When will BM Ride take place?

BM Ride will take place on Sunday 20th September 2020 at 06.45am.

What should I bring with me on the day for the BM Ride?

A full suggested kit list will be provided as part of the Rider Information Guide nearer the event, however the key things you will require are as follows:

  • A bike in good working order
  • A helmet
  • Spare inner tubes in case you get a puncture
  • A bike bottle with water / energy product of your choice
  • Warm clothes for after the ride

What time and where does BM Ride start?

The BM Ride will start in Preston Park at 06:45am on Sunday 20 September 2020.

I need to arrange accommodation in Brighton; where do you suggest?

Brighton has a wealth of hotels and B&Bs. We suggest that once you've entered, you book early to avoid disappointment. Please see the accommodation page of our website.

Will there be baggage drop facilities for the BM Ride?

More information will be available soon.


Do I have to wear a helmet?

Yes, all participants must wear a helmet. You will be unable to access the start pens if you are not wearing one.

Will there be mechanical assistance at the BM Ride?

There will be mechanical assistance at the Start and on the route to assist with any breakdowns. We do suggest, however, that you ensure that your bike is in good working order before the BM Ride and that all participants carry spare inner tubes in case they get a puncture.

Who is the fundraising partner for BM Ride?

For 2020 we have teamed up with JustGiving; find out more here.

I have a general entry; can I still ride for charity?

Taking part in the BM Ride for charity can offer great encouragement whilst raising both awareness and funds for a worthy cause.

You will need to contact the charity of your choice directly to discuss the next steps, but if you have your own place you can fundraise for any charity you wish.

I would like to take part on behalf of a charity

Great! We have a wonderful list of charities on our website that are looking for people to take part on their behalf and raise money for their amazing causes.

You can find a list of participating charities on our website. You will need to contact the charity directly in order to secure one of their places.

Is there a cut off time?

The ride takes place immediately before the BM10k; in order not to disrupt the BM10k, riders will be expected to maintain an average speed of 18km / 11 miles per hour.

A sweep vehicle system will be in place to collect any riders who fall behind this time limit or otherwise cannot continue due to injury, fatigue, mechanical failure, etc.

Are there feed / water stations around the BM Ride route?

There are no feed stations, but water stations will be available at the half way point. We encourage participants to bring with them the nutrition that they require for the ride.

There will be food and drink concessions at the Finish of the BM Ride.

A recovery area will be available at the finish line with recovery drinks.

Is the BM Ride timed? It is a race?

This is a timed event, but it is not a race. Participants are encourage to enjoy the traffic free roads, but to cycle in a responsible way, acknowledging these roads will be used by pedestrians going about their Sunday morning activities.

I need to update my estimated average speed for BM Ride

You can change most of your personal details on your account by accessing your account via: https://raceroster.com. Once logged in, please select the drop down  in the top right corner, and then ‘Participant Dashboard’, from here you can update your details.

In order to change details on your existing registration, you will need to email us in order to request this change.

Do you have a mobile app for BM Ride?

Not strictly - this will include tracking for Brighton Marathon and BM10k but not BM Ride.

There will be a general Brighton Marathon Weekend mobile app available to download prior to the event.

The app will contain useful information for spectators and a must-have for anyone coming to the Brighton Marathon Weekend.

Do you provide bike hire?

If you don't have a suitable bike, you can 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.

Are there any restrictions on the kind of bike I can use?

The following bikes are banned for health and safety reasons: unicycles, penny farthings, recumbents, tricycles, quad cycles, BMX bikes, fixed gear bikes/single speeds/fixies (allowed if have two independent brakes and a freehub) and hand bikes/cycles. Any unconventional handlebars, including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars, handlebar extensions and any bars without bar end plugs fitted are also not allowed.

Participants may use adapted bicycles at the discretion of the event organiser. In all circumstances, the participant must contact the event organiser as directed in the registration form. We welcome applications from riders with disabilities but please make contact with us by email at [email protected] prior to purchasing entry into the BM Ride.

We will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate any specialist equipment but require further clarification from you as to the nature of any disability and any specialist equipment adaptations that apply to your bike or other equipment before being able to establish whether or not, if reasonable adjustments can be made, the Bike Ride is suitable for you

Can I take part with my friends/family?

Yes! Please seed yourselves in the same category at point of entry and send an email to [email protected] to request to be in the same start wave.

Can I take part as a new cyclist?

Yes! 50km is a very achievable distance for all levels of cyclist. Closed roads will give ‘newbies’ the safest possible environment to take part in a cycling event. Start waves are seeded to allow everyone to ride with people of a similar ability.

Does the event take place on closed roads?

Yes, the BM Ride will take place entirely on closed roads.

What distance is BM Ride?

The BM Ride is 50km from start to finish.

I’ve misplaced my confirmation email

Send us an email at [email protected] and request that we send you another copy of your confirmation email.

Alternatively, you can wait until the month before the event when we will be resending everyone their confirmation email.

I have a charity place but need to cancel

You will need to contact your charity directly to discuss cancellations along with terms and conditions involved.

You will have received their contact information when you registered with them.

Can I transfer my Marathon or BM10k entry to the BM Ride?

If you are no longer able to run in the Marathon or BM10k, but would still like to be involved in the weekend, you can transfer your entry to the BM Ride.

To arrange this please email us at [email protected] and let us know that you would like to do this. The deadline for any requests of this nature will be 5pm on the 22nd March 2020.

You will still be able to defer your marathon entry to the following year. Please note that you are unable to defer BM10k entries.

Can I transfer my BM Ride place to someone else?

It is possible to transfer your entry for BM Ride for up to two weeks following the date of your registration, after which time you will be unable to transfer your registration to someone else.

It is against race rules to transfer your number to another person.  If you are found to gift or sell your place to another runner your entry will be deleted and you will not be allowed to enter Brighton Marathon Weekend in the future.

What is the minimum age for BM Ride participants?

The minimum age for BM Ride participants is 14 on race day – we cannot make any exceptions to this.

Any participants under the age of 18 at time of registration will need to gain the permission of a parent or guardian.

How much does BM Ride cost?

The entry fee for 2020 will be communicated soon.

What is BM Ride?

BM Ride is a cycling event taking place at the Brighton Marathon Weekend on the Sunday, ahead of the Brighton Marathon and BM10k.

Cyclists will be able to enjoy the streets of Brighton & Hove together, traffic-free and over a 50km distance.