London to Brighton by Land Rover

Simple Things

On Sunday 5th October the South London and Surrey Land Rover Club  [see post] ran the 16th London to Brighton run with several hundred people camping at the start point at Hook End, Epsom…. It used to be Alexandra Palace park until the London Congestion Charges hit the diesel engined members.


Anyhow the day started at -2C, with clear skys and was well organised. The Land Rovers assembled from across Europe. A lot had camped at the start point overnight.

Many clubs were represented but also there were lots of  simple citizens out to do the run, raise funds for charity and compare vehicles. Every Land Rover is different; even two that ran off the production line sequentially will, by the time they hit the road be tweaked by their owners.


Interestingly between London and Brighton every halt, service station, garage and lay -by had land rovers stopped – meeting with friends (or awaiting…

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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