Everything you need to know about Doughnut
Basingstoke Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke,
Basingstoke’s annual run on Sunday 23rd September in aid of SERV Wessex (Blood Bikes) took place from the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. Kick off time was 9.30 arrival with registration starting at 10 and cars away from 10.30am.
This weekend was not to be the best as far as the weather was concerned with yellow warnings being in place. The rain started on Saturday which continued through the night and into Sunday. The club had put out a bulletin prior hand to say please still come along in your day car as one could only eat so many doughnuts. Being British this was not going to put off some of the entrants who did turn up in their MG and other classic cars, although the majority of entrants did come in their day cars.
The run took us through the villages of Monk Sherbourne, CharterAlley,
Brimpton Common and Brimpton, Migham, Hampstead Norreys, Compton, Aldworth, Westridge Green, Streatley, Goring, Woodcote, Grays Pond, Whitchurch on Thames, Tidmarsh, Bradfield, Beenham, Ufton Nervet, Silchester, Bramley, Sherbourne St John and back to Milesstone. We had a toll bridge to pass over and a ford to go through and along the way we had some pleasant if not damp countryside views.
All was not lost, because as the afternoon progressed, the rain subsided and the sun came out as we returned to base. To top this off,WMGOC members Allan and Sally Rose won a hamper in the raffle and Peter and Karen Cranstone’s TF won Best Car in Show from 1999 to present, as judged by the SERV Wessex staff.
A big thanks goes out to Basingstoke MGO Ccommittee and members for carrying on and running a great run in adverse weather conditions.
Thank you Pete C from Winchester MGOC for the article and photos