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We also had merchandise vouchers to the value of £20 & £10 as prizes plus a Cappo striping kit, and some Car Care Kits donated by Colin Appleyard Suzuki. Linda and I had donated three Cappuccino mugs and some Cappuccino coffee. We had to keep the theme going. Everyone was entertained after the meal by Andy and his assistant Tony. He performed card tricks and even explained how some were done. Andy contacted me after the event to thank us as he had thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Sunday morning saw us gathering outside the Hotel from 9.30am. We had a group photo and everyone was given a programme of the day’s convoy route. We lost a few Cappos from the day before but gained a couple of extra cars. We set off bang on time and the 64-mile route took more or less the time I had planned, arriving at Matlock Bath about 1.25pm. We had morning coffee at the Peak Village outlet. I had several comments made afterwards and I was told it was a wonderful mix of countryside and winding roads with some shopping and history thrown in. The only problem I could envisage was the Ford (a water one) on the route. This fortunately was no higher than it had been two weeks earlier when we checked the route. Matlock Bath saw the end of the event but some had a wander into town for lunch or just a look around. We went back to our Motorhome and fell asleep almost immediately.

Okay it did take time to prepare. It did cost us a bit. We could have claimed our expenses back from SCORE but decided it was our contribution. I hope all those who attended enjoyed it and those of you who booked but didn’t make it are not too disappointed. Those who didn’t come along please make an effort to try and support events as they are the backbone of the club.

Incidentally I decided that I wanted this event to be self sufficient and not have to draw funds from the club. This worked better than expected as Ian Linden tells me we made in excess of £170 for club funds. Not only that we have a great new product for Merchandise in the enamel SCORE badge.

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