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London to Brighton bike ride

16 June 2024

Ride London to Brighton for little lives

Register for a charity place in the London to Brighton bike ride with Action Medical Research!

Don’t miss your chance to take part in this iconic bike ride with a place from the charity that understands cyclists, Action Medical Research – your efforts in the saddle will help save and change children’s lives by funding urgently-needed medical research. 

rider at the finish

Key Information

Registration closes on Sunday 12 May!

  • Date: Sunday 16 June 2024
  • Start: Clapham Common
  • Finish: Brighton seafront
  • Distance: 54 miles
  • Registration: £35
  • Fundraising: £350

About the ride

The 54-mile bike ride takes you from the capital to the coast

Setting off from London's Clapham Common, riders head south for the bright lights and beach of Brighton's seafront. 

Achieve something truly special on one of Europe's oldest rides and conquer the climb to Ditchling Beacon, then roll into Brighton for some well-earned fish and chips on the beach, just watch out for those hungry seagulls!

With sections of closed roads, and plentiful rest stops the London to Brighton bike ride is ideal for all abilities, from cycling newbies to regular weekend warriors! 

“Brilliant ride! Well-organised, great route, and all for a very worthy charity.”

Lewis, London to Brighton 2022 finisher
group of three riders


Riding with others?

Get in touch to enquire about bulk buying places to ride with friends, family, and work colleagues.

Receive FREE registration when buying 4 or more places! Simply email the Events Team for your complimentary code to register.

two cyclists at the finish

Why ride for action?

Join Team Action and you'll get: 

  • FREE Action cycling jersey - If you have raised over £250 by 30 April 2024 (subject to size availability)
  • FREE place on one of our RIDE Series sportive events
  • Access to an online community so you can chat with other #TeamAction cyclists
  • Newsletters with handy fundraising hints, tips and event info
Alice with her mum

Ride for children like Alice

Alice's story

Alice, who was born prematurely at 32 weeks, faces a lifetime of challenges because her ability to move is severely impaired by cerebral palsy. By taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride for Action, you can help fund vital research into cerebral palsy that might one day provide answers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How fit do I need to be?

This event is suitable for all abilities. If you're a beginner, we're here to help you prepare for the ride. We have training plans and tips available, contact us for more.

Is transport provided back to London at the end of the ride?

A travel service from Brighton to London before the ride has started from 4:30am – 6:30am, and after the ride from 12pm – 8pm is offered by the event organisers. You will travel by coach and your bike will be transported by trailer. The service will run from Madeira Drive, Brighton, and drop you at the start line at Clapham Common.

Please see the event organisers website to book this. Please purchase as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Where does the event start and finish?

The ride starts from Clapham Common in London, and finishes on Brighton Beachfront, a short distance from the famous Brighton pier.

What's the start time?

You will receive your start time via email from the event organisers (please remember to check your spam folder). If you haven't received this, please get in touch.

What kit do I need to bring?

We recommend you have a well-serviced bike. As well as your bike it is essential you have a helmet. It's up to you whether you carry a bag with you but we recommend this is fixed to your bike (search for 'bike panniers' online) rather than worn on your back which can become very tiring.

What support will there be?

Some of your ride will be shared with traffic, so please be considerate of road users and other riders. Listen to instructions given by marshals and look out for signs on route for safety guidance.

Marshals and medics will be on hand. If you need any medical assistance, use the emergency number you'll be given on the day.

There will be several refreshment points on the route with toilets and free water. 

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