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Keith's June Run 2016

View from Hartpury towards the Malverns

The expression 'Nice weather for ducks' was quite apt for the start of the June run.
With a very rainy start as all of those who braved the weather started to gather at the Gambier Parry Hall car park, it soon came apparent that not all members were prepared to get their MG's wet or muddy, with only half of the participants  willing to put their MG's to the test in wet conditions.

Luckily, as the first of the eleven cars got under way the rain stopped, which allowed all the cars to complete the course without having to use their wipers too much.

Leaving the car park the course headed towards Maisemore and then took the back roads up towards Hartpury, giving some fine views ( through the gloomy evening) across to the Malverns. From Hartbury the course then headed north  through Staunton and then taking the B4208 to Pendock, turning off at Portway to take in some narrow lanes up towards Hollybush.

Eastnor Castle

From Hollybush  we turned onto the A438 heading towards Eastnor Castle, with the course then heading around the back of Eastnor Castle into some more narrow lanes, and with a surprise for all the drivers, the opportunity  to partake in a wheel wash, yes the smug pleasure of driving through a ford!.

Passing the Bromesberrow war memorial we headed back out onto the A417 back towards Gloucester, passing over the M50 and then turning off at Hethelpit Cross, driving through open countryside passing through Upleadon and Highleadon, and then finally passing through Tibberton towards Solomon's Tump and emerging out onto the A40, with a final sprint into the car park of the Kings Head at Birdwood.

Final destination - The Kings Head at Birdwood

We were made welcome at the Kings Head, with an area being reserved for us, and although the service was a bit slow, the pub grub was considered to be very good.

I was pleased with the positive response from all of those who took part with quite a few saying they would love to do it again in drier/sunny conditions. Thank you for all who braved the weather to take part.





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