London to Brighton cycle ride

11 September 2022


The London to Brighton Cycle Ride is a mass-participation event covering the 54 miles from Clapham Common in London to Madeira Drive on Brighton sea front, with over 4,000 riders expected to take part.

Cyclists on a road

The route

Once out of London you will predominantly cycle along quiet 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 downhill for the last few miles onto Brighton sea front.

Key details

Sunday 11 September 2022

Start location:
Clapham Common, London

End location:
Madeira drive, Brighton

Fundraising target:
£500 per cyclist


What the event organisers provide (Skyline):

  • Water stops - These take place at 21 miles in the morning and 45 miles at the top of Ditchling Beacon
  • Full mechanical support - There will be four stationary mechanic points (at the start, at the morning and afternoon water points, and at lunch)
  • Access to pre-event website with full detiails of the route, training advice and fundraising advise.

What we will provide (Retail Trust):


  • Free cycling top to represent us on the day
  • Support from our dedicated events team to help you smash your fundraising target.



By signing up to this challenge we ask that you commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £500 per person. 

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Frequently asked questions

How fit do I need to be?

The London to Brighton cycle ride is challenging but achievable. In order to get the best out of the event we would recommend you train before hand.

Where can I find more information about the event?

Once you have booked your place you will be given access to Skyline's comprehensive pre-event website which has full details of the route, training advice and fundraising advice and transport advise.

What kit do I need to bring?

We recommend you have a well-serviced bike which is comfortable and well maintained. It is also essential that you have a helmet.

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be 16 or over but there is no upper age limit. All participants of whatever age should ensure they are fit enough to take part in the event. Please check with your doctor if you are unsure.

What is the start time?

Start times begin from 6am and will be staggered in waves up until 10.30am, where the last riders will set off. You will be emailed regarding your start times separately. Every rider should aim to finish by 5pm.

Team celebrating on the beach at the end of the bike ride