Events on Madeira Drive

Madeira Drive has a long history of hosting key events in the city including the Brighton Marathon, the London to Brighton Bike Ride and the Veteran Car Run, and we fully support those events returning stronger than ever before. 

They are an iconic part of the city’s culture and success and we look forward to them being part of our city’s future for years to come.

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we temporarily closed the road to motor vehicles to provide a safe space for our residents to walk and cycle.

The closure has allowed people to exercise while being able to keep a safe distance from one another and we have received a lot of positive feedback from those who’ve used the space over the last few months.

While the temporary road closure remains in place, Madeira Drive will be open and available when necessary to host these events in both the short and long term.  We will continue to work with event organisers to ensure a full programme can return to Madeira Drive in a healthier, stronger and safer city.

We will be bringing forward this programme to committee in September.

Residents can have their say on our temporary transport and public space measures, by completing our online survey.

Gary Wilkinson

Deputy Chair, Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee


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