Pippa Middleton and a bicycle

After successfully completing the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) iconic London to Brighton Bike Ride in June 2015, BHF Ambassador and keen cyclist, Pippa Middleton, is inviting the British public to register for 2016’s event..

Registration for the 2016 London to Brighton Bike Ride, supported by Tesco and Jaffa, is open and Pippa is encouraging all to jump on their bikes and raise funds for the nation’s heart charity..

Europe’s largest and oldest charity bike ride will return on Sunday 19th June 2016. Starting from Clapham Common cyclists will travel 54 miles from city to sea, through the beautiful countryside before finishing on Brighton’s seafront..

The London to Brighton Bike Ride is the oldest and largest charity bike ride in Europe and in its history, has seen over 800,000 riders take part in the event, pedalling more than 40 million miles between them and raising over £65 million for the BHF’s life saving research..

At last year’s ride, Pippa Middleton and her team, were among the 23,000 riders who used their pedal power to fight against heart disease and this year she is urging others to take on the cycling challenge..

*Pippa Middleton, BHF Ambassador, said: “Last June 2015, a team of friends and I rode the BHF’s London to Brighton Bike Ride in its 40th year and it was an unforgettable experience. There was such a great atmosphere throughout the day. The view from Ditchling Beacon, the highest point of the ride at 813 feet, was well earned and hard to beat..

“This event is testament to the fact that cycling is such an inclusive sport that everyone can enjoy and through the money raised, the BHF can continue to help the millions of people affected by coronary heart disease – the UK’s single biggest killer. I encourage anyone who is curious to take place in this historic event.”.

*Nancy Smyth, Head of Events at the BHF, adds:*“Pippa was one of 23,000 amazing cyclists who all together raised over £3,200,000 by taking part in the Lo

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