Safety Fast! Notes for February 2006

Disaster struck the Lock household two weeks ago when the family computer decided that it had come to the end of its useful life. We have managed to salvage the hard-drive but the new computer is not quite up and running, so don't expect any photos in the Notes for a month or two!

The South West Centre Calendar of Events for 2006 has been finalised thanks to lots of work behind the scenes on the part of the event organisers and various members of the committee. The 'official' tri-fold calendar is being printed as we speak (look out for it in next month's Safety Fast!) but I am able to give you the details this month. Obviously the printed calendar cannot be updated, so please check the website or with the organiser before you travel to an event.

9 April: Cheddar Valley Navigation Scatter - Dave Coppock, 01934 834429 22 April: Kimber Classic Trial (near Glastonbury) - Andrew Owst, 01761 221893 23 April: Kimber Classic Gymkhana (near Glastonbury) - Andrew Owst, 01761 221893 1 May: Wessex Sprint (Colerne, near Bath) - Bruce Morgan, 1275 790855 7 May: Run to Prescott Hillclimb (tbc) -Phil Archer, 01454 633 209 21 May: Wye Valley Social Run (near Ross-on-Wye) - Terry Davies, 01989 562366 4 June: Bath Gymkhana - Peter Jones, 01225 837545 24 June: California Cup Autotests (Silverstone) - Neil Lock, 01275 817915 2 July: MG Auto and Aero Day (Oaksey, nr Malmesbury) - Tony Blake, 01179 790108 16 July: Pucklechurch Gymkhana (north Bristol) - Jon Pittard, 01275 879632 6 Aug: Chew Valley Gymkhana (near Bristol Airport) - Dave Coppock,01934 834429 13 Aug: Mendip PCT (south of Bristol) - Bruce Weston, 01963 440941 20 Aug: Run to Shelsley Walsh Festival - Phil Archer, 01454 633209 3 Sept: Run to Prescott Hillclimb (tbc) - Phil Archer, 01454 633209 9 Sept: Wiscombe Hillclimb (near Honiton) - Bruce Weston, 01963 440941 24 Sept: Patchway Autotests (north Bristol) - John Delafield, 01453 544497 7 Oct: SW Centre's 70th Anniversary Event - Peter Jones, 01225 837545 22 Oct: Kimber PCT:Chew Stoke (south of Bristol) - Bruce Weston, 01963 440 941

I will give you more details of each of the events as they arise. I would also like to print some event reports this year; I'll be contacting each of the organisers, but if you are an entrant and a willing reporter, then please let me have a short report (with photos if possible) within a week of the event. I'll probably have to edit it to fit in the space available, but if you can live with that then please get writing!

You will see from the calendar that the committee has decided to organise an event to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the formation of the South West Centre. Sadly, nobody got in touch with me with respect to the original committee members or with ideas for a celebration event. We are thinking along the lines of a social run and formal dinner, probably in Bath. If you have any ideas, or can help identify which of the numerous Weston Hotels was the original venue, then please contact Peter Jones on the number above.
(It's the Weston Hotel in Newbridge Road - a noisy pub full of pool tables these days jt)


Neil Lock

01275 817915 (before 9pm please)
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