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Vale of York – Lunchtime – Ken Cothliff

Another great attendance, thanks to all of you. We welcomed a new member this month: Andrew Moreton, from nearby Wetherby, just retired and indulged himself with a ‘T’ type. The rest of the Natter was taken up with looking at events for the year. Immediately forthcoming Alan’s dinner on 26th. The York area dinner and prize giving at the Mercure at Wetherby (many of you will remember it as the Jarvis.) on 12 March. I’ve submitted some photos on behalf of our Natter, followed by the AGM at the Star at Robertown on 21st. Julie and I will be at both events. If you haven’t booked your place at Wetherby you need to do so now – see MGCC Yorkshire website.

For the Daffodil Run, I’ve had a suggestion that a few of us meet at the Masons, and drive to York together. I’ll be there at 9.00am to leave about 9.15. Drop me a line if you want to meet, otherwise see you at McDonalds, Clifton Moor.

Our inaugural VoY Natter Run will be on 2 April, organized by Dennis. No Fee, but a donation to Natter funds on the day would be welcome. We meet at the lower ‘Riverside’ car park, by the bridge at Wetherby at 10.30 for 11am departure. A run of just under 40 miles ends at Black Sheep brewery for a tour (optional – £7.50 adults, £5.95 Concession). Please let me know if you are coming, so I can run off the right number of route plans. At this time no fixed plans for lunch, but there is a café on site.

Sunday 7 May – we have been invited to join the Chevin Motor Club on their annual Charity Run around the Dales area. Tony tells me it’s about 90 miles of so, with planned stops for coffee and lunch; starts at Steven Smiths Garden Centre on the A659 on the Pool side of the town about 9.30, and finishes back at Otley town centre. If you don’t fancy the run, the council are roping of the market square for a classic car show

A busy summer to come, with Natter events including a “Pride of Ownership” in June, Kim at the Masons is talking to a local paper to get publicity for the pub and the Natter, and Chas and I are planning an Autumn Run, around the York area.

I’ll continue to send this report out monthly to members to help those who cannot make every meeting.

Happy Driving!

Ken Cothliff, Natter leader