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London To Brighton Kit And Sports Run 2018


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#1 Clive

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:03 AM

Hi, watched Genevieve yesterday and wondered if there was a kit run....and there is:

https://www.classicm.../kit-and-sports

Has anyone done it?
Is anyone interested in doing it in 2018?

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#2 RichardL

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:14 PM

£95 would cover the juice and a pub lunch -   i.e. could just do an adhoc run with club members, no fee, and less traffic?


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#3 florin metal works

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:24 PM

Expensive & starts 24 miles from the proper L2B



#4 Bob Tucker

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:33 PM

I did it once, but as ,Richard says it was expensive and you could have a better club run for far less the only good part was being allowed to run one at a time along the promenade in front of an appreciative audience.

It always takes longer to put it right than do it right.


#5 Bob Tucker

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:33 PM

I did it once, but as ,Richard says it was expensive and you could have a better club run for far less the only good part was being allowed to run one at a time along the promenade in front of an appreciative audience.

It always takes longer to put it right than do it right.


#6 florin metal works

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:47 PM

Did the proper one twice -- in a steam car --- tiller steering at 25 mph & no brakes.



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 10:23 PM

Could do our own run Richard -- like Convoy -- just watched the film -- again.



#8 RichardL

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:34 AM

I'd be up for that at some point... 
Not seen that film in years - do they start westminster bridge? - then must be A23 - Streatham, Croydon, Purley...etc
 

Make a bit of a diversion Brighton end to Ditchling beacon?
Newhaven fort, and/or Beachy head would make a more interesting end point, not traditional I grant you, I'm just not overkeen on cities :)


Joining up for the start may be the challenge - i.e. finding a spot where the parking won't force you to take out a second mortgage!


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:07 AM

I'd be up for that at some point... 
Not seen that film in years - do they start westminster bridge? - then must be A23 - Streatham, Croydon, Purley...etc


I can understand why the official run doesn't bother starting there, I used to commute in that way and while it might have been nice in Genevieve's day, it's a hole now. Although we'd get a lot of attention...

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:10 AM

Could start Purley way - opposite the old aerodrome, nothing amazing to see -  but plenty of free parking..
 


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:36 PM

Does the official run just follow the A23 down to Brighton? Pretty dull route, I can tell you...I know some much more interesting runs and roads in the area (done them all on my bike numerous times).

 

If the DVLA get their finger out and get me my V5 this week, I'll be there this weekend on my first run out!  #notintheleastbitexcited


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:40 PM

Hi Nelmo,

I dont know - I couldn't find a map;  I was playing with google this morning though and trying to find what might have been the old A23.

Agree with you - its not the most exiting route any longer ... A23 is all motorway and the central trees etc all gone :(

 

South downs more interesting...

My striaght/ish line - ended up looking more like this - if the historic A23 didn't take this route - my vote is it should have :)

https://www.google.c...2m1!1b1!3e0!4e1

 

More fun to be had on an east west south downs/rye/hythe etc run!

But I guess it depends where you start?

What do you think?


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:43 PM

Heading east before Brighton through Plumpton then down the A275,  traffic willing would make a nice end...
 


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:57 PM

Looking on Google earth there seems to be a lot of parking available on "South Carriage Drive"    & only a short distance away from the trad start of going over Westminster Bridge.  Is it free parking there & how many cars would fit early morning? Would our "Gas Guzzlers" be allowed into central London?  Haven't been for a long time.



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:50 PM

That bit from Crawley southwards is very good but the best road IMO is the A272 that goes east-west. I've not really gone further east beyond Tunbridge - must do that some time...