CCC East Midland Group Meet - Run to Wells - 5th June 2011

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CCC East Midland Group Meet - Run to Wells - 5th June 2011

Post by Citroening » 30 May 2011, 12:27

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CCC East Midland Group Meet - Run to Wells - 5th June 2011

Our next event in the East Midlands Group is a road run from Peterborough to Wells-Next-The-Sea, and it will be held on Sunday the 5th June (next Sunday).

The start point will be at the Aldi Supermarket Carpark in Peterborough - the postcode for this is PE2 8SH. Regarding timings, we should aim to meet for 9:30 with a leave time of 10:00. Price-wise, the run will cost £10 and this includes the route book and also parking at Wells too.

The offer to take part on the run has also been extended to the 'POSH' Peterborough Mini Club and also the Citroen Specials Club too, so it'll be good to have some variation in the run as well.

Just for your info, the route book consists of simple 'tulip' style instructions and also some questions to be answered en-route with prizes awarded at the end of the run - therefore it would be best if you had a passenger to navigate and write answers etc!

Going by my calculations we have at the moment a total of around 11 cars and the numbers are rising most days.

The run booklets are being printed, and here' a couple of pics to show what they are like.

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Any questions, please ask - and if you do plan to take part on the Wells Run, then if you could let me know that would be great so we can get a rough idea of numbers etc.

Thanks. 8-)
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Post by Rhothgar » 01 Jun 2011, 13:25

Looks like fun!

Last time I did one of these was in my old Triumph Vitesse Convertible in my younger days. Racing around the Hertfordshire countryside and missed one turn (not surprising as we were actually racing). Ended up doing over 100 miles instead of about 36!!!

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Post by Citroening » 01 Jun 2011, 13:43

Good to hear! :D

When dad and I took part on this run with the Mini club a couple of years back now, we really did treat it as a race as we was in our 'rally-mini'. It was a proper rally car too and £8,000 was spent on the engine alone! It had a good pedigree too, with a 1293cc engine and came second in the Lejog and 1st in Clubmans Challenges, and 1st in HRCR road rally.

When we took part in the run, we were set off about halfway through the number of Minis, but managed to finish a full 40 minutes before everyone else - we'd finished lunch before the second Mini arrived! Sadly though, the Rally Mini is in Germany now. :( Link.
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Post by Rhothgar » 01 Jun 2011, 19:19

Dig the colour of the Mini! Very cool.

Interesting how you did Lejog. I'd be very interested to hear your experiences on that.

I will be starting to prep the Vitesse for RBRR (Round Britain Reliability Run) in October 2012. 2000 miles in 2 days. Non-stop as it is a timed event. Closest team to 40 mph. Not sure if that is on all stages though I assume so.

Someone's maths isn't very good! 50 hours x 40 mph equals 2000 miles. Perhaps it is only 1920 miles.
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Post by Citroening » 01 Jun 2011, 21:22

Surf Blue is the colour. 8-)

We didn't do Lejog or any of it's other past rallies - this was the chap we bought it off of! :D He is a journalist and photographer - link - and the magazine paid for the rally car to be built.
We only did a couple of local events but it was awesome fun. Shame it's gone. :(
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Post by Citroening » 05 Jun 2011, 19:00

Well, a very nice day if I say so myself with no real mishaps occuring and only a couple of wrong turns (!) from some of the drivers. We all made it to Wells in the end though! :D :lol:

In the end there was a grand total of 13 cars which was good to see...
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...with a nice range of cars inlcluding, Ami (x2), DS, BX (x3), Xantia, XM (x3), C3, C6 and it was also nice to see a Xsara Picasso too!

Here's some pictures of the day-

At the start:

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/\ BTW Tim, your BX is looking lovely - was just winding you up... :wink:


During-
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At Wells-

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Finally, there were questions en-route and the winners were the Osborns in their Ami (very nice too!) with 8 out of 9 correct answers. The first prize was an Andre Citroen Book, while the last prize was a wooden spoon which Alan 'won' :lol: :lol:

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All in all, a lovely day, with a good chance to meet friend old and new - good to meet you Roger.
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Post by addo » 05 Jun 2011, 22:29

Finally! :shock: A Dee that isn't third nose. Thanks for the photos.
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