St George's Day Run - FBHVC Drive It Day 2017

 

 

Next Event: Sunday 23rd April, 2017.

This event is a Touring Assembly and as such is untimed. Navigation is easy and the event suits newcomers to road events.

Regulations and an Entry Form are now available from Sandra Williams - sandra.williams21@btinternet.com

Starts and finishes at Blackburn Northern Sports, Pleckgate Drive Blackburn and runs out to Skipton and on to a 'comfort halt' at The Duke of Wellington on the Grane Road near Haslingden before returning to Blackburn Northern Sports Club.  

Entry fee includes Light breakfast available at Start and Light Refreshments in the Club Lounge where the Bar will be open on return.

Route is some 100 miles with instructions using both simple 'tulip diagrams' and written instructions. All entrants receive a Route Book giving full directions, a Route Information book giving interesting facts on places along the route along with a Rally plate.

This event is in support of the FBHVC Drive it day

The Federation of British Historic Vehicles Club urges all owners of licensed historic vehicles to use them on 23 April – every year. The 'Drive it Day' will be a truly national annual event and one that all enthusiasts can take part in wherever they live. It’s absolutely free of entry forms, fees and red tape*. Do make sure your members know about it!

It’s not necessary for owners to go to a show or to take part in an event, FBHVC just wants owners to get their vehicles out so they can be seen by the public. If the vehicle is suitable, it could be used instead of modern transport for daily activity. Owners could use them to go to work take a trip to the seaside, enjoy a day out in the country, visit a stately home or just go shopping.

For those with unlicensed, older, larger or slower vehicles for which such use would be impossible, impractical or inappropriate, owners could at least get them out and park them on the drive where they can be seen.

FBHVC exists to uphold the freedom to use old vehicles. Drive It Day is part of an ongoing campaign to raise public awareness of the historic vehicle movement. “After all,” Tony Beadle (the committee member who came up with the idea) asks, “what’s the point in fighting for a freedom if we don’t make the best possible use of it? “I thought 23rd April would be a singularly appropriate day to choose to celebrate the glorious variety of mechanised road transport heritage that we have in this country because on that day in 1900, 64 cars set out from London on the first day of the famous Thousand Mile Trial – an incredible undertaking by those early motor cars and their pioneering drivers, and one which deserves annual celebration.”

 

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