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Hit the Downs MTB

Due to the escalation of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Hit the Downs has been postponed to Sunday 11 October 2020


Update 24 March 2020:

It is with a heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to postpone Hit the Downs MTB, planned for 3 May. The wellbeing of our patients, families, supporters, staff and volunteers is always at the forefront of every decision we make.  In light of the social distancing measures put in place around the coronavirus, we feel that we cannot now go ahead with the cycle ride as planned.

We have been working hard to get a new date set for later this year and to deliver our events in line with any restrictions that may come into place.  We are really pleased to let you know that we have secured a new date for you to complete your mountain bike challenge on Sunday 11 October 2020 and we really hope that you will be able to join us on this date to take on your challenge.

Thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding. Keep safe and well and we look forward to speaking to you soon.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on Events-CTH@stbh.org.uk 

Put the date in your diary,  Sunday 11 October 2020, see you there!

Visit our Information Hub for everything you need to know, from training advice to fundraising tips.

April training rides with Marmalade MTB have been cancelled in line with the above advice.

Release your inner trail blazer and Hit the Downs on Sunday 11 October 2020

What can you expect?

  • Stunning route through the South Downs
  • Mighty climbs and exhilarating descents
  • Professional organised ride
  • Chip timing
  • Refreshments on route
  • Mechanical support at start and on route
  • Staggered start waves
  • Mechanical support
  • Free training rides with Marmalade MTB

Registration includes chip timing, refreshment stops and mechanical support on route along with souvenir medal and pre-event training rides.

The undulating course will test you with its multitude of tricky climbs and rapid downhill descents. Whether you choose to take on the cool 30km route, challenge yourself to the impressive 60km route or dare to take on the new epic 80km route you are guaranteed an exhilarating day in the saddle.

Route Map

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Whether you are a seasoned cyclist, new to two wheels, are a weekend warrior or are taking on a personal challenge we will provide everything you need to help see you through to the finish line!

Raise vital funds for your local children’s hospice 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?

Fancy a ride? What’s stopping you?

If you have any questions or would like to speak to the team about how you can Hit the Downs, don’t be a stranger and get in touch!

01903 706354 | Events-CTH@stbh.org.uk