Madeira Drive – closure for the Classic Car run

One of the city’s most popular outdoor event spaces, Madeira Drive, will be back in action this weekend to welcome the Classic Car run this Sunday, 6 June.
As long as the government’s roadmap for a safe re-opening of activities remains in place, there are plans for Madeira Drive to host a further nine events this year.
They will offer residents and visitors a welcome opportunity to enjoy and participate in outdoor events on the seafront.

Madeira Drive has a long history of hosting events in the city including the Brighton Marathon, Veteran Car Run and Burning the Clocks.

We look forward to them returning stronger than ever and supporting the city’s cultural and economic recovery.

Arrangements for Sunday’s event

Madeira Drive will be closed to traffic for Sunday’s event.

During the closure from 6am to 6pm, the new cycle lane will remain partially closed to ensure adequate space for the safety of the event.

Travelling from west to east of the city along Madeira Drive, the cycle lane will remain open from the Aquarium roundabout until opposite the Madeira Café.  

Cyclists will then be asked to dismount and walk the short distance to Concorde 2 where the cycle lane will be open. The same applies travelling from the east to west of the city along Madeira Drive. 
Parking will be suspended, apart from parking for disabled Blue Badge holders where the event organisers will accommodate parking requirements where possible. There will be Blue Badge parking along the northern section of Madeira Drive by the Sealife Centre and gym. 

Future events

Where possible, we will be working closely with events’ organisers to enable continued access to the cycle lane and disabled parking during events on Madeira Drive.
The next planned events are:

Outdoor events have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of participants and spectators. However, events will need to meet Covid-safe requirements before they can take place.
All events are subject to change as they will depend on the government restrictions that may be in place at the time.

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