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.
£16380 of £50000 raised so far
2018 Event Highlights
‘The Mile in the Sky’ Guinness World Record attempt
We are hoping to set a new world record for cycling a mile in the sky, inside an observation tower, i.e. the British Airways i360 pod! The plan is that on Thursday 3rd May, we meet at the i360 c.7am where we will all board the pod with our bicycles (depending on how many of us there are!) and start cycling around it as it ascends and then descends again. On reaching ground level, the team will cycle out of the pod, straight over the start line and on their way to Brussels! The i360 are opening especially early for us and joining in with the record attempt. I’m sure it will be local headline news and attract a lot of media attention.
EU Parliament Private Tour and meet with MEP Keith Taylor
Upon the team’s arrival in Brussels we will head straight to the EU Parliament building for a private tour and meeting with our MEP Keith Taylor who has kindly assisted us in arranging this tour. Perhaps the only operativity you will get to see inside the EU in your lifetime.
Brighton Fringe Festival & Fireworks launch
via live video link back to Brighton from outside the EU in Brussels.
LAtest TV and Juice 107.2 FM Media Partners
Event filming, photography, competitions and live radio phone ins from the event.
Famous Tour of Flanders Koppenberg cobbled hill climb
As part of our route the cyclists have the option to tackle the challenging 600m long cobbled hill which is 22% gradient at its trickiest points. There will be medals for all successful finishers!
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
Watch our 2017 arrival into New Road to a cheery crowd!
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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.