“2016 will be our thirteenth running of the Tour of Cheshire, a daylight Historic Road Rally comprising of a number of special tests and regularity sections organised by a team of regular road rally competitors from Knutsford and District Motor Club Ltd. The event is based about nine miles south of the historic city of Chester and runs on the scenic lanes of Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire.
The event format will be similar to our previous events on the basis of ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’. The route will use areas we have not visited before, some we have, as well as some we’ve not used for some time. In recognition that 2016 will be the 50th running of the Club’s stage rally (The Plains) we will be using some of the roads The Plains used when it was run as a road rally before being confined to the Welsh forests.
Signing on will take place at the Bickerton Poacher Inn, Bulkeley, SY14 8BE (MR 117/524 545) where Friday night food (at a reasonable price) will be available. Trailer parking will be available, for those who must, at Beeston Cattle Market which is a few miles away.
We are pleased to welcome HRCR Championship contenders but our event is designed to be suitable for both novices and experts. There will be no ‘plot and bash’ and the overall schedule will be relaxed. We will issue some handy navigational tips but there should be nothing to trick you in the instructions given.
Please note the entry fee includes morning coffee, lunch and a hot prize giving buffet supper.
Knutsford and District Motor Club are extremely grateful to our regular supporters, sponsors and marshals for their invaluable support and I would urge you to use our sponsors services as this, hopefully, will see their continuing support in the future.
To encourage entries from pre-1960 cars you will note we are again giving special awards for this class of vehicle.
The North West Air Ambulance has again been chosen as our nominated charity (we have now raised some £15,000 for them) and I hope you will join our efforts to support this very worthwhile cause. Once again, we expect to have a good attendance from some of the rallying names of old from the ranks of Ecurie Cod Fillet.
Our organising team and I look forward to welcoming you to Cheshire. If you have any questions please do let us know, and if you cannot compete then why not offer to marshal?”