I asked David Lemonius to tell me about the groupâ€¦.
There are 3 of us who have been running the working weekend for the last 4 years and we decided to do a road run this winter as well. We have been doing it under the banner of the Ford and Fordson Association but we are quite happy to accept any make! The other two guys are Denis Pocock from Shorwell and John Butcher from Newport. We have probably raised in excess of Â£2000.00 over the last 4 years.
So if you around any part of the route below on the 29th December, please give them a wave of support and pop some coins in their pots. The whole route is around 22 miles and they start at 10.00 from the Dreamâ€™s Car park hoping to finish around 12pm at the Chequers Public House.
Route starting at 10.00 sharp Dreams/Carpet Right Car park Gunville.
Start at Dreams/Carpet Right car park at Gunville Â Turn Left onto Gunville Road to Waverley Cross. Â Â Turn Right onto â€œMiddle Roadâ€ towards Freshwater. Â After Blacksmiths Arms Turn Right down Betty Haunt Lane.
Turn Left to Great Park and proceed all the way through Great Park to Three Gates. Â At Junction with the Newport Yarmouth Road turn Left toward Shalfleet. CAUTION. Â Â At Heberdens turn Left into Pound Lane to Five Houses and carry on through Five Houses to ELM Lane. Â Â At Elm Lane turn left to Calbourne.
At Calbourne Cross â€“ go straight over towards Brighstone. CAUTION. Â Â Carry on over Brighstone Shute and Moortown Lane and down to the B3399 in Brighstone. Â Â Turn Left towards the village of Brighstone.
At Church Turn Right into New Road and proceed towards the coast. Â Turn Left into MILL Lane and proceed up Wicken Hill to Thorncross. Â Â Continue past Thorncross to YAFFORD. Â Â In Yafford turn right into Chine Lane and stop at New Wolverton Farm for a breather and a cup of tea/coffee/soup.Â
After break continue towards Atherfield Green Road. Continue through Atherfield Green to Pyle Shute and to the old Star Inn at Chale Green. Bear left onto the Main Road toward Billingham and Chillerton.
At the top of Berry Shute turn right towards Roslin.CAUTION. Â Â Go past Roslin Farm towards Cridmore Farm. Â Turn Right to Cridmore Farm and follow track to Great Appleford Cross. Â Â Turn Left to Leechmore Cross. Â Â Turn Left towards Rookley.
Arrive at Chequers PH for â€œhospitalityâ€.