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2021 Richard Culmer’s Evening Run - 7th July

Report by Sheila Mason and Richard Culmer

Twelve cars met at the Marage car park in Thirsk, at 6pm on a lovely sunny evening, hoods down although the weather forecast had mentioned light showers. The last time we had been able to organise an evening run was June 2019, everyone looked happy and eager to leave with the very clear, easy to follow directions, amazingly some members still managed to get lost but Richard will tell you the full story of this.

The route was very scenic taking us 43 miles through many villages and narrow lanes some with passing places and others without. The villages included Cowesby but sadly we did not see any peacocks at the bridge just before entering, Boltby, Old Byland, Coxwold meandering onto Bagby. At the thirty one mile point we were only 100 metres from the highest point of the Howardian Hills and just before the end of the journey we were able to enjoy a panoramic view of the Vale of York.

The weather was very kind to us, just a slight shower, and with fingers crossed we did not stop to put up the hood.

The final destination was a lovely pub called The Greyhound, Bagby, 21 stayed for the excellent meal, the chef is Turkish and the menu certainly has a Turkish theme. The staff were excellent and we were all served very efficiently.


I am sure everyone will agree we all enjoyed ourselves and a big thank you to Richard and Jean for organising the event.

Sheila Mason.



Organisers note: Once all the cars had set off (and for once Tony wasn’t first away!), Jean and I made our way to Scawton to get some photos of the cars coming through. We counted ten through, led by Neil and Heather. Hung around a while, but no sign of our esteemed Chairman, nor guest Mark Taylor, who was in our old car. Gave up and headed home (we live 50 yards from The Greyhound) so we could welcome drivers as they arrived at the pub. Who should be sat outside in the sunshine enjoying a drink but Dave, Kate and Mark.


Their story was that after turning left in Kirkby Knowle they missed the next left turn, despite the instructions stating very clearly to slow down as the turn wasn’t far and had no sign. Unforced error, or just fancied getting to the pub early? You decide dear reader! In mitigation, Mark was solo and following Dave.

Richard Culmer.