Cyclists Needed for South Downs Bike Ride
The Mayor of Brighton & Hove is calling for cyclists to take part in a charity bike ride this spring.
The 50 mile cycle ride will take place in the countryside around Brighton and raise money for 27 local charities.
Cyclists can choose to support all of the Mayoral charities or pick an individual charity to raise money for.
The route begins and ends at Hove Lawns, going east on the seafront cycle path and the undercliff passing the white cliffs before heading to Lewes, Ditchling and Hurstpierpoint.
Participants will stop at the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s site at Woods Mill for refreshments and then come back via Bramber and Shoreham.
According to the Mayor, most reasonably fit adults should be able to complete the medium distance ride which avoids Brighton’s steepest hills – Devil’s Dykes and Ditchling Beacons are not on the route.
To register cyclists must pay £20 to cover event costs including refreshments.
The 27 charities are:
Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID)
Albion in the Community Brighton & Hove ImpetusBrighton Housing Trust
CCHF All About KidsCruse Bereavement Care
Family Support WorkFriends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals
Headway Hurstwood ParkMartlets Hospice
Sussex BeaconSussex Heart Charity
Sussex Wildlife TrustThe Clock Tower Sanctuary
Brighton & Hove Food PartnershipBlack and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership
The Carers Centre For Brighton & HoveEmmaus
Friends, Families and TravellersGreenCycle Sussex
Money Advice PlusMoulsecoomb Forest Garden
Possability PeopleResource Centre
The Clare Project
Featured image: Herry Lawford