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50th Coventry to Brighton Run 18-19 April 2015
In the 1950s a motorcyclist by the name of Fred Lewis used to ride regularly from Coventry to visit friends in Brighton. It occurred to him that the run would make a good test for vintage machines, and so with the help of several motorcycling friends the Coventry to Brighton Run was born in 1962, organised by the Midland section of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club. The Run continued on an annual basis, with organisation moving to the VMCC Warwickshire Section until 2011, when operational difficulties stopped it for 3 years. Back this year under the auspices of the Midland Section again, the rejuvenated Run attracted an entry of 112 machines ranging from a 1913 Clyno to a modern hyper sports Kawasaki.
By tradition, the entrants are flagged away from Coventry Transport Museum by the Lord Mayor of Coventry, and the rider of the oldest machine carries a letter of greeting from the Mayor to his or her counterpart in Brighton. The BMCT has again assisted with the revived event, picking up where we left off in 2011, and sponsoring the coffee and bacon rolls enjoyed by the competitors before they mount up for the 160 mile challenge that lies ahead.