Eight cars and crews assembled at The Bull at Hinton together with numerous marshals to set off for a 40 mile Jogularity route around North Wiltshire. The cars ranged from Porsche 924, Ford Puma, Volvo 740, Triumph Dolomite, MG Midget, Suzuki Swift , Kia and Riley Nine.
Having been given our road book we set off at 2 pm onwards to travel around the route viewing the beautiful Autumn colours as we travelled along the mainly quite byways. The time seemed to pass quickly as we in the Riley, Geoff Sutton and Keith Wilson, jogged along at Riley speeds until a wrong slot not far from Nettleton left us a bit perplexed as to where we were.
No such problems beset Steve Conner and Mark Dunkerley in the Volvo 740 who were overall winners, to be followed closely by Mike Burrows and Steve Macey in the Ford Puma.
The results are shown below and it only leaves us to thank Nick and Jerry plus all the marshals and the staff of the The Bull for an excellent fun day out.
Start & Finish: Bull Public House in the village of Hinton, MR 172/736768 Just to the North of Bath near A46/Jct 18 M4,
Times: The event will be 40 miles, Signing on from 13:00 and the first car starting at 14:00 hrs, finishing back at the Bull at approx 16:30 hrs, food will be available at the finish.
My aim for this event is to have a winner (only one second parted first and second last year) but also make it a social event with time for fun. Therefore we have decided to run it on a Sunday afternoon starting at 14.00hrs, using roads safe to do so and at speeds compatible to the daylight conditions.
The event will run as jogularity, meaning you will be issued with route instructions in a road book complete with marked maps in case you get lost, giving you inter and total mileages, in line with your normal speedometer in your car (no trip meter required) landmark and/or junctions and information, plus the time you should arrive at that point. What we will do is to set up intermediate and time controls at certain landmarks and you need to arrive on time. For lateness or early arrival you will collect penalties.
There are plenty of you with old and new cars that could enter this event and have lots of fun, followed by a carvery and a pint at the finish.
The complete route will be timed at average speeds from 15mph to 30 mph. The idea is to encourage Bath and neighbouring club members to use any form of transport to have a go. This is simple straightforward navigation, easy to achieve average speeds with the need to concentrate and follow the correct route.
For those who do not want to compete we will however be asking for assistance with Marshalling the controls around the route, please get in touch if you can help out on the day
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, either by E mail or Mob: 07710 945109
Best regards, Jerry Pennell