Cyclists from Hit The Downs 2021

Cycling event

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
When: Sunday 16th July 2023 at 7:00am
Event type: Cycles, Mountain biking

About the challenge

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.

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

We'll be back again in 2024!

What you'll get

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

St Barnabas House Hit the Downs MTB

What last year's riders have to say:

Tough ride but really enjoyed it! Very well organised and for such a good cause. We will be back again to shred the trails next year!

- One of our Hit the Downs MTB 2021 riders

Where your fundraising goes

Your registration fee only covers the cost of putting on the event – and your sponsorship goes towards helping us continue to provide local hospice care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

To help support people who needs hospice care we ask everyone taking part in Hit the Downs MTB to raise at least the minimum sponsorship of Β£50. You can only fundraise for us or our sister hospice – Chestnut Tree House, and every pound you raise will go directly to support local adults, children and their families.

  • By raising Β£50 you could be providing a group bereavement session where families can share their experiences of grief.
  • By raising Β£90 you could be funding a Community Nurse Specialist to visit a patient in the comfort of their own home.
  • By raising Β£225 you could fund a night of full care for a patient in the hospice at the end of their life – with their symptoms managed, feeling comfortable and surrounded by family.