Longmynd vintage run a success despite that ever-constant rain

Nick and Mary Lewis with Jacko, along with Brian and Rosemary Monteith and Charlie and Carol Edwards. Two of these participants turned into some prestigious guests who took part in the run.

Pete Griffiths leading the procession through Walcot Hall.

First published in News

A COUPLE of re gal imposters’ ended jubilee year when they gatecrashed the annual midwinter run of the Longmynd Vintage Vehicle Club.

The club held its annual Christmas Road Run starting from Bishop’s Castle and finishing at the Crown Inn at Wentnor.

The event was organised by club members Pete Griffiths and Steve Owen and despite dreadful weather some brave souls entered into the fun raising money for the club’s nominated charity for this year, the Midlands Air Ambulance.

When it comes to the elements the club is short on luck with a previous mid winter run having to be postponed until later in the year because of snow and ice.

The run took in a route which went over Oakley Mynd, Edgton, Hopesay, Beamsbridge, Hundred House, Kempton, Walcot Hall, Lydbury North and then a very wet group of road runners made their way to Wentnor to enjoy a lunch with around 40 club members and guests.

A grand draw took place with all profits also going to the clubs charity.

The club holds an annual tractor run in June and then weather permitting also has a run at Christmas. Participants pay to join the run and raise money for charity.

“It was so disappointing to have a really wet day but that did not spoil the fun and all who participated enjoyed the run through the beautiful south Shropshire countryside,”

said committee member Karen Bavastock.

“We had people taking part from Shrewsbury, Hereford and Yorkshire as well as local members and everyone enjoyed the day.

“You really don’t have to venture far from Bishop’s Castle to realise just how lucky we are to live in this area and despite the weather the views were beautiful.”

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