London to Brighton Runs
From pedestrian walks and runs in the early 19th century, to the first rail line from London Victoria in 1841, the London to Brighton route is a well-trodden course.
London to Brighton Runs culminate at one of Britain’s most iconic locations - Madeira Drive. This modern road to the seafront was the scene of the MODs and Rockers’ fights in the 1960s. Today this open seafront road offers space for parking, spectators and wandering amongst the runners and their chosen vehicles of transportation.
Check out our timeline of annual London to Brighton events below.
NB: Please use the search bar above or refer to individual event websites for specific dates.
Pioneer Run - Organised by The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club, this annual run to Brighton has been going for over 75 years and feaures motorcycles, tricycles and bikes with sidecars that 'left the factory' before 1st January 1915.
London2Brighton Challenge - This journey of 100km is a test of mental and physical strength. This unforgettable journey is tough but achievable whether you walk, jog or even run it!
HVCR – Historic Commercial Vehicle Run - Celebrating historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes, this shows off how cars and vans have been re-shaped to fulfil all manner of needs and requirements.
MG Regency Run - The annual Regency Run is organised jointly by the MG Car Club and the MG Owners' Club. You will see all sorts of MGs along Madeira Drive - from the 1920s to the present day, from the very classy to the nifty and sporty.
Mini Run - One of Brighton's most iconic annual car runs, and one of the city's biggest with 2100+ minis on the run.
London to Brighton Bike Ride - The largest charity bike-ride in the UK, this run sees over 27,000 riders cycle from the capital to the coast, all in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
Capital to Coast Bike Ride - A charity bike ride, raising money for Norwood and the Down’s Syndrome Association.
Classic Car Run - All cars over 25 years old are eligible to join this run which started in 1998 and takes a scenic route to the South Coast.
London to Brighton Jaguar Run - Annual run which sees around 350 Jag enthusiasts take a leisurely drive to the south coast.
Brighton MOD Weekender - An integral part of the London to Brighton calendar, the original celebration of sixties modernist style lasts all weekend and sees a vast array of Vespas descend on Brighton seafront.
Ace Café Reunion ‘Brighton Burn Up’ - Get your motor running… The Ace Café Reunion sees up to 40,000 motorbikes descending on Brighton’s seafront, for a free, grand day out at the seaside.
London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride - A testing 75 mile challenge mixing cycle, single-track and forest paths to get to Brighton.
Brighton Breeze – VW Camper Vans - The Brighton Breeze is the annual run for all Volkswagen camper van enthusiasts. Founded in 1983, it’s dedicated to the preservation, love, care and enjoyment of the pre-1967 VW vans, which are often joined by hundreds of beautiful Beetles.
Land Rover Run - Established in 1999, the drive starts in Crystal Palace and this event has gone from strength to strength.
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run - Commemorating the Emancipation Run of 14 November 1896, this annual run attracts hundreds of vintage vehicles from the UK and abroad as well as thousands of spectators.