Get Involved


With 15,000 riders of all abilities taking part and tens of thousands of spectators lining the streets in support, Vélo South is set to showcase West Sussex at its very best!

If you are a West Sussex based business or have a great community idea, we encourage you to play host and become part of the Vélo South celebrations. Whether you want to host a Bake-Off, BBQ, or simply create a special offer inspired by the event, we would love to hear how you can celebrate Vélo South and make it a day to remember for all involved. Take a look at what’s already going on around the route here.

If you would like some ideas on how to give your business a boost, or to share your amazing idea with us, get in touch at with “Get Involved” in the email title, and we’ll do what we can to help!



We would love this major event to benefit local businesses and communities and our Community Celebration Fund has been set-up to help inspire you to make the most of the big day.

The Vélo South Community Celebration Programme provides a platform for the event to support local businesses, residents and community groups in making the most out of the event day and spreading the celebratory atmosphere across the county.

The programme has been set up to help fund the most creative, inclusive and celebratory ideas out there which will not only add to the atmosphere of the day, but will also help inspire the county to hop on the saddle and get cycling.

Ideas might range from pub garden BBQ’s, a bike painting competition or community parties with a cycling twist. For inspiration, take a look at some examples from previous Vélo events.

To enter the programme and be in with a chance of being awarded financial support, simply complete our entry form below by midnight on August 31st 2018.




All ideas must be activities or activations held on the event day (Sunday 23rd September 2018). All other requests will not be considered.

Winners and final sums awarded are chosen at the full discretion of the organisers of Vélo South (CSM Active Limited) may not be the full amount requested in an application.

Vélo South reserves the right to close programme entries at any time.

Vélo South reserves the right to withdraw the competition at any time, except where an award has been allocated and the donation sum agreed in writing.

Payment will be made as a donation-in-kind to the individual or organisation paying for the required items for the activity/initiative. The applicant is responsible for the financial reporting required with this donation. Please allow 30 days from allocation and agreement of funding for the payment to be made.

Selected applicants will be obliged to enter into a grant agreement with Vélo South before any grant is released. If the selected applicant does not enter into the grant agreement within 2 (two) weeks of the grant agreement being sent to them, Vélo South reserves the right to select another applicant.

Please note that the organisation and management of any activity or activation is the sole responsibility of the applicant, including obtaining where relevant any insurance, licences, applications, permissions, and authorisation from local Councils and/or Safety Advisory Groups. Please include any relevant details of this in the form.