As most of you probably know, next Sunday 4th November, is the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. As in previous years some of us will meet and park up in Woodlands Rd; just past the traffic lights on the Brighton Road (A23) half way up the hill leading out from Redhill, Surrey, to watch the main bulk of the cars struggle up the hill. We will then travel the same route, no doubt overtaking many on the road or when they are parked up for their halfway stop in Crawley until we reach Clayton Hill on the A273 just past the town of Hassocks. This is a long hill which is made one way for the duration of the run and half way up the hill on the right, VMCC member, Ian Pollard, has a rural property that provides an excellent viewing point and where coffee, tea, sandwiches etc. are available. Proceeds going to the NSPCC. You’re free to leave the ride out at any point to return home or for those willing to fight the traffic in Brighton, to continue on to there.
The early cars will reach Redhill by around 8.0 am with most of the cars having passed by 10.0 am. I know it’s an early start but you have had an extra hour in bed all this week, so no excuses!
If the weather is chucking it down, forget the whole thing. We’re supposed to be enjoying riding our bikes, not suffering!