This year’s London to Brighton Pioneer Run, held on March 22 and organised as usual by the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club, will see Sammy Miller riding the museum’s faithful 1914 Alldays Matchless bike, which the ex-trials and road race star has used many times before without any problems – although that is a statement that is perhaps tempting fate a tad too much!.
The 499cc, 3½hp side valve single runs a two speed rear hub and, like many on the London to Brighton trip, has a belt drive, and actually has suspension built into the foot boards.
Leaving Tattenham Corner on Epsom Downs at 8am, the first of the riders will be arriving at Brighton City Airport – the new collecting point for the end of the run – from around10am.
More details can be found at www.sunbeam-mcc.co.uk
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