Taking it home winner

The ‘car that participants would most like to take home’ award was a convincing win for Pete and Susan Walton’s Stylish ‘Blue Train’ Bentley. Second went to previous winners of the title, Stephen and Jocelyn Kemp’s’ Citroen Light 15 roadster whilst in third place was John and Annabel Briggs’s Aston Martin Ulster.

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Over £25000 raised for LOROS

Organiser Andrew Duerden hands over £4,700 from the 2019 event to Loros fundraiser, Debbie Dickman . PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Over eight years, the Welland Valley Wander’s fundraising efforts have achieved a figure in excess of £25000 for LOROS, The Leicestershire and Rutland hospice.

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Quality entry on 2020 event

An 80 strong group of participants took part in the 2020 WVW event, with the 100 year old Vauxhall 30-98 of Tony and Jenny Lees leading off the cars on the 110 mile route from Leicester Airport. The weather was good for the duration of tour, allowing picnics at Burghley House near Stamford before the finish at Sywell Aerodrome.

Organiser Andrew Duerden and Loros fundraiser Debbie Dickman during the start of the first classic car rally of the year at Stoughton airport. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
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Starting details issued

The provisional starting list, showing times of departure from Leicester Airport at Stoughton, is now published and can be accessed by clicking here or on the Start List 2020 tab above. Additionally, Final Instructions are also viewable by clicking the respective tab above. NOTE that both sections have multiple pages that can be viewed by clicking on the down arrow at the bottom of each opening page

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2020 Entry list published

The entry list for the eighth Welland Valley Wander can now be viewed by clicking on the ENTRIES tab in the menu bar above. The participants are shown alphabetically by the Driver’s surname. This will NOT be the start order on the day

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We are in a go situation…..

The 2020 event is still planned to take place on Sunday 16 August. More details will follow nearer to the date.

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Entries flooding in

There has been a steady stream of entries arriving daily, and before the end of January the tally of completed entry forms has passed the 50 mark. Last year, we had to turn people away, so to avoid disappointment, either email or send your application by Royal Mail sooner rather than later.

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2020 Details announced

The eighth running of the Welland Valley Wander will take place on Sunday 16 August 2020. The start will be from Leicester Airport near the village of Stoughton, just east of the city. The midway halt will be at Burghley House near Stamford and the finish will be at Sywell Aerodrome, to the north of Northampton. Entry forms and full details will be available in the first few days of January 2020.

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Close voting

Participants on the 2019 Welland Valley Wander had the chance to vote for the car that they would most like to take home, and in the closest of contests, the Frazer Nash Targa Florio of John and Oliver Briggs got the nod over the two pre war BMWs of Richard Wyldes and Dave Crawley and the Riley 14/6 Special of Steve Riddington.

The most original car was Richard Egger’s 1962 Mini 850 and the furthest travelled was Julia and Roger Bricknell, all the way from Bodmin in Cornwall.

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Start List published

The start list can be seen on the Final instructions page.

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