Classic Car Run for Rainbow’s Hospice

This was the third year for this run which is becoming ever more popular with classic car owners. Thirty six drivers from all the surrounding counties and Leicestershire came, some travelling considerable distances before tackling the actual run which covered about 79 miles!
The ages of the cars ranged from the 1920s to modern day classics.
This year the route went from The Gate Hangs Well, Syston along country lanes through the Charnwood Forest eventually arriving in Derbyshire at the Barton Turns Marina for a comfort stop and refreshments for those who fancied a bacon butty or even full English breakfast!
Then it was on to Calke Abbey, once again along minor roads some with spectacular views, including Breedon Church and, in one place, a tepee.
A special area was set aside for the cars to enable other visitors to enjoy the sight.
Sadly, there was no sunshine but, thankfully, there was only a small amount of rain towards the end.
We would like to thank the proprietor of The Gate Hangs Well for allowing us to use his car park and facilities, Howard Midgely for photographing all the cars as they left the car park and of course all the participants who helped us raise a record amount of £765 for the Rainbow’s Hospice.

Terry Farmer and Mick Squire, organisers.