EVENT RESCHEDULED TO 12th August
Statement from British Heart Foundation on 29th July
We are very sorry to announce that we’ve taken the extremely difficult decision to postpone tomorrow’s South East Coast MTB.
This decision has been made in consultation with our external expert Off-Road route coordinator who has designed and planned the route and has detailed knowledge of the local area and conditions.
The weather forecast has severely worsened overnight to heavy rain and strong winds. The timing and amount of rainfall forecast is likely to make riding on our intended terrain incredibly treacherous. Whilst under normal circumstances rain would not pose such a risk, the recent dry and warm weather has meant the ground is so dry and hard that rainfall of this nature is likely to make it extremely slippery. Taking this as well as forecasted wind speeds into account would mean that proceeding with the event would be putting your safety at risk, which we are not prepared to do.
We would like to apologise for the disappointment caused by this, as well as for the timing of this message. We monitor forecasts on an hourly basis throughout the build up to an event, but could not foresee these changes to the forecast happening in order to make a decision any earlier.
We are currently in the process of contacting all participants, but would be grateful if you could share this post with anyone you know due to participate.
A further email will be sent out next week with details of the new date which we really hope you will be able to attend. We appreciate how much work has gone into your training and fundraising to help us fund life-saving research. We will also help with registration and fundraising queries you may have. Please also keep an eye on our website and event Facebook page for more information. If you have any further questions, please email us or call 0300 330 3322.
When: Sunday, 12th August
Where: Centenary Park, Peacehaven, East Sussex
As organisers of some of the U.K’s biggest and best Off-Road events, we bring you our newest adventure. Picturesque coastal scenes, adrenaline pumping forest trails and epic cliffs to climb – this visually stunning ride showcases the best of East Sussex.
Choose from a beginner friendly 20 mile route, an intermediate 38 mile ride or a 55 mile challenge that features some tricky, technical riding that will put more experienced mountain bikers to the test. All of which will enjoy the world class support on offer by a BHF team with years of experience of running MTB events, not to mention the brilliant atmosphere and camaraderie our rides are famous for.
|Flash sale||Standard entry fee||On the day|
|16-17 year old||£10 – Download entry form||£20||£30|
All participants must be over the age of 16 in order to participate.