2020 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has been cancelled

The 2020 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has unfortunately been cancelled. The event was due to go ahead on Sunday 1 November, after initially receiving the green light in July. The continuing virus outbreak and the fluid situation has now forced the organisers to cancel this years run, becoming yet another automobile event to fall foul of the COVID19 outbreak.

The full statement from the Royal Automobile Club follows below:

“It is with deep regret that the Royal Automobile Club has been forced to cancel the 2020 RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (Sunday 1 November). Given that the Run has taken place without interruption since 1947, this decision has not been taken lightly.”

“The organisers have been working tirelessly with the local authorities along the route to plan a Run which would be safe for the participants, staff and spectators. However, respecting the Government’s efforts to control the current rise in COVID-19 infections, this is no longer possible.”

“All participants and supporters are now looking forward to celebrating the 125th Anniversary in style next year on 7 November 2021.”

“The Royal Automobile Club would like to thank the Veteran Car Run Steering Group, partners and participants for their encouragement, commitment and support – and wish everyone a safe year ahead.”

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