You can now register for the 2012 BHF London to Brighton ride; next year it is on Sunday 17th June.
BHF also have a London to Brighton night ride, presumably over the same course, on the night of 26/27th May with starts from 11:30pm.
As I have a triathlon clash with the June date I was thinking about the night run next year (with a very early greasy breakfast in Brighton and a return ride to Bromley). Anyone else game for this?
I will be getting "priority entry" this year as I believe will Dom. Past experience means that I will be able to register a team of up to 20 people, probably in January and team members can sign up in February. Places then go on general release in March. Will post again when I have more news for anyone who would like to join a team and will collect details then.
I have a priority place too so with you and Dom we can now enter 60 riders!
Priority registration opens on 10th Jan at 10:00 with a deadline for team members of 00:00 on 14th February.
Do we need a club-wide strategy here?
Just been advised that priority registration opens at 10.00am on Tuesday January 10th & closes at 4.00pm on February 7th.
I suggest that John Griffiths registers and, as per the organiser's recommendation, sends invitation emails to all other BF members who have indicated a wish to participate. That way BF will have a single team entry.
JG. If you are too busy, I am quite happy to do this for you.
I'd like to do this. I did 3 BHFs on the trot about ten years back but I'm level 7 now. Can that work with this group or should I enter under my own steam. If I get there first I don't mind buying the drinks!!!!
"I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like. It's got a basket, a bell that rings and things to make it look good. I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it." -- Pink Floyd, 'Bike'
Martin, all BF members are welcome no matter what level they ride in:-)
Some will fly down in 3 hours and then cycle back. Some will take it at a more leisurely pace and arrange transport back. All are welcome.
I'm in, hopefully with a 6.00am start. (And I have 20 invitations for Priority Places available if anyone wants to join in the fun. These have to be confirmed by Feb 7th.)
Post here if you're interested.
as you can see from previous posts, myself, Mike, John Griffith we now have 4 teams registered for this year's London to Brighton Bike Ride. It means that effectively Bigfoot has the potenital to field up to 80 riders.
Just imagine a sea of blue and white as it winds it way across Southern England to reach the sea, all for a most worthy and excellent cause. Given how the club has grown in the last 12 months this is not a pipe dream! last year we even got name checked as we past the finish line...
Back to business. In order to make sure that everyone who wants to enter the ride gets a place, I am happy to co-ordinate the registration process. All you need to do is contact me with you emial address via email@example.com I will then forward you details on to one of the team organisers who in turn will contact you with the actual registration details and priortiy place codes.
We have all requested 6am start times, so don't worry about who youare assigned to. All are very experienced riders and we will make sure that if this is your first outing at L2B, that there is someone for you to ride with (in any event I suspect that I will be at the back somewhere!)
This ride is suitable for anyone, from Level 1 to Level 7. It is 54 miles and is an excellent day out.
if you have done L2B before, Adam is running a number of training sessions in advance of the club's own run to Brighton in May. You might like to use this as training. Please check the website for further.
Over 30,000 riders will take part on the day and this ride sells out really quickly. To this end we are very fortunate to have priority places. We will thus be operating this on a first come first served basis. Please make sure that you contact me by the 5th of February as the priority entry closes on the 10th.
Anyway good luck and I look forward to seeing you on the start line at Clapham on the 17th!
There are less than six weeks to go to the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton ride and I sure all those who have signed up are looking forward to the mayhem and the miles. Breakfast at Cafe Rouge again?
I am getting a number of emails from BHF trying to persuade me to take part in the L2B NIGHT RIDE, which is on 26th/27th May. They still have places available. I am sorely tempted to do this if I can split my sponsorship money between the two rides in order to avoid begging from people twice. Is anyone else considering this one?
The BHF is running a London to Brighton off-road event on Saturday 22nd of September, distance 75 miles. I've registered already yet I'm still waiting for them to send me a pack. Anyone else interested?
Three weeks to go to the BHF L2B ride and the ride numbers, guidance leaflet and start time etc packs are starting to arrive. We start at 6:00am but we need to be there by 5:30am to find the group and sort ourselves out, there will be lots of people milling around, some queueing up for ride numbers if there's didn't get to them for whatever reason. I presume we will ride roughly by normal ride group unless people have other needs.
I'd like to try a ride back via Lewes, Chailey, Horsted Keynes, East Grinstead, Lingfield and then a normal club ride route home. This route is short, reasonably flat and well away from the thousands still heading south. Here is the route if anyone is interested: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/954326
Hi All, I have a start time of 8.30, would be great to cycle with someone from Bigfoot. I realise know an earlier start might have been better, at the time anything earlier just seemed too early! Would be fantastic to meet up if you are also leaving at this time, pls let me know.
As with previous years, I plan to get to the start for about 5:30 am and will be looking out for the rest of you so we can at least roll out together. Once through the gate where you get your card stamped, I've found that if you can get into the pen on the left hand side, then that is the first to be opened and gives the best chance of a clean getaway.
I'm probably getting the coach back, but since the first one is not until 12 noon I’ll be heading for the Cafe Rouge at the Brighton Marina again (basically keep going for 1.5 miles after the finish - put BN2 5WA into Multimap). Didn’t book a table last year, but then the first contingent did arrive at 9:30am!
Just a two quick questions:
1. do we form up at the start and set off in roughly our normal groups?
2. my mate and I are both signed up and doing the ride, he has only just joined BigfootCC and therefore does not have a club top. Does anyone have a medium/large club top that he can use for the day so he looks appropriately dressed like the rest of us?
It was a breezy ride for the Bigfoot contingent today but the 6am start meant we were ahead of the main crowd so once we were clear of the suburbs the country roads were relatively peaceful. There's a lovely new(ish) road surface on Ditchling Beacon which almost made the climb a delight. I counted 22 Bigfoot members and friends at Cafe Rouge at Brighton Marina and there still a few to come.
Ditchling was an absolute delight. New road surface probably accounts for my new PB. Chuffed. By the way, did anyone else hear the van driver early on this morning saying that we should all be riding single file? Ordinarily he may have been right, but found it an amusing thought to have 30,000 people in one line!
Didn't actually notice the road service on Ditchling - it never seems to get any easier for me. 106 mile round trip, will sleep well tonight. Good to see so many BF's in cafe rouge. Thanks to Nick, Tony and Richard for your company on the ride.