The Brighton & Hove Property Consortium in association with Colin Brace Properties presents 

The 'Seven Port Challenge' Charity Cycle Ride 2019

sponsored by


in aid of the Mayor's Charities

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th May 2019



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£26000 of £50000 raised so far

With great pleasure we are pleased to announce the headline sponsor for this year’s charity cycle ride is Woodhart Group. On behalf of The Mayor and the benefitting charities: Martlets Hospice, Rockinghorse, Grace Eyre Foundation and Off The Fence, we would like to thank Matt Woodhart for his continued support and significant contribution to this event

We also pleased to confirm that Chandlers Building Supplies have joined us as an associate sponsor and have also taken up the challenge of cycling ‘The Beast’ (6 person tandem) for the first leg of the event from Brighton to Portsmouth on Thursday 2nd May.  Do look out for them on their practice rides and please follow them on twitter and Instagram: @ChandlersBS and @chandlersbuilding.

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2019 Event Highlights

  • Seven Ports: Shoreham Port, Portsmouth, Caen (Ouistreham), Honfleur, Fecamp, Dieppe & Newhaven
  • 180 miles cycling
  • 3 night / 4 day event
  • 6 Tandem bicycle team challenge
  • Crossing the ‘Normandy Bridge’ over the mouth of the River Seine (2km long)
  • ‘Where’s Nigel’ challenge
  • Yellow Jersey Challenge
  • Brighton Fringe Festival Launch from Ouistreham
  • Networking opportunities whilst cycling and over dinner and drinks
  • Event After Party



Chris Oakley, Oakley Property:

“2018 will be our third year as sponsor of the Brighton & Hove Property Consortium’s Charity Cycle Ride. From a sponsorship point of view, the event has, without doubt, raised the profile of our business in the local community and enabled us to network with business contacts we may not have necessarily come across if I hadn't literally got on my bike and got out there! From a personal perspective, I have to say that each event has to date been the highlight of my year. The cycle ride itself is highly enjoyable and only eclipsed by the social aspect of the event which enables me to spend time with likeminded local property people, who are keen to get involved with raising money for local charities and have a great time."

Lewis & Co Planning South East Limited:

"We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Mayor’s Charities bike rides for the last two years. The various charities that have benefitted from the bike rides are close to our hearts, and it is great to see how much money can be generated when many companies work hard together. On a professional note, the bike rides have been a great way to make new contacts within the property industry, and to reinforce existing contacts. Spending two or three days in everyone’s company, and helping each other out, is a very positive experience. On a personal note, the bike ride has inspired new levels of fitness within Lewis and Co Planning. We can’t vouch for any productivity improvements, but our waistlines have benefitted!"

Simon Pilbeam, A & F Pilbeam Construction Ltd:

"The Brighton & Hove Property Consortium's charity cycle events of the past two years has provided a wonderful opportunity for the business and our staff on so many fronts. Firstly, and most importantly, it has given the Company and our staff a great opportunity to contribute to a number of very worthwhile charities, providing help towards making the lives of those who are less fortunate than ourselves a little better and, hopefully, raising their profile at the same time.
However, all participants have benefited from an amazing camaraderie between all those involved in the ride. It really has been a wonderful experience meeting those that we know from within the industry on a different level, as well as meeting new colleagues and gaining new connections. On top of that, we have met some truly generous and interesting people who commit a huge amount of their time and energy to good causes.

All those reasons above, together with the enjoyment of participating, seeing some lovely towns and countryside and a great sense of personal achievement have made Brighton2Brussels an event not to be missed."