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Sussex Cycle with Davina for Charity

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Join Davina on a ride through Sussex

Ride for a reason and join our celebrity ambassador and TV presenter Davina McCall on this bike ride raising funds for sick babies and children.

Davina will be there in person to set you off on your way, and then she will ride the route to try to catch you up! You might just catch her at one of the well-stocked rest stops or finish line.

davina mccall with riders at the start line

Key Information

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Or, learn more about other events in our RIDE Series

  • Date: TBC
  • Location: Uckfield Rugby Club, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1LX
  • Cool 27 Miles: £TBC
  • Classic 46 Miles: £TBC
  • Champion 74 Miles: £TBC
  • Epic 100 Miles: £TBC
davina mccall cycling

Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride offers something for every level of rider: New to cycling? Then sign up for the Cool 27-mile route or why not try a slightly more challenging classic 46-mile route? For those more experienced riders, we offer the Champion route at 74 miles, and for the super-keen, we've added a brand new 100-mile route with over 5,000 feet of ascent!

The Big Sussex Bike Ride is designed and run by Action Medical Research and you'll be raising money to fund the next medical breakthrough that will save and change little lives.

Image credits: Bexphoto

route detail

27 Miles

Cool Route

Distance:  27 miles
Climbing:  1,266ft
Start time:  09:00 - 09.15
Feed stations:  0
GPX file: Coming soon...
Price:  £TBC

46 Miles

Classic Route

Distance:  46 miles
Climbing:  2,024ft
Start time:  08:30 - 09.00
Feed stations:  1 (22 miles)
GPX file: Coming soon...
Price: £TBC

74 Miles

Champion Route

Distance:  74 miles
Climbing:  3,964ft
Start time:  08:00 - 08.30
Feed stations:  2 (22 & 44 miles)
GPX file: Coming soon...
Price:  £TBC

100 Miles

Epic Route

Distance:  100 miles
Climbing:  6,262ft
Start time:  07.30
Feed stations:  3 (22, 47 & 70 miles)
GPX file: Coming soon...
Price:  £TBC

two participants taking selfie with davina mccall

Glitz and gram

Get ready to make memories! Join us for an exclusive opportunity to snap a selfie with Davina McCall!

Bring your smile and best angles as you step into the spotlight alongside Davina. From candid laughs to unforgettable poses, this is your chance to capture the magic to share on your Insta! Plus, you'll be supporting Action Medical Research's vital work.

Don't miss out – secure your spot on Davina's Big Sussex Bike RIDE, grab your phone, gather your friends, and get ready for a selfie session like no other. #SelfieWithDavina

collage image of people enjoying post-ride food and drink


After crossing the finish line, the excitement doesn't end there! Join us at our event village, where the celebration continues.

Our event village is a hub of activity, filled with energy and camaraderie. Whether you're a participant or supporter, there's something for everyone to enjoy. From bikes and gear to cycling lifestyle, health and fitness and well-being brands, as well as delicious food and refreshments, you'll find plenty to refuel and recharge.

Connect with fellow participants, share stories from the ride, and celebrate your achievements together. Our event village is a place to relax, unwind, and bask in the sense of achievement.

what's included

stop watch

chip timing

Spanner and Screwdriver

mechanical support



knife, fork and bottle of water

feed stations



medical case

medical assistance


motorcycle outriders

davina mccall with cyclist

what our riders say...

Yet another amazingly well-organised ride - thank you to everyone involved with putting on this event. The signage was amazing and all the helpers who had given up their Sunday to help were so friendly and helpful. This is an annual event (usually) for me and all our 14 club members riding that day thoroughly enjoyed it! Brilliant food and drink at the pit stops. The icing on the cake is that this ride helps others and you can get a Davina hug thrown in for good measure!

Rita, 2022 finisher
volunteer taking selfie with davina mccall


Can you spare the time to help?

Our RIDE Series depends on the generosity of volunteers who give up their time to ensure that participants have the best possible day in the saddle. We're always looking for willing volunteers to help support our rides so please get in touch if you think you can spare some time, and in return, we'll give you a FREE ride!

Frequently asked questions

Can I ride an e-bike?

Yes, absolutely!

Do I need insurance?

We recommend that you have appropriate cover for you and your bike. We’ve partnered with Yellow Jersey to provide a 10% discount on their bicycle and travel insurance. You can find out more here.

Are spare parts available for my bike?

Yes, for most common bikes. Spares are chargeable.

What happens if I get lost or get into difficulties on the day?

On the day you will be given a contact number for our ride control, who will help with any issues.

How long do I have to complete the ride and what happens if I can't complete the distance?

The ride closes at 18:00. There are several cut-off times in place to ensure riders make it back to the venue before close. Riders must adhere to these times. Very slow riders may be picked up and moved on.

Do I need to wear a cycle helmet?

You must wear a cycle helmet to take part.

How old do I need to be to take part?

You must be at least 16 on the day of the event to take part; if you are under 18 you must be accompanied by an adult.

Are the roads closed for this ride and is it on-road or off-road?

No, roads are not closed. The route is all on-road - there is no off-road at all.

What facilities are available?

Toilets and changing facilities are available at the start and finish venue. Our feed stations will also have toilet facilities. Your belongings/valuables should be locked in your car or carried with you. There are feed stations on route which will provide hot and cold drinks & snacks. Riders and supporters will be able to purchase food and drinks at the finish.

What are the timings for the day?


  • Epic: 07:30
  • Champion: 08:00 - 08:30
  • Classic: 08:30 - 09:00
  • Cool: 09:00 - 09:15


Is there parking available?

Yes, there is ample parking on the day at the start location.

I want to buy this as a gift?

What a lovely treat! When you buy as a gift you are entering the same registration process as normal. However, once you have chosen the route/distance then you'll be prompted to answer, 'who is this registration for?' Please select 'someone else...'

The email address you input here will be the email to receive all event correspondence. So you may want to choose to use a different email address, if you want to keep your gift secret. 

After you have paid you will received a confirmation of the event entry (to the email address you entered as above) so you can gift this to your rider. 

Can I get a refund, transfer or defer my entry?

Please see our Withdrawals, Refunds, Transfers and Deferrals policy here.


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