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BHF - London to Brighton Cycle Ride

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London to Brighton Cycle'a'thon

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BHF - London to Brighton Cycle Ride

  1. 1. Southampton Friday 14th June 2013 Mark Reid Presentation on; British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride Sunday 16th June 2013
  2. 2. • What’s it all about? • The Route History? • It’s all for ‘Chari’dy mate’ • Not a short ride!! • The dreaded ‘Ditchling Beacon’ • Sense of achievement! • Home! Agenda
  3. 3. I would like to talk to you about one of my favourite sports & hobbies, road cycling. Encompassing a great event which I competed in last year and which is due to take place once again this coming weekend. Please sit back and enjoy the ride… What’s it all about?
  4. 4. About the Route The route along the A23 from London to Brighton in south- east England is popular for races, tours, charity rides and rallies. The route was originally popularized by the London to Brighton veteran car run begun in 1927 The route is full of great contrasts, passing through the London suburbs of Westminster, Brixton, Croydon, and Purley, past Gatwick Airport, Crawley and then into the beautiful countryside of The Weald, crossing the North and South Downs. Diitchling Beacon on the South Downs (near but not part of the A23) is a steep climb followed by a gentle descent for five miles into the seaside resort of Brighton, where the route finishes on the promenade by the Kings Road arches.
  5. 5. It’s all for ‘Chari’dy mate! The British Heart Foundation bicycle ride has been running for over 30 Years! To raise money for charity takes the route each summer. About 30,000 cyclists take part each year. The British Heart Foundation has been involved with the London to Brighton Bike Ride since 1980. Since then more than £40 million has been raised to help fund pioneering research, patient care and vital information and over 650,000 riders have taken part.
  6. 6. Not a short ride!!  The ride is 55 miles long  It normally takes between 6hrs & 7hrs  After 50 miles, you hit the hardest bit!  I finished in the top 30 out of 800  I managed a time of 3hrs 57mins  Make sure you take a repair kit!  There are 2 comfort stops along the way
  7. 7. Ditchling Beacon The toughest part of the ride is the climb over Ditchling Beacon; having already cycled some 50 miles (80 km), cyclists must then tackle a 1.6 km (0.99 mi) climb with an average grade exceeding 1 in 10. Several sections are somewhat steeper, and the vast majority walk up.
  8. 8. Sense of Achievement!
  9. 9. Home The best part of completing the London to Brighton Cycla’a’thon, is that Brighton has a whole host of great eateries at your disposal! Once you’ve earnt your reward, fill your belly and then making the journey back to Southampton. All in a days work! 
  10. 10. Home The best part of completing the London to Brighton Cycla’a’thon, is that Brighton has a whole host of great eateries at your disposal! Once you’ve earnt your reward, fill your belly and then making the journey back to Southampton. All in a days work! 

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