We are inviting members of the public to take part in our cycling event, Pedal to the Pebbles. Now in its third year, the sponsored bike ride is returning on Saturday 23rd June. Starting in Merstham in Surrey, the 45 mile scenic road route leads riders through a mostly rural route to Hamilton Lodge School and College for deaf children in Kemptown, Brighton. With the school’s fete being hosted on the same day, participants can expect a celebration finish, food stalls where they can refuel and lots of activities to keep friends and family entertained.
The ride is suitable for a range of abilities, from avid cyclists to newcomers. All riders receive a training guide to help them prepare. And with communicators in British Sign Language volunteering on the event, we are proud that this is one of the most deaf-inclusive cycling events that we know of.
Amongst participants in last year’s event was the school’s Principal, Mr. David Couch:
“This event has gone from strength to strength since we launched it in 2016. As a school for deaf children, we are proud to be promoting this event that is inclusive to the deaf community, as well as being open to hearing riders. I’m also excited to be taking part on the day and I’m looking forward to welcoming along fellow participants.”
Priced at £25, or £40 to include transport to the start from Brighton, this event is excellent value for money. Riders must be age 12 or over, and anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration fees include:
- Free breakfast at the start in Merstham, Surrey, provided by Connevans
- British Sign Language communicators
- Two refreshment points en route stocked with snacks, water and some friendly volunteers to give you a cheer
- Mechanical support throughout the day
- Fully marked route
- Medal for every finisher
- A warm reception at our Summer fete where the ride finishes, where riders can expect a great atmosphere, savoury food and a well-stocked cake stall
Watch our signed introduction to Pedal to the Pebbles by one of our FE Students!
Organised by Hamilton Lodge School and College, Pedal to the Pebbles will raise funds for the Brighton-based deaf school which provides care and education for young people up to the age of 19.
The school is also looking for volunteers to help on the day, with a range of roles available.