2018 Dennis and Lucyís Run and BBQ
5th August Report by John Gill
We met at Leeming Bar Services at 10.00, we were expecting 5 cars but by 10.15 we had eight cars. Ian Parminter was in America but Julie turned up in her VW with a friend and her dog, she was going to come in Ianís MG TD but he had hidden the keys. Martin and Jackie brought their two dogs but they turned out to be a handful. Eight cars was a good turnout considering there were several other events being held on the same day. The MGOC Pudding Run was on, it was noted that some club members had defected to this event. The Nostalgia weekend was on at Croft and Jim and Kevin were at the Northern meeting of the RREC at Harewood House, Jim is chief marshal and so had to attend.
The route was 100.4 miles long, quite an epic; some of us donít have to do the Dales Trail now! The route took in Leyburn and Buckden, we continued on to Kettlewell, the most southerly point on the route. By the time we got to Kettlewell we had waved to over 90 MG and assorted Classic cars on the Yorkshire Pudding Run who were coming in the opposite direction. Just south of Kettlewell the route turned north to Arncliffe and back up to Hawes. It was on this section of road that Dad and I made our only mistake; Dennis had pointed out that there was a little cafe on this section of road between Horton in Ribblesdale and the Ribblehead Viaduct. Dennis even said the price of the tea and coffee was stuck in the 1940s, this appealed to Dad. I was pressing on to make up time and the first thing I saw was everyone sat outside having refreshments, it was too late we were passed.
The format of the BBQ is: bring your own meat and cook it yourself, all salads and bread being provided by Dennis and Lucy. The desserts that followed are to die for especially Lucyís trifle. The reputation of which is widespread, Sheila was tasked by Jim Clark to spirit him a portion away so he could enjoy it on Monday!
We all paid an entry fee of £5 to go on the run which raised £80; Lucy made this up to £100 for her chosen charity Medicins sans Frontieres another good result on behalf of YDCCC members.
Thank you Dennis and Lucy for a super run and BBQ.