The British Heart Foundation hosts the 2014 London 2 Brighton bike ride. Celebrity John Torode starts the race. Clapham Common, London, 15th June 2014

Photography by Fergus Burnett

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If you've been hankering after a goal to ride towards, you can't do much better than the British Heart Foundation's famous London to Brighton bike ride. And this is definitely the year to get involved, because everyone will grinning over the fact it's been going for FORTY YEARS. That's right. It's Europe's oldest and largest charity bike ride. You'll essentially be part of history, and helping raise money to fight heart disease at the same time. [related_articles]

The route comprises of 54 miles from city to sea, including the infamous Ditchling Beacon climb (813 feet). Over 25,000 people will briskly trot out of Clapham Common and finish tired, sore and in need of fish and chips on Brighton seafront, some hours later.

Registration will open at 10am on Saturday 17 January 2015 at It usually sells out fast, so stick it in yer diary or you risk being disappointed!