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2019 Richard and Jean Culmer’s Evening Run 10th July


Report by Sheila Mason, Photographs by Jim Turnbull and Richard Culmer


Sixteen cars arrived at the Marage carpark at 18.00 to be greeted by Jean and Richard, Richard gave out his excellent instructions including a special one for Jim Turnbull in kilometres and Jean ready to hand out raffle tickets with the intention of navigators swapping drivers, this was an idea from the AGM, but sadly most navigators were not keen, so in the end nobody swapped! There were eleven MG’s in the group plus a Morris Minor, Jaguar, Morgan and two Mazda’s, they all gleamed in the sunshine with not a speck of dust on them.


We left at approximately 18.30 with Tony first man out of the car park, Richard had told us to take it easy and enjoy the views and we should arrive at our destination at around 20.00 but he would expect Tony and my self’s ETA to be 19.40, Tony did not disappoint and arrived at 19.45 as we had taken one wrong turn. Please note, new members, these runs are not a race!


The 43 mile/69 km. route was very scenic, travelling through many villages including Cowesby, Boltby, Byland and Coxwold, at one point we were only a 100 metres from the Howardian Hills. We were also able to enjoy the panoramic view of the Vale of York at the top of the hill near Bagby.


The Greyhound, Bagby, was our destination with everyone arriving on time, as usual there was much animated chatter round the bar and in the restaurant. We all agreed that it had been an excellent route and choice of venue. Thank you to Richard and Jean for putting so much effort into the evening, we all appreciate the hard work that goes into arranging these events.