St Barnabas House Hospice Hit The Downs MTB – 6th May 2018

ST BARNABAS HOUSE HOSPICE HIT THE DOWNS MTB mountain bike charity bike ride

St Barnabas House Hospice Hit The Downs MTB – 6th May 2018

  • May 6, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

pie is pleased to work with St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House Hospices in delivering their second Hit The Downs Mountain Bike ride!

St Barnabas Hospice provides end of life care services, both at the hospice and in the local community, to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting conditions. Chestnut Tree House offers care for children and young adults with progressive life-limiting conditions from Sussex and South East Hampshire. They are the only children’s hospices in East and West Sussex, and care for 280 children and young adults between the ages of 0 and 25 years of age.

With two route options, refreshment stops, mechanical and medical support, this is really a great day out on the Downs!

Date of ride:

Sunday 6th May 2018


  • Cycle along the beautiful South Downs
  • Variety of terrain, from open farmland to enclosed forest
  • Fantastic event hub, with food, mechanical support and cheering station!
  • Two route options


Distance and Elevation (subject to change)

Two routes will be provided – 30km & 60km. Both will be fully signed.


Following the success of 2017, the St Barnabas House Hospice Hit The Downs ride is back, bigger then ever! Once again starting at Windlesham House School, our route takes you up onto the South Downs, with stunning views over the surrounding countryside. With two route options, the ride is accessible to a wide range of cycling abilities, although you expect a bit of a challenge – there’s no point making things too easy!

The ride is being held exclusively for supporters of St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House supporters. With plenty of signage, helpful marshals, refreshment stops and on-site parking, this really is a ride not to be missed!

What’s included

  • Fully signed routes
  • Route files sent out in advance
  • Refreshment stop(s)
  • Support crew to help with any mechanical / medical issues
  • Event timing, with on-line results
  • Medals at the finish line
  • Event hub area, with food vendors and mechanical assistance
  • Emergency contact numbers with a central event control
  • Free on-site parking


“Very well organised event, challenging route with nice views” – Hit The Downs 2017

“Great route around my local trails. Challenging enough but with a relaxed feel about it” – Hit The Downs 2017

“Fabulous route, well signposted, brilliantly organised, suburb start / finish location, wonderful welcome over the line, nice massage!” – Hit The Downs 2017

Check out the video from the 2017 Hit the Downs!

Fundraising and Sponsorship

Fundraising and sponsorship enquiries should be directed to St Barnabas House Hospice:

Who are pie?

pie are unique in the industry offering only bespoke rides for companies, charities and groups of individuals.

Looking After You

The route will be fully recce’d and will be along a selection of quiet, minor roads and off-road trails making the cycling fun as well as challenging. The large majority of the ride will be off-road, with some short road sections.

The event is fully signed, and the route will be made available in advance for cyclists to download onto their navigation devices. We will also provide two feed stations, giving you a chance to re-fuel and top up your water bottles.

Social Media

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For More Information

For more information, please contact St Barnabas House Hospice: