Fundraising News

Calling all cyclists!

Besi Besemar August 17, 2017

Record numbers set to pull on their lycra shorts and put their pedals to the test for Sussex Beacon in the annual DO IT for Charity, London to Brighton Cycle Ride 2017!

Leave the buzz of the big city behind and join thousands of fellow cyclists on the 54 mile journey on two wheels in your bid to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

With over 4,000 participants expected to sign up to this iconic challenge, each rider will be raising for a great cause like The Sussex Beacon!

On Sunday September 17, 2017, fundraisers will depart from Clapham Common to head south through idyllic British countryside and tackle the 54 mile route to Brighton seafront – making their way along quiet country lanes passing through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath before taking on the challenge that is Ditchling Beacon – a mile long climb to the top of the South Downs where they will be rewarded with amazing views – before heading towards the sea to the finish line!

Now is the time to sign up and support The Sussex Beacon who provide specialist care and support for people living with HIV. The money raised from this year’s London to Brighton cycle will go towards the continuation of their vital inpatient and outpatient services which promote health and wellbeing.

Skyline and Do It For Charity co-founder Dominic Carolan, said: “Every year we see the popularity of our cycle rides grow but this year in particular for London to Brighton has been huge. Cycling is at an all time high in terms of its popularity thanks to British cycling successes of the past few years, and it really has inspired people to get involved, get more active and in this, give something back to charity as well.”

Simon Dowe
Simon Dowe

Simon Dowe, Chief Executive of The Sussex Beacon, added: “Having tackled this race myself last year, I know its a tough challenge, but so worth it – the exhilaration crossing the finish line is fantastic! Not only that, but if you choose to support us, all the money you raise will go directly towards our services, changing the lives of people living with HIV. We’ve had a tough year, with funding cuts threatening our work so community support is more vital than ever. Sign up, saddle up and help save The Sussex Beacon. “

Want to take on the challenge of the year? Be it on a tandem, a race bike or even a chopper, from novices to experienced riders – everyone is welcome.

To register for the London to Brighton Cycle in support of The Sussex Beacon, click here:


The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care to people living with HIV, offering both inpatient and outpatient services to improve health and promote independence. Those using the charity’s services may be facing serious HIV related illnesses, dealing with mental health issues or struggling to cope with the side effects of new drug regimes. Recently rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, The Sussex Beacon provides first class care and support to those in need.

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