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Buckingham Insurance Tally Ho Run 2017

Arrangements for the 2017 Tally Ho Classic Run are well underway with a start/finish venue arranged for Crich Tramway Museum where cars will be parked within the Tramway Village at the finish, in a perfect period setting, ideal for some excellent photographs.  Picnic areas are plentiful at the venue and there is a newly re-furbished cafe if you prefer to purchase food and drink.

Route checking will take place in early January after which we will issue a resume of the route for you to look at.

As with the 2015 Tally Ho Run all proceeds will go to Sheffield’s Weston Park Cancer Hospital and we can expect some excellent raffle prizes to tempt you to part with a little more of your money.

The route this year will be based in Derbyshire and Staffordshire but more of that after the first testing later in January, watch this space.

Please note that the Buckingham Insurance Tally Ho Run and the Barlborough Hall Classic Run will be calendared in alternate years so 2017 will be the Tally Ho Run and 2018 will see the Barlborough Hall event return (assuming the Parents’ association wish to continue)

Either way we will keep you informed via this website

A Resume of the Tally-Ho event 14th May 2017

The second Buckingham’s Insurance Tally-Ho Tour moves from the WW2 Airfields of 2015 to Trams as the theme for 2017. The start and finish for the event is centred on Crich Tramway Museum. The event sponsors have arranged a breakfast cob and tea or coffee at the start and entrants have the opportunity to display classic cars in a period setting whilst enjoying their picnic or eating in the Tramway café at the finish.

A further change to normal practise for our events is to dispense with the usual half-way lunch halt allowing entrants the freedom to take a break, or not, at a location of their choice on the route (suggested facilities will be notified in the Roadbook). This will give more time to explore the trams and the workshops at the finish.

On leaving the Tramway Museum a left takes you past the Sherwood Forester’s Memorial before a clockwise loop through Wingfield Park to join the A610 and a run down to Ambergate. After crossing the A6 a climb onto a series of narrow ‘yellows’ which run parallel to the A6 takes the route to Hazelwood. The route then heads towards Kedleston Park followed by further minor roads towards Weston Underwood before heading in a SSE direction to join an old Roman Road to Longford.

 A southerly loop then takes you toward Sutton on the Hill & Church Broughton and after crossing the A515 the route follows an almost straight line NW to the JCB town of Rocester. If you have Grandchildren on board they will be excited now as you near Alton but the towers is not a stopover today. Plenty of ducking and diving on good roads continue our way NWly through Oakamoor, Froghall and Ipstones where a delightful ‘yellow’ heads for the Churnet Valley Railway at Cheddleton.

A main road section now follows to bye-pass the centre of Leek and then to swing clockwise west of the river Churnet towards Rudyard Lake followed by Tittesworth Reservoir (maybe a brief cupper here). After crossing the A53 and a climb onto the high Staffordshire moorland with its stunning view towards The Roaches, the route heads back towards Longnor A good run along a bank above the river Dove takes in Sheen before crossing the river and the Derbyshire border towards Hartington. Long Dale is now used before crossing the A515 at Parsley Hay. With Arbor Low on the right the next right drops to Middleton by Youlgreave and the interesting narrow ‘yellow’ to Elton. There follows a short stretch on the B5056 before a left to Bonsall and a drop down to the Via Gellia. After passing the mill pond in Cromford and the Arkwright mills it is only few more miles via Lea Mills to the finish back at The Crich Tramway Museum.

We hope that this breakdown of the Tally- Ho is sufficient to wet your appetite for an early season run out.

Noel & Tony