Spare a thought for our friends taking part in this years LE JOG (The Lands End to John O Groats reliability trial, to non rallyists). We met them last eve on their first rest halt since starting at 0800 that morning at Lands End and while they had 2 hours to feverishly plot the nights routes, they would be denied any sleep until arriving in Runcorn at about 4.00 am. And it went down to – 10deg c last night.
This 1925 Derby Bentley – is absolutely splendid. The crew are insane.
Their route took them from Magor services in South Wales through the hills and valleys with a range of rally trials from hillclimbs, navigation sections and regularities (at constant average speeds).
Rallying is hard work but immense fun, although I still cannot understand who would want to do this in an open car. Especially an open car that is over 80 years old….
Good luck to them all – the rally finishes on Tuesday morning at John O Groats and between now and then the crews will only have one proper nights sleep. Brrrr…time to put another log on the fire methinks.