It has been a stressful week here at GE towers! We were advised by our 2017 start venue, Mercedes-Benz World, that there had been a misunderstanding about our booking for 2017 and that they had DOUBLE BOOKED on Sunday 4th June.
The secret is, as always, 'Don't Panic Mr Mainwaring!' (Can you name the Dad's Army character whose famous catchphrase this was?)
So a couple of phone calls and a flying visit to Weybridge and I am pleased to announce that the 2017 London to Brighton runs will now start from inside BROOKLANDS MUSEUM.
You will be some of the first people to see the recently unearthed historic Start and Finish line of the original racing circuit and have time to explore the fabulous motoring village before we flag you off on your journey with the union flag in front of Concorde. A big thank you to the team at the Museum for stepping in to assist us at short notice.
Remember we are encouraging everyone to dress to impress on the day with either period dress or fancy dress, with awards presented on the seafront at Brighton.
We are off to Brighton next week to do the finalise this year's routes and we look forward to seeing you at the START line in Brooklands Museum on Sunday 4th June.
Ooops nearly forgot, it was of course Lance-Coporal Jack Jones who was always in a panic!