The Seven Ports Bike Ride 2019 - Woodhart Construction

The Seven Ports Bike Ride 2019

5th April 2019

Woodhart Group Confirmed as the Main Sponsor for the 7 Port Challenge Bike Ride 2019

This year the Seven Port Challenge is sponsored by the Woodhart Group and is raising funds for the Mayor’s Charities of Brighton and Hove. This year’s charities are; Marlets Hospice, Rockinghorse, Grace Eyre Foundation and Off The Fence. Because the founders of Woodhart; Ben and Matt, are born and raised locals we’ve always had a passion for supporting local charities and understand the importance of a strong community.

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The Seven Port Challenge Charity Cycle Ride 2019

The bike ride itself takes you from the British Airways i360 in Brighton, through to Portsmouth, across the channel to France by ferry, along the Normandy coast via Caen, Honfleur, Fecamp and Dieppe and then finally back across the channel to Newhaven and back to Brighton. The total distance of the cyclists will be 180 miles round trip! Not only are we the headline sponsor but Matt Woodhart is also doing the gruelling 180 mile bike trip; from the success of his role in the Brighton to Brussels ride of 2018, Matt really wanted to step it up a gear in both challenge and cause.

The Causes

The Marlets Hospice

Marlets supports those in need and offers a range of services that help the local community. From pain relief to practical advice about health, the facilities available at the Marlets Hospice are truly a great resource for everyone that needs the support. Check out their website for more information.


The Brighton-based charity Rockinghorse was setup over 50 years ago to raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment to help sick children across Sussex. Their belief that no matter where they are, children should be allowed to be children is truly inspiring. This amazing team ensure that even through the worst of times, kids can still enjoy their childhood. To find out more about what they do, visit their website.

Off The Fence

Off The Fence was created to support; young people, women in crisis and those facing homelessness in Brighton and Hove. Their goal is to make a lasting difference in the lives of many that are most at risk in our local community. Created over 20 years ago, this charity strives to help those who are marginalised by society through programmes such as:

Antifreeze – Life-saving support for the homeless
Gateway – Supporting Women, restoring dignity
Schools & Youth – Supporting schools in Brighton & Hove
Hygiene for All – Mobile hygiene, laundry and shower vans for the homeless

Find the full details of their work here.

Grace Eyre Foundation

The Grace Eyre Found supports those with learning disabilities in contributing to their local communities. Working across Sussex Grace Eyre strive to support people gain their independence, housing, find employment and take part in local social events and activities. Their vision is for a society that includes people with learning disabilities as equals and are part of and contribute to their community. Take a look at how their support people with learning disabilities on their website here.

How To Donate

Though Matt and the other participants are looking forward to the challenge of the ride itself; the goal is to raise money for the brilliant causes. To donate, please visit the GoFundMe page and give as much as you can to support the causes and the trip.

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