More than 200 classic vehicles to hit the road in car run

May 03 2017

A MAXIMUM of 225 vehicles look set to be involved in this year’s Classic Car Run in Chipping Sodbury.

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A MAXIMUM of 225 vehicles look set to be involved in this year’s Classic Car Run in Chipping Sodbury.

More than 200 entries were accepted for last year’s run, after which it was decided to set a cap for future events.

Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club organises the summer highlight, which involves classic cars, motorbikes and vans lining up in Broad Street from 7.30am before setting off on a tour of the surrounding countryside and returning later in the day.

Spectators have the chance to see them set off in turn up to about 10.15am and again when they return to Chipping Sodbury Rugby Club at The Ridings, off Wickwar Road, at around lunchtime. 

This year the drivers and riders will head north out of South Gloucestershire and into Gloucestershire, stopping for coffee at Dursley’s leisure centre, before heading back.  

Rotary club president Ian Lowe said: “We attracted a bumper crowd in 2016, which we believe to be the biggest in the 21-year history of the event, and we are well on the way to achieving our target of 225 participants for this year.” 

The event takes pace on Sunday, June 25, with entries closing on June 1. It costs £27 to enter a car or van and £14 for motorcycles, to be paid in advance.