There is a 2015 version of this event, click here to view it
Add to My Calendar
Export to Outlook
Export to Google Calendar
Export to iCalendar
9 out of 10
Correct Details


08/10/2011 - Brighton - Sportive

Rating: 95.6% based on 1 review - Rate this Event Now

b2b header

on the rivet  The Sussex Heart Charity       CLICK HERE AND START FUNDRAISING   The excellent Route you service    CLICK HERE FOR THE SRS FACEBOOK

The Brighton to Brighton is the ultimate end of season cyclosportive based in the Southeast.

This event starts and finishes on Madeira Drive on Brighton's seafront, the road will be closed to traffic on the day of the event.

Exhibition space is available to cycling retailers / manufacturers on Maderia Drive on the day of the event.

contact SRS Events

Madeira Drive Brighton

Above Photo: Madeira drive will be closed off to traffic for the Start and finish of the Brighton to Brighton Cyclosportive.

There are four routes to choose from on this cyclosportive :-





The Classic route  at 100 miles is demanding route designed to test even the most one of our sponsorsaccomplished Cyclosportive rider. Four Feed stations are positioned on route to help all riders keep their energy levels high.
The Classic route route is very hard and should only be considered by those fit enough to be able to ride 100 miles on a course that has over 4880 feet of really testing climbing.

The route travels through the heart of the Ashdown Forest and the Weald area of Sussex and Kent.   Notable climbs of the area are included such as Kidds Hill, and the infamous short but steep Cob Lane hill.

kidds hill

Above Photo: The top of kidds hill where light can be seen at the end of the tunnel " just keep going"

Above Photo: The start of Cob Lane, it just gets a whole lot nastier as  you turn the corner.

But that's not all, at the end of the ride things really start to get tough with all routes climbing  Ditchling Beacon Hill and then later in Brighton itself the final climb of Coombe Rd and Bear Road. Riders then finally descend Wilson Avenue towards Brighton's Seafront  for the  finish on Madeira Drive.

Not everybody will be ready or inclined to ride the Classic 100 mile route but there are the three other distances to choose from on the Brighton to Brighton Cyclosportive that should give most people the chance to take part. 

The Challenge route is just that a challenge, a 70 miles route with hills such as Cob Lane hill and of course Ditchling Beacon to ascend. Any fairly fit club cyclist who takes up the challenge will have to use every available weapon within their cycling arsenel to conqure this route.

The Tour route at 57 miles is shorter than the above two routes but don't underestimate the mission to get up Ditchling Beacon at the end of this ride, plus the added hills in Brighton Itself. Of course you do have much more time to enjoy this route and you can set a more leisurely cliff barpace if gaining a gold standard* for your ride is not your utmost priority. You can potentially afford to loiter around the two excellent feed stations on this route for maybe just that bit longer than other riders, enjoying the ambience of the day and maybe one more cup of tea and a slice of cake before the next few miles.

The Heart Ride which is the shortest route on this cyclosportive is an event most people can have a go at. The Heart Ride is shorter than say the London to Brighton charity bike ride but still has Ditchling Beacon to climb.  It is an excellent way take part in the Brighton to Brighton cyclosportive and potentially raise funds for  Sussex Heart Charity.

Raise funds for the Sussex Heart Charity

This Cyclosportive is raising funds for the Sussex Heart Charity and although no entrants are required to sussex heart charityraise funds for the Sussex Heart Charit any funds raised will be greatly appreciated and are desperately needed.

Riders are encouraged to start their own Fund Raising Page Click Here

Please raise as much as you can to help this charity continue doing all the great work it does.

Since 1987 we have promoted excellence in cardiac related funding on the following: purchasing equipment, funding education and research, promoting resuscitation in the community and supporting the cardiac rehabilitation service for those with heart disease. Over 100,000 members of the public have resuscitation training via Heartguard instructors over the past 20 years. We are funded from donations, legacies and fundraising activities.

start fundraising

To find out more about the Sussex Heart Charity  Click here




* As with all SRS Events cyclosportive events riders are electorincally timed and standards are awarded for the time a riders achieves for the route they have completed. Standards and times will be added to the downloadable certifiate that is available after the event. 

This Cyclosportive has:-

  • Fast Signing on in the morning.

  • Choice of 4 routes, riders can change route they do on the day if they like.

  • All routes comprehensively marked with arrows

  • Map and emergency number available to riders when signing on.

  • Four Feed Stations for the Classic Route 100 miles

  • All feed stations have toilets

  • All feed stations have free energy food for riders

  • All feed stations have SIS energy drink for riders

  • Mechanics available on route

  • All riders are electronically timed and Gold, Silver, or Bronze standards are awarded.

  • Certificates awarded for each rider, downloadable from the website after the event.

  • Broom wagon available

  • Sportivephoto Event photographers on course

  • SRS Events 2012 sign up desk, massive  reductions to the 2012 Springtime Classic

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Seafront
Address Line 2 Madeira Drive
Town Brighton
County East Sussex
Postcode bn21ps
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Events You May Also Like...

Alpine TdF Velo Spectaular Alpine TdF Velo Spectaular Weeks to go until event: less than 17 weeks
SHIMANO 24 HOURS CYCLING SHIMANO 24 HOURS CYCLING Weeks to go until event: less than 18 weeks
Earth Wind & Tyre Earth Wind & Tyre Weeks to go until event: less than 7 weeks
The Kidderminster Killer The Kidderminster Killer Weeks to go until event: less than 14 weeks

This event's shortened URL is: