Event Day

The 2020 BM Ride will take place on Sunday 19 April at 7:00am starting and finishing on Hove Lawns at the Velo Village.

Participant Instructions

You will be sent full Participant Instructions ahead of the event containing everything you need to know, from Start Procedure to Rider Pack Collection.


BM Ride is for all types of cyclist. Take part on your road bike, mountain bike, folding bike … it’s up to you.

Taking part in the BM ride but don’t have a reliable bike? Why not team up with Cycle Brighton who have a wide range of bikes to hire to suit all levels of cyclist. If you’re not sure what type of bike you want to use – road or hybrid- come along to their hire centre and discuss your requirements with their friendly staff.

There are restrictions on some types of bikes you can use. Please check our FAQS to find out which bikes are forbidden for health and safety reasons.

Confirmation Email

When you sign up you will receive a confirmation email, confirming your place. Please keep this safe and file it, as you will need it to collect your Rider Pack. It will also be re-sent in the weeks preceding the event.

Rider Pack Collection

All participants in the BM Ride must collect their Rider Packs from the Brighton Marathon Weekend Event Village on Brighton Beach on Friday 17 or Saturday 18 April 2020. Your pack will contain your identification wrist band and bike number.

You will also collect your official BM Ride casquette at this stage.

Find out more

Course Map

The 2019 course map is available to view online here. The 2020 map will be uploaded in early 2020.

Velo Village Map

The ride will start and finish on Hove Lawns on the seafront. A full map of the Velo Village will be available in early 2020.

Rider Emails

We send all participants regular e-newsletters. These contain helpful advice articles as well as event updates on a range of topics including essential information such as Participant Instructions, maps, event status, travel, park & ride and medical information. We advise that all participants receive these but you can opt out from them if you wish. If you do opt out and decide you would like to opt back in, please email [email protected]


If you need accommodation for the Brighton Marathon Weekend, we recommend you book well in advance to secure a room at the best rates as the city gets very busy over event weekend.

Web sites like booking.com often have some great deals. Or why not look for an AirBNB or private rental and enjoy a home from home?


Please make sure you plan your travel well in advance for stress-free experience and so that you are ready for Race Day.

Click below for advice on buses, trains and taxis.


Medical Advice

Your safety and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us.

No matter your experience or ability, please take time to read our medical advice before you begin your training. It’s important to not only assess your physical ability, but to find out more about energy supplements, fluids, fuel and whether any medications may have an impact on your training.

This will be made available to all entrants closer to the event.


It is not possible to defer BM Ride places.