Vintage Tractor Road Run & Crank Up
Added by Nigel Banks
Annual Road Run and Crank Up.
The Wiltshire Agricultural Preservation Group annual road run and crank up is open to vintage and classic tractors. The road run is on a circular route of 20 miles, the majority utilizing B, unclassified roads and byways, stopping for lunch.
2017 Annual Road Run and Crank Up.
The 2017 road run will be on the 14th of May, the run will start at 'The Old Rectory', Huish, Oare, SN8 4JN.
The tractors will arrive at the start venue from 8:00AM, and the road run will start promply at 10:00AM.
Members of the public are welcome to see the parade of tractors leave the start venue.
2016 Annual Road Run and Crank Up.
Date: 24th April 2016.
This years Annual Road Run and Crank Up started from Oxenwood, photos and report on this year run will be posted at a later date.
2015 Annual Road Run and Crank Up.
Wiltshire Agricultural Preservation Group 24th Road Run held on 10 MAY 2015.
This year's road run really started with a phone call to Andrew Wheeler asking if Andrew knew of anywhere that we could start from in Burbage. He immediately said that Mum and Dad had said that we could start from Church Farm, so a quick call to Mike and the starting point was sorted.
What a fantastic starting point, our thanks go to Margaret, Chris, Amanda and Andrew for allowing us to start from their farm, we also had the wonderful support of Richard at Kennet Tyres who allowed Barny to follow us in his 4 x 4 with full puncture repair kit, and it is very reassuring to have Barny with us.
Also our thanks must go to Christine, Alison and Millie for cooking the breakfast, well done to all of you.
We left the farm about 10.15 am traveling through Crofton, Great Bedwyn, Froxfield then along the road towards Chilton Foliat turning left in to Littlecote Park Farm.
This then took us off road our thanks must go to Duncan Lee the Farm Manager of Ramsbury Estates who after many phone calls and emails allowed Mike and I to drive through the Estate on three occasions sorting out the route (first attempt to wet and rutted for the Nissan), poor Mike had to get out of the car, he said that 15 stone less might let me get out of the very deep mud, i said well Mike are you leaving part of your body in the car (15 stone ha ha ha ). We eventually on the third trip got around most of the route although one part beat us again but we detoured around that part as it was still too wet.
We travelled through the estate where I once worked, so it really was memory lane for me absolutely fantastic.
Short break taken to allow everyone to stretch their legs and we were on our way again down Ramsbury Hill through Ramsbury and on to Mildenhall where we had our lunch stop in the village hall car park thanks to Sally Pritchard who allowed us to park there.
We had hoped to be able to stop at the pub for lunch but unfortunately they had a prior booking for 25/30 people for lunch and felt that they could not cope with us.
Mike and I had tried another pub but it was not really suitable for us.
So after lunch we travelled back along the same road to Sound Bottom and off road again travelling through the beautiful lane yet more of the beautiful Wiltshire Country side it really is the premier county.
Back through Mildenhall over the river (could it be the Kennett) along the lanes to the bottom of Savernake Hill on the A4 at Marlborough.
Travelling up Savernake Hill on the A4 turning right in to the Grand Avenue down through Savernake Forrest joining the public road again and turning right heading for Durley past the old building that used to be The Savernake Hotel on to Stibb Green turning left in to Burbage High Street then left in to Taskers Lane and back to our starting point the Fantastic Church Farm.
The Sun shone from start to finish, we certainly enjoyed it, and both Mike and I hope that you all enjoyed our little road run.
Once again our thanks go to (in no particular order) Margaret, Chris, Amanda, Andrew (Andrew thank you for all of your help and hard work not only for the road run but the WAPG in general),Richard, Barny , Christine, Alison , Millie Mike and all of you who took part.
Best Regards from Mike and Derek.