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.

Dinner 1
Christmas Meal - 3 December
Thirty four enjoyed the Christmas meal at the Plume of Feathers in Mitchell.   There was a choice of two or three courses from an excellent and varied menu to suit all tastes.

Treasure Hunt - 11 November

It was good to see six cars attend the Treasure Hunt Challenge.  Members were advised not to share their answers as it's been known in the past that the winner has had the honour of planning a Club run.  Not today!  Today the one with the least correct answers will be given the honour!  

Just a few of the questions, answers and pictures of the day.  

Treas Hunt 1

1. How many soldiers are on the flag to the carpark? (7)

Treas Hunt 2

2. In Cubert Square what is the lady statue doing? (Saluting).

Treas Hunt 3

3. At Crantock Square what is crocheted in purple wool, (horses).

Treas Hunt 4

4. At East Pentire Headland Green carpark what can you see looking south between Crantock and West Pentire?( St Agnes Beacon).

Treas Hunt 5

5. The old lifeboat house on the headland Newquay. When was it built and when did it close.(1899, 1934).                  

Members met afterwards for the marking and everyone enjoyed the day.

Wednesday Runs - West Cornwall

The Wednesday Runs continue throughout theAutimn and Winter months meeting at different venues around Redruth the routes wander around the lanes of West Cornwall, stopping for a coffee break and picnic, weather permitting.  The group is usually made up of four to eigth cars.  A recent run starting at Praze an Beeble met with flooded lanes but our Sevens made it through and enjoyed the lanes of Penwith before a lunch stop.

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Lizard Lanes Take 3 - 1 October
It looked good when ten Sevens lined up for the start of the run at Helston Sainsbury's.  Due to bad weather forecasts on the previous ocassions this was the third attempt at organising and leading this run and things were looking up.  Oh no, the excellent cafe at Sainsbury's was closed !!!!.  No caffeine before the run to calm one's nerves  

The Lizard Peninsula is a joy to explore with more country lanes than "A" roads. Tree tunnels with falling leaves, up hill and down dale, open landscapes, farmland surrounded by a rugged coast line.  It is unique in this Country.  In St Martin-in-Meneage there is the lovely church where once a year during the daffodil season it is filled with thousands of daffodils from the local growers. The sight and smell is something recommended to all "green fingers" amongst us.  Onto the Helford Passage, Gear Farm with its reputation for fresh produce and pasties still being run as a family business.  

The slow descent into Gweek and the first view of the many creeks on this peninsula. Through the town and turn left where the lovely thatched cottage is. Another sharp left at the crossroad takes you up, with a tree filled valley on the right, and towards the farmlands where the tractor is king.  When you stop to let one of these modern tractors pass, with the top of your head inline with the front axle, you realise how small our Sevens are.

Unscathed we arrived at the very dangerous Traboe cross roads south of the Goonhilly Earth Station. Here the open moorland is unique to the Lizard peninsula and in fact the country.  With the added attraction of animals grazing on the heath land, it is an amazing landscape where you can see for miles due to the flat terrain.  

Lunch was on the Lizard Green where the majority enjoyed their picnics and a few took shelter in the Regency Cafe. The afternoon run was short and sweet, driving through Mullion towards Poldhu Cove with its thundering Atlantic waves.  A steep climb out towards Cury, passing the well manicured greens of the golf course and its hardy golfers and the finish at Tesco's in Helston.