Borough Market barber Mike Hobbs and a team of friends have restored an old tradition by pushing a market barrow from Brighton to London.
Mike Hobbs (centre) with some of his team-mates in Borough Market (the rest were asleep in the back of the backup minibus)
The 2004 Mike Hobbs team left Brighton at 4.15am on Sunday and arrived at the Market Porter pub in Borough Market at 5pm. There was no stop for lunch and, but for a brush with Sussex Police who were unhappy about the barrow being pushed on a fast stretch of road, the time of 12 hours 45 minutes might have been even more impressive.
Bill Spring and granddaughter Sarah Davis welcomed the team outside the Market Porter
This time there was a big welcome at the Market Porter pub where there had been uncertainty all day about progress. Unfortunately the wheels of the barrow produced enough noise on the tarmac to drown out the ringing of mobile phones.
Among the welcome party was Bill Spring and his granddaughter Sarah Davis.
• Donations are being invited to the Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal at Guy's Hospital in honour of the event.
• On-coming traffic included veteran cars which had passed through SE1 between 8 and 9am as part of the annual London to Brighton run.
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