Social Scene Report - TR Action Issue 333

Social Scene Report - TR Action Issue 333

TR Action 333

Publication Date: W/C 1st November 2021

Derbyshire Dales Group Social Scene Contribution

Alan Ford writes:

At the point of writing this, at the end of September, the rain is lashing down outside, and we are waiting to set off for a trip to the Isle of Man for a week. We should have been going in the TR; however, the nonsense over fuel supply disruption has resulted in no E5 or E10 petrol being available in our locality and this certainly means that we cannot guarantee getting enough fuel for the TR to be able to get to the ferry without the probability of sitting in long queues trailing back from the filling stations – and thus our missing the ferry. For all those who commented disdainfully on AlanW’s conversion of his TR6 to BMW diesel and which seems to run forever on a full tank, well, in Dylan’s words, ‘now is the time for your tears’.

Meanwhile, the past few weeks has seen the Derbyshire Dales Group returning to some version of normality with a well-attended Sunday run, courtesy of Barry and Hazel Cockayne into deepest darkest Nottinghamshire via a route that followed, more or less, the line of the old, defunct Chesterfield canal, as far as its junction with the River Trent. A lovely sunny day, one of many in September, and all in good company.

A few from the DD Group went on the ‘Unofficial TR Tours’ trip to Llandrindod Wells in mid wales. A brilliant trip with good friends, on surprisingly good roads. Driving back home once again on English roads felt very much like driving a boneshaker by comparison.

Club nights continue to be well attended (I am told that attendees exceeded 40 on one occasion) although we are still in search of a permanent venue, with the last few meets taking place at the Red Lion, Stanedge, The Plough at Two Dales, the Oakhill, (Alison House as was) at Cromford, and the White Horse at Woolley Moor. Some good venues in there but not always in suitable locations, some with suitable locations but less than suitable venues, and so the search goes on. At the time of writing we haven’t decided on the next venue, but we are receiving plenty of suggestions (thanks Barry and Hazel). AlanJ has circulated his population map covering the full membership of the DD Group, so this should help when our members are looking for, and suggesting, locations somewhere close to the geographic centre. There is some debate as to whether we should only consider regular attendees to our Club Nights, but there is general agreement that all members have equal validity to be considered, so, all you out there, come along to our meets and give us the weight of your presence and your opinions. We will debate the location of our venues at our next AGM, so make sure that you’ve been there or be square, as they used to say in my youth.

Meanwhile DaveB and AlanW are off to tackle the Rally TR Pyrenees 2021 organised by the Classic Rally Press. Nine days of rallying running from Toulouse to Carcassonne, with three half days off for relaxing. And repairs. And diversions via various bars and wineries. Such a hard life.

DaveB has Wayne Scott as navigator whilst I’m not sure who AlanW carries, but we’re sure that they will have plenty of stories to tell, so we wish them well, and good luck!

Forthcoming Events


Dec 8th - Club Night, venue t.b.c.

Dec 12th @ 1pm - Pre-Christmas Dinner at the Oakhill Cromford, organised by Mike and Irma Miller.


DaveW, as always, will be issuing our Calendar of Events for 2022 in good order. If you fancy organising an event or run, please give Dave a call (01246 473979 / 07970 754030 – all comers welcome, including suggestions for mid-week runs and outings.

Two belated big events for 2022 that have been organised are the Derbyshire Dales Weekend and the TR Register 50th Anniversary Celebration.

10th to 12th June – TRs at the Palace. Derbyshire Dales Weekend based at the Palace Hotel, Buxton. A few places are still available – contact Dave Worne; 01246 473979/07970 754030, email;

6th August - TR Register 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Manifold Inn, Hulme

End, nr Buxton. Two pig roast. Accommodation available in the inn, on

the campsite and at nearby in B&Bs – please book accommodation

directly with the proprietors.

Please note that the Derbyshire Dales Group 30th Anniversary

Celebration will also take place at this event.

Contact: Andy Holyoak email:

Derbyshire Dales Group

Click the pins for meeting details, venue information and times