COAST-TO-COAST 2020

7th-9th August 2020

contact: norman@frenchblat.com

 

 

 

The 2020 Coast-to-Coast run is slightly different to normal C2C runs.

The run is open to all cars, non MGs and even Chinese made ones.

We will start on Friday Night (7th August 2020)  with a banquet at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe https://englishlakes.co.uk/the-midland/. For those who have not stayed at the Midland, it's an experience not to be missed. On the Saturday morning we will make our way through the non-tourist roads north to Penrith. We will then cross the North Pennines to Sunderland. The North Pennines are not a national park but an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

The scenry is very BIG and W---I---D---E.

I have secured 40 rooms at the Midland and 30-40 at the Grand Hotel, Seaburn Sunderland. Both are on the beaches.

We will have another banquet at the Grand and on the Sunday morning visit the Beamish Living Museum. For those who aren't aware of it look here: http://www.beamish.org.uk/Those staying on the Sunday night can join us for yet another meal.

I have not been able to book group rates at the Travelodge or Premier Inn as they want payment up front to secure rooms. The total required for the 3 nights for about 40 rooms (I know we'll probably not need than many) would be over £13,000 and the discount seems to be less than Five pounds.

As at 24th September 2019 I have 30 cars registered and will retrict the total to 60 cars. I would strongly advise you email me for a registration form NOW and book your hotel.

The meal at the Midland will cost £37.50 and I will collect payment for those not staying at the hotel. The meals at the Grand (in Sunderland) will be £27.50 and, again, I will collect the payment for those not staying.

I will not want any payment until after Christmas and will accept cancelations up to 16th July 2020. I will be making payments to all hotels, pubs and Beamish on that day.

I have yet to do a full trial drive but suspect we can get from Morecambe to Penrith in just over 2 hours and from Penrith to Sunderland in about the same. If this proves to be the case I trust you'll agree we can skip morning and afternoon tea stops and just stop for a finger buffet near Penrith.

 

The hotels and Beamish details are: 

The Midland  at Morecambe is:

 Jane Glaister  015394 39440

They will require £50 deposit. There are only 25 rooms available to us at group rates so get booked. The reference for booking is 1147018

The rates are:

Classic Double Rooms - £112.50 per person per night

Classic Double Rooms with a Sea View £132.50 per person per night

The above rates are based on 2 adults sharing and are inclusive of:-

Accommodation

Full English Breakfast

Three course Table D’Hote Dinner in banqueting suite

Full use of our sister hotel, Lancaster House Hotel’s leisure facilities

Onsite Car Parking

The rate includes the meal in the banqueting suite at £37.50 per person. The room rate is therefore £150 per night for two and £190 per night for two for a sea view. Expensive but a great hotel.

 

The Clarendon at Morecambe is:

Clarendon Hotel, Morecambe 01524 410180 and quote my name (Norman Verona for the forgetful).  They are holding 15 rooms at £90 per night. They have a car park.

 

The Travelodge at Morecambe is:

https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/516/Morecambe-hotel

 

The Premier Inn at Lancaster is:

https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/lancashire/lancaster/lancaster.html?cid=KNC_Brn%7C_G_UK_UK_Eng_Enc_Brand%20Destinations_LO_Lancashire_EX&mckv=s7k4k1EYS_dc%7Cpcrid%7C223609560431%7Ckword%7Cpremier%20inn%20lancaster%7Cmatch%7Ce%7Cplid%7C%7Cpgrid%7C45371044299%7Cptaid%7Ckwd-304890669105%7C&gclid=Cj0KCQjw_absBRD1ARIsAO4_D3udti9t4yYvHsDLmARSyeXOjmydtEZpT0DK5LUlV-nTyRC85rfTdrwaAr5GEALw_wcB

 

The Grand at Sunderland is:

call 0191 529 2041 opt 4 and ask for Helena. The reference to quote is: 761nv08082

They are holding 25 rooms so better be quick. No deposit required but you must give them a credit card number. The rooms are £83 per night plus £27.50 for the meal(s) in the banqueting suite.

 

The Travelodge at Sunderland is:

https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/568/Sunderland-High-Street-West-hotel

 

The Premier Inn at Sunderland is:

https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/tyne-and-wear/sunderland/sunderland-city-centre.html?cid=KNC_Brn%7C_G_UK_UK_Eng_Enc_Brand%20Destinations_LO_Tyne%20And%20Wear_EX&mckv=sdjeqeqn5_dc%7Cpcrid%7C212527677026%7Ckword%7Cpremier%20inn%20sunderland%7Cmatch%7Ce%7Cplid%7C%7Cpgrid%7C45371061259%7Cptaid%7Ckwd-304667968298%7C&gclid=Cj0KCQjw_absBRD1ARIsAO4_D3szyll2LbH1wtlUB8U4_g4QwrEAytVw8jdgo2WSq9oC5IF-AOBCHfoaAjO4EALw_wcB

 

Beamish Living Museum Group entry is £13.50 and £12.00 for over 60s EACH. I will collect the money after Christmas and pay them 3 weeks before. We must all arrive at the same time as they only issue one ticket. I would suggest we all meet at 0900 on the Sunday morning at the Grand Hotel and set off together at 0915. It’s 12 miles so we should get there for 0945. It’s a fantastic place and many who have never been will probably want to return as there’s more than can be taken in on one day!