The sun shone on the 27th of April as over 360 registered vehicles, plus a dozen or more that joined in on the way, took part in the Yesteryear Road Run a round road-trip from Cottenham – through the villages of Rampton, Willingham, Over, Swavesy, Longstanton, Oakington and Histon – to raise the magnificent sum of £6,500 for Cancer Research UK at the Cambridge Research Institute.
The Cottenham Brass Band was on the village green to send the parade on its way about 9.30am and stalls set up on the green did a roaring business when the vehicles returned in the late afternoon. The extraordinary display of vintage cars, whose owners came from near and far, brought hundreds of spectators.
The volunteers who made a huge contribution to the event were the six leather-clad motorcyclists who carefully herded the procession through the villages; the dozen bucket-wielding collectors who travelled in the bus, on Robert Smith’s trailer and on foot (they must have walked miles); and the foot marshalls in Cottenham who managed to allow the flow of normal traffic while encouraging the parking of the participants on the green. Thanks, too, to the tow truck and fire brigade for assisting those in trouble.
It was a wonderful day and brought smiles to the faces of everyone along the route.
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Next year’s Yesteryear Road Run will be on 19 April