London to Brighton cycle ride

Initial London to Brighton poster 1976
The first attempt at the ride 1st May 1976 – a strange route! Too close to exams for me.
1978 route sheet
Classic route sheet for “third Friends of the Earth London to Brighton cycle rally”, 6 May 1978. My first, or was this actually a leftover sheet I was given in ’79, when I was more likely to have been available?
Top of Ditchling Beacon. I spy Bryn Davies (GLC councillor, standing), Vanessa Pooley (right edge), and is that Nick Lester, left middle? Spring 1985, doesn’t look very warm!
Cycling a Lyons Maid trike in relays (not that I could control the thing), selling the contents on the way. Was it Billy Connolly we saw whizz past at one stop? Organised by Nick Darbyshire, at the front. Sarah on the trike, GT just behind. The contact print says 1986.
On Brighton beach. Sue, John, Paul, Mike, um… Probably the first outing for that yellow and black waterproof. Photo by: unknown.

The organisation of these early rides (apart from the first) involved London Cycling Campaign, Bricycles and Friends of the Earth.

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