Posted: 24th May
Brighton 2 Brussels Charity Cycle
Stephen Cheesman and Tara Powell, RLF Brighton recently took on the challenge to cycle from Brussels to Brighton from 3rd-6th May.
Stephen and Tara were part of a group of 45 local Brighton property professionals, together raising funds for the Mayor’s Charities of Brighton and Hove, including The Martlets Hospice, RISE and the Sussex Heart Charity. Each rider raised a minimum of £750, this helped to reach the total goal of £50,000!
The team started off by setting a world record by cycling a “mile in the sky” aboard Brighton’s iconic British Airways i360, before heading off via Eurostar to Brussels.
At “Grand Place” in Brussels, the cyclists opened the Brighton Festival via a live video feed and commenced their journey, working their way from Brussels to Bruges to Leger, then Lille. All-in-all, cycling over 130 miles, arriving back into Brighton during the Brighton festival on Sunday 6th May.
Most of the terrain was flat, although the cobbled roads of Flanders, including the famous “Koppenberg” hill, one of the toughest cobbled climbs, was a challenge. The “yellow jersey” was awarded to the fastest male and female up the Koppenberg hill and Tara won the fastest female, flying the flag for RLF!
The sun shone for the entire three days and the cyclists were escorted back to Brighton by a team of motorbike escorts and greeted by a cheering mass of friends, family and clients.
RLF sponsored the afterparty at the “Glasshaus” in Brighton Festival’s famous Spiegel Gardens with glasses of bubbles, music and entertainment. Lots of fun and a great way to finish the ride and get key partners and clients involved.