London 2 Brighton Cycle Challenge Updates!
Sep 13th Update
Looking forward to seeing you all for our 8.10am start time on Sunday! We hope your fundraising is going well!
You should have received your race numbers from Skyline and also your technical cycling shirts and drinks coupon (Thanks Hugh James!) from us.
Please use hashtags #EML2B & #erasemeso in social media
Sep 5th Update
You may have seen the adverts for WHAT3WORDS. It divides the world into 3m squares, each with a unique 3-word reference. It is being used by emergency services across the globe to accurately locate individuals requiring assistance. By downloading this free app, it will provide an accurate 3-word code for your location. We will be using this system to expedite the mechanical or medical support that we provide on the event and advise if you haven’t already, to download the app and try it out.
https://www.londonbrightoncycle.co.uk/participant-area/ - PLEASE READ this area for transport back to London, maps, and GPS downloads of the route (don't worry if you don't have GPS.. the route will be very well signposted!)
https://www.strava.com/routes/2862306107547932176 - the Strava route
TRANSPORT BACK may be booked here
Skyline will have friendly MECHANICS at the water stops and roaming along the route to help out with any difficulties you have during the ride. However please do bring a spare inner tube and a pump or gas cannister to inflate it, as well as any spare parts you think you may need. Mechanics are often very busy and this will save you having to wait for them.
FREE WATER AND SNACKS will be available at the finish and at our refreshment stops, which will be in three locations on the route around 17 miles, 30 miles and at the top of the infamous Ditchling Hill at 45 miles.
There will be portable TOILETS at the water stops, and at the finish in Brighton.
The route will FINISH at the Brighton Seafront on Madeira Drive, 500m walk from the Pier.
We will have a table and area at the finish line so do visit and pick up some water before heading to our pub spot - first drink on HUGH JAMES, our wonderful sponsors! (Brighton Music Hall details in para below!)
8.10am Start Time
for all EraseMeso Riders
On the 19th September, please arrive at the Clapham Start point ( Clapham Common, off Nightingale Walk, Clapham SW4 9AH) no earlier than 20 minutes before your allocated start time. All Erase Meso riders will be riding together so we're hoping for a few photos and to be able to say hello to one another.
Please post photos on social media and tag #ERASEMESO and #EML2B
Your participant numbers (one to be attached to yourself, one for your bike) will be posted to you in early September by Skyline. As long as you have these attached there is nothing further to do upon arrival, please just head to the start line.
You should have received your Cyclist Info Pack and have started fundraising but if you didn't you can access it here
Our fantastic cycling shirts will be ready on the first week of September then we will be posting them out to you at the address you provided. Huge thanks to HUGH JAMES respiratory legal team for sponsoring!
Hugh James have also very kindly sponsored your first drink in the pub at Brighton.
We have booked tables from 12.30 at www.brightonmusichall.co.uk
(127 Kings road Arches, BN1 2FN, Brighton)
We are looking forward to celebrating!!
For more details on how the start and the rest of the day will work, please head to the Covid-19 updates page on the Skyline website, which will be kept up to date with the latest details, as well as answers to any Frequently Asked Questions.
Skyline will be in touch again soon with more information – including details on booking transport back to London after the ride and our exclusive VIP package – so keep your eye on your inbox..and junk box (they've had problems with emails going into spam), your event participant area or our Facebook event page.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this with us in any more detail please do not hesitate to contact Skyline by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the query is related to the charity please email email@example.com
Lastly, we still have around 10 places left if you have a friend who would like to sign up. Sign up via link below!
Good luck with the rest of your training & fundraising.
We are very grateful to you all and very excited for a fun day out!
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There are so many reasons to support Erase Meso.
5000 people should NOT die a year in the UK because there is no money for research.. Mesothelioma is preventable if there is awareness and we are working hard to do that via our #MESOFACTS campaign, #ActionMeso and find a cure/way of managing this dreadful cancer.
We are run by volunteers so we NEED YOUR HELP and funds. In 2019, 15 amateurs (including 2 meso-warriors!) cycled Lands End to John o Groats.
THIS challenge is 54 miles from London to Brighton - MUCH easier! It's a chance to join us on an epic day.. and get fit!
Please join us this September 19th 2021.
Lots of fun, lots of banter.. and you get to challenge yourself ...and raise
desperately required Mesothelioma Research funds!!
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE AND ERASE MESOTHELIOMA.
Take on the iconic 55 mile cycle ride from Clapham Common in South London to the Brighton sea front.
London to Brighton Cycle is the perfect inclusive ride, with the route being challenging but achievable for all abilities.
Once out of London, you will predominantly cycle along quiet country lanes passing through Mitcham, 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 an amazing view. From there it’s all downhill onto the Brighton sea front.
The route is fully signposted with frequent free water stops, mechanical support and a free lunch, along with your finishers medal.
The minimum age for this event is 16 years old.
Apply for an Erase Meso Guaranteed Place.
We’re proud to be a Grand Tour partner of the London to Brighton Cycle. You can apply for a place HERE
Registration fee: £55 (but use code MESO10 to get £10 off entry until 16/4/21)
Minimum sponsorship pledge: £150
Our main priority is the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and colleagues. We’re committed to keeping you up to date with information regarding your event as we receive it.
Got any questions about taking part? Most questions, including what support you’ll get at the event, can be answered on the event FAQs here, and you can also get in touch with the Erase Meso team here.
When you join Team Erase Meso you'll receive:
Erase Meso cycling jersey sponsored by Hugh James - Please note the deadline
for ordering these has passed but email firstname.lastname@example.org as we do have
Digital welcome pack full of tips,
advice and fundraising materials
Access to professional training plans
Free water stops, which occur at 21 miles in the morning and 46 miles in the afternoon at the top of Ditchling Beacon – a well-deserved rest and refresh
Full mechanical support. We have four stationary mechanic points (at the start, at the morning and afternoon water points, and at lunch). There are also roaming mechanics
Fully signposted route, so there's no need for you to be looking at a map. You can keep your eyes on the road and enjoy the wonderful surrounding countryside