The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club, as founded in 1924, inaugurated the First Pioneer Run for veteran motorcycles to Brighton in 1930.
And the Run has been repeated every year since, except when prevented by war from 1940–‘45, in the fuel crisis of 1974, during the foot and mouth outbreak of 2001 and thanks to bad weather in 2013. Consequently, in 2019 the club will be celebrating the 80th running of the event, to be held on Sunday, March 24.
Recognised internationally as a very special event in the world of veteran motorcycling, the Pioneer
Run attracts the largest gathering of pre-1915 solos, sidecars and tricycles in the world, providing the public with the opportunity to see more than 300 early machines aged between 105 and 123 years old, in action on the road and on display at Brighton.
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