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Laurence & Jane’s 3rd Run 24th July 2012

 

In the week when Summer finally arrived, 16 cars assembled on a glorious warm evening on Tuesday 24th July in a layby on the A38 south of Gloucester, ready for Laurence & Jane’s evening run. The layby became quite crowded with the MGs and several large articulated lorries parked there and others that came & went. (Note to self – check the starting point during the week next time, not just at weekends!)


They all set off at intervals, looking forward to the route set for them. The route was just over 30 miles in length & took them along the Severn valley through Eastington, Frocester, & Coaley. Then a gradual climb up to Uley, Wotton-under-Edge, Kingscote, Nympsfield and along the Common at Selsley above Stroud. By all accounts there was any number of Cyclists & Horse Riders to contend with, all making the most of the warm evening. We then dropped down to Woodchester, up the other side of the valley through Watledge and finally to Egypt Mill in Nailsworth. This used to be a 16th Century Corn Mill and is situated on the river Frome and is now a very popular restaurant as well as a hotel.


 

 

With the majority of cars having arrived, the food was served and the conversation (& alcohol) flowed.
At this stage we still had one car that hadn’t arrived – Eddy & Diana. They said they had got lost, but it was a warm Summer’s evening …….! They did finally arrive however and their meal arrived soon after.


Pete & Derek’s beer convoy also arrived eventually, having selected a few of the pubs laid on for them on the route.

 


 

 

Adrian has conceded the award for the narrowest and steepest lane on an Evening Run to Laurence for the lane that took everyone up from the A46 through to Watledge (Gydynap Lane) - fortunately everybody negotiated it successfully and didn’t meet anything coming down!
Everybody seemed to have an enjoyable evening and it was good to know there were new roads encountered by everyone, even the locals!

 

 

 

 

 

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