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The run on Wednesday 25th July will now be starting from The Beehive in Eamont Bridge at 7 pm - NOT the Sportsman's Inn as previously advertised. We will be eating about 8.30 pm, back at The Beehive.- their address is Eamont Bridge, Penrith CA10 2BX. website http://www.beehiveinnpenrith.co.uk/
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Lots of new photos in the gallery from our adventures so far this year - check them out!
Club night this Wednesday (25th) see the main event calendar:
tockify.com/tvrccevents/detail/200/1532541600000 for details.
North Cumbria & the Borders Region Report June 2018
We had 2 former ROs at the club night in April - Adrian and Les came along to help keep order and it was great to see them both. Our club nights through the summer months usually involve an hours run out, so our whereabouts will vary during this time. Please check the event calendar on the main club website before travelling. I need volunteers to lead the runs in August and September. The benefit is that you get to choose the start and end points as well as getting to take us out on your favourite roads! Give me a shout if you fancy a go.
The Mad Hatters run in April was a great success, many thanks to Gordon and Carolyn for organising a great route. We set off from Penrith for a run down through Tebay and out to Dent. We then headed down past the Ribblehead viaduct and across to Giggleswick where much artisan cheese was purchased at our tea stop - The Courtyard Dairy near Settle.
As you can see, we had TVRs classic and modern with owners old and young (at heart). All the cars behaved perfectly, as did their drivers. Despite several reminders some neglected to bring appropriate headwear but fortunately I brought some spares! It was a lovely start to the year and really got us in the mood for our forthcoming Scottish adventures.
Bronwen and I are also taking part in a weekend organised by the Sporting Bears Motor Club soon - its a (non-competitive) road rally taking in the Yorkshire Dales and Eastern side of the Lake District, all in aid of the Rainbow Trust. We usually see at least one or two TVRs on this event along with a great selection of classic and performance cars from lesser marques like Porsche, Ferrari and Lotus…
Finally - the region website (tvrcc-northcumbria.co.uk) is starting to fill out nicely with photos and event reports. If you’d like people to be able to see your pride and joy on the site feel free to send me any news and/or pictures and I’ll get them up.
All the best
Setting off from The Craggs Coffee House at Bothel - meet up from 10am depart at 11am prompt.
Great run out organised by Linda and James, ending up near Cockermouth for afternoon tea at 15.30
Booking essential - contact Linda ( email@example.com ) before 08 June if you are joining us for tea so she can add you to the reservation,
North Cumbria & the Borders Region Report May 2018
We enjoyed a great club night in March - the big turn out made up for cancelling February’s meeting. It was nice to see some familiar faces, especially former Griff owner Andy Matthews who runs Rainbow Camper Hire at Keswick. Swapping a TVR for a VW camper requires a certain ‘strength of character’ but even though Andy’s seven vans take a fair bit of maintenance, he says another TVR is a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’. You can take a look at Andy’s fleet by visiting www.vwcamperhire.net and he’ll be joining the region on our stand at the Cumbria International Motor Show in Kendal on the 20th of May
Following a winter of tidying, maintenance and polishing I took the Griff to Club night for the first time this year. Seascale to the Hundith Hill Hotel takes in some nice roads, especially if you can follow the more leisurely route! It was a lovely sunny evening but no-one told Cumbria County Council who decided to use the last of this year’s gritting budget by sneaking out under cover of darkness to cover every inch of my route back home.
TVR Club night conversations never fail to amaze and entertain; Where else can you go and hear the latest triumphs and disasters experienced by owners of our favourite marque but also get advice on poultry, knitting, male grooming and archery? Come and join the fun - the last Wednesday of the month is our regular night and we’d be delighted to welcome new members, returning members or anyone who enjoys good company and great cars.
Finally - I thoroughly enjoyed the AGM at Gaydon and the Classic Car Restoration Show at the NEC the next day. The club is clearly going from strength to strength due to the efforts of the members and the committee, but thanks also to Alison and the team at the TVRCC office who have been very patient with me as I get to grips with the RO role.
All the best
Click to download a copy of the 2018 event calendar.
Gordon and Carolyn are in charge for our first proper run of the year which will start from the Rooster cafe & filling station Penrith - next door to Cranstons, website here
This will give those that are coming from afar chance to have a cuppa and use the facilities!
We will depart at 11.00am sharp so make sure you have fuel for around 120 miles.
First stop will be the very pretty cobbled streets of Dent at around 12.15pm where you can can explore the various tea rooms, pubs, shops (wool wear) and heritage centre.(approx 1 1/2 -2hrs)
Stop 2 will be the Courtyard Dairy on the A65 just out side Giggleswick at around 3.15pm. We will probably stop for approx 1hr this should be enough time to visit the shop, the museum, the cafe, the toilet or just kick tyres.
Stop 3 and the end of the run will be Tebay north bound at around 5.00pm Coffee & toilets
The tour will pass through stunning rolling hills, bubbling rivers, towering viaducts and possibly one or two lambs.
North Cumbria & the Borders Region Report April 2018
It's been a quiet month - the Beast from the East gave us some lovely scenery but unfortunately we had to cancel our February Club night due to the road conditions. Howling blizzards and minus 6 degrees outdoors gave me a chance to sort out some more photos from last month’s Go-Karting event and get them onto the region website (just type ‘tvrcc n cumbria’ into your favourite search engine).
The snow (and the gritters) are still keeping most of us off the road for now but better weather will soon be here and we’re looking forward to getting some miles in. The event calendar is now on the North Cumbria region forum on the main website but email me for a copy if you need one. As always, details of our events will be going onto the main club Events Calendar a few weeks in advance.
In the meantime I’m heading off to the Classic Car Restoration Show and there are still one or two little jobs to finish off on the Griffith as winter hibernation comes to an end - roll on Spring!
All the best
Our 2018 Event Calendar can be downloaded here. Be sure to check the main TVRCC event calendar before travelling as sometimes events are cancelled or rescheduled at short notice.
Unfortunately we had to cancel February's club meet due to the Beast from the East - driving snow and icy roads got the best of us!
March was great though - good turnout for the meeting and the meal afterwards. Roll on Spring!
We'll be heading to the Hundith Hill on Wednesday 31st January, starting at 1900. All welcome, main order of business will be the 2018 Event Calendar.
If you'd like to stay on for a bite to eat, drop me an email and I'll add you to our booking.
Great fun had by all at our 2017 Christmas Party at the Borrowdale Hotel near Keswick.
Our collection for West Cumbria Hospice at Home raised £130 in memory of our good friend Paul Brown.
We took the opportunity to thank Colin and Iona for all their hard work during Colin's years as our Regional Organiser. He's staying on as deputy RO and looking forward to seeing us all in the New Year.
Join us at the Hundith Hill Hotel from 7pm for our October club night.
Details on the main club event calendar at:
Our final evening run of the year will be setting off from the Castle Inn near Bassenthwaite at 19.00 on Wednesday 27th September.
We'll finish up near Ullswater for a gab and a bite to eat at the Brantwood Country Hotel their website is www.brantwoodhotel.co.uk We'll be at the Brantwood between 20.00 and 20.30. If you're coming along for the meal please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org so I can add you to the booking - see you on Wednesday!
We're off on another evening run on Wednesday 30th August. Staring out from Whitehaven Golf Course at 19.00, finishing at Hundith Hill Hotel (nr Cockermouth) for supper at 20.30
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We now have a new website for the North Cumbria region. If you have anything you would like to add: news, events, photos or reports, please contact the RO
We'll be leaving the Penrith rugby club at 7.00pm prompt. Run will take approx 1hr 10mins and finish at the Sportsmans Inn near Penruddock..
If anybody is not going on the run but wishes to join us for supper would you let me know so I can reserve the tables.
latest update on this event....
Due to high demand we have increased the number of reservations so there will be plenty of places for the lunch at Dumfries House. We need to finalise numbers with Dumfries House by the 20th of May.
Those who have confirmed and able to come are:
Trevor and Sam
Gordon and Carolyn
James and Linda
Piers and Sandra
Richard and Sharon
George and Rona
John and Tricia
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