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Cycling events on our network

Here’s how you can get to and from your next cycling event by Southern train.

Can you take your bike on board?

Bikes are usually allowed on our trains at off-peak times on weekdays and at weekends.

However, when large cycling events are taking place with hundreds or thousands of participants, restriction will be put in place. This is to avoid the walkways and vestibules on trains becoming blocked by the number of bikes. A queuing system for bikes may be put in place or there may even be a complete ban on bikes for a period of time.

If your event is on a weekday, you’ll need to follow our regular cycle policy.

British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride

Sunday 19 June

For the safety and comfort of customers, there will be cycle restrictions in place on the weekend that the Ride takes place. These restrictions apply to all cyclists and not only those taking part in the event.

Saturday 18 June and Monday 20 June 2022

Travelling on train services from Brighton with your cycle; you may experience delays as these services can only hold a limited number of cycles. Queuing systems may be in place. Normal peak time restrictions will apply on Monday, these can be viewed at here.

Sunday 19 June 2022

Temporary restrictions will apply; cycles will not be permitted on Gatwick Express, Southern or Thameslink trains from the start of service until 12:00. After 12:00, restrictions will continue on services departing from any station between Gatwick Airport, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Seaford, Eastbourne, Pevensey & Westham and Brighton (shaded red on the map below).

The ride organisers make alternative arrangements for bike ride participants on the day to travel between London and Brighton. To find out more visit