Cyclists in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and surrounding villages are being urged to get on their bikes to help fight heart disease as the oldest and largest charity bike ride in Europe wheels through the town this summer. Registration has recently opened for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) London to Brighton Bike Ride, which celebrates its 39th year on June 15th. Haywards Heath cyclists will join over 28,000 people getting on their saddles and pedalling 54 miles from South London to Brighton seafront.
Ditchling Beacon is the highest point of the ride at 813 feet, and is a renowned challenge amongst cyclists. The BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride, supported by Santander, has seen over 750,000 people get on their bikes and raised over £60 million to fight heart disease.
Coronary heart disease remains the single biggest killer in the UK claiming nearly 74,000 lives every year, which is over 200 a day. To register for the BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride, visit bhf.org.uk/L2B or call 0845 130 8663.