Abels 1941 Bedford MLD in Abels livery, took part in the London to Brighton Commercial Vehicles Run for 2016.
This event held on the first Sunday in May, sees over 200 vehicles enter the run. The commercial vehicles assemble at Crystal Palace Park in South London and travel to Brighton via Crawley. Entrants set off from Crystal Palace between 7am and 9am with the first arrivals to Brighton at around 10:30am onwards.
Abels Bedford MLD left Crystal Palace at around 8:50am after the truck and the drivers were refuelled, and then headed out of the park and up the challenging climb. Travelling up to Crawley, the journey is then down hill to Brighton. Maud had a couple of stops on the final leg to Brighton arriving a little later than estimated.
At Brighton the Abels Bedford MLD received her finishers plate which is proudly displayed, having arrived at Brighton at around 2:30pm.
The event continued with the finishers at Brighton on display on the seafront where the crowds were able to get a closer look at Maud and the other commercial vehicles.
It was great to see so many historical commercial vehicles brought together again.
Crystal Palace – London – The Start
High Street – Crawley – Half Way Stopping Point
Sea Front – Brighton – The Finishing Point