7 November 2010
London to Brighton with the Veteran Cars
Ride to Brighton with 500 cars built 1905 or earlier. The route is on
the main road and much is marshalled with some sections closed to
normal motor traffic.
Meet 7am prompt in the Blackheath Station Car Park for a quick ride to
Croydon where we shall converge with the Veteran Car Route.
This ride is suitable for older children who are confident cyclists,
can maintain about 15mph on flat roads and can cope with long hills.
Bring snacks and plenty of them!
Note that there are no direct trains from Brighton to London on
Sunday. Instead we must change at Littlehampton or Ford. This
increases the journey time considerably. (Last year we suffered the
same problem, but it was the same train which took us from Brighton to
Littlehampton that took us from Littlehampton to Victoria!)
Depart Arrive* Duration Change
16:47 19:02 2:15 Littlehampton
17:17 19:46 2:29 Ford
17:47 20:02 2:15 Littlehampton
18:17 20:46 2:29 Ford
18:47 21:02 2:15 Littlehampton
19:17 21:46 2:29 Ford
19:47 22:02 2:15 Littlehampton
*Arrival at Victoria, East Croydon is 22 minutes earlier.
Also note that at Littlehampton there is 10 minutes between arrival
and departure times, but at Ford there is just 4 minutes. If a train
is missed there will be a one hour wait for the next service.