At lunchtime today, 6 June 2004, 28 cyclists with 8 support crew set off from the Dorset monthly meet at the Avon Causeway to cycle the 250 mies to Le Mans in aid of Hearing Dogs. This event, now in its 9th year, aims to raise at least £2500 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in order to train another dog. Since its inauguration in 1996 when just two cyclists and two support team undertook the 250 mile, three day event, the charity cycle ride has raised well over £20,000 and thus have trained 9 dogs.
The cheque for last year's event was handed over by Dorset RO and cycle ride co-ordinator Paul Shrimpton to the local representative from Hearing Dogs at the Bristol Classic Car Show in February.If you would like to support this worthwhile event, you can make a donation to the cycle ride by calling the Club Office on 01952 822126
Ever had a really good idea? Well last year someone had a great idea to hold a Griff Growl one bright but cold Sunday afternoon in October at a pub in Leamington called the Griffin Inn. Despite being organised with about a week to go, there was a really good turn out of around 25 or so Griffs with a few other models thrown in for good measure – couple of Chims, couple of Cerbies and a Tuscan! So this year, we’re doing it on a bigger scale, inviting everyone to join in, over 2 days, with lots to see and do! The Griff Growl & TVR Gathering 2004 is being held on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August at the National Heritage Centre and Motor Museum at Gaydon near Warwick with cordoned off parking for TVR’s and we’d love to see you there. Everyone’s welcome.
The main TVR Car Club event for 2001 was held on the Isle of Man from the 26 to 30 July. 74 TVRs made the ferry crossing to the island and the general feeling amongst the 140 drivers and passengers was that it was one of the best TVR events ever held.
The weekend started off on the Thursday at various ferry terminals as everyone met up to make the crossing to the Island. No vehicle was allowed to board until it had received a ritual dowsing in Foot and Mouth disinfectant, this saw a number of members frantically trying to wash it off immediately after but was far worse for anyone on a motorbike as they had to drive through the spray as well!