London to Brighton is often 'step one' on people's journey from 'not cycling at all' to doing the longer iconic challenges such as London to Paris (my latest addition!) or Lands End to John O'Groats. I created this site to help people with that first step...
PLEASE NOTE: It is NOT connected or affiliated to the annual BHF ride. I've simply created it to help anyone considering doing the classic 54 mile ride at other times or in preparation. Having ridden the route many times now (including there and back several times), I still remember being frustrated before my first go that I couldn't find much information on the best route between the two.
The annual L2B ride is in aid of a fantastic cause that you MUST register for via the BHF website and they will guide you on their route on the day. It is a busy affair with 27,000 people on bikes of all shapes and sizes. This site is just as much for people who fancy cycling a likely route in training or at other times of the year.
SHORTCUTS TO WHAT YOU NEED
email (spamproof so you'll have to retype): c h a i r m a n @ r e d h i l l c c . c o . u k
London to Brighton by bike... often step one
on the two wheeled journey to great things!
How do I improve overall as a cyclist
For anyone wanting to do more cycling and get fit, make it more enjoyable and get there quicker by joining a cycling club. Most club runs will push the limits of new riders but as you get used to the speeds and distances, everything about your riding will improve. You can then consider sportives, addaxes, races and time trials.
A cycling club will push what you're capable of while teaching you more about group riding and bike handling skills. If you are new to riding in a group, please check out Redhill CC's excellent page on group riding etiquette.
And what's the next step in terms of challenges? Well. I reckon it's London to Paris but for now, enjoy Brighton!