Pendle Run 2018
Once again, we were blessed with sunny weather for the 26th Pendle Run on the 3rd of June 2018.
We were fortunate to have a great array of cars, from a Jaguar E-Type to a Jensen and an AC Cobra and, of course, the whole family of MGs.
After registration and refreshments cars set off on the route, organised by Mick and Barbara, complete with Tulip directions. Travelling through Barnoldswick to the Ribble Valley, passing Whalley we went to Hurst Green, proceeding up the drive
for a magnificent view of the world renowned Stonyhurst College.
A stiff climb into the next valley took us through Chipping and past Bowland Forest Gliding Club, where a couple of our members had flown earlier in the week. But, as we approached the Fleece Inn, near Dolphinholme, our secretary was found wandering in the road looking for directions. He and his driver Ian were taken in hand and fed and watered at the hostelry along with ten other members.
We headed back through the Trough of Bowland, passing through the Queens Estate at Whitewell, over the hills via Tosside to see glorious views of Pendle. It was still sunny on our scenic drive back to our starting point, The Old Stone Trough at Kelbrook. After checking in, lucky winners could pick up raffle prizes (arranged in great looking baskets by the dynamic Janet) and peruse the book sale before going to the bar for well earned pie, chips and peas.
The day raised enough for us to present a cheque for £500 to North West and Lakes Blood Bikes. Three of their members were present along with two immaculate bikes. Many thanks to Members for their efforts in organising the day, our visitors for their contribution to another Pendle Run and to Roger for this write up.