We are planning a Coast-to-Coast run for 18th August 2018. The route will be Morecombe to Scarborough
It's planned to leave from the Midland Hotel, Morecombe between 0830 and 1000 on Saturday. We will get a group booking rate for those who wish to arrive Friday night. We will also get a rate from a less expensive hotel for those who do not wish to pay the Midland rates. We will do the same for the Saturday night in Scarborough. The Midland Hotel is the art-deco hotel recently renovated at huge cost - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland_Hotel,_Morecambe
I have negotiated a double room rate at the Midland starting at £162.00 which includes breakfast. This was for a nominal 15 rooms, when I know numbers, I may be able to get a better rate. The normal rate is £205. I will also get rooms rates from Morecombe Bay Hotel which is £70 plus breakfast and at Scarborough the Grand Hotel rate is about £70 plus breakfast
The route will be through the Yorkshire Dales and The North York Moors. We will use as many B and unclassified roads and avoid the towns where possible. The most scenic roads will be used. The average speed will be relatively low to accommodate those with older cars, (like me in my TC).
There will be a stop for mid-morning tea/coffee (and cake!), lunch at a pub and mid-afternoon tea/coffee, (and more cake).
The route will be on A5 paper in binders and handed out at the start.
We need you to register interest by the end of November 2017 so we can negotiate the hotel prices. You may be advised to book the hotels before January to ensure you have a room.
Final numbers will be set by May 2018 and a £10.00 non-returnable deposit will be required. This will be deducted from the lunchtime meal so, in effect, the trip will be free other than meals and hotels, if required. Late booking will be accepted but a hotel in Morecombe and/or Scarborough may be difficult to find.
TO REGISTER INTEREST EMAIL norman(at)frenchblat.com
(We are members of: MG Car Club, MG Owners Club, MG Octagon Car Club, Midget & Sprite Club, Totally T Types and the TABC group)