Saturday 12th September is the date for the annual Brighton Speed Trials, held on Madeira Drive in the East Sussex seaside town of Brighton, as the name suggests.
Known for its ecclectic mix of machinery, the Brighton Sprint has classic cars and bikes alongside the faster specific drag bikes, although don't be thinking you can just turn up and run. It's almost become an invitational, as the limited number of entrants is invariably filled with previous years' competitors, keen to run once more in front of the expansive crowds at the historic venue.
Brighton Speed Trials
The following day sees Madeira Drive at the focus for the Ace Cafe's Brighton Burnup, with up to 10,000 bikes leaving the Ace Cafe on London's North Circular Road at 10am, and anything up to 50,000 in Brighton later in the day!