The Summer Flowers Run, 23rd June 2019

Well, well…….What a lovely day out for our club. Meeting up at the Ainsty Farm shop on the A59 we arrived early, and were surprised to find we were the only car in the car park. However others soon came along, as we had forgotten Sunday trading times of 10am. After our refreshments and greetings, we collected our route plan ready for the off. 25 classic cars set out at different times, with Gary and Gail just arriving as we were on our way. (No surprise there!! However Gail had been working nights, so well done.)

On our way passing over railway level crossings and stations on the way. All the villages were decked out with flowers, and one could not help but admire the beautiful houses on our travels. (I would struggle to pay the rates never mind the cost of buying).

Through Cattal – Tockwith – Cowthorpe -Tadcaster. We then turned left towards Wetherby and Knaresborough. We were now travelling through some of North Yorkshire’s finest coutryside, from North Deighton and Spofforth. So many lovely places which one can visit at any time in the future.

One village, Appleton Roebuck, were holding a scarecrow festival, and everywhere was decked out with displays which must have taken a great effort from the residents, as everyone seemed to have joined in with lots of activities for the children.

Soon we were heading for Acaster Malbis where lots of cruise boats were moored up, through to Bishopthorpe and Copmanthorpe. Now nearing our final destination at Scott’s Fish Restaurant at Bilborough services. And very nice too!!

Everyone was so pleased to see Gwen, her daughter and son in law, who kindly brought Gwen along for the day. Derek whose run it was, was a super guy who did lots for our City of Leeds Classic Car Club and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity. He will never be forgotten.

Tony Lucas