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Andy Mort Tour gets the green light

The 2300 Club of Blackburn is pleased to announce that the 2021 Andy Mort Tour will take place on Saturday, October 16.

The regulations and online entry form will go live on Monday, August 16 at 8pm here on the club website, 
“We are looking forward to seeing friends old and new in October.,” said club chairman Neil Molyneux.
“The organising team, led by Walter Bateson and Dave Barritt, have devised a superb 125-mile route which promises to be both picturesque and enjoyable, utilising some of the best driving roads in the North West.
“The current Covid guidelines means that this year’s event will be different from previous years, to ensure the safety of everyone taking part.”
Although the start and finish venue will once again be at West Bradford village hall, there is no access to the main room in the hall, which is being used as a Covid Vaccination Centre. It also means that there will be no after-event speaker and forum this year.
“We are also asking everyone, in the best interests of everyone attending, to observe social distancing, and to voluntarily wear facemasks inside the buildings.”
The 2300 Club will also be adopting an online entry system only, with payment by BACS only. Owners will also have to self-scrutineer their vehicles using a supplied form.
As a Touring Assembly, there is no competition element to the Andy Mort Tour, although crews will be required to follow the tulip road book  and visit the codeboard checkpoints – some of which will be marshalled – to ensure the correct route is adhered to.
The entire route can be safely driven in a standard road car, there is no need for special modifications.
A lunch halt has been arranged at the Bridge House Tea Rooms at Wray, where refreshments will be served, again in strict accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.
There will be also be a fun driving test at the finish, a signature of recent Tours, to round off the day.
As in previous years, the entry limit has been set at 50 cars.
“It will be a slightly different Andy Mort Tour to the one people know, but we hope that it will still be a very safe and enjoyable day out, and everyone will support it,” said assistant clerk-of-the-course Cliff Simmons.
“Thanks to the pandemic, it has been two years since the last Andy Mort Tour, so we expect interest to be high and advise early entry to avoid disappointment.”

 

*Entry fee for the 2021 Andy Mort Tour is £55 for driver and navigator, which includes a breakfast roll, tea/coffee at the start, a light snack at the lunch halt and a meal at the finish. 

 

 

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