Brighton 50 (B50) Beginners MTB Ride
Saturday 31 August 2019

This ride is perfect for beginners or those getting back into cycling and a great way to set yourself a fitness goal for 2019.

Starting at 10:00 from the YMCA East Surrey Sports and Community Centre in Redhill, you will cycle 50 miles following quiet roads on the Surrey Cycleway to Rudgwick before embarking on the Downslink to Shoreham finishing on the Brighton sea front for Fish and Chips.

The ride will be fully supported by our volunteer cycle leaders and event support team. This event is open to ages 18+.


Includes training rides, event t-shirt, commemorative medal, tea stop on the Downslink and fish and chips at the end!


We organise a variety of cycling sessions that are tailored to help you build mileage for this event.

Tuesday evening cycle training
Subject to volunteer leaders available, we endeavour to offer three rides per week on Tuesday evenings. Rides are free and all are welcome, even if you are not taking part in an event.

Tuesdays | 18:30
Meet at: YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Redhill, RH1 6JJ

• Beginners 10 miles at average 8-10 mph
• Intermediate 15 miles plus at average 10-13 mph
• Experienced 25- 35 miles at 14- 15mph

All rides are carried out at participants own risk. All cyclists must wear a helmet, bring a drink and be aware that rides are on public roads and road bikes or hybrids bikes are most suitable.

Sunday cycle training
We also organise Sunday training rides once a month.

Updates will be available on YMCA Challenge Facebook and Twitter pages. For further information, please email

We would also encourage cyclists to join a cycle club, if not a member already where training sessions are available every week. The nearest one to us is Redhill Cycling Club.  Local club Team Cake also take regular social rides, information for which can be found on their Facebook Page.

Discount at Finch Cycles in Reigate

Anyone signing up for one of our 2019 cycling challenges will be entitled to a 15% discount on all kit/equipment and a 10% discount on all bikes including free set up check from Finch Cycles in Reigate.


Lifeworks gives young people with disabilities confidence and skills, helping them to become more independent. It offers a variety of courses for those aged 16+, including sport, catering, gardening and art.

Through our sports activity days they can gain a sports leadership award, which can lead to volunteering and work experience. At the YmmCA café they learn cooking and hospitality skills in a real café, leading to qualifications that can help them find employment, as well as cook for themselves. On our allotment they learn about gardening and then support the local community by using these skills in communal spaces, like planting flowers at Redhill station.

Often on leaving school, there are few options for these young people to move on training, employment or more independence. Lifeworks helps them to develop social skills and confidence, as well as practical skills and qualifications, all whilst having fun.

£20 will buy a sports leadership qualification.
£50 will pay for a young person or adult with disabilities to attend one of our Lifeworks activity programmes.
£100 will provide a place for a young person with disabilities to attend a summer break residential.

We hope you will be inspired by this project and try and fundraise as much as possible. Our specialist team is on hand to help you every step of the way and remember every penny you raise will help make a difference to a life in the community.

The best way to fundraise is to set up your unique Virginmoneygiving fundraising page. If you prefer the more traditional method of fundraising, please download your official sponsorship form.

Read more about our tips on fundraising or speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help.

Find out more

To find out more, please speak to the Challenge Events team.

T 01737 779979