Our May run was organised by Chris Baston & Cliff Guest with help from Ann and Dorinda. Starting from Tesco store Gloucester in lovely sunshine it set the tone for the day. Traveling north towards Tewksbury, turning off the A38 towards Tredington and on to Beckford to arrive at the coffee stop at “The Star Inn”. As the entrance to the car park is quite steep one of our members had the misfortune to damage the exhaust (not what the lady wanted), After some investigation the decision to carry on was made, even if it was a little throatier than normal. Some of us took the opportunity to sample Bacon baps with our Tea or Coffee which I have to say were very good.
Setting off again one or two have added themselves to the trophies list (navigational blunders) for the next AGM, but again traveling in sunshine (why didn’t I bring the MG) we all enjoyed the good views as we wound our way through the lanes and highways to Evesham for the River trip and lunch on the boat. Parking in the gardens of the Northwick Hotel by the river, the Club cars made quite a statement and drew lots of the right attention. On our river cruise we were treated to a commentary by Diana who has a family history with the river and Evesham in general going back many generations. Telling tales of what she did in her childhood days and the adventures of the family.
Arriving back at the Northwick gardens it was time set off for home, again in glorious sunshine following the “Blossom Trail”, Ann and Dorinda kept apologising for the lack of blossom on the trees, which had been in full bloom just a week or so previous, but the views and the weather more than made up for any disappointment. The final stop of the day for tea at the farm shop in Wickhamford proved very popular, especially with one member who spotted a pod trailer that was possibly for sale. Well it may go some way towards making him feel better, as earlier in the day a brick had come off a passing lorry and cracked his windscreen! Some would say he was lucky, if it had been another 3 inches higher up the brick would have hit the driver not the screen. Anyway all in all a great day out planned by a group of people that up until Sunday were route planning virgins. Well done, you have proved that you can do a great job and you should be congratulated. Excellent.