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Help the Mayor raise money for his 27 local charities

Besi Besemar February 19, 2017

Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr Pete West is appealing for people to accompany him on a 50 mile cycle ride around the Biosphere boundary in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Photo: Hugo Michiels Photography

He’ll be raising money for the 27 local charities he is supporting during his year in office.

The cycle ride will start and finish at Hove Lawns on Sunday, April 23, going east on the seafront cycle path and the undercliff, past the white cliffs before heading to Lewes, Ditchling and Hurstpierpoint.

He’ll stop at the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s site at Woods Mill for refreshments before returning to Brighton via Bramber and Shoreham.

This is a medium distance ride and most reasonably fit adults should be able to complete it. It does contain hills but it largely skirts around the edges of the Downs to avoid the worst of them. There are no Devil’s Dykes or Ditchling Beacons on the route!

Registration is £20 (covers event costs including refreshments).

To register, click here:  

For more information about the ride, click here:

The following weekend on Sunday, April 30, the Mayor will be joined by friends and supporters to create a new walking route while raising money for his 27 chosen charities.

The route will take in some of the highlights of our lovely local downland. By pioneering the new Brighton & Hove Way, the Mayor aims to make this a designated pathway for the enjoyment of all visitors to Brighton & Hove and residents alike.

The walk will start in Saltdean and there are 6 clear stages, including one with disabled access. 

You can join or leave at different points along the route. The full route is just over 27 kilometers (18 miles) – one kilometre for each of the Mayor’s chosen Charities ! Walk a little or the lot – it’s up to you.

There is a suitable stage for everyone. Dogs on leads are welcome, Park Ranger/Volunteers will accompany walkers and there will be talks along the way at areas of specific interest.

Click here: to pay your £5 registration fee and select a charity to support – or select all 27! 

Your chosen charity will then contact you with further details including full route timing and how to raise sponsorship money or donate.

The registration fee pays for the event costs. Any excess will go into the Mayor’s Charities Fund. Your sponsorship and donations will go directly to the charity or charities you choose to support.

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