A group of charity cyclists at the Hit the Downs finish line

Hit the Downs MTB

Thank you to everyone who took on Hit the Downs in 2023! Check out your timings below - and don't forget to pay in your fundraising, the quickest way is online:

Event details

Location: Adur Recreation Ground, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
When: Sunday 16th July 2023 at 7:00am
Event type: Cycles, Mountain biking
Cyclist an the route lengths of Hit the Downs

About Hit the Downs MTB

A day of killer climbs, swooping descents and tonnes of camaraderie! It's the perfect event for groups, so why not grab your friends and join up together.

- Choose between 30km, 60km and 80km route
- Sign up for only £35, £40 or £45 (depending on route)
- Routes take between 3-8 hours to complete
- Fundraise £50 for local children's hospice care.

We'll be back again in 2024!

What you'll get

- Fully signed and marshalled route
- Mechanical support, for your bike at the start and finish
- Refreshments as you go
- Bespoke finishers medal

Why fundraise?

Your fundraising is helping children just like Rupert, who died at just four moths old. Rupert’s dad, Sam, took part in Hit The Downs in 2020:


A photo of Sam at Hit the Downs

Hit the Downs is amazing, it has a great atmosphere and the whole day had such a buzz. Even when we had the killer hills to climb, people were cheering us on and it made it so much easier. It meant a lot to me that I could give something back to Chestnut Tree House.

- Sam, who raised over £7,000 for Chestnut Tree House in memory of his son, Rupert

Read Sam's story