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Brightona has gone from strength to strength over the years with the help of lots of local bikers. It has been great to see so many people helping out of the goodness of their hearts to raise money for the
Sussex Heart Charity.

Since 2004 Brightona's FREE Motorbike Festivals has had thousands of visitors flocking to the shores of Brighton to raise funds for vital medical equipment.
So far over £145,000 has been raised to improve the lives of hundreds of people.


To support the good work Brightona undertakes please make your donation online by clicking on the 'Donate Here' button above. You can also drop some coins in the collection buckets at one of the many family days out held throughout the year. For further information please email


10th Anniversary of Brightona
On Sunday 13th October 2013 Brightona  celebrated its 10th Anniversary, and the  Brightona Charity Riders Trustees and the members want to thank everyone who have attended this event over the 10 years... read more

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Brightona would like to thank to all the loyal sponsors, stall holders, musicians and volunteers who are essential to making these events a success! If you would like to get involved please contact Abby Goldin on 01273 708151 or email

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"The Mayoress and I were delighted to support Brightona at their annual event in October; certainly less surprised than our neighbours when a splendid collection of trikes and bikes revved up to our house to collect us. Though the Mayoress is svelte and elegant by nature she was thrilled to jump into some jeans for the ride and doubly pleased when she realised that she would not have to wear a helmet - thereby saving her carefully coiffured hair - and enabling her to really rock her ‘biker chick’ chic!

The journey to the seafront was fun and a sight to behold for onlookers as our police escort kept us moving at a steady pace. Madeira Drive itself was thronged and the Mayoress and I shared a quick jive on arrival – only to be caught by a photographer for posterity … so much for the dignity of office! Brightona do so much for charity and add so much to the reputation of our city; where else would a bunch of bikers be raising money for those less able? Only in Brighton & Hove; and as Mayor this year I was delighted to be given the ride of a lifetime." Ciir Brian Fitch, Mayor of Brighton & Hove.

"Hope you all had a good time at Brightona this year. It was a real good day. I would like to thank all the stall holders and volunteers and hope you will all attend next year. All ride safely throughout the year and I look forward to seeing you all next year 2015." Lawerence, Brightona Charity Rider

"This year was my first year volunteering for the Brightona Charity Riders at their three events and I’ve really enjoyed helping out. Brightona is a great event raising money for a great cause and I will definitely be volunteering next year!" Sutton, Brightona Volunteer

"Brightona 2014, one of the best ever held. The annual Brightona ride out to escort the Mayor of Brighton and Hove to open the event was led by organiser Abby Goldin assisted by 2 quick response vehicles and a Police motorcycle outrider. The Mayor Brian Fitch was accompanied by his wife Norah who rode on the back of Abby’s Harley Davidson trike leaving the Mayor to ride pillion on a my Harley Davidson motorcycle to the event. Thousands of bikers descended onto Brighton seafront to enjoy the bands on 3 stages, admire the custom bikes or make those special purchases from any one of the trade stalls up and down Madeira Drive. The event helped the Brightona Charity Riders raise a total of £26,000 this year for the Royal Sussex County Hospital’s Cardiac unit." Robert Every, Brightona

"As a Brightona Rider and Volunteer, I arrived at 5am to setup on the day with Abby and worked with many others to provide an outstanding event to raise funds for a worthy cause and was proud to attend on the ride in with the Mayor and Mayoress of Brighton. After a full hard days work I sat down on Madiera drive at 6pm for a coffee and chat with friends. Although quite exhausted I smiled and bid fair well to the last few remaining and rode home. See you all next year. Ride safe andbe well." Tone, Brightona

"Well, another successful Brightona and what a wonderful day it was. We had some fantastic bands this year and we would like to give them a big thank you for giving up their time and playing free as their contributions to the charity. Thank you also Mark from Pitch Black for supplying the stages and PA systems etc. Many thanks to Janine and Peter from Harrison Billet who put all their hard work into running the great custom show for yet another year! Thanks to our new security team Concierge & Security Ltd. Thanks to Ian Taylor and Jo Osborne from Brighton and Hove City Council for letting us use Madeira Drive. Thanks to Brighton Police for all their help. Thanks to all the volunteers who came to help this year and last but not least thanks to all the good people who give up their time and energy for no reward throughout the year apart from the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped many heart patients in some way, Brightona Charity Riders." Abby & Val, Brightona organisers

If you would like to get involved please contact Abby Goldin on 01273 708151 or




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Sunday 13th October 2013 saw Brightona launch it's main event on Madeira Drive in Brighton for the tenth year running. Even with all the rain spirits were not dampened, everyone enjoyed themselves and had fun. The array of bands including Micky Hart & The Heartbreakers, Nark Drool & The Shudders and Snakebyte got crowds dancing. Bikers suited up and drove their pride and joy into the arena. Stall holders wowed with a massive selection of accessories and must have items. Faces smiled as competitions where won. But most of all money was raised for charity.

"Thoroughly good day, enjoyed by all fab as always, roll on next year!!!" Margaret Loftus
"Massive well done to everyone who either worked on the day or turned up to enjoy the event.
The rain was not going to stop us having fun and raising money. Fantastic team work as always."
Rachael Coles
"Its always a good day out for a brilliant cause with some excellent peeps!!" Vikki Jayne Vandweller
"Was an awesome day shame about the weather but not to worry was still a fabulous day." Chris Smith



Brightona Yearly Events

Brightona Charity Riders hold many events throughout the year. The biggest of these is the Brightona Bike Show held on Madeira Drive every October. You can always expect, a fun packed time with some amazing motorcycles, hot rods, live music, stalls and not forgetting the wall of death!! When it comes to the bikes there are many categories including Best Bike in Show, Best Custom Bike, to name a few, plus Best Hot Rod.

Music is a vital part of Brightona and many bands perform at each event, so bring your dancing shoes!! Finally why not treat yourself or a loved one to something from one of the many stalls offering leather wear, bike memorabilia, plus much more to fill your shopping bags.

If you would like to contribute but can't make it to an event or want to get involved as a volunteer, marshall, stall holder or to enter competitions, help raise money or simply keep up to date with upcoming events, contact Abby Goldin on 01273 708151 or email

2012 events saw Heartbeat held at Brighton Marina, Rock & Roll Exstravaganser held at Hove town hall and finally the Brightona main event held on Madeira Drive in Oct - This is now the biggest charity motorbike event in the whole of England! 2011 events included Heartbeat, The Spring Rock Bikes & Bands, An Autumn Rock'n'Rolli and finally delivering Xmas gifts to the Sycamore Court Nursing Home in Dec.



To support the good work Brightona undertakes please make your donation online by clicking the 'Donate Here' button above. You can also drop some coins in the collection buckets at one of the many family days out held throughout the year. For further information please email

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