21st historic vehicle run

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Community News from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter

On Sunday August 11 a cavalcade of classic vehicles will take to the roads of Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire for the 21st annual Wisbech and District Historic Vehicle Club Road Run.

Over 200 vehicles, of all sizes, from scooters to lorries, will complete the eighty-mile route departing from the Somers Road car park in Wisbech, pausing for a static display at Railworld in Peterborough and culminating in a show and prize-giving back at the Somers Road Car Park.

All classic and historic cars, commercials and motorbikes are welcome. All money raised by the Run is donated to charity. Since the club started, over £10,000 has been collected and distributed to local good causes including the East Anglian Air Ambulance. The event is generously sponsored by Elgoods Brewery of Wisbech.

People wishing to participate can contact the club for an entry form. Alternatively, they can join the Road Run on the day at the Somers Road Car Park in Wisbech at 9.00am or can join the return leg of the run from our new venue, Railworld, Cubbitt Way, off Oundle Road PE2 9NR at 11.00am.

Vehicles owned by club members range in age from the 1920s to the 1980s and encompass most modes of road transport. There are vans and commercials; vintage and classic cars; motorcycles and scooters. Some members own classic caravans and camper vans; buses; emergency and military vehicles. Some attend shows and rallies around the British Isles and have won prestigious awards. Others are still used as everyday transport. Not all members own an old vehicle; the club is open to anyone who shares an interest with those who do.

For further information about the Club and the Road Run please do not hesitate to contact me. We would love it if you are able to cover the event, either at Wisbech or Peterborough.

The Club’s website is: http://www.brmmbrmm.com/wisbech and my e-mail address pr@wisbechhvc.me.uk can be included in any events listing.