The Riggwelter Run Sunday April 17th

Under a brilliant blue sky, the members of the Leeds MGCCC met at the picturesque riverside car park in Wetherby, for what promised to be a wonderful days run in the country.  As well as the abundance of MGs, there was also a Chevette, 2CV and one of BL’s finest, the Allegro.
The run made its way out of Wetherby to the village of Kirk Deighton. Onwards, along some lovely country roads, we then briefly joined the A59 for a mile before turning left towards Flaxby. In another few miles we came to the pretty village of Arkendale where we made a left at St Bartholomew’s Church, and followed the signs for Marton-cum-Grafton and Great Ouseburn.
After passing through some great scenery and villages, we came to the busy crossroads of the A61. Due care and attention was the watchword here, so we just closed our eyes and went for it! Finding ourselves safely on the other side (of the road, not in heaven) we motored on.
Following the signs for villages with great names like, Kirkby Malzeard and Grewlthorpe, we eventually arrived in the very pretty market town of Masham (pop 1235), where Charles had booked the whole lot of us in at the Black Sheep Brewery Restaurant. The ensuing meal was a treat, and the staff, though clearly very busy, served us efficiently throughout.
Three cheers for Charles, Gilly and Dennis who made the run happen. It was a tremendous day for all.
Simon Lucas.