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.

Magical Mystery Tour - 10 March

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Sixteen Austins with their owner/dogs met at Trewithen Gardens for the Roseland Run.  After having a cuppa and catch up with the group, off we went heading through Grampound then on towards Creed (a couple of Austins may have missed the turning, oops!).

The sun was trying to shine for us but the roads where definitely wet, maybe next time we should get some arm bands or rubber rings, just for safety measures.

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We had a pit stop at Carne Beach before heading off to St Mawes Castle for lunch.  Which was rather wet... but true Cornish style we pushed on through and still had our picnics.   The group then split and half went across the King Harry Ferry and back down to the west, whereas the rest of the group went for a further run through the lanes at Ruan Lanihorne, over Sett Bridge and up to St Michael Penkevil and out to Tresillian before heading back home.  It was a sixty mile round trip in total, which was very wet but still good fun.

Wednesday Wander - 6 March
Nine cars had a wonderful tour around some of our marvellous coastal villages: Marazion, Newlyn and Mousehole, much to the astonishment of the other drivers and pedestrians who were clearly surprised that our little cars could go up and down such steep hills!  

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Even on a damp, drizzly day, the views across Mount’s Bay were marvellous and Penzance sea-front solidly parked up. We finished at the freshly re-opened Agapanthus Tea Rooms in Gulval where we had a ‘shed’ to ourselves.

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Wednesday Wander - 28 February
Each week a different member leads the group.  This time eight cars on a trip around the lanes to Calenick, Cowlands, Feock, Penpol and points in between.  


Wednesday Run - Via Ferrata

The Wednesday morning meets are very popular and this one was another short drive through the lanes, enjoying the scenery.

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Soup Run - 11 February

A fantastic Soup Run again!   We set out to meet the other Austineers at Carnon Downs Garden Centre for a pit stop and a coffee/cake to gather everyone together. Sixteen Austins arrived with their owners: it was lovely to see so many out and enjoying their Sevens.  

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Then off to follow a twenty mile round trip through Threemilestone, Frogpool and Bissoe, to name a few, perfect lanes just for the Sevens to experience. The sun actually broke through, even if it was just for a short while.

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Then the convoy of 7s made their way back to a member's home in Carnon Downs, where there was delicious vegetable soup with rolls for all to enjoy.   A great start to the year of runs out with the Club.  

Wednesday Wander - Mawnan Smith

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This was an excellent run around the nooks and crannies of the Helford River, ending up with a visit to the blacksmith’s  in Mawnan Smith and then coffee at the home of a local member.

Coffee & Pastries Run - 14 January

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The day was cold but dry for the trip to the Hawkins Arms, Probus, for the coffee and pastries run. The group that got together at the Veggie lay-by and the group from the Wheal Busy lay-by near Chacewater gathered in the Waitrose car park in Truro for the drive up to Probus. I should have, but didn't, count the number of Sevens in the Hawkins car park but am assured it was in the region of fifteen and covered many of the models turned out by Austin over the years.

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After much chat with members not seen for some time the rather large group shoe-horned into the small dining room where coffee, tea and pastries were on offer, self service style and constantly topped up by the landlords. After a very pleasant couple of hours folk began drifting outside with some setting off home.

A group from the southwest of Probus decided to have a further run around the countryside and headed off, cross country in the direction of Ladock, a very brief flirtation with what was the old A30, now the B3275 and a turn left taking the convoy away towards Trispen on dry, narrow lanes. Arriving at Trispen the dual section of the A39 had to be crossed; no mean feat on such a busy road, but I'm glad to say everyone made it safely and the little convoy was back on pleasant country lanes heading towards Idless Woods. Eventually entering Truro via Kenwyn.

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Passing through Truro and emerging on the A39 near Sainsbury’s, the group crossed the dual road and dived into the lane leading towards Penweathers. The convoy, now being in the many and varied lanes that criss-cross the area between the A390 and the A393, gradually reduced in number as cars peeled off to head towards the various members’ homes.  

Wednesday Wanders
- 10 January
It is said that 'a little knowledge is a dangerous thing' so this must imply that a lot of knowledge is the opposite and it certainly was on Wednesday when a 'gaggle' (group term for a selection of Sevens?) gathered at Morrish's Fish & Chips car park on Buckets Hill in Redruth. Setting off at the agreed time the little convoy turned down the hill and then left at the traffic lights towards the town only to turn left again up Gilly Hill and exited by turning right past the gates of Trewirgie Primary School then left at the top of Trewirgie Hill on to West Trewirgie Road, at the end of which the venerable little group turned down Trevingey road in the direction of Brea Village.

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Taking another left turn the group headed away past St Euny church and out along the Coombe, turning at the end of the road towards Carnkie. On reaching the Countryman Public House and turning right the little group traveled just a short distance before taking a left turn into a narrow lane and on into a warren of small and even smaller lanes through Brea, Condurrow, Beacon, Troon, Treslothan, Blaythorne, Penponds then eventually crossed the level crossing (joke!) on the main railway line. Passing Rosewarne Manor on our left the little convoy turned left and into the Trevaskis car park. A table had been reserved for our group, various hot drinks, cake and tea cakes were ordered and a convivial hour was spent in conversation before everyone set off in different directions for the return home.   

Christmas Lunch - 4 December
Thirty-nine members gathered at The Hawkins Arms, Probus for the annual Christmas Lunch.

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