City Insights

Around the World Cycle Challenge 2017

By Jennifer Drury

Photo:BHT Around the World Cycle Challenge

BHT Around the World Cycle Challenge

┬ęTony Mould: all images copyrighted

A date for your diary

On Sunday 25 June Brighton Housing Trust is to host an extraordinary, mass-participation fundraising challenge at Preston Park Velodrome. In just twelve hours cyclists of all ages will take to their bikes to collectively cycle 66,792 laps of the historic track, which is equivalent to the distance around the world. 

Launching the challenge

The very first lap to count towards the challenge was clocked by The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Pete West, and his Mace Bearer, Robert Robertson, who launched the Around the World Cycle challenge with a lap on their tandem. They were supervised by Andy Winter, Chief Executive of Brighton Housing Trust.

Fundraising goal of £25,000

It is hoped that this unique event will raise £25,000, to enable First Base Day Centre to continue to help people to move away from the streets, and on to independent and healthy lives. Every penny raised will go towards providing food, health services, showers and laundry facilities, and most importantly person-centred advice to help find accommodation and employment.  

A family friendly challenge

With various cycling slots for children, adults, hand cyclists and adapted bicycles, and club cyclists, this family-friendly challenge is something for the whole community to get involved with. There is even the option to take part on an exercise bike at home or at the gym.

To register for Around the World Cycle 2017 please visit Alternatively, donations can be made through Brighton Housing Trust’s JustGiving page 

This page was added on 10/02/2017.