Monday, May 24, 2010

Spring Run – 22 May 2010

The weekend did not feel at all like spring. Last weekend was decidedly cool, and in the space of a week, England was hotter than countries bordering the Mediterranean. The MG Y Type Register was holding the annual Spring Run in Ledbury. Ledbury is 120 miles from London, a reasonable distance to go for a modern car on a weekend away, but for our 59 year old Y Type with extra hot weather, it was more of a challenge. But we were delighted that our only breakdown was able to be resolved by phone, with the aid of our friendly garage and a bit of “Kiwi ingenuity”.

Taking an old car away requires some careful planning of routes along suitable back roads, and this actually makes the journey different and most enjoyable. The first stop was Thame, then through a series of new and attractive towns to lunch stop in Stow-on-the-Wold (after the break-down). We were able to then complete the journey without the need for further stops.

Ledbury is a lovely market town, full of interesting old buildings. It also has lots of lovely shops selling different things from the big stores in London.

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