London to Brighton Off road at Night
OUR PRICE £50
When: Saturday 12th June 2021
Stats: 102km with 1,275 metres of climbing
Start: East Molesey Cricket Club, London, KT8 9AL
Finish: Brighton seafront, BN3 2WN
Terrain: A mix of dirt, gravel, tarmac, roots, sand, stone and grass. Some roots and rough tracks along teh way, so best suited to a hardtail MTB, although experienced riders could use a CX or gravel bikes.
The ride: You’ve probably heard of the London to Brighton Off-road (L2BOR) event, which we run with the British Heart Foundation every September. Well now we've just upped the ante; tweaked the route and are tackling it through the night! This is not a race – it’s a social ride and adventure; a bit of fun and challenge to enjoy with like-minded riders.
Starting at Molesey Cricket Club Park, near Hampton Court, the route heads out of London, off-road, along riversides and canal paths as the sun starts to fade, before crossing the M25 motorway where it hits the proper dirt trails and plunges you into the dark dead of night, amongst the owls, badgers and bats! With steeper gradients, roots and singletrack it's an entertaining ride as you cross the North Downs. Once we emerge from the woods we will refuel in Cranleigh and join the Downs Link Path, for a welcome respite and get some easier miles under our wheels. There is still another big climb to come still though, which delivers you up onto the South Downs, but with the sun now rising the sky is bursting into colour and you can see Brighton and the welcoming coastline down below. All that's left is a fast and fun descent down to the lights below, and a spin along the promenade, for a well deserved breakfast in Brighton.
What’s included: Signed route, gpx, pdf route map, support riders, sweep vehicle (with tools and a few spares), bag transfer, checkpoints along the route with drinks and food (including the all-important coffee).
What’s not included: Breakfast at the end (although we have comandeered a cafe that are opening early to sell us bacon sarnies - hurray!!) or a lift back to the start. Although trains will allow bicycles on them.
NOTE: Riders should be experienced and comfortable with riding at night, have suitable lights, have a well serviced and suitable bike, clothing, equipment and back-up lights.
Overnight parking: Available at the start (cricket club) for £10 - ticket available in our shop
For FAQ see HERE