Better Bike Social heads to Brighton

Organiser of Brighton event Kelly Dibbert unveils the highlights of the seaside event from 10-14 July


Better Bike Social is coming to Brighton this July.

You may remember in January 2024, the UK’s first Better Bike Social kicked off in Hackney,where over 300 bike folk passed through the doors of Morris+Co over 4 days.


Here’s a reminder of what it’s all about and why Brighton have joined forces with Hackney.


Better Bike Social is a festival of the bike; a gathering of multiple voices across a range of talks, workshops, and weekend rides. The festival has a single purpose; to celebrate the many ways in which ‘BIKES MAKE LIFE BETTER’; an opportunity to bring a broad community of people together to exchange passions, interests, knowledge and experience across a spectrum of bicycle related themes.  It worked……


On a cold evening in February, an everyday cycle commuter, sometimes mountain biker and occasional mini break cyclist, Kelly Dibbert, heard that Chris Bruntlett from the Dutch Cycling Embassy was going to be in town for the Better Bike Social and thought she’d head to London for the evening.  She left feeling totally inspired and ready to connect the various cycling worlds of Brighton and Hove. After a quick chat with Joe Morris from Morris+Co the Brighton festival was created!


There will be 3 evenings of talks from local bike curious folk. The talks will cover topics such as ‘Kidical Mass’, cargo bikes, charity rides, art, activism, women of colour in cycling and the world naked bike ride. 


At the weekend, there will be a series of group rides catering to a range of groups and abilities.There’s a 60km Business Leaders Ride, a 25km women’s picnic and a 70km mental health ride + two more and all rides have compulsory snack/coffee stops and good vibes.


The talks are 10th, 11th, and 12th July from 6.30PM, and will be hosted at Propellernet, Castle Square House Brighton BN1 1EG


The group rides are on 13th and 14th July, with various start times, and meeting places.


Food is sponsored by three local sustainable food businesses, Purezza pizzas, Happy Maki sushi and Smorl’s houmous and falafel cafe and catering.


Full details can be found on our site


Tickets are free, and you can register via our instagram profile or the website



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