Raised so far

£4,926

Our goal

£250,000

1. Join Us

Joining the challenge is quick and easy. Simply sign up, create your fundraising page and you’re ready to go.

2. Fundraise

Share your page and why you’re challenging yourself to cycle from London to Brighton for people affected by breast, cervical and ovarian cancers in the UK. Can you hit the target of £100?

3. Train

Follow our training plan that steadily builds up as the big day gets closer.

Women V Cancer

The London to Brighton Cycle Challenge 2022

Sunday 3rd July 2022

Rider's unite! The London to Brighton Cycle Challenge is back for 2022 and you can bet that it'll be even bigger than ever!

Join us for a spectacular 100km bike ride from London to Brighton. Everyone knows someone affected by cancer and this is our chance to come together and show strength against it.

Following an expertly planned route from Crystal Palace to the Brighton Seafront, you'll get the best of South England and make a phenomenal difference for Breast Cancer Now, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust at a very hard time.

Colin and wife wearing tutus at starting line

Buzzing all the way to Brighton!

Our perfected route will take you through city, town and countryside and finally to the sea. It's a challenging ride with several hills sprinkled along the way, but we'll set you up for success with a training plan, plus ample support and signposts throughout the cycle.

We'll welcome you across that finish line with an official London to Brighton Cycle Challenge 2022 medal and a sparkling celebration at the famous Brighton Seafront. Now, it's time to kick back and enjoy the entertainment with your supporters and all the friends you've made along the way. There will be music, stalls, refreshments and more!  

From here, you’ll make your own way home, ready to take on your next challenge!

We are stronger together.

As you know, most of our Women V Cancer challenges are women-only, but our spectacular London to Brighton Cycle Challenge welcomes everyone!

After all, breast cancer is non-discriminatory, and ovarian and cervical cancers have a huge impact on the families and friends of the women it affects. So let’s unite and cycle against it!

Places are limited in each start wave, so please register early to secure your place in your preferred wave.

Our Charities

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical cancer and cervical cell changes. Our mission is to see cervical cancer eliminated in the UK and, in the meantime, provide much needed support to those affected by cervical cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Action is working towards a world where no woman dies of ovarian cancer. We’re investing in research projects across three vital areas: prevention, earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments. Improvements in each of these areas will transform the lives of women today and for generations to come.

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To take part in the London to Brighton Cycle Challenge 2022, we ask you to raise a minimum of £100 each for Women V Cancer.

This can make a real difference for people affected by breast, ovarian and cervical cancers.

£100

£100 could help fund Jo’s “Ask the Expert” service for a day, buy a bottle of serum for Ovarian Cancer Action’s scientists to culture cells in the lab and enable Breast Cancer Now to send out 500 leaflets to doctor surgeries in the UK promoting breast checking and highlighting the symptoms of breast cancer, so that more women can catch it early before it spreads.

£500

£500 will educate over 1,000 women, including those in high risk groups, about ovarian and cervical cancers and their symptoms, while funding one day’s use of specialised microscopes for research into how breast cancer develops and spreads.

£1,000

£1,000 could enable OCA scientists to detect the types of DNA at high risk of ovarian cancer and fund two specialist nurses on the Breast Cancer Now helpline for a day, while also funding the recruitment and training of one volunteer for Jo’s helpline, who will go on to support hundreds of women per year.

Join the 500 club!

If you raise £500 or more by 3rd June 2022, you will get a free official 500 club cycling jersey.

Please take a look at our seasonal fundraising ideas to fuel your inspiration. We will also send you these in the lead up to the challenge.

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Itinerary

From 6am

Check-in Opens | Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Join us from 6am for registration at our start venue in South London, the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Located away from the buzz of Central London, this makes an ideal starting point for our challenge.

If you plan to drive, there are limited free parking spaces at the Sports Centre and two public car parks nearby. Why not car share? It's better for the environment and also leaves more room for your awesome fellow riders. 

You and your supporters can fuel up before you arrive or buy a tasty breakfast bap from the food vendor we'll have at the venue.

We'll also have a Registration point and bag drop, an Information Desk, Charity Stalls and loos, but please come in your cycling gear as there won't be changing facilities.

After a challenge briefing from our Route Director, Andy Cook Cycling (the genius behind Ride the Night and our London to Paris events), you'll be called to your start wave.

From 7am

Staggered Starts

Listen out for our announcements as you will be called to your start wave. Each wave will be set off in groups of twenty-five people at two-minute intervals.

Our start waves have a limited number of spaces and the earlier ones are likely to fill up super fast, so we recommend registering early to secure your preferred start time.

And the challenge begins! Our route is approx. 100km and will take you out of London, along quiet roads and up some tough hills in the countryside and along the coast, all the way to the famous Brighton Seafront. We'll send all participants a GPX file of the route in the days leading up to the event, but you won't need it, as there will be clear signposting throughout.

We'll have Feed Stations along the way; two shorter refreshment stops and a longer one for lunch. Of course, there will be gluten-free and vegan options available. Each Feed Station will also have first aid support, bike mechanics and toilet facilities.

Our London to Brighton Cycle Challenge is not a race and there are no event timings. We anticipate that faster cyclists will complete the 100km route in about five hours, whilst slower cyclists will take up to ten hours.

The cut-off time is 6pm, but no one will be left behind, as we will have a sweeper van behind the final group of cyclists.

Top three FAQs

How fit do I need to be?

The London to Brighton Cycle Challenge isn’t designed for Olympic athletes - it’s designed for people from all cycles of life looking for a challenge to train and get fit for.

Cycling 100km (approx. 62 miles) in one day on undulating terrain is a challenge, particularly as our route includes several tough hills. However, it’s certainly achievable with a reasonable amount of training and we send you a training plan as soon as you sign up. You can also download your training plan at any time from our awesome Tips & Resources page.

A number of the people who will take part in this exciting challenge will have a low fitness level when they sign up. The London to Brighton Cycle Challenge is the perfect motivation to train and get fit, all whilst raising funds for three amazing charities.

Download your free training plan

How much do I need to fundraise?

To take part in the London to Brighton Cycle Challenge, we ask you to raise a minimum of £100 each for Women V Cancer and to pay in £25 of this at least one month before the event to show your commitment to the charities.

You will then have up until the big day on Sunday 3rd July, to reach your £100 target. If you don't reach it in time, please don't worry. Your fundraising page will remain live until three months after the event, so you can continue to fundraise once you've conquered the ride.

The money you raise is split evenly between our three charities and will go a long way to help them continue their vital work in a critical time...

£30 could buy a bottle of specialist dye to stain cancer cells, so that Ovarian Cancer Action’s researchers can study them with a microscope.

£100 can enable Breast Cancer Now to send out another 1,000 leaflets to GPs to promote breast checking and inform the public about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

£500 will enable Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to provide a weekend of training to two new Helpline volunteers supporting hundreds of women.

Join the 500 club!

If you raise £500 or more by 3rd June 2022, you will get a free official 500 club cycling jersey.

Please take a look at our Tips and Resources here to fuel your inspiration and smash your challenge like a pro. We will also send you seasonal fundraising ideas in the lead up to the challenge.

How does the money I raise help women affected by cancer?

The money you raise funds the vital work of our three Women V Cancer charities who are raising awareness, providing support and funding research into breast, ovarian and cervical cancers. If you’d like to know more about how each charity is making a difference for women affected by cancer, visit their websites below.

Breast Cancer Now

www.breastcancernow.org

Registered charity no 1160558 (England and Wales) and SC045584 (Scotland) and 1200 (Isle of Man).

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

www.jostrust.org.uk

Registered charity no. 1133542 (England and Wales) and SC041236 (Scotland)

Ovarian Cancer Action

www.ovarian.org

Registered charity no. 1109743 (England and Wales) and SC043478 (Scotland)

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