British Heart Foundation – Charity Bike Ride
Earlier last year one of our drivers, Jacek Korba, took part in the London to Brighton 2019 bike ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Jacek Korba says it was ‘tiring, fun and certainly worth it for the cause’.
Enduring an 8:00 am start, Jacek was saddled up ready to tackle the London to Brighton Bike Ride 2019. The atmosphere was lively, packed with eager cyclists prepared for the road ahead, and with donations streaming in, their minds were focused on the goal to raise money for life-saving research.
British Heart Foundation #LondonToBrighton – The Route
54 miles out of the hustle and bustle London and down to enjoy the brisk coastal breeze in Brighton makes for a very interesting journey.
The Route from London to Brighton starts from south London, Clapham Common, a large triangular urban park. From here the cyclists pedal southwest along Nightingale Road before hopping onto the A217 – through to Tooting and Mitcham Common. After about 8 kilometres of pleasant town cycling, it’s time for the laborious B278 route that directs the peloton through Carshalton and into a little village, Woodmansterne.
Once at Chipstead Valley, cyclists are gearing back up for a hill climb towards North Downs – a picturesque countryside that takes a lot of effort and sweat due to a 245-metre elevation but it’s well worth it, for the view. The route then drifts north, to Redhill and leads to B2028, Turners Hill.
Towards the South of Turners Hill, the roads are busier but with Ardingly and Lindfield ahead, there’s something to look forward to and beautiful scenery to absorb. Once the cyclists get to the town of Haywards Heath, the speed picks up on the B2112 Ditchling Road and towards the steepest climb throughout the entire day.
Thankfully, the last stretch is downhill and finishes at the stunning, seafront.
…and it’s safe to say that we didn’t doubt Jacek for a second! He made it to the finish line and collected his medal for his achievements. From everyone at Sandersteads Removals, we’d like to say congratulations on your hard work and well done for doing it for a worthy cause.
How to sign up for the next bike ride If you’re looking to take part in the 2020 British Heart Foundation Bike Ride, click here to sign up!