Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Another reminder about All Morgans' Day

One for your 2014 Diaries - 25th May is All Morgans' Day at Waddesdon Manor, Bucks

"ALL MORGANS' DAY"
Sunday 25th May 2014


We have once again been fortunate and reserved the lovely National Trust Waddesdon Manor, in Buckinghamshire for the 3rd "ALL MORGANS' DAY" to be held on Sunday 25th May 2014 Sponsored by The Morgan Centenary Roadster 100 Register.
For those of you unfamiliar with Waddesdon Manor, please take a look at their website:
http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/plan-a-visit/
Once again, we shall be supporting our chosen charity, Help For Heroes, the wonderful charity helping our Brave Service Personnel to overcome health problems and devastating war injuries.


Parking in front of the magnificent Waddesdon Manor is available to all Morgan owners in return for a Donation of at least £5 to the Help for Heroes fund. Contact David Harris at:

davidharris144@btinternet.com

The new Morgan Three Wheelers are bound to be a big attraction again in 2014 with over 1000 manufactured so far and we have arranged exclusive parking for them so that they can be viewed "en masse".



The Generous Morgan Community last year raised £2583.38.

The Morgan Centenary Roadster 100 Register looks forward to seeing everyone there, either as a visitor or with your Morgan Car Booked In and Enhancing the Display.


Frank 
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Hotels all Within 20km fromWaddesdon Manor, All Morgans' Day.

The Lion at Waddesdon, 70a. High Street,Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JD - 0044 (0)1296 651 227

The Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JE - 0044 (0)1296 651 727

The Shakespeare House, Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0ST 0044 (0)1296 770 776

Long Crendon Manor, Frogmore Lane, Long Crendon, HP18 9DZ . 0044 (0) 1844 201 647

The Dinton Hermit, Water Lane, Ford, Buckinghamshire HP17 8XH 0044 (0)1296 747 473

Hartwell House, Oxford Road, Hartwell, Aylesbury HP17 8NR . 0044 (0) 1296 746 505

The Holiday Inn Garden Court, Buckingham Road, Watermead, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP19 0FY 0044
(0)1296 398 839

The Holiday Inn, New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5QT 0044 (0)1296 734 000

The Premier Inn, Buckingham Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP 9QL 0044 (0)871 527 8036

The Spread Eagle Hotel, Cornmarket, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2BW 0044 (0)1844 213 661

The Peacock Hotel, Henton, Nr. Chinnor, Thame OX39 4AH, 0044 (0)1844 353 519

The Oxford Belfry Hotel, Milton Common, Nr. Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2JW 0044 (0)1844 353 519



Thursday, 30 January 2014

Around Britain

Around Britain on a Mobility Scooter


It was only a few weeks ago that I got to learn about this Challenge using a 'Tramper' Mobility Scooter & Sleeping Trailer along with his two pet cats as passengers.

Sadly, as yet, I do not know the gentlemans name. I will add it in here once I find it.  


Ah! His Name is Mark Newton

A brief history from the Donations Website

In 1991 whilst attached to the United Nations in Cyprus I suffered a life changing injury to my right leg. In 2009 my condition had deteriorated to the point where walking was painfully difficult, it was suggested to me that I contact SSAFA to see if they are able to help, they did all the form filling and ringing around to get me a mobility scooter, 1 The Queens Dragoon Guards (my old Regiment) and The Royal British Legion came up with the money to pay for it. I was then made redundant in August 2010, instead of sitting around and doing nothing I started planning a trip 'Round Wales', this took place during May and June of 2011 and covered more than 1450 miles and raised just over £9000 for 1 The Queens Dragoon Guards, Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion.
Before even finishing that I had already started planning this trip in my mind. I added SSAFA to the list after I embarrassingly forgot them on my first trip! I added the Royal National Lifeboat Institution so that I had goals other than the end of each day, they are also in my eyes unsung heroes just as the forces are! This is still to come
I fund my trips with the little money I have left from my War Pension and the generosity of the British people and Businesses
I got my scooter on the 23 December 2009 after a lot of help from the Royal British Legion, 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards and the Army Benevolent fund. The Soldiers, Sailors Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help did all the leg work and form filling for me. I have covered nearly 10000 miles in that time, quite possibly the most used mobility scooter in Britain.
I never set a target amount as I'm grateful for every penny and I'm pretty sure the charities are, I have two reasons:
1. If I don't reach the target I'll be upset.
2. If I reach the target people may think they don't need to donate anymore.

The Mobility Scooter website: http://www.tramper.co.uk/




Please Donate Online

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/aroundbritain

Started on April 7, 2013



Latest track update, 5660 miles in


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Christian Around Britain



Christian Around Britain









Sadly for me, it was only a few weeks ago that I got to learn about Cristian's Challenge for Help for Heroes. 

Pop this link into your browser top line and watch the video.


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=372849476192995




This Great Man is actually walking the whole Coastal Path of Great Britain, and not driving its roads in a comfortable Morgan Car as I did. 



He started his journey from Blackpool over 500 days ago and spends his nights sleeping in sheds and garages or any other dry place he can find.



He is fund raising for Help for Heroes and has so far collected a phenomenal £121160.00



Walking the whole British Coastline  

Hello and Welcome from Walking the Whole British Coastline 


On the 8th of the 8th 2012 I am embarking on a journey which will either kill me or make me. 

I am going to walk the whole coastline of Britain non stop, which is approx a 6500 mile journey, equivalent to walking from John O Groats to Lands End seven and a half times, and will take between 18 months and 2 years to complete, I will be starting in Blackpool and finishing in Blackpool.
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

Donating through this page is simple, quick and secure. It is the most efficient way to give – so every donation goes further – and if you are a UK taxpayer and give Gift Aid consent you will boost your donation.


Thank you for your support.


If you can find it in your heart to support Christian's Magnificent Commitment then please make a donation here:







Christian Nock came in for a visit this afternoon when he arrived in Dunoon from Colintraive. Good to see he survived the Kyles hospitality, even if he was knackered and in desperate need of the amber nectar...
Say hello if you see him on h...See More


His latest Blog Post (14th Jan).


Thank you to Bel and Dave. As I was coming into Ardentinny Bel pulled up and asked if I had anywhere to stay tonight, which I hadn't. Bel cooked us tea with a homemade rhubarb pie. I'm now tucked up in their garage listening to the rain bouncing off the roof 
Go On! Support The Man and Support Help for Heroes at the same time.

Frank

Saturday, 16 November 2013

One for your 2014 Diaries - 25th May is All Morgans' Day at Waddesdon Manor, Bucks

"ALL MORGANS' DAY"
Sunday 25th May 2014


We have once again been fortunate and reserved the lovely National Trust Waddesdon Manor, in Buckinghamshire for the 3rd "ALL MORGANS' DAY" to be held on Sunday 25th May 2014 Sponsored by The Morgan Centenary Roadster 100 Register.
For those of you unfamiliar with Waddesdon Manor, please take a look at their website:
http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/plan-a-visit/
Once again, we shall be supporting our chosen charity, Help For Heroes, the wonderful charity helping our Brave Service Personnel to overcome health problems and devastating war injuries.


Parking in front of the magnificent Waddesdon Manor is available to all Morgan owners in return for a Donation of at least £5 to the Help for Heroes fund. Contact David Harris at:

davidharris144@btinternet.com

The new Morgan Three Wheelers are bound to be a big attraction again in 2014 with over 1000 manufactured so far and we have arranged exclusive parking for them so that they can be viewed "en masse".



The Generous Morgan Community last year raised £2583.38.

The Morgan Centenary Roadster 100 Register looks forward to seeing everyone there, either as a visitor or with your Morgan Car Booked In and Enhancing the Display.


Frank 
............................................................................................................
Hotels all Within 20km fromWaddesdon Manor, All Morgans' Day.

The Lion at Waddesdon, 70a. High Street,Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JD - 0044 (0)1296 651 227

The Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JE - 0044 (0)1296 651 727

The Shakespeare House, Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0ST . 0044 (0)1296 770 776

Long Crendon Manor, Frogmore Lane, Long Crendon, HP18 9DZ . 0044 (0) 1844 201 647

The Dinton Hermit, Water Lane, Ford, Buckinghamshire HP17 8XH . 0044 (0)1296 747 473

Hartwell House, Oxford Road, Hartwell, Aylesbury HP17 8NR . 0044 (0) 1296 746 505

The Holiday Inn Garden Court, Buckingham Road, Watermead, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP19 0FY . 0044
(0)1296 398 839

The Holiday Inn, New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5QT . 0044 (0)1296 734 000

The Premier Inn, Buckingham Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP 9QL . 0044 (0)871 527 8036

The Spread Eagle Hotel, Cornmarket, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2BW . 0044 (0)1844 213 661

The Peacock Hotel, Henton, Nr. Chinnor, Thame OX39 4AH, 0044 (0)1844 353 519

The Oxford Belfry Hotel, Milton Common, Nr. Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2JW 0044 (0)1844 353 519



Monday, 28 October 2013

The Brooklands Trust Recognise My Event With A Publication.

The Brooklands Trust, of which I am a member, has been kind enough to publish the report below about my Help for Heroes Fund Raising Event in April this year.

Here are copies of the two pages. 
Frank





Sunday, 13 October 2013

Images from my Limited Edition 2014 Thousand Mile Rally for 'Help for Heroes' Calendar

Most recent years, I have dabbled with creating Calendars for the 'Morgan Centenary Roadster 100 Register' members to purchase using photos of their cars in beautiful locations. The 2014 version is still in the pipeline waiting for suitable photos. 

However, Last year I also created a limited edition of only 5 Calendars with Photos from my 'Solo Around Britain's Coast Roads Trip for Help for Heroes Fund Raising Rally'. You may view the covers here:

http://franks4x4-solograndetour.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/my-around-britains-coast-roads-for-help.html

This year I have just created the second Limited Edition of 5 Calendars using same of the best photos taken during my Solo 1000 Mile Rally where I was also fund raising for Help for Heroes. That on line account is still open for anyone who would like to support this years event.


Here are the pages from this years 2014 calendar.

The Front Cover













There they are. I hope that you like them enough to make a donation to the very worth cause that Help for Heroes is, helping our severely injured troops and their families rehabilitate.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Extra Items Found on the Internet Recently

The following are a list of articles I found on the Internet as I researched the 1900 Thousand Mile Trial.



The Peter Stow video on YouTube is particularly goo as it shows many of the photos of the original Trial. I will add to this list as I find new links.

29 Oct 2006 - Uploaded by Peter Stow
First Ever Car Trial 1900. Peter Stow·318 videos .... They are of the 1,000 mile trials.


AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, ONE THOUSAND MILE TRIAL. BRISTOL, 23-25 APRIL1900


15 Feb 2013 - 1900 January. List of entries. 1900 April 23rd. Organised by the Automobile Club it started from London and went through Bristol, Birmingham,


Back to 1900 - 1910 ... and not just rich boys' toys, Claude Johnson, Secretary of the Automobile Club (the forerunner of the RAC), conceived a 1000 mile trial .