The Rose of the Shires is the club’s annual charity run and takes place in May of each year and raises funds for a nominated charity. For the last few years the charity has been The Air Ambulance Service.
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With beautiful weather at the beginning of the day a great run was anticipated.
Some 60 cars were booked for the run although there were a couple who wondered whether they would get to the start having been caught up in the traffic heading to a super car event at Sywell. The same traffic caused problems on the actual run as the route brought the entrants back into Sywell.
On the Saturday there were concerns about the route as our Club Secretary, Richard Atley, ran into a road closure between Stoke Bruene and Blisworth. After some frantic work with online maps Richard and Lyn were guided back to Roade and then through to Blisworth via another road. Tony and Penny Reading, after checking the road round Roade and noting the sign posts, headed home and quickly wrote a page of amendments for the route book. Unfortunately the amended route missed out Stoke Bruene.
With cars arriving at Whilton Locks Garden Centre the organising team were able to relax and enjoy the continuing sunshine.
Feedback received so far has been really positive with several entrants expressing interest in returning for next year’s run and at least one membership in prospect.
Our supported charity is the Air Ambulance and whilst at Whilton we we able to see the helicopter in action due to an incident at the nearby karting venue.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped both on the day and in the background, and thanks in particular to all the sponsors whose generosity allowed the club to run the event.
Finally thanks to all the entrants, without whom this wouldn’t have happened, lets hope we’ll see you next year.
and once again is supporting
The Air Ambulance Service.
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