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Drivers meeting 24th Sep 2016 details below
Hope that your car preparation work is nearly finished or at
least the end is in site. Talking to a few entrants, many seem to be involved
in a 'weldathon' as they attempt to build some strength back into our old cars!
But on the other hand, many cars look to be ready and will undoubtedly grace
Been sometime since I last contacted you all. Rest assured
we have been working hard on the event and are now on the finishing straight.
The road book and stickers are about to go off for printing, and we are
finalising all the last details.
We will be holding the RBRR drivers Meeting at the British
Motor Museum (New name for the old Heritage Museum), Banbury Road, Gaydon,
Warwickshire CV35 0BJ just off the M40 between junctions 12 and 13, along the
B4100. The meeting will start at 13.00hrs, however, please arrive early as we
wish to give out all the Drivers Packs. With 150 no entrants this will take
some time. The meeting will follow the usual script, including a small chat to
us by the Guide Dog representative. We will discuss the route, car and person
prep. etc etc. Note that we usually hold the meeting on a Sunday,
for this year we thought the Saturday would be a better idea. If attending,
please ask any questions relating to the event, if a new crew, do not worry
about asking anything that you are unsure about. Remember we want all taking
part to have a good time over the RBRR weekend. This year's RBRR has the
largest amount of new crews taking part, approximately 33%.
Please note that we cannot send out entry packs, so if you
cannot make the Drivers Meeting to collect, collection can be made at the start
If you have not done so, please set up your Guide Dog just
giving page, many have but there still seems to be a lot of entrants who have
not. Alternatively, use a Guide Dogs pledge sheet, as attached pdf. Part of the
reason for running this event is to raise money for the Charity.
Please use the following to create a page:
JustGiving Step by Step
Click Create a login
Add login details
Click on Menu (top right of the screen) and Start
Click on Make a Page
Choose “Guide Dogs” for the registered charity
Click on organised event and select “Club Triumph Round
Britain Reliability Run” (This is a must, please select or write Club Triumph
Round Britain Reliability Run)
Fill in all other details.
Once your JustGiving Page is completed, enter the below URL
link into your web search browser and add yourself to the team.
Any questions please email email@example.com
My colleague, Dave Langrick, has now rang all the new crews
taking part, great to hear that all are entering into the spirit of the event
and are well on the way to finalising the preparatory works to their cars.
Please do not under estimate the length and durability of this event, prepare
Entry administrator Jason Chinn is starting to receive
changes from entrants. Please do let Jason know about any revisions to either
car or crew as soon as they happen. Present entry is 148no.
We have arranged with Knebworth to have a buffet available
for all entrants upon their finish at the Barn. We need to let them know
numbers of those who will stay and have some food, obviously we hope that all will,
however some will want to get going home immediately upon their finish.
Therefore, please let me know by return if you and your team require the free
of charge food at the end. I can give you all 2 weeks from today to let me
know, please let me know one way or the other, as I would hate for a team to go
without grub at the finish. All teams that have requested food will have a team
food ticket within their drivers packs. If I do not hear from you by the
01/09/16, I will assume that food is not required. Remember that the local
Novotel at Stevenage which one will pass as you drive towards the Knebworth
entry point has rooms that can be booked for Sunday
That is about it for now, see you at Gaydon.
LATEST EMAIL FROM TIM 02/6/2016
2.5Pi mk1 6no.
2.5Pi mk2 12no.
2000 mk1 13no.
2000 mk2 9no.
Dolomite 1500 3no.
Dolomite 1850 1no.
Dolomite Sprint 8no.
GT6 mk1 3no.
GT6 MK2 1no.
GT6 mk3 2no.
Herald 12/50 2no.
Herald 1200 3no.
Herald 13/60 2no.
Moss Roadster 1no
Spitfire 4 1no.
Spitfire mk2 3no.
Spitfire mk3 2no.
Spitfire mk4 4no.
Spitfire 1500 8no.
Standard Super Ten 1no.
TR7 Sprint 1no.
Vitesse (Pre War) 1no
Vitesse mk1 2no
Vitesse mk2 4no
The Triumph and MG show at Stoneleigh is nearly upon us, set for a week on Sunday at The National Agricultural Centre.
Club Triumph will have a stand at the show and we thought it would be good to have a RBRR entrants get together on the stand at 13.00hrs. The RBRR organisational team will be there, so it would be a good time for anyone taking part to come along and ask any questions that they may have. We look forward to seeing both new and old entrants at 13.00hrs.
You may have read that we hope to organise some informal breakfast meets at various locations during the summer for all RBRR entrants to attend. We are still mulling over the locations of these meets, more news about where and when soon.
A number of new entrants have asked to see a copy of the Road Book that we used last time, please see the attachment. The book is an evolution of the original book used in 1966.
I have sent out info to all crews about how to set up the Just Giving page to enable them to get pledges for Guide Dogs. A few have asked for traditional paper forms, I will email these out soon. I will also have Guide Dog collection tins with me at Stoneleigh, so please ask me for one.
If you have not started your JG Guide Dog page, please use the following:
'Go to www.justgiving.com
Click on 'Create a Login'
Add Login details
Note: If you have used Just Giving for a previous charitable event or indeed the last the RBRR, the last few steps will not be necessary as you will have an account with Just Giving.
Click on Menu (top right of the screen) and click on 'Start Fundraising'
Click on 'Make a page'
Choose 'Guide Dogs' for the registered charity
Click on 'Organised Event' and select 'Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Run' (This is essential, the listing should show this event, if not type in 'Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Run')
This will lead to the template that can be used to create your page.
When you have created your page, it is most important that you link it to the main page, this will ensure your collected money will be added to the RBRR grand total. Please use the following URL link https://www.justgiving.
com/teams/RBRR2016 (This is the corrected address, as my email dated 02/02/16) and add your page to the team page.
Please note the following:
1. You can amend your fundraising page whenever you like, adding pictures, words etc. Please try and make the page as personal as possible, there is some standard Just Giving script within the template, this can be used or adapted. Photos of the car and the team would be great, also why not include a brief history of the car?
2. We would prefer that all teams had just one page, however should you wish, have a page for each member of your team.
3. Prefix your page title with your entry no.
4. For this 2016 RBRR we are have set up a Team Page, in 2014 we had a Company Page, which it must be said was preferable. The Team page is free to set up and use, where as the Company page now costs £39.00 per month. As the Team page ultimately serves the same purpose, we went for the cheaper option.
5. Once done and you have started fundraising, your amount and total will be automatically added to the event total.'
To attempt to get all crews to raise money for Guide Dogs we have decided to offer free entry to the 2018 RBRR to the top three crews who raise the largest amount this time. A bit of competition should focus the mind etc. We are really serious about the charitable aspect of the RBRR, for this year's event we want all crews to raise charity money, with such a large entry, £90K must be achievable.
Please note that all emails that are sent out, will only be sent to the main entrant, unfortunately we have not got time to send to all other crew members.
Most aspects of the RBRR are starting to come together now, we have an organisational meeting a week on Saturday and hope to finalise a lot of the plans that we have for the event. We are hopeful that we will have a few different stops for the event, no clues as yet, these will be revealed at the Drivers Meeting in September. I have mentioned this before, but we hope to have revised range of RBRR merchandise available soon. We still have some products left from 2014, including RBRR mugs, see Tina on the CT stand and I am sure she will be pleased to sell you some.
Hope to see many of you at Stoneleigh.
Tim and the team