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Hit the Downs MTB

Join our annual new off-road cycling event. Choose between a 30 km or 60 km route across the South Downs raising vital funds for Chestnut Tree House.


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Hit the Downs MTB
Hit the Downs MTB
Hit the Downs MTB
Hit the Downs MTB
Hit the Downs MTB

Jump on your saddle and turn up the trail raising vital funds for Chestnut Tree House.

What can I expect?

  • Stunning route through the South Downs
  • Mighty climbs and exhilarating descents
  • Professional organised ride
  • Chip timing
  • Refreshments en route
  • Staggered waves start
  • Great for experienced and new cyclists alike
  • Support your local children’s hospice
  • New 60 km route
  • Mechanical on the day support
  • Free training rides

After the huge success of the inaugural Hit the Downs MTB we are back again with an epic off-road cycling challenge. Take on the rolling South Downs Way whilst raising vital funds for local life-limited children cared for by Chestnut Tree House. The undulating course will test riders with its multitude of tricky climbs and rapid downhill descents. Whether you choose to take on the cool 30 km route or challenge yourself to the new impressive 60 km route you are guaranteed a thrilling day in the saddle.

Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or relatively new to two wheels, we will provide professional support on the day to help see you through to the finish line! Help Chestnut Tree House achieve our goal of reaching every life-limited child in Sussex whilst taking in some amazing views along the way.

Did you know, studies have shown that riding a bicycle everyday makes you more awesome than the general population.

Registration for the 2019 event will open in January 2019

Registration is only £35 and includes chip timing, refreshment en route, a souvenir medal, mechanical on the day support and pre-event training rides.

Registration closes two weeks before the ride and we are unable to take on the day registrations.