The challenge

This is a great challenge for your group or team to complete. It could be for a charity fundraiser, team building or just for fun. Whatever the reason, you will finish with tired legs, a smile and a great excuse to enjoy the many restaurants and pubs that sunny Brighton has to offer.

The Ride

The route is 54 miles mainly following national cycle routes 20 and 21. It is relatively flat with some hilly sections as you cross the North and South Downs. Starting at Clapham Common you head south passing South Norwood Country Park and on to Addington Hill along the London Loop. The ride then heads through New Addington, Warlingham and Caterham to Redhill. There are several off road sections to enjoy on this section. From Redhill you continue to Horley before an interesting traffic free section through Gatwick Airport takes you to Crawley. The final section runs from Crawley to Brighton first passing through Tilgate Forest and Handcross where you can see the pretty Nymans Gardens before passing the villages of Staplefield, Bolney and Hickstead. A long traffic free section then follows taking you to the outskirts of Brighton with views of the South Downs as you go. The final stretch takes you through Brighton until you reach Brighton Pier by the sea!


Group size: 4+

Duration: All day

Location: Start point: Clapham Common Finish point: Brighton Pier

Distance: 54 miles

Optional extras: Electric bikes, prizes, tour guide, bike delivery.