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MGB Register Spring Run

18th April 2010

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The Spring Run, organised by the MGB Register, is usually the first major run out of the year and is always a good opportunity to blow out the cobwebs after a long winter tinkering away in the garage. It is for this reason that it is eagerly anticipated, and to have a fine, warm, sunny day is almost too much to ask for. However, despite the lurking presence of volcanic ash in the atmosphere, the morning dawned dry and bright and seven crews met at Greasy Joe’s at 0800 for the gentle run over to Millets Farm near Abingdon for the start.2

 

 

 

Once signed in, everyone met in the restaurant to consume varying amounts of caffeine and cholesterol. It was here that after a count up, it became apparent that there were eleven cars from the Gloucestershire MGOC taking part which is an impressive turnout.

 

 

 

 

 

The run itself covered 75 miles and took us out of Oxfordshire through villages lined with thatched cottages and onto Uffington and its White Horse. It was then over Lambourn Downs which looked very impressive in the sunshine before driving through the middle of the ancient Severnake Forest on a suspension-testing private road. We then skirted around Marlborough and headed off across the Marlborough Downs on a glorious seven mile section across rolling countryside that did not even require any navigation, which meant that even the navigators could enjoy the view. Once we had then negotiated a busy Wootton Basset, we made our way via the Wiltshire lanes to Malmesbury and eventually on to the finish at Westonbirt Arboretum.

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The cars arrived in a fairly strung out manner due to some crews taking advantage of the several convenient pubs that were passed along the route. The facilities at Westonbirt were well used with everyone sitting in the sun enjoying their drinks and food.

 

 

 

 

 

This was a very enjoyable first run of 2010. Let us hope that the weather remains as kind to us for the rest of the year!

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