Challenge Event | Cycling

London to Brighton Bike Ride 2024

Whether you are a solo first time rider or a cycling enthusiastic, join #TeamWellChild on this iconic 55-mile bike ride from London to Brighton! Starting in Clapham Common, you’ll cycle through the picturesque English countryside followed by a thigh busting climb up Ditchling Beacon before gliding down into the Brighton Seafront.

September 15, 2024

Minimum entry age 16 (see Terms and Conditions) 

Entry fee £55 

Fundraising target £150 (excluding GiftAid)

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the Challenge Events Team on 01242 548761 or email [email protected]

Team Benefits

  • WellChild cycle kit 

FREE gear including a team cycling jersey! 

  • First Class Support 

Training plans, fundraising tips, advice, merchandise and support from the WellChild Events Team 

  • Team Spirit 

Ability to chat to the rest of the team via our closed WellChild Cyclist Facebook group 

  • Free Lunch 

Enjoy a packed lunch at the Brighton finish line 


How much do I have to raise?

If you use one of WellChild’s guaranteed places we ask that you aim to raise £150 (exc. GiftAid). in sponsorship. If you have secured your own place we just ask you to raise as much as you can.

Contact the Challenge Events Team at [email protected] or phone 01242 548761

  1. On offer of a place, it is suggested that London to Brighton Participants start their fundraising by making a donation (£55 suggested amount) towards their own target, confirming their intent to fundraise for WellChild’s important work through their involvement in the event.
  2. Once you have registered for a WellChild place for the Event you pledge to attempt to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship (excluding GiftAid) to reach WellChild’s guide sponsorship target (guaranteed place holders only). If you have secured your own place directly through the organiser and no specified target has been set by them, please raise as much as possible.
  3. All funds raised in the name of WellChild must be paid to WellChild. You have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies/donations received by you for the Event are paid to WellChild promptly after the Event takes place (preferably within four weeks of the Event taking place).
  4. Should you have to withdraw, for whatever reason, please let us know as soon as possible in writing, as this may help to mitigate any costs incurred by the charity.  Donations made through your online fundraising page can be returned should your sponsors wish. In this instance, each sponsor needs to contact WellChild directly with supporting evidence of their donation to arrange a refund.
  5. You must be the required age (16 years old) or above on the day that the Event commences.
  6. All participants enter the Event entirely at their own risk and neither WellChild nor the organisers shall be liable for any injury or loss that participants suffer as a result of taking part in the event, except where an injury or loss results from the negligence or omissions of the organisers.
  7. By entering the Event you confirm that you are aware of the risks involved and the degree of fitness required to take part and agree that you are physically capable of competing in the Event. You are advised to consult your doctor if in any doubt prior to undertaking any exercise programme or running event. You undertake and agree to inform WellChild and/or the Organiser of any change in your medical condition from the date of registration up to and until the start of the Event.  Participants with a pre-existing medical condition, may be required to provide a doctor’s certificate stating they have a suitable level of fitness to participate in the Event.
  8. All training plans, hints and tips information are provided in good faith and it is recommended that all participants consult a doctor before embarking on any program of physical activity.
  9. Personal liability, medical, belongings/equipment or personal accident insurance is not provided by WellChild. You are advised to obtain such insurance yourself if required.
  10. All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner when representing WellChild in any capacity (including fundraising activities, participation in the event, and any related activities).
  11. If at any time it is discovered that any participant should have been ineligible to participate in the Event (or if participation in the Event should have been refused for any reason whatsoever) the Organisers reserve the right to disqualify from/refuse entry to such participant to the Event.
  12. Itineraries, schedule and other arrangement changes may occur, which are beyond the control of WellChild or the Organisers.
  13. During the course of the Event you must fully comply with the instructions of the Organisers, safety teams, guides, emergency services and/or marshals.
  14. WellChild may, at its sole discretion, withdraw places on the Event if it is believed to be in its own best interest to do so (if using a WellChild place). WellChild reserves the right to cancel the Event should it be deemed necessary for any reasons outside of its control. In this instance, all donations paid by you will be refunded.
  15. By taking part in the Event, you confirm that you are happy for your name and any footage or photographs taken during your participation in the Event to be used by the organisers and/or WellChild to publicise and organise events, and by WellChild generally in promoting the work of the charity. This may include brochures, posters, leaflets, display boards, website and any other such appropriate materials.
  16. If your personal details (address, contact number etc.) change after you have submitted your application you must notify us immediately. All personal information will be held in accordance with the UK GDPR 2022.