In previous years the run retraced the original route, which was mainly along the quiet country lanes, taken to deliver cheeses from Quenby Hall at Hungarton in Leicestershire, where it is was produced, to the Bell Inn at Stilton in Cambridgshire from where it gets its name.
This year, as last year, the run will be slightly different, starting from the market town of Uppingham in Rutland. Its Community Partnership ‘Uppingham First’ have again kindly offered to host the start with a “Carnival Atmosphere” theme. We will be going along the Welland Valley, either to Barrowden and Wakerley Woods or alternatively by a slightly longer route via Rockingham before rejoining the original route at Harringworth.
The general plan is to -
Arrive at The Falcon Inn at Uppingham to book in and receive your certificate between 09:30am and 11:30am.
East Street and the Market Square will be closed off to allow parking for the classic vehicles.Toilets will be available with refreshments and other activities taking place during the morning throughout the town.
Leave and follow the recommended route in your own time and pace. Admire the magnificent views of the Seaton/Harringworth Railway Viaduct from the Welland Valley.
Call in for a snack, or have a picnic, and relax at New Lodge Farm Shop in Bulwick where Simon and Sarah will be laying on a Hog Roast, Refreshments, Fresh Farm Produce and a Stilton Cheese Tasting and sales.
Continue along the rest of the route and enjoy the remaining Towns, Villages, Places of Historic Interest and the Scenery
Arrive at The Bell in Stilton (PE7 3RA) by 5:30pm. Enjoy the refreshments supplied or meals that are available throughout the day at the Bell Inn
The event is open to all classic cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and kit cars, however in order to avoid congestion we may have to limit the number of vehicles to 350 so entry be on a “first come first served” basis - click on the 'Entry Form' link to download a form.