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

The 'Seven Port Challenge' Charity Cycle Ride 2019


in aid of the Mayor's Charities

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th May 2019



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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


2017 docufilm


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."

Brighton & Hove Property Charity Cycle Ride promotional film


£0 of £50000 raised so far

Brighton2Brussels cycle team took to the sky on a foggy February Monday morning to test ride their world record attempt of a 'Mile in the Sky' around the British Airways i360.

Please click here for the Welcome Pack document which contains all current details about the event including itinerary and route etc.

Watch our 2017 arrival into New Road to a cheery crowd!

Who we are

We are a group of local property professionals with the common goal of creating an annual cycle event for locally based charities. 

After a successful few years in the property industry we decided that we would like to give something back to the city and raise awareness of organisations in great need of everyone's help.

Brighton and Hove have many amazing worthwhile charities, however we have decided to support the Mayor's Charities with each year's cycle event.

How do I take part?

We are looking for extra participants and organisations to take part. If you can commit to raising money for these three worthwhile charities then this event will raise the profile of your organisation's commitment corporate social responsibility and provide you with an opportunity to network with fellow property professionals.

Watch the Brighton2Paris 2016 DocuFilm here