London to Brighton Off-road at Night Event - 25th June 2022
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You’ve probably heard of our London to Brighton Off-road event, which we run with the British Heart Foundation every September for the past 15 years. 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. This will be a relatively small and intimate event with rider numbers capped and of course be subject to covid restrictions at the time.
Stats: 95km with 1,225 metres of climbing
Start: Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2JG
Finish: Hove, Western Esplanade, Hove, BN3 4FA
Terrain: A mix of dirt, gravel, tarmac, roots, sand, stone and grass. Some roots and rough tracks along the way, so best suited to a hardtail MTB, although it is still very doable on a gravel bike.
Route Description: Starting beside the River Thames, near Hampton Court, the route heads out of London, off-road, along riversides and canal paths as the light starts to fade. After crossing the M25 motorway where it hits some proper dirt trails and plunges you into the dark, amongst the owls, badgers and bats! With steeper gradients, roots and singletrack it's an entertaining ride as you cross the North Downs.
Once you emerge from the woods you will be able to refuel at the checkpoint in Cranleigh. You now join the Downs Link trail, offering easier navigation and trails for a welcome respite. There is still another big climb to come, which will deliver you up onto the South Downs, and as the sky starts to brighten all that's left is a fast and fun plummet down towards the lights of Brighton. A short spin along the sea front will lead you to the finish, at the stunning new Rockwater Hove venue on the coast, for a well deserved breakfast.
NOTE: Riders need to be well experienced and comfortable with riding at night. We reserve the right to refuse participation if we deem your bike or lights to be unsuitable for the ride.
What we provide: Signed route, gpx and pdf route map, support riders, sweep vehicle and first aid, bag transfer, toilets, checkpoints along the route with a selection of hot & cold food & drinks.
What you provide: A fully working and suitable bike, suitable front & rear lights and a back up light! Warm clothes, enthusiasm and a smile.
What we don't provide: Breakfast at the end, but it will be available to purchase.
Overnight parking: Free overnight parking is available at the start/leisure centre. Please note the car park is locked after we leave and will be unlocked the next morning at 9am. Vehicles left at owners risk.
Shuttle bus back to the start: We will run be running a limited number of mini-bus shuttle runs back to the start for riders and bicycles - tickets available in our shop
For FAQ see HERE