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Hit the Downs MTB 2021

Join Chestnut Tree House on Sunday 11 July 2021 and take on the rolling trails of the South Downs in Hit the Downs MTB 2021, the only charity mountain bike event in Sussex!


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Hit the Downs MTB is back for 2021!

Join the Chestnut mountain bike team at Adur Recreational Ground, Shoreham-by-Sea, on Sunday 11 July 2021 as you take on a socially distanced mountain bike challenge.

You’ll be riding across the beautiful South Downs whilst helping local children and their families live life as fully as possible, for the time they have left together.

COVID-19 Promise

Blaze the trails next summer and take on the best killer climbs and swooping descents that the South Downs has to offer.

With a fully signed route, refreshment stops and mechanical support, as well as marshals and first aid to keep you safe, this professionally organised mountain bike event has everything you need to cross the finish line safely and in style. Not forgetting your all-important medal!

Whether you’re taking part in memory of a loved one, getting a group of mates or work colleagues together for a bit of fun, or taking on a personal challenge, we want to see you on Sunday 11 July for a fantastic day out in the saddle.

Register your interest now and be first to know when registration goes live in 2021!

Register your interest here

Registration fee:

£35 to £45 (dependant on route)

Route distances:

Varied between 30km and 80km

The route:

We are working hard to get the route ready, watch this space!

To be first in the know:

Join the Hit the Downs Facebook Group, just for you, our team of MTB heads! It is a great place to share your fundraising stories, kit and training tips and you might even meet a new training buddy.

Your sponsorship

Your registration fee covers the cost of putting on the event only. To help reach every child who needs hospice care we ask everyone taking part to raise what they can.

Every pound you raise will go directly to support local children and their families cared for by Chestnut Tree House.

The Events Team at Chestnut Tree House is here to support you throughout your fundraising journey. Why not get in touch and see how we can help?

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

What’s included in your Hit the Downs?

  • Refreshment stops on route
  • Mechanical support at event village and on route
  • Marshals on route
  • Souvenir medal
  • Stunning views across the South Downs
  • Fully signed route
  • First Aid
  • 4×4 support and emergency pick up
  • Help and support throughout your fundraising journey
  • Covid-19 risk assessed and measures in place to keep you safe
  • Route files for you to download

Your support

Thanks to support from MTB heads like you, local families have the chance to make every day they have together one they will treasure and remember forever.

Splashing around in the bubble bath, being an intergalactic star-lord in the sensory room or searching for dinosaurs in the woodland walk are all things that happen because of people like you. Thank you!

We can’t wait to see you at Hit the Downs MTB in 2021!

Hit the Downs finish line