London to Brighton


Yesterday I cycled from London to Brighton for the British Heart Foundation’s annual ride. It’s really well organised (one of those rare events where you can’t think of any improvements) and until you’ve taken part yourself, you can’t describe what it’s like to be in a mass participation sport with the public cheering you on.

Some of the highlights:

  • Realising Ditchling Beacon isn’t as difficult as Highgate Hill (on my twice-a-week commute)
  • The ice cream at the top of Ditchling Beacon
  • The general banter amongst which started at 5am and finished at 5pm
  • The finishing straight in Brighton with everyone cheering
  • 43mph on the downhill after Ditchling Beacon
  • Overtaking cyclists on £2,000 machines on my £27 bike from eBay!

We are still taking sponsorship for the British Heart Foundation thanks to some of the guys in our group of twelve (see below) who set it up.


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