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Hit the Downs MTB 2021

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


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Hit The Downs MTB
Chestnut Tree House Hit the Downs MTB charity mountain bike ride
Hit The Downs MTB
Hit The Downs MTB

Hit the Downs MTB has SOLD OUT!

To be added to the waiting list and be first in the know of a place, please click the button below.

2021 Waiting list

A bad day on a mountain bike always beats a good day in the office!

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

Blow away the lockdown cobwebs, blaze the trails this summer and feel the exhilaration kick in as you take on some of the best swooping descents and killer climbs the South Downs has to offer!

COVID-19 Promise

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!

Take part in memory of a loved one, get a group of mates or work colleagues together for a bit of fun, take on a personal challenge or take your new bike for its first outing.

Whatever you do 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.

“Awesome day! As always, excellently organised with the friendliest bunch of people all along the way. [2019] was my second time and my friend’s first time! See you next year for sure!” -2019 Hit the Downs MTB rider

Registration and route distance

30km – £35 | 80km – £45

Your registration fee covers the cost of putting on the event only. Every extra penny goes to help children who need care and support. Please raise what you can. Your donation will go a long way!

The route


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.

Being a part of Team Chestnut


Fundraising Pack: A guide to give your fundraising a kick start, full of ideas to inspire you!

JustGiving: The simplest way for your family, friends, and colleagues to sponsor you. Learn how to set up a page here.

Sponsorship Form: Download the all-important Chestnut Tree House sponsor form.

Virtual Toolkit: Full of virtual ideas, so you can keep fundraising without even leaving home.


Event Info Hub: Full of information on how to prep for your ride. From mechanical support to nutritional advice. It’s all here in one handy place.

Ask for help

Tel: 01903 871820

Email: Events@stbh.org.uk

What’s included in your challenge?

  • 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
  • Covid-19 Promise
  • Route files for you to download

Where your money goes

£15 – Goes towards a child’s meal, tailored to their specific dietary needs.

£25 – Pays for an arts and crafts kit allowing children to bring out their creative side.

£50 – Means a family can spend a day together at Chestnut Tree House, taking part in a range of fun activities and making special memories.

£100 – Provides a day of care for a child at home, giving parents and siblings the chance to take a much-needed break.

£150 – Allows a family of four to benefit from an overnight stay in one of our Family Rooms whilst their child is cared for.


Volunteers are the key to making our challenge events such a success! Without the support of volunteers, we simply couldn’t put on our events.

Would you, or someone you know be interested in volunteering? Get in touch, we want to hear from you!


Hit the Downs finish line