Event Reports
short reports of events, holidays and shows enjoyed
by our members in the past four months.

Our members are always out and about with their 'Sevens'

The main aim of CA7C is to encourage members to drive their 'Sevens' whenever possible, even throughout the winter months when, surprisingly, quite a few members do enjoy being out and about on the colder winter-time runs.  However, we do draw the line on the very wettest of days as there is no point driving in bad weather with the non-optional water entry around the ill-fitting windows and doors!   Mostly we are able to enjoy warm, sunny days with Cornwall's splendid inland and coastal scenery at its best whatever the season of the year.

These edited reports were written by members and are taken from our monthly magazine, Seven Focus.


More photos of each event may be found on our Facebook link.

Run for Pearl - 27 April

Run for Pearl
Wednesday saw an early 8:30 start from Wheal Busy for four cars to head to Quintrell Downs to meet up with Essex Club member, Trevor Fleuty. Trevor drove a Big 7 from Chelmsford to the Gold Centre in Portreath to collect a pearl - See www.questforpearl.com. His trip from Chelmsford was escorted by all the county clubs he passed through. We finished the last leg through Goonhavern, Perranporth, St Agnes and Porthtowan to arrive at Portreath at 11:00 am. Another good day out.  





FBHVC Drive it Day run to Lanhydrock - 24 April


There were a few start points across the County with the aim of meeting at the NT Lanhydrock House.  One group from the west set off from the Blackwater area.

A 10:30 start from the Chiverton Arms car park found five A7s heading for Goonhavern, St Newlyn East then on to the old A30 via Fraddon and St Columb.  We crept on under the old iron bridge then on to go round the back off Lanivet to join 17 other A7s lined up in the car park. It was good to spend a few hours catching up with club members not seen for a long time. The drive home took us on a run via Golant and St Austell. A good day out.  

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End to End Centenary Run - Easter 2022

JoGLE 2022


The South Wales A7 Club organised a run from John O'Groats to Land's End.  Entrants travelled at their own pace over several days - there being no attempt to complete the run in less than 24 hours with 5 days being allowed for the trip.  One of our members took part.










Run to Flicka Donkey Sanctuary - 9 April

Having had to be cancelled on 19th February due to forecast bad weather, the visit to the Donkey Sanctuary at Trenoweth near Mabe took place on Saturday in fine but chilly conditions. Eight various Sevens gathered at the Carnon Downs Garden Centre where some drivers and passengers took advantage of the coffee shop for a warming drink.

This occasion was the first major club run since the onset of the covid pandemic so route sheets were handed out to the 'co-drivers' and, splitting the eight vehicles into a five (who went off first) and a three (some minutes later) the cars set off in the direction of the Bissoe valley then climbed out of the valley in Grenna Lane, a long, steep hill. Passing through Frogpool and the Cornish Arms the route made its way onto the A393 and into Ponsanooth.

Just before the Stag Hunt pub a right turn off the main road took the cars away towards Stithians but not into it as we headed towards Longdowns on the A394 instead. Passing along a pretty, tree lined road and passing a quarry the route eventually arrived at a junction on to the A394 that, as usual, was horrendously busy with fast moving traffic. Very luckily, everyone made it on to the main road then shortly left again turning off towards Halvasso then through the hamlet in the direction of Penryn.

FlickaHaving passed Mabe Church, the route went left towards Trenoweth where soon the sign for the Flicka Sanctuary came into view. Having parked in the car park, other visitors coming and going paused to take pictures of the little Sevens basking in the sunlight. Having had a wander around, the club members either made use of the cafe or used the picnic tables for home made picnics.  






Easter on Exmoor  - 14-19 April

A trip to North Devon over a sunny Easter weekend was enjoyed by lovely runs and good company. Once again finding the views over the moors spectacular and driving through many tucked away hamlets including a couple of fords to test the driving skills of some drivers.  

Porlock Hill was a must to drive to the top is known to be the steepest A road in the Country. Countisbury Hill a average gradient of 9% and 3.2 km over looking the Bristol Channel was the next on the list to attempt.  

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Many picnics and coffee stops in the sun with great views over Exmoor were enjoyed by all, afternoon cream tea at Stocumber train station where we had VIP parking.  All the cars performed well in very demanding circumstances.     

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West Cornwall Run  - 19 January Crowlas

The Wednesday group run made a trip west towards Penzance, meeting at Praze an Beeble, then a run to a member's house for coffee and cake. Then to Marazion for lunch before continuing the run towards Lelant and home. 

 

 

 

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New Year Lunch - 15 January

A Happy New Year lunch get together at event at The Penhale Roud, Fraddon was very well supported with over 30 members.  It was a relatively central venue in reach of most members.  All involved had a couple of hours of chatting and laughing over some delicious food. The feedback has been so positive we shall hold more of these throughout the year.  

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