The Seven Dales Heritage Run

The Seven Dales Heritage Run was planned to help celebrate 50 years of the De Lacy Motor Club Clubhouse, 3 years ago. Since then the run has become a fixed event in the club's calendar of activities. It is run under the auspices of an MSA Certificate of Exemption Touring Assembly. The run takes in about 90 miles of scenic roads and finishes back at the clubhouse where all crews are treated to a barbecue dinner. Stops for tea and cake are always included in the day.

Each competitor receives a full tulip style road book, which includes notes on points of interest, and some observation quiz questions to entertain you.

We would like to see as many historic, classic and interesting modern cars out as possible.

14th March 2018: Regulations and Entry open!
The regulations and the entry form are now available for general release after they were offered to previous participants. We have now received over 30 entries for a  capped number of 40, with 10 reserve entries. So if you would like to take part and drive some beautiful roads in some wonderful countryside then don't hesitate any longer, get your entry in today.

19th January 2018: 2018 route confirmed
The organising committee of the 2018 Seven Dales Heritage Run have held their first planning meeting at which the route for this years event was confirmed. The route will once again be under 100 miles, will start and finish at the clubhouse and this year will be based around the Ordnance Survey Maps 105 & 104

Clerk of the Course Malcolm Higgins said after the meeting;
" We are excited to be running this event again after we initially only planned it as a one off around our 50th anniversary a few years ago. We look forward to welcoming participants new and old to join us on Sunday 3rd June"

The route has to be checked by the MSA RDO, but that shouldn't take long.
The organisers have decided that this year they will give a trophy for the best presented car and crew, who should be in period costume. They will award the Thor Hammer Trophy (and replica), which was last issued in 2006 when we last ran our stage rally of the same name. Additionally there will be an opportunity for participants to nominate if they would like to try an use the navigational exercises to complete the route. 
Watch out for regulations and entry form which will be available shortly.

16th June 2017: Next years event date announced.
The Seven Dales Heritage Run for 2018 has been scheduled provisionally for the 3rd June. make sure you get the date in your diary now.

5th June 2017: Sunday's event a great success...

The fourth running of this social gathering organised by the motor club, started at the De Lacy Clubhouse yesterday morning, with crews assembling for breakfast and documentation, before leaving the car park in the late spring sunshine, at a little after 10 am.

Cars set off on a route of approximately 80 miles, before returning to the clubhouse for a BBQ meal a natter and a relax in the warm afternoon.
The organisers are grateful to all those people who came along and took part and from the feedback at the end of the day it seems that everyone had a great day. We look forward to announcing details of the 2018 event early in the new year. Thank you again and our local who benefit from your entry fee, will also be pleased. The full amount which we are donating will be announced shortly.

18th May 2017: Seven Dales Heritage Run update..

This year the organisers of this event are pleased to announce a great entry. Cars will start  at the De Lacy Motor Club clubhouse after a breakfast.  Cars will run out North and then back South of the clubhouse in a figure of eight format, before returning for a BBQ dinner. There is no competitive element to this event and crews are invited to stop off around the route for coffee and to socialise. The full entry list is reproduced here.

6th June 2016: Seven Dales Heritage Run 2016

This year, 2016, saw the third annual Seven Dales Heritage Run, organised by De Lacy Motor Club. The weather was superb and there was a great line up of cars at the De Lacy Clubhouse before the 10am start.

Cars left the clubhouse and set off on a gentle run of just under 100miles, returning later for an organised barbecue. The event was well received by those who took part and we hope to organise another event in 2017. We have some ideas so let us have your feedback.

In the meantime here is a message from the Clerks of the Course Steve Cowley and Steve Walshaw.....

Steve Cowley Clerk of the Course:

"Well we were blessed with fantastic weather for this year’s running of the SDHR and the BBQ.Now that the dust has settled, and the smoke from the BBQ has been washed away, I just wanted on behalf of Steve Walshaw and myself to say thank you to you all for a fantastic turnout.

Thanks, to you the entrants, the helpers on the day, the tea rooms/farm shops etc., for making it one of our most successful days to date.

It was great to see so many beautiful vehicles adorning our carpark, and you should all be very proud that they drew admiration from fellow entrants and visitors alike.

Comments I received and heard on the day were that it was fantastic, the route, well our route at any rate, (as I believe some added to it as they went along - don't know whether they were enjoying it so much that they forgot to read the road book), provided you with stunning views and roads to test your driving skills.

We as organisers, got great pleasure knowing that you enjoyed it, so please

Many Thanks"

Steve Walshaw Deputy Clerk of the Course

"Today's Seven Dales Heritage Run was very well accepted by the 22 crews who took part. A route of approximately 90 mile saw the crews leave De Lacy club house on some classic roads in North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. The feedback from the crews was that it was a very enjoyable run out. The weather was favorable today for soft tops to be down and get the wind through their hair. Myself and Steve Cowley would like to thank all who helped promote organise taking pictures and cooking the bbq but most off all a big thank you to the 22 crews who took part."

Please see photograph album below.

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