Sarah Storey launches London to Brighton bike ride

Sarah Storey Sarah Storey won four gold medals at the London 2012 Games

Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey is helping to launch the biggest bike ride in the country.

The London to Brighton cycle on 16 June opened for registration earlier. More than 27,000 took part last year.

Storey, who won four gold medals at the London 2012 Games, described it as "one of the most iconic charity cycling events in Europe".

The paralympian, from from Disley in Cheshire, said it would raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

The 54-mile (87km) ride, which has raised more than £57m for the charity, is being held for the 38th year.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More England stories



  • NS Savannah, 1962Nuclear dream

    The ship that totally failed to change the world

  • Irvine WelshScots missed

    Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum

  • Espresso cup7 days quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

  • Glasgow 2014 quaichs and medalsQuaich guide

    What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

  • Malaysian plane wreckage in UkraineFlight risk

    How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.