Several cyclists from this year’s Seven Port Challenge Charity Cycle Ride got back in the saddle last month to visit and present a cheque to each of the ex-Mayor Cllr. Dee Simson’s benefitting charities, namely: Martlets Hospice, Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, Grace Eyre Foundation and Off The Fence Trust.

The event, organised by the Brighton & Hove Property Consortium, sponsored by Woodhart Group, raised in excess of £30,000 for local charities throughout the four- day event  “it is truly wonderful to have been able to visit each of the charities and witness first-hand what a difference the money we’ve raised will make to them,” said Colin Brace from Brighton & Hove Property Consortium. “The money raised from our 2019 event will benefit each of these charities whose work is an invaluable resource within our local community.  They really are the saviours within our city.”

Since its inaugural cycle ride in 2016, the Brighton & Hove Property Consortium has raised in the region of £150,000 for local charities.  Next May they will host a very special fifth anniversary event titled ‘Invictus Brighton 2020’ which will be a huge celebration, raising even more money for a number of worthy charities.

Invictus Brighton 2020 will see the team cycle 200 miles over three days from Brighton to The Hague in the Netherlands to arrive into the Opening Ceremony of the fifth Invictus Games.  HRH The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry created the games to encourage former soldiers to use sport to help them recover from their injuries.  Next year the Brighton & Hove Property Consortium will be cycling with a team of veteran cyclists in aid of the Mayor’s Charities and additionally in aid of Team Army who will be supporting the Invictus UK Team.

Cyclists from this year’s Seven Port Challenge Charity Cycle Ride have presented a cheque to each of the ex-Mayor Cllr. Dee Simson’s benefitting charities.

Seven Port Challenge Charity Cycle Ride

This year saw the fourth annual cycle ride organised in aid of the Mayor’s Charities. The team of 46 cyclists cycled 180 miles over 4 days, setting off from the BA i360 on Thurs 2 May and returned into the city to a street party in New Road on Sun 5 May.  The cycle ride passed through Portsmouth, then onward to Caen. The team then cycled through the Normandy countryside and via the Ports of Honfleur, Fecamp and Dieppe, before catching a ferry back to Newhaven.  Upon arrival in Newhaven the team were greeted by the then Mayor, Cllr. Dee Simson and a SERVE Sussex blood runners for a motorcycle escort back into the city.

The local companies who took part in and supported the 2019 event included:

Colin Brace Properties

Woodhart Group

Chandlers Building Supplies

Lewis & Co Planning Consultants

Robinson Low Francis

HOP Consulting

Mike Oliver Associates

United Trust Bank

Healys LLP


JAW Sustainability

Morgan Sindall

Greenstone Property Developments

Avant Home Technology

REGO Property

Miller Bourne Architects

Ethos Property

Intrigue Studio

BBC Radio Sussex


LCE Architects

ECD Architects

Mortgage Medics

HGP Architects

Knights Brown

Rivers Birtwell

Freeman Beesley

Arch Angels Architects

Stickland Wright Architects

Oliver Standing

First Base

Sirius Property Finance

Natural Materials Association

Goodman Derrick LLP

Leaders Letting Agents

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