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Chiltern Rally and Roadrun 2016
The cars gathered at the White Horse, Southill near Biggleswade on a bright Sunday lunchtime for the 26th running of this annual event. Everyone declared the Sunday lunchtime fayre to be excellent and by 2.0pm everyone was ready for the off on the roadrun. With route instructions supplied by Phil and Lynda we made our way through country lanes to the village of Willington near Bedford where there is a stonebuilt medieval barn and a stonebuilt Dovecote. The buildings were especially opened for us today and we were guided around by National Trust staff beautifully turned out in period costume.
There was a perfect opportunity to photograph the cars with the ancient Dovecote in the background.
After this interesting stop the route instructions took us onward. We passed through the village of Cardington which is dominated by the two huge “sheds” that house the new “Airlander” company, building the world’s largest airships. Further on we passed the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden and finished our run at “Jordans Mill” s on the River Ivel. Here there was an opportunity to view the mill workings and take refreshments in the tearoom on a terrace overlooking the river. We were surprised again by the large amount of tea and cake that is required to keep this club running.
As is our custom, the organisers awarded the “Chiltern Cup” to the car we would most like to take home with us, this being the 1959 Standard 10 belonging to Michael and Veronica Madden from Edgware in Middlesex who were attending their first Club event.
Everyone declared themselves well satisfied with the day’s events and we hope to see even more of you for the 27th running next September. Please keep your eye on the events listing for the date of the event.
The award winning Standard 10
The Participants gathered outside the ancient Dovecote at Willington
The Club’s secretary, Lynda Homer presents the Chiltern Cup to Michael and Veronica Madden