This Sunday we were delighted to support British Heart Foundation’s London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride.
This amazing event is now in its 42nd year and saw 15,000, yes 15,000! cyclists depart from Clapham Common in London to cycle along a 50 mile traffic free route all the way to Brighton beach.
With an experienced team of technicians working at the final pit stop we were able to help out riders and their bikes before they reached the challenging Ditchling Hill ascent.
As well as the numerous punctures, we had snapped chains, broken derailleur hangers, snapped spokes, split tyres, not to mention the old time favourites 1) SPD cleats sheared and stuck in the pedals and 2) snapped gear cable stuck inside road bike shifters. As challenging as it sounds, everyone left the havebike pit stop, pedalling again and with a smile on their face.
You can already sign up now for next years’ event:
https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/events/bike-rides/london-to-brighton-bike-ride-2018 but if you’ve want to try something sooner, how about taking parts in one of the many family cycling events taking place this year, check out:
London Cycling Campaign:
British Heart Foundation:
And not forgetting one of our personal favourites, the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle which offers a brilliant opportunity to get the whole family together to experience the fun and freedom of cycling on traffic-free roads in central London!