From a high of over 100 entries the numbers have been falling over the past few years. With only 34 booked participants this year it becomes unviable for the school to host the event at the minimal cost that we have enjoyed.
Margaret and I have agreed that this is the last year that we shall organise the event given that interest is not as great as it once was.
So if you really do wish to participate sign up now as this is your last chance!
Non members are especially welcome to join in the fun and participate in the runs, which this year are to Crich Tramway Museum on Friday and Chatsworth on Saturday. For entertainment at the Saturday evening formal meal we have booked Ukebox Jury a ukelely band who assure me they are able to play anything we throw at them, so that should be interesting. The usual excellent beer at an even more excellent price will be available.
If you have mislaid your booking form or would like a new one just message me.
How unfortunate Eddie.
Anyone who has not stayed at Abbotsholme should not miss out on this last chance to fill yourself with good food, drink in such an excellent venue, with like minded folk, whilst talking yourself silly on all matters Scott. Aside from this are plenty of other activities.
I have stayed in the original school building, sleeping in Alfred Scott’s bedroom.
I can’t prove that it was his bedroom, but nobody can disprove it !
Facts can sometimes spoil a good story eh?
Send Eddie your booking, give yourself a real treat and personally thank him & his family for all of their hard work.
Dear Eddie, I hope like me, there are many members intending to book the Abbotsholme weekend, and for whatever reason, have not yet sent in their confirmation.
I am working hard to have my Scott back on the road to once again enjoy this wonderful weekend which you & your family so tirelessly provide. What an awful loss to the club that lack of members support has now brought you to say this year’s event will be the last. What other one make club has anything like this on offer?
I urge everyone, both past participants & any interested first timers, to show Eddie & co. their support & get booking. I can assure you, you will not be disappointed. Surely, apathy cannot be allowed to kill this fantastic club calender weekend.
How disappointing it is that only one other member has to date bothered to post any word to Eddie’s posting.
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 Could I just say that Alison and I had a great time last year on our 1 day “Flying” visit to at Abbotsholme and congratulate Eddie and Margaret on the wonderful organisation. atmosphere. food and accommodation we received.!! It was well worth the 1023 mile round trip from the Moray Firth , Scotland 😀 😀 😀 Ted and Ali
I couldn’t agree more, a lovely setting, nothing nicer than sitting in the evening looking out across the valley to Rocester village maybe with a beer in your hand, friendly company and a warm welcome when you arrive. Stunning scenery for the run and all such good value. And I love the smell of two-stroke mixture in the morning (with apologies to Robert Duval in Apocalypse Now).
If you haven’t been, seize this opportunity.
It’ s starting to sound like a plan.
I believe that there is a bit of an auto jumble on the Sunday, if this is the case I might try a generate a round trip to include the tail end of this rally
Attention Eddie, Margaret & family, plus other cohorts on the organisational front.
Although I was not at Abbotsholme for the full weekend, can I be the first to say “Many thanks for a job well done”
One highlight for me was the visit to Crich Tramway Village on the Friday.
I used to attend their August Bank Holiday Extravaganzas (late 1970’s, I think) in a vintage car, when it was still a dusty ex-quarry, but had not returned until the other day.
I was impressed with the “new” buildings now on site, especially the old Red Lion pub (not to mention the old cast iron gents urinal outside), the grassland & trees, concealing the old quarry.
A pinnacle for me was to ride on Sheffield’s Last Tram 510, which I last rode on in 1960, as a schoolboy, in the dying days of my home city’s system.
Everybody seemed to enjoy the runs-out, with those who had time to explore Chatsworth House loving it.
The lack of car park space today at the school, due to “building works”, did not seem to be a problem for the autojumblers and it was great to chat with old & new faces, over the assembled Scotts.
The Abbotsholme staff & food were, as ever, top notch and the venue has been a most fitting & picturesque location for the past 8 years. Alfred would be pleased.
Kindest wishes to everyone.
After the original rather depressing posts, I wonder how many people eventually decided to stay over the weekend ? Also, how many bikes were booked in ? Then my last question for now, what has happened to the Premier Award, “Best in Show”, “Best in any class” trophy ? Not awarded last year, and not even listed in the programme this year !!
I drove up from Kent overnight to spend the Sunday at the rally, and was very well looked after by Margaret on arrival and introduced to various people.
Lunch/ late breakfast was good, the only thing that seemed in short supply was outside seating ,as a lot older members were wanting a seat by early afternoon.
In conclusion it was a long day for my wife and myself, but well worth while .
Will it be back to Stamford hall for 2016 then?