May 1st, 2007

Morris Minor, Fenchurch

No JOGLE but maybe LEO instead

I bit the bullet and sent off my entry form for this year's Barnsley JOGLE (the John O' Groats to Land's End in 24 hours Morris Minor endurance run), but the organisers called today to say that they've decided to cancel it due to lack of interest :(

However, some guys on the Morris Minor Owner's Club forum are organising an alternative trip called LEO. No, not Low Earth Orbit, but Land's End to Orkney. It's a more sedate run than the JOGLE, taking three days to drive from Land's End to John O' Groats, with the arrival on Orkney timed to coincide with the Orkney Vintage Club Rally on Sunday the 12th of August. Splitting the journey up into a few sections means I probably wouldn't need a co-driver. I'd be looking at doing about 400 miles on the Wednesday, 300 on Thursday, 300 on Friday, 230 on Saturday, a ferry trip and however far it is from the terminal to the rally field on Sunday, and 480 on Monday.