One of the Gemini Print partner charities is BHT.

BHT (established 50 years ago originally known as Brighton Housing Trust) is the East Sussex charity that makes a recovery from addiction a genuine possibility for so many and works so hard in the battle against homelessness and rough sleeping for adults, families and young people.  They run centres and services in Brighton, Hastings, and Eastbourne.

This year BHT has teamed up with The Living Coast to create the Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge comprising three exciting cycling experiences allowing for all levels of fitness:

BHT’s Around the World Cycle Challenge is a family-friendly event taking place the Preston Park Velodrome.

This challenge starts at 7 am and runs throughout the day, with cyclists aiming to reach the combined target of 69,215 laps (equating to cycling 40,075km around the world) in just 12 hours!

Laps can be completed in one session or over some sessions throughout the day, and there are designated slots for families and club cyclists. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, and there is a programme of entertainment planned to add to the fun.

The Living Coast rides are more of a physical challenge, with rides of 30 and 58 miles through the world-class environment on our doorstep, recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Region.

The route of the Classic ride (58 miles) is very similar to last year Brighton Mayor’s ride. It is slightly longer due to starting and finishing in the velodrome at Preston Park, and a few other minor tweaks, and new for 2018 is the 30-mile ride called the Devil’s Dyke Loop,  for those less confident of managing 58 miles. This heads over to Hangleton to take the Dyke Trail up to Devil’s Dyke before going down to Poynings and Fulking and joining the longer (Classic ride) near Woodmancote.

This exciting cycling event will raise much-needed funds for BHT’s First Base Day Centre, so please sign up, tell your friends and family and share the links below, and the attached flyer, on social media. – for more information and how to register.   – link to BHT’s Justgiving page for the event.

BHT-Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge 2018