Pearson's Brighton and Back Sportive

Pearson's Brighton and Back Sportive

The Pearson's Brighton and Back Sportive is back for its eighth year! Starting at The Royal Marsden in Sutton, there are two distances available: 150km (93 miles) Brighton and Back and 70km (43.5 miles) Brighton One Way. The ride is a great challenge for all levels of rider, whether novice or experienced. 

Event details

2019 TBC
Sutton to Brighton
Fundraising target
Registration fee

Thank you

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in The Pearson’s Brighton & Back Sportive 2018. We hope you enjoyed the day.

Your support makes such a huge difference to cancer patients at The Royal Marsden and around the world.

A truly iconic event in the cycling calendar run by the 'oldest bicycle shop in the world', the Pearson’s 150km Brighton and Back route takes you south through the lanes of Surrey and Sussex. This special event, created to support The Royal Marsden, is definitely one of our faves!

Choose your distance

Starting at The Royal Marsden in Sutton, there are two route distances to choose from: 70km (43.5 miles) Brighton One Way and 150km (93 miles) Brighton and Back.

Brighton One Way

The 70km route winds its way through leafy lanes in Surrey and Sussex. Taking in ascents and descents of the North and South Downs, it's a perfect opportunity to enjoy a great day of cycling, make new friends and do something really special to help The Royal Marsden.

Brighton and Back

You'll take in the climbs of the North and South Downs including the infamously tricky Ditchling Beacon, followed by a swift descent to the halfway marker at the seafront in Brighton, where you can kick back, take in the sea air, and refuel.

The second half of the route will take you north again, riding through exquisite undulating scenery to the finish. Timing chips will be clocked in and results will be available to collect at the finish. Feed stops will be at Turners Hill on Dyke Road coming back out of Brighton and at Rusper before heading back to the finish at The Royal Marsden.

Ed Crosse cycling for the Royal Marsden

Team benefits

If you're thinking of cycling to support us and want advice on the events we offer - or if you are thinking of organising your own event - please don't hesitate to get in touch.

As part of our Team Marsden cycling team you'll receive:

  • a fundraising support pack
  • sponsorship forms
  • discounted Team Marsden cycling jersey
  • dedicated fundraising support and advice

We also have a club on Strava, where you can record your training and share your progress with other Team Marsden cyclists taking part in the same event as you.