Stotfold Christmas Road Run 2009

Stotfold Christmas Road Run 2009

Stotfold Christmas Road Run 2009


On Saturday 20th June, the Annual Road Run organised by the Society set off again from The White Hor e at Brrom on a 12-mile route through the Bedfordshire lanes. Heading out towards Biggleswade, the route took a turn towards Upper Caldecote, passing through the village and on towards Ickwell where photographers lined the picturesque Village Green.

There was a stop off at the halfway point, conveniently outside The Crown at Northill, where everyone welcomed a refreshment break. The Crown stands alongside the Village Pond and Church and makes another great setting for photographs. With all fed and watered, engine water topped up and everyone back aboard their vehicle of the day, the run passed back through Ickwell and round the perimeter of Old Warden Park, with some stopping off at the Hare and Hounds in the village for further refreshment, whilst others continued through Southill Woods, tackling the ups-and-downs this route brings.

By mid afternoon, the exhibits began to arrive back at the White Horse, where they parked up dotted around the Village Green.

In the evening food was available and popular band 'Off the Record' played late into the evening.

Exhibits ranged from steam engines and miniatures, to tractors, commercials and motorcycles. Back out after some boilerwork was the unique Sentinel S8 Waggon belonging to Richard Hazell and in the hands of rally Safety Officer Dave Roberts. The waggon was joined by Duncan Marston's Foden Wagon, built over 20 years earlier, with the design changes over the years plain to see. Steam cars were represented on the run by Geoff Scott-Coomber and Bernard Green, again with several years of improvements on show! The Society's Clayton & Shuttleworth Traction Trailer was out for a run behind Marshall 76751 of 1923, and full of members enjoying their day out.