Charity Bike Ride

The 14th Burgess Hill bike ride is likely to attract 500 or so riders from all round Sussex. It’s not too late to enter; you can just turn up and register on the day. There are two different events, the 20-mile ride and the 40-mile ride. Coming a week before the annual London to Brighton ride, the 40-miler is often used as a warm-up for quite competitive riders; the 20-miler is more of a fun run. The routes are different this year: the 40-miler takes you out from Burgess Hill to Hurstpierpoint and back; the 20-miler goes via Plumpton.

Last year the event attracted 461 riders, who raised £14,592 for a number of deserving local charities, the main one of which is the St Peter and St James Hospice, which treats terminally ill cancer patients. The event is organised by the Lions and the Round Table clubs in Burgess Hill. National bike week starts on June 17th this year: there are a number of local events you can get involved in if you think four wheels good, two wheels better. Check out this website for more details. AG

Charity begins in Burgess Hill… and ends up there, too,
via Hurstpierpoint
Burgess Hill
When? Starts 9am
How Much? £8 adults, £14 kids 10-17 (no under 10's).
Burgess Hill Bike Ride
(t) 01273 834999
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