‘Get on yer bike!’ – with the Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge, Sunday 1st July
The Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge is a fun day out at Preston Park on Sunday 1st July, to raise money for local good causes and as a celebration of cycling and the world-class environment that we live in.
The Living Coast has teamed up with local homeless charity Brighton Housing Trust to create a family event that all ages and abilities can get involved in. By partnering together at this event, we are linking our local social and environmental objectives, whilst raising money for great causes and awareness of the issues that they address.
Keen cyclists can participate in one of the more challenging bike rides ‘Around The Living Coast’ to enjoy the beauty of our UNESCO World Biosphere Region, by cycling a 30 or 58 mile route along the coast and around the South Downs. Local Brighton based not for profit company, CSS Events, is organising and supporting The Living Coast rides.
Or anyone with a bike can take the ‘Around the World Challenge’ at the Preston Park velodrome in Brighton at any time on the day between 7 am and 7 pm. The aim is to collectively ride the entire distance around the world throughout the day – a total of 40,075km! Family-fun entertainment including a “Smoothie bike” and other refreshments will be available.
Cyclists can raise money either for BHT’s work to combat homelessness, including the First Base day centre that supports people who are sleeping rough or insecurely housed in Brighton and Hove, or for other local good causes of their choosing.