Brighton speed trials


The VMCC Sprint Section will once again be organising the motorcycle side of things at the annual Brighton Speed Trials, by kind invitation of The Brighton and Hove Motor Club.

The Brighton Speed Trials is considered to be the longest running motor sport event in the world as it first ran in 1905. Jump forward 113 years and Saturday, September 1, 2018, sees yet another running of this iconic event, the current format being a standing-start ¼ mile sprint along Brighton seafront’s Madeira Drive.

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Up to 200 cars and 75 motorcycles will take part during the day.

It’s not unusual to have a mix of bikes entered from the 1920s right up to current day, and when we say ‘entered,’ the bikes in the paddock are the bikes that are given the beans along the seafront!

Spectator entry includes a free programme and access to the paddock area, so not only can the variety of machines be seen at close quarters, the riders/drivers/mechanics can be chatted to if you want to know some detail about the machinery. There’s a 20% reduction for advance tickets up to August 24 – details at

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