Les Hiboux” Raid Tan Hill weekend
The weekend starts on Saturday evening with a convivial gathering. This is organised for the people who come up to the Leeds area and stay overnight.
Most years we have an evening of 2CV videos, folk music, a quiz, food, drink and of course "The Mummers".
(For more about the Mummers click here.)
Sunday morning the Lawnswood Arms pub opens its doors at 8.45 am and serves coffee and bacon butties. The cars start to arrive and register and the run starts at 10 am with the cars leaving in groups of twenty-five.
The route travels up past Otley and Ilkley and then through the Yorkshire Dales National Park eventually arriving at the small Wensleydale village of Hawes, where we have a twenty minute halt and serve free hot mulled wine, Christmas cake and Stollen.
We then set off again, this time as one convoy, eventually arriving at Tan Hill at about 1.30 p.m.
The pub somehow manages to feed everybody and after lunch the free raffle is drawn and the certificates and stickers are given out. Everybody gets a certificate, signed by the landlord and club chairman, and a car boot sticker.
The oldest car gets a special certificate and so does the furthest travelled.
And then everybody goes home....
.... Apart from the lucky few who don't have to work on the Monday and are staying at the pub