Locations

The event will start at Leicester Airport

Leicester Airport is an aerodrome situated to the east of Leicester. It operates private flying, lessons and training and is open all year round, with 3 hard and 2 grass runways.  The airfield was constructed in 1942 as part of the former RAF station, Leicester East. The facility was previously named Stoughton Aerodrome.

The event will start from the airport where tea, coffee and breakfast rolls will be served

The midway halt will be at Burghley House

The lunchtime halt will be at Burghley, close to Stamford , and one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age.

Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors.

Visitor facilities include the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.

The finish will be at Sywell Aerodrome

The finish will be at Sywell Aerodrome, just north of Northampton.  The Sywell site comprises the working aerodrome, Aviator Hotel and the Aviation Museum, with many artefacts from WWll.  

Afternoon tea will be available at The Aviator. Formerly a Clubhouse and Officers Mess, this 1930s Art Deco building has been renovated to its former glory. As you enter you step back in time to a bygone age of aviation, style and fun.