London to Brighton Property Cycle

The annual London to Brighton cycle ride takes place this Sunday, starting in Clapham South and culminating 54 miles later at the beach front in Brighton.

Along the London to Brighton cycle route property values can vary greatly, and home service marketplace Plentific has taken the trouble to plot the average property prices along the route.

With London being such a hotspot for jobs, a comfortable daily commute is often a key factor when purchasing a property a little further away from the city centre. As a result, the value of properties outside the capital can often skyrocket if located near good local transport links.

The properties towards the start of the route tend to offer slightly less in terms of space, in comparison to the rural areas where land is vast.

Starting at Clapham (1) the average property price of around £890,000 rises closer to the £1 million mark as the cyclists travel across Wandsworth Common to Earlsfield (3).

Property soon becomes more affordable however, as the route moves away from london through Tooting and Mitcham to Beddington Corner (6) which boasts the lowest average property prices on the 54 mile stretch at about £330,000.

As the route moves through Surrey prices begin to rise again with Coulsdon (10) and Redhill (12) requiring over three-quarters of a million to buy the average property in these areas.

Average property prices begin to tumble again as the cyclists cross the border from Surrey to Sussex, with Crawley (13) representing the second most affordable area on the route. Average property prices in the West Sussex town near Gatwick stand at around £350,000.

With the route moving into East Sussex, through places such as East Grinstead (14), Ardingly (15) and Burgess Hill (17), prices can vary between about £400-600,000 for the average property.

Finally, the cyclists will arrive, tired and weary, in Brighton. This is where one of the greatest variance in prices can be seen.

In the northern areas of Brighton average property prices are well below £500,000. However, once the cyclists hit the end of their 54 mile journey at Brighton Marine Parade, average property prices would have risen in that last short few miles to around £850,000 for the popular locations near the seafront.