Hundreds of keen cyclists converged on Britain’s oldest cycling track on Sunday 1 July, aiming to ride a combined 40,000km – all the way around the world!
They raised funds for Brighton Housing Trust (BHT)’s First Base Day Centre, which supports homeless people in the city, helping them get secure accommodation and access healthcare, training and employment.
GRE Assets, with a major residential development at Brighton Marina, sponsored the event, which took place at Preston Park Velodrome, from 7am to 7pm.
“We are very pleased to have supported this excellent event, and the work of BHT, which has helped hundreds of vulnerable people in Brighton to find a better life,” said Michael El-Kassir, at GRE Assets. “This will be the first stage in a long-term partnership between GRE Assets and BHT.”
All levels of riders were welcome at the event, from club cyclists to family groups with children. There was a stall for refreshments, free water, and a station for minor repairs to participants’ bikes.
Brighton has a long history of cycling and is the destination for the annual London to Brighton 54-mile ride, said to be Europe’s oldest charity cycling event.
For further information about Brighton Housing Trust, visit www.bht.org.uk