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Archive for April, 2017

Mayoral Bike Ride – Update

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

For those of you that were involved or are interested, the mayoral bike ride went very well this weekend with 140 cyclists taking part in the end.

The weather held out and the mayor will be updating us with the fundraising total in due course, but in the mean time, here is a link to the ITV news piece about the event:

Click here for more info


Mayoral Charity Bike Ride

Friday, April 21st, 2017

This Sunday April 23rd will see the completion of the Mayor’s 52mile charity bike ride around the boundary of the UNESCO Sussex Downs Biosphere. Mackleys Industrial Estate is proud to be donating to this good cause that combines raising awareness of the array of safe and interesting cycle routes around the downs, with supporting a number of local charities close to all of our hearts.

So far 120 cyclists have entered and will be pedaling alongside Brighton and Hove’s Mayor Cllr Pete West to raise money for the 27 mayoral charities including the Martlets, Sustrans, Cruse Bereavement Care and many, many more worthy local causes.

The ride starts and finishes on Hove lawns and is roughly circular.  After heading east along the seafront cycle lane and Undercliff Walk, riders follow the A259 to Newhaven before heading north to Lewes and then Cooksbridge.  After a quick refreshment stop at Beechwood Hall riders head west to Ditchling, Clayton and Hurstpierpoint before cycling to Woods Mill, headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust for another refreshment stop.

After Woods Mill, riders head south through Small Dole, Upper Beeding and Bramber before crossing the A27 at Shoreham and using the old Toll Bridge to cross the River Adur.  Then they follow National Cycle Network route 2 back to Hove where the finish will be on Hove Lawns (where riders started out from).

The road ride is a medium distance ride with hills but as it is largely skirting around the edges (of the Downs) it avoids the worst of them.

There is also a parallel family ride for younger or more inexperienced cyclists who do not want to do the full 52 miles. See details here

The ride is fully supported with an emergency phone number, mechanical support, First Aid and help if you or your bike breaks.  There are two water stops where refreshments are free.  At the start / finish, there is a cafe where refreshments can be bought with public toilets nearby.  There is lots of parking (charges apply) on and around the seafront.


For more information, to sponsor a rider or to register your own interest please follow the link: