Brighton to Amsterdam Bike Ride

The last day of our Brighton to Amsterdam Bike Ride

They did it!... and raised over £40,000 for us!

Huge congratulations to all our amazing cyclists who took part in our bonkers Brighton to Amsterdam 300 mile ride, raising money for the young people of Sussex.  You are all legends!

Heartfelt thanks also go out to our incredibly generous headline sponsors Accordance VAT and The Implant Centre.  We’re also very grateful for the support of Virgin Active UK and David Lloyd Clubs.

Please dig deep as it’s not too late to donate to our cyclist’s fundraising pages below:

Team Leader Fran Dirand

David Webb

Daniel Mace

Veronica Hamilton

Simon Checkley

Hannah Weller

Lynn Wardill

Suzi McCambridge

Rich and Alex Bates

Xander Cameron

Accordance VAT

All the cyclists at the Holiday Inn


The crew


L-R: Sara, Fran, Tracey, Bike Mechanic Bob, Chris from Virgin, Tony, Rosie, and Ben from Accordance VAT







Day 2 of our Brighton to Amsterdam Bike Ride

Our lovely cyclists are now across the Channel and making their way to Ghent-Tilberg in Belgium. Some have already arrived and are enjoying lunch in the sun and a well earned Beer in Ghent!

Have a great day everyone!

Please boost their pedal power via their fundraising pages (click here).


AND THEY’RE OFF! Good luck to all our amazing cyclists heading off today on their epic 300 mile ride over to Amsterdam.

Photos by Jeff Mood



Please support these amazing cyclists all raising money for us by joining the Brighton to Amsterdam ride:

Team Leader Fran Dirand

David Webb

Daniel Mace

Veronica Hamilton

Simon Checkley

Hannah Weller

Lynn Wardill

Suzi McCambridge

Rich and Alex Bates

Xander Cameron

Accordance VAT

Update April 2nd - Brighton to Amsterdam Trial Run Gets Underway!

Our Fundraising Managers Tracey Narvaez and Rosie Molloy, along with Head Team Leader Fran Dirand and her team, are now doing their reccie for the June Brighton to Amsterdam Bike Ride.

They just about had time to snap a windmill whilst passing through Verne in Belgium as they make their way to their final destination, the beautiful Dutch city of Amsterdam. We hear the cyclists have not been lucky with the weather but Tracey and Rosie will be nice and cosy in their vehicle at least, as they follow the bikes with hot flasks of tea and ensure that everything runs like clockwork.

We’re very much looking forward to lots more photos upon their return so come back to this page soon!




Brighton to Amsterdam: June 26th - 30th 2019

We are super excited to share with you that we will be cycling all the way to Amsterdam for this year’s Bike Ride!

This will be a new collaboration between ourselves and Accordance VAT to highlight them opening their new office in Amsterdam and we’re thrilled to have them support us.

Leaving Brighton on June 26th our route will take us to Folkestone where we’ll board the Eurostar to Calais. From Calais we will make our way to Ghent-Tilberg in Belgium and for the final leg of the ride, on to Amsterdam!

We are delighted to have the Implant Centre and Accordance VAT as our Headline sponsors for this event. Thanks also to Fran Dirand, Virgin Active Falmer and David Lloyd at Brighton Marina for their support.

Also sponsored by Aquaid, Cycle Transfer, Strafford Self-Drive, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Clif Bars and The Protein Ball Company.


In the run up to this event we’ll be organising Spinathons with the help of Sara from Velusso and Fran from Virgin Active. We also plan to have regular cycle meet ups weather permitting which will help our cyclists prepare for the challenge ahead.

For those unable to commit to the 4 day bike ride, we plan to make Day 1 - 81.6 miles from Brighton to Folkestone - a ride on its own. More details here.

Find out more by emailing rosie@starrtrust.com or calling 01273 715882.



Tracey and Rosie doing a recce of the first leg of the Brighton to Amsterdam bike ride



Click here to download your Bike Ride Pack




The Route:


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