Grounded Events Company is proposing to launch a cycling event, BM Ride, at the Brighton Marathon Weekend next April. The plans are to introduce a mass participation bike ride, and the first ever Brighton city-centre ride on closed roads.

Grounded Events plan to offer cyclists of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy the streets of Brighton and Hove together, traffic-free over a 50km distance.

Plans are for BM Ride to start early on the same day as Brighton Marathon and BM10k on April 14, 2019, from a Velo Village on Hove Lawns. The planned route will take over the Brighton Marathon route, ahead of the runners setting off from Preston Park.

Grounded Events is working closely with Brighton and Hove City Council to develop the event plan and hope to submit its proposal for cabinet consent in early October.