Surrey Run 2014 organised by the Epsom MG Owners Club.
Five members (3 cars) joined the Run in July starting at Bocketts Farm near Leatherhead and finishing at
‘The Historic Dockyard Chatham” a run of some 66 miles. Rain at the start soon cleared to be a brilliant day
with a total of 180 cars taking part in aid of the Local Charities.
If you have never visited Chatham Docks it is well worth a visit, allow lots of time in order to see and take an active
participation in making rope in the worlds oldest (1618) Rope Works, go on board three historic warships,
the HM Submarine OCELOT 1962, HMS Cavalier 1944 and HMS Gannet 1878 plus interesting other Navy related items.
Travelling down we called at Bletchley Park, the Second World War Code Breakers home, again a visit we would recommend.
Paul, Jenny, Brian, Val and Stuart
The Big Picnic
Members with nine cars spent a relaxing day sat in the Valley Gardens in aid of Harrogate Hospital.
It is just a meet and chat time for those involved, listen to bands and also promote our show.
Dave & Sue Abbott organised a run to precede the BBQ taking in parts of Yorkshire
‘Le Tour’ did not reach. We met at Sophies’ coffee shop in Hampsthwaite for coffee,
a pretty venue if you happen to be out that way, and wound through the villages to
Greenhow and across to Thruscross reservoir. We crossed the moors and down into
Pateley before heading up to Lofthouse and more reservoirs. The route then went round the Swinton estate
before winding it’s way through the villages again to finish at Birstwith and the Station Hotel for the BBQ.
It was a beautiful day until the last few miles when the heavens opened and it poured down for the rest of the day.
Needless to say it was an indoor BBQ!
The Yorkshire Pudding Run
There was a large turn out from our club (14 cars) amongst the 150 cars present to support this run organised by Leeds MG & Classic Car Club.
The run started at Craiglands in Ilkley and went on a 90 miles run up to Hawes and back down through the Dales.
Many stayed for the meal and entertainment afterwards, some even enjoying a nights stay at the hotel.
This has become a regular fixture on the calendar and is already booking up for next year.