London to Brighton Cycle Ride

Join Team Marsden and conquer the incredible 55-mile route from the heart of the UK to the Brighton seafront and raise vital funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Chris and Carolyn Cycling over the London to Brighton Cycle Ride finish line. They are smiling and holing each others hands in the air in celebration. They are wearing Royal Marsden Cancer Charity cycling vests
15 September 2024
London - Brighton
Event type
55 miles
Registration deadline
Fundraising target
Registration fee
50% off registration until 1 August
An image of two Team Marsden cyclists during the London to Brighton cycle ride 2023

Cycle 55 miles from London to Brighton this September!

Cycle alongside 150 fellow Royal Marsden Cancer Charity supporters whilst raising vital funds and helping make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.

Heading from the city to the sea, this scenic 55 mile route takes you from the heart of London to a picture-perfect finish on the coast. This iconic route is one for cycling enthusiasts and first time riders alike.

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How to take part


The registration fee is £55 and we ask each participant to reach a minimum fundraising target of £150

This year we’re excited to offer a special deal for groups - we are giving away a free place for groups of 6 or more. This is a limited offer so make sure you get in touch to secure your free place!

Whether you sign up by yourself or with a group, you will be cycling alongside fellow supporters of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity as part of our largest ever cycle team. 

Training and Fundraising support

Our trusted event partners at Skyline will provide everything you need to help get you ready including professional training plans. You will have a dedicated member of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity events team on hand to help you with any advice and tips you need. 

When you register, you will also be able to join our Team Marsden Cyclists Facebook group. Our fun, friendly and supportive online community will be there to support you all the way, share top tips and advice and keep you motivated in the run up to the event. 

On challenge day, your safety and enjoyment is our priority. 

Organised by our partners at Skyline, the route is fully sign-posted so you can keep your eyes on the road and enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside! There are three water stops spread out across the route and snacks provided. There will also be a full support crew including medics and mechanics along the route to help out should you have any difficulties during the ride.

London to Brighton route map

The London to Brighton Cycle route

  1. Start by setting off from Clapham Common in South London.
  2. Head south toward the picturesque Surrey and Sussex countryside. 
  3. Once out of London, follow the route on to quiet country lanes passing through Sussex via Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath.
  4. Take on the climb to the top of the South Downs and be rewarded with stunning views from Ditchling Beacon. 
  5. From here you'll enjoy the descent toward Brighton. 
  6. Finish by cycling along the beautiful Brighton seafront.

The total distance is 55 miles.

London to Brighton cycle ride participant cheering The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

What's included when I join Team Marsden?

Your registration includes:

  • Your ride number and welcome pack sent prior to the day, including your very own Royal Marsden Cancer Charity cycling jersey.
  • Fundraising support and advice from a dedicated member of staff at The Royal Marsden and access to our supportive Team Marsden cyclists facebook group. 
  • Training and pre-event support via your Skyline account. 
  • A post-ride massage and a well-deserved medal to celebrate your achievement when you cross the finish line!
  • Snacks and drinks at The Royal Marsden tent in the post-race L2B event village.

Optional extras:

  • Return transport back to London.
Chris and Carolyn wearing their Royal Marsden cycling shirts, bike helmets and sunglasses.

Every mile makes a difference.

Carolyn, 58, and Chris, 59, took part in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride as a way to say thank you to The Royal Marsden for looking after their daughter Alex.  

“Taking part in London to Brighton was a really great experience,” Says Carolyn, “we got a lot out of it, and it gave us a real sense of pride to be doing something so meaningful! We were so proud to be representing The Royal Marsden and it was lovely to see others taking part in their Team Marsden kit during the challenge too.”

Read their story here.

Thanks to our supporters we continue to be there for everyone who needs us. We ensure the nurses, doctors and research teams at The Royal Marsden can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world.