This year we did the London to Bright Bike Ride raising money for the British Heart Foundation. It was a great 54 mile ride with some moderate, and one devastating, uphills and long downhills to get up some speed.

It started in Clapham Common which is very near our house and the first 20 miles or so were very congested. With 27,000 participants, this is the largest cycling event in Europe. Once out of Greater London we were well and truly in the countryside with small narrow lanes and winding roads.

Here are some photos of our ride

CIMG0345.JPG Finally out of London. Spot the camel

Finally at the top of Ditchling Beacon. Now just downhill into Brighton Other riders making their way up the hill

Home stretch along the beach in Brighton Crossing the finish line after 54 miles

The highlight was reaching the top of Ditchling Beacon, 40 miles into the ride, and the following decent to the coast and into Brighton.

London to Brighton 2009