Classic car run for charity

Classic cars will be lining up for charity run
Classic cars will be lining up for charity run

Vintage and classic vehicle owners are invited to take part in a fundraising run to aid prostate cancer research.

The run leaves from Amber Valley District Council offices in Ripley and arrives at the Bakewell showground on the morning of Sunday, June 19.

Event organiser Tony Johnson, from the Robin Hood branch of the Austin Ten Club, said: “We are hoping to attract a wide range of older vehicles to join in the run, which will not only be a great day out for the participants but also attract members of the public to Bakewell showground.”

If you have a car, motorbike, van, lorry or bus which is more than 25 years old (registered in 1986 or before) you are invited to join in a fun day out in aid of Prostate Cancer Research UK.

Although there are many events which cater for particular types or makes of vehicles this is one of the few that is open to all-comers.

If you haven’t got an old vehicle yourself, but would like to come along for the ride, then you can book a seat on a vintage coach for £10 per person.

Apart from the vintage and classic vehicles, there will be a varied array of stalls at Bakewell including Charles Hanson Auctioneers of Derby. They will be valuing collectable items at £1 a time – all of which will go to the cancer research organisation.

“Who knows,” said Tony “if it is a success perhaps it will become an annual charity event.”

If you’d like to be there then call Tony for information and entry forms on (01773) 833991 or you can just turn up on the day – 10.30am at the council offices in Ripley or from noon at Bakewell Show Ground.