Join Team Blesma and use your pedal power to support us in the annual London to Brighton Cycle!
London to Brighton Cycle
Join over 4,000 cyclists and embark on this ﬂagship challenge taking you from London’s Clapham Common, through Surrey’s beautiful country lanes and stunning Sussex scenery, facing the steep ascent of Ditchling Beacon before being rewarding with breath taking views of the South Downs. From here, you will be soaring downhill for those last few miles towards the Brighton seafront.
Your epic challenge will come to an end as you race through the ﬂag-lined ﬁnish to the cheers of spectators and the chance to put your bikes aside and enjoy some well-deserved celebrations in the London to Brighton event village by the sea.
We ask you pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £150, and there's a £50 registration fee.
About the Event
London to Brighton 2019
- Join over 4,000 cyclists
- £150 fundraising target
- When? 15th September 2019
- Where? London to Brighton
Participants will receive:
- Free buffet lunch
- Free water stops
- Full mechanical support
- Fully signed route
- Pre-event support
- Bike and Coach transport back to London. Bike and coach transport will be available back from Brighton to south London at an extra cost of £30 which can be booked upon registering or prior to the event.
- You will be rewarded with an official, beautiful souvenir of your acheivement, the coveted London to Brighton Cycle Ride Medal!
The London to Brighton Cycle Ride covers 54 miles from south London to Madeira Drive on the Brighton sea front.
Once we are out of London we predominantly cycle along quiet country lanes passing through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath before taking on the challenge that is Ditchling Beacon – a mile long climb to the top of the South Downs where you will be rewarded with amazing views and a water break!
From here we cycle downhill the last few miles onto Brighton sea front.
Matt Weston was just 20 when he lost three limbs to a bomb blast in Afghanistan.
"All I remember is a flash, my ears ringing, and the sense of falling. I lost both my legs and my right arm below the elbow in the blast. My rehab has been long, slow and difficult. I was in intensive care for a while and was in hospital for three months, and I've just had my fiftieth operation."
"If my chair breaks and I can't repair it, Blesma will get it done. I was in a bad place after my injury but Blesma have been there for me, by my side from day one."
Last year alone we supported over 3,000 limbless veterans
- Just £10 could help to pay for a dedicated Support Officer to visit an amputee like Matt and give him much needed emotional support.
- Just £100 could help to pay for home adaptations that would help an amputee like Matt get back into their own home and live independently once again.
- Just £150 would help pay for Blesma families to have a weekend away so amputees like Matt can spend some quality time with their partners, families, and loved ones.