27th Pendle Run 2019
Each year we plan our Pendle run in much the same way. First, our route and our welcome to our entrants – and then we unroll our prayer mats in the hope of good weather! This year proved warm and showery and our fifty-eight cars wove their way around the country lanes, respectful of the sheep that inhabit the surrounding moors. A majority of M.G.’s on show, but good to see a Humber Sceptre, an E Type Jaguar and an astonishingly immaculate Aston Martin, one of three made to race at Le Mans in the 1930’s.
Our best kept secret is the stunning countryside that Lancashire and Yorkshire had on show as we followed the route by the River Wharfe, from Kilnsey – with its busy café and trout farm – to Arncliffe, over the moors close to Malham Tarn and on to Langcliffe. Villages full of character whose residents have green fingers, with gardens to prove it, and crossing over the River Ribble – the Bowland Fells visible on this route – and onto Slaidburn, a smart Lancashire village giving another opportunity for refreshment and a little local craft shopping. Travelling on through the Forest of Bowland, we completed the run back to the Old Stone Trough, having driven just short of ninety miles.
Having a meal here gives everyone the chance to compare notes on the run, catch up with friends and relax. Each year, with the support of all the entrants, it gives us the opportunity to donate to a local charity and this year we presented the Rosemere Foundation with a cheque for £500 – a worthy cause helping to fight the battle against cancer.
Thank you to Janet for this report and to all the entrants: we have enjoyed your company and hope to see you next year.