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Round Britain Relay – 3rd June to 30th July 2017

The Round Britain Relay 2017 has now finished! CLICK HERE for a full report on the finale at Kimber House on Sunday 30th July.

 


 SEE LATEST PICTURES OF THE RELAY HERE!

 

celebrating 70 years of the mg y type in style

The Round Britain Relay is the premier event of the year in which we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the MG Y Type. A collaboration between the MG Car Club Y-Type Register, the MG Octagon Car Club and the MG Owners Club, we invite all MG enthusiasts’ to join us on our momentous journey.

 

We are very pleased to announce that the Round Britain Relay is sponsored by Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance. The Relay will set off from Lakeside Shopping Centre near Dartford on 3rd June at about 10.00 am and will travel in two directions around Britain, and finish at Kimber House – the home of MG in Abingdon – on Sunday 30th July.

 

If you would like to be involved please contact Maggie Grafham at yrelay2017@gmail.com.

 

OUR SPONSORS

Sponsored by Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance, the Relay will see an array of MGs, including more than 50 Y Types in total, covering an undulating 1,834 miles around the roads of Britain, each vehicle carrying out one of 37 stages.  Managing director, Peter James, said: “MG is a marque that is particularly close to our hearts so we are delighted to be involved in the celebrations to mark the rare Y Type’s 70th birthday.”

 

Photo competition

A voucher for up to £100 worth of insurance is on offer to the person who captures the best image of a Y Type taking part in the relay courtesy of Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance – photos will be judged on completion of the Relay after the 2nd August 2017 by Peter James, Brian Rainbow and Julian Bosworth.

How to enter

  • Choose up to three of your best photos of the Relay (no bigger than 1 Mb in size each please)
  • Send as attachments in an email to the address below
  • Include the following details in your email: Your name; location pic/s taken; date pic/s taken; contact number
  • Send your email to:  phil.beck@pdji.co.uk 

By submitting your entry you are agreeing that Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance and The MG Car Club Ltd. Y-Type Register retain the right to upload any information for website or social media use. Both seek to keep records up to date and will update or remove data upon request. Any content supplied and uploaded is with the implied consent of the owner at the time of submission. The MG Car Club Limited Registered Office: Kimber House, 12 Cemetery Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1AS.  Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance Registered Offices: 768-772 Hagley Road West, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 0PJ.

 

THE WINNER

Beating-off stiff competition, the winner was Paul Grafham, with his image, above taken moments before the start of the event at Tesco, in Lakeside Shopping Centre, showing MG Y Types lined up and ready to take to the road and organisers wishing the first two drivers good luck for the relay’s starting legs.

 

The route

The charts below show the latest progress in the organisation of changeover times and places. We would welcome as much support as we can get, and invite any MG to join us on any part of this momentous journey.

 

map

To see a route map for the event, click here: round-britain-relay-map.

 

the baton

A bespoke baton has been crafted from English Pear wood for the Round Britain Relay by Peter Vielvoye.

 

Designed to split neatly in two at the start of the Round Britain Relay, at Lakeside Shopping Centre near Dartford on 3rd June, one half of the baton will go with the cars and drivers on the red clockwise route, and one half will go with the cars and drivers on the blue anticlockwise route. The two halves will then be reunited for the Relay’s finale at Kimber House in Abingdon on 30th July.

 

 

 

*For the Start Tesco @ Thurrock will mark off 10 spaces for us at the front of the store on 03 June between 8.00 and 11.00

 

Leg

South Clockwise Red

Travel date / time

Departure place  

Arrival supermarket e.t.a.

Cars and Drivers

Baton holder in Red

A

Lakeside to

Hastings

Sat 3rd June 10.00 am

Tesco Lakeside*

RM20 1TX

Sainsburys Sedlescombe Rd

TN37 7SQ

eta 13.00

Keith Powell

Julian Bosworth

B

Hastings to

Littlehampton

Sainsburys Sedlescombe RdTN37 7SQ

dept 14.00

Tesco Littlehampton

S/S BN17 5RA

eta 18.00

Francis & Jan Smith

Julian Bosworth

C

Littlehamton to

Southampton

 Mon 4th leaving mid morning New handover

Sir John Barleycorn Inn SO40 2NP

eta 16.00

 

Marc Hanson

David Hague

D

Southampton to

Yeovil

 Sat 10th June

dept 10.00

Sainsburys Sherborne

DT9 3ND

eta 13.00

Saul Duck

Patricia Lodge & Chris Adamson

E

Yeovil to

Exeter

Sat 10th June dept 14.00

Sainsburys Sherborne

DT9 3ND

Sainsburys Pinhoe

EX1 3PF

Julian Bosworth

Mark Withers

F

Exeter to

Plymouth

Sun 11th June dept 10.00

Sainsburys Pinhoe

EX1 3PF

Sainsburys Marsh Mills

PL3 6RL  eta 14.00

Julian Bosworth

Raymond Savage

G

Plymouth to

Bude

 Dept Mon 12th

Leave home 10.00

Sainsburys Bude

EX23 8ND eta 12.00

Anil Koshti

 

H

Bude to

Barnstaple

Sainsburys Bude

EX23 8ND

Dept Mon 12th

12.00

Sainsburys Barnstable

EX31 3NE eta 13.00

Alan Dinsdale

Robert Crow

I

Barnstaple to

Taunton

Dept Tues 13th

from home in Tiverton

09.00

Sainsburys Taunton

TA1 3NE eta 10.00

Alan Dinsdale
J

Taunton to

Bristol

Sainsburys Taunton

TA1 3NE

dept Tues 13th June

12 00

Sainsburys Winterstoke

BS3 2NS

carry on to Bath and hold overnight

Slater & Sally Reynolds

Dougald Ballardie

K

Bristol to

Gloucester

Wed 14th June

Dept near Bath 10.00

 

 

Sainsburys Gloucester Quays

GL2 5SA

Handover

Wed 14th June 12.00

Slater & Sally Reynolds

Paul Grafham

L

Gloucester to

Caerphilly

Baton taken on to MG Live Silverstone

Tuesday 20th June

dept 9.30am

Churchdown

Glos GL32HA

Meet Keith and Sandra on route coffee stop

Tesco Hengoed Tesco Hengoed Ystrad Mynach S/S CF827DP Tuesday 20th June 12.00am Peter Vielvoye

Keith & Sandra Harris

M

Caerphilly to

Ammanford

 Wed 21st dept from home 9.00 Tesco Ammanford

S/S SA18 2LR

eta 11.00

Alan Chick
N

Ammanford to

Llandrindod Wells

 Thurs 22nd June Tesco Llandrindod Wells LD1 6BG

Thur 22nd 11.00

David Jones

Brian Hough

O

Llandrindod Wells

to Oswestry

Thurs 22June

dept 12.00

Sainsburys Oswestry

SY11 2EF

eta 13.00

Peter & Suzie Arnell
P

Oswestry to

Kidderminster

Sat 1st July

Church Road

Clundunford

Sainsburys Kidderminster

DY11 6XP

Sat 1st July 11.00

Peter & Suzie Arnell
Q

Kidderminster

to Warwick

Sat 1st July 11.00

dept

Sainsburys Warwick

CV34 4TR

Sat 1st July

eta

Terry Staines

Robert Bird

R

Warwick to

Abingdon

Sunday 30th July Kimber House

OX14 1AS

eta 13.00 – 14.00

Parking first come first served

Mike Brown

Bernard Foad

Peter Stevens

 

*For the Start Tesco @ Thurrock will mark off 10 spaces for us at the front of the store on 03 June between 8.00 and 11.00

 

 

Leg North Anticlockwise Blue

Travel date / time

Departure place  

Arrival supermarket e.t.a.

Cars and Drivers

Baton holder in blue

1

Lakeside to

Chelmsford

Sat 3rd June 10.00 am

Tesco Lakeside *

RM20 1TX

Tesco Princes Road Chelmsford

CM2 9XW

eta 11.00

Brian & Kaye Moyse

Paul Grafham

 

2

Chelmsford to

Bury St Edmunds

Sat 3rd June 11.30

Tesco Princes Road Chelmsford

CM2 9XW

Lunch stop Horse & Groom Cornish Hall End, nr Baintree CM7 4HF

Tesco Bury St. Edmunds

IP32 7JS

eta 14.30

Kevin Milner to take Baton at Lunch stop

Brian Moyse

Graham & Susan Bell

Kevin Milner

Paul & Janet Pinkham

George Wilder

3

Bury St Edmunds

to Kings Lynn

Sat 3rd June

15.00

Tesco Bury St. Edmunds

IP32 7JS

 

Morrisons Kings Lynn

PE30 1QB

eta 17.00

Brian Moyse

Graham & Susan Bell

Kevin Milner

Paul & Janet Pinkham

George Wilder

4

Kings Lynn to

Stamford

Sun 4th June 10.00

Morrisons Kings Lynn

PE30 1QB

Morrisons Stamford

PE9 2FT

eta 15.00

YA

Don & Lin Avery

5

Stamford to

Gainsborough

Tues 6th June

Dept Stamford.

11.00/12.00

Morrisions Gainsborough

DN21 1XY

eta 14.00/15.00

continuing

Ashley Bateman

Iain Crowther

Brian Cox

6

Gainsborough

to York

Tues 6th June 15.00

Dept Morrisions GainsboroughDN21 1XY

Morrisons York

YO31 7UL

eta 16.00/17.00

John Foster

 

7

York to

Darlington

Wed 7th June 10.00

Dept York

 

Morrisons Morton Park Darlington

DL1 4PJ

handover 7th July 10.00

David Hilliam

Bernard Meynell

8

Darlington to

Cramlington

Fri 7th July 10.00

dept Morrisons Morton Park DarlingtonDL1 4PJ

 

Sainsburys Cramlington Superstore

NE236RT

Andrew & Arlene Coulson Robert Barham-Hall, George Robinson

Paul & Maggie Grafham

9

Cramlington to

Berwick Upon Tweed

Fri 7th July

Continuing to Berwick

Morrisons Berwick Upon Tweed

TD15 1UQ

eta 13.00

Richard & Carol Verril

Andrew & Arlene Coulson

Paul and Maggie Grafham

10

Berwick Upon Tweed

to Edinburgh

Fri 7th July

Continuing to Edinburgh

Morrisons Dalkeith EH22 1HQ

eta 1500

Richard & Carol Virril

Paul & Maggie Grafham

11

Edinburgh

to Wishaw

Fri 7th July

Continuing to Wishaw

Morrisons Wishaw ML2 7BJ

overnight at Wishaw

Paul & Maggie Grafham
12

Wishaw to

Dumfries

Sat 8th July

drive to Dumfries

Sainsburys Dumfries

DG1 2SH

overnight stop

Paul & Maggie Grafham
13

Dumfries to

Penrith

Sun 9th July

depart 10.00

Sainsburys DumfriesDG1 2SH

Penrith Morrisons

CA11 7JU

(change of venue)

Michael & Jean Knight

Paul & Maggie Grafham

14

Penrith to

Morecambe

Sun 9th July

dept 14.00

Penrith Morrisons

CA11 7JU

(Change of change over venue)

Booths Super Mkt

Park Hill Road, Garstang

PR3 1EF

Monday 10th July 10.30

Alan Rothwell

John Thornley

15

Morecambe

to Leigh

 Thursday 13th July

dept from home 9.30

WN75SJ Sainsburys Leigh Atherleigh Way Superstore

Handover

Thursday 13th July 10.30

 

Roy Clapham

16

Leigh to

Sheffield

Thursday 13th July

WN75SJ Sainsburys Leigh Atherleigh Way Superstore

dept 11 00

New changeover

Fox Valley S36 2AB

eta 13.00

 

Bill & Helen Bennett

Mike & Sue Silk

17

Sheffield to

Nottingham

Dept

Fox Valley S36 2AB

Thursday 13th July

14.00

Sainsburys Nottingham

NG5 6BN

Handover

Friday 14th 16.00

Malcolm Perry

Mike and Sue Silk

18

Nottingham

to Rugby

Depart

Sainsburys Nottingham

NG5 6BN

Sunday 30th 09.00

Sainsburys Rugby CV22 6HU

eta 12.00

Ashley Bateman
19

Rugby to

Abingdon

Sainsburys Rugby CV22 6HU

Sunday 30th July

dept 12.30

Kimber House

OX14 1AS

eta 13.0 – 14.00

Parking first come first served

 

David Gregory

Mathew Robinson

 

Please let me and maggie know if any of the above entries are incorrect or if you have further details.

Tel: +44 (0)1452 712441 chai@mgccyregister.com    yrelay17@gmail.com