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Hit the Downs MTB 2021

SOLD OUT! Join St Barnabas 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

Hit the Downs MTB 2021 – 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 St B’s 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 people 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 people in your local area who desperately need care and support. Please raise what you can. Your donation will go a long way!

The route

Hit the Downs MTB | 2021 Route Map

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 St B’s


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 St Barnabas 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 – Buys art supplies, giving patients the chance to express themselves creatively.

£25 – Means a patient can receive a vital blood transfusion at the hospice rather than having to visit hospital.

£50 – Pays for a session with the Family Services Team, giving patients and families time to talk.

£100 – Your donation could give someone the chance to spend the day at the hospice, taking part in activities and enjoying peer support from people in a similar situation.

£150 – Provides a day of care for someone at home, giving loved ones the chance to take a much-needed break


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!