How much is it?
It costs £55 per person. This includes a fully supported ride, complimentary water stops and not to mention that we’ll be waiting with your medal at the finish on the sea front in Brighton!
How old do I need to be to take part?
The minimum age for participants is 16. Those under 18 will need a letter of parental consent. Please contact our team to get a consent form or simply send a signed letter of consent to our team.
Where does the ride start?
The ride will start from Clapham Common, off Nightingale Walk, Clapham SW4 9AH. There will be a staggered start between 06:00-10:30. Participants will be emailed their allocated start time a few weeks before the event.
Is transport provided back to London at the end of the ride?
Yes! We offer a bike and coach transfer from Brighton back to the start on Clapham Common. Once you are signed up you’ll be sent a link to book a place. Places are limited for this service and do sell out so worth booking in good time.
What is the route?
The route is available as a downloadable file in your participant area. The route will also be signed on the day with brightly coloured arrows from the start to the finish which you can follow if you prefer.
Where does the route finish?
The route will finish at the Brighton Seafront on Madeira Drive, 500m walk from the Pier.
Is my bike suitable?
The route is entirely on road so please ensure your bike is suitable for this. Whilst using a mountain bike is possible, they are heavier and it would be more challenging! We recommend using a light weight road bike, or hybrid bike. It is also advisable that you have your bike serviced before the ride and ensure it is in good condition. Please bring a puncture repair kit with you and any spare parts you think you may need. Whilst there will be mechanics positioned throughout the course it’s important that riders are able to change a punctured tyre to keep you moving as we cannot guarantee we will be able to assist you quickly due to the number of riders.
How fit do I need to be?
The London to Brighton Cycle Ride with De’Longhi is challenging but achievable. In order to maximise your enjoyment you do need to train and get out on your bike before the ride!
Will there be mechanics on route?
We will have friendly mechanics at the water stops and roaming along the route to help out with any difficulties you have during the ride. However please do bring a spare inner tube and a pump or gas cannister to inflate it, as well as any spare parts you think you may need. Our mechanics are often very busy, riders will need to be able to take care of their own punctures leaving our mechanics to be available for others issues to keep the maximum number of riders able to complete the course.
How will I find my way?
The route is clearly waymarked by directional event arrows. Please follow these at all times but do not panic if you haven’t seen one in a while! They are put on all turns, and along straight roads for reassurance. However we strongly recommend you also download the route using the link in your participant area so that you can follow the route on your favourite GPS device. If you find yourself lost please call the contact phone number on the front of your bike number.
Is there any support on the route?
There will be a full support crew as well as medics and mechanics – should you need their assistance please text your location using What3Words, with your Rider Number and the support required using the number on your bike number. If for any reason you need to retire from the ride you should text this number with your Rider Number and RETIRE.
Will refreshments be provided along the way?
Free water will be available at our water stops, which will be at 17 miles, 30 miles, and 48 miles, at the top of the infamous Ditchling Beacon. In addition, snacks will be provided at the 30-mile stop and a packed lunch at the finish line.
Are there toilets on route?
There will be portable toilets at the start, water stops, and at the finish in Brighton.
You may have seen the adverts for What3Words. It divides the world into 3m squares, each with a unique 3-word reference. It is being used by emergency services across the globe to accurately locate individuals requiring assistance. By downloading this free app, it will provide an accurate 3-word code for your location. We will be using this system to expedite the mechanical or medical support that we provide on the event and advise if you haven’t already, to download the app and try it out.