Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Autumn Leaves Scenic Tour 2021

It’s back, the news you have been waiting for the regulations for the 18th Autumn Leaves Scenic Tour are available now, bringing you not one but two days of beautiful scenery, fantastic food & drink and even better company! Featuring as part of the HRCR Scenic Tour Series this event will be held on the 23rd and 24th October 2021.

Blow away those post summer blues to enjoy a luxury weekend of touring from a four-star hotel situated in mid Wales. You will be staying in the comfort of the newly refurbished Metropole Hotel Llandrindod Wells a family-owned hotel since 1897 with a reputation for fine dining.

Your weekend will start with a documentation briefing on Friday evening followed by a 3-course meal. After a good night’s sleep and a hearty full Welsh breakfast, the first day of the tour will be split into three sections including refreshment breaks at places of interest before returning to the Metropole for evening meal. Having enjoyed another night here and a good breakfast the tour will continue Sunday with one refreshment halt before a celebratory 3 course finishers meal back in Llandrindod Wells

This two-day tour will take you through stunning scenery glistening with autumn colours, rugged Welsh hills and majestic places on some of the best roads mid Wales has to offer. Many of which were used in the 70’s for those memorable Motoring News Road Rally Championship rounds. As you wind your way around mid wales your hardest choice will be picking your favourite view.

Your entry fee will include all food and accommodation during this weekend along with a full colour detailed road book, a commemorative car identification plate and a finishers award. So, what’s not to like complete your entry form and come and join us on a Welsh Adventure!

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Monday, 9 August 2021

Wyedean Stages 2021

I am sorry to report that despite our best efforts the rug has been effectively pulled from under our feet by Forestry England and MSUK. 

The main reason being the two test events that the MSUK had set up for Forestry England evaluation purposes. The Trackrod rally at the end of September being one of the events. We were told by MSUK that the findings of these events should not greatly  effect us given our close running date in October. We therefore carried on organising the event accordingly. 

We received an e mail from Forestry England stating that permission would not be granted to run the event. There were three items mentioned, two of these could have been resolved. Item three made direct reference to the MSUK test events. We immediately contacted MSUK only to be told that there was no possibility of the Wyedean running in 2021! 

We are naturally very disappointed with this as we had never been given any indication by MSUK that our event may be in jeopardy following the running of the test events. 

We are now awaiting an indication of when we may be permitted to run in 2022. 

My thanks to all who have worked tirelessly for the event only for this to happen.

A very disappointed Paul Loveridge.

Forest of Dean MC Chairman

Monday, 2 August 2021

Yorkley Community Centre Display Sunday Sept 19th


If you would like to show your vehicle at this event, please contact Steve below 

Working with West Dean Parish Council the Trustees of Yorkley Community Centre are organising a post lockdown 'Welcome Back' event for the local community on the afternoon of Sunday September 19th.
The event will be a mix of music, adult and children's events, displays by local clubs and businesses all aimed at showcasing what the local area can offer.

We were hoping some of your members might help by bringing their competition cars along for a static display and maybe also using the event as a means of maybe encouraging new members in joining your club  ? 

If you could help us in this we would be delighted to welcome you . I can be contacted using this email address or by phone on 01594 562638. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Steve Dunford,
Chair of Trustees,
Community Centre,

HRCR Dean and Marches - Run to the Pub


The next meeting of the HRCR Dean and Marches will be the run to the pub 

2nd August 'tonight' starting at 7pm.

The start venue is Winner Garage, GL14 2GH.

The route information will be provided using tulip diagrams.

The finish venue is serving food especially for us, so please make use of this facility.

I have attached a Menu option, please if possible return your food order via e mail.

This is to give the venue an idea of food requirement numbers.

We hope to see you all on Monday night.

Paul and the Team

Monday 2nd August 2021.

Run to the Pub, Food menu.


1.  Homemade Steak & Ale pie – served with seasonal vegetables & a choice of potato.
£ 12.45


2.  Breaded Scampi served with salad, chips & peas.

3.  BBQ smothered chicken – topped with bacon, BBQ sauce & cheese, served with salad or seasonal vegetables & a choice of potato.

4.  Homemade vegan bean chilli – served with rice.
£10.95 (GF/DF/V)

5.  Baguettes

A choice of brown or white bread served with chips & salad garnish.  

a.  Tuna Mayonnaise & Onion

b, Cheddar & Homemade Chutney

c, Home Cooked Ham & Piccalilli

d, Prawn & Rocket

e, Steak, Onion & Mushroom



Please complete the following information and return via e mail to  





Selected food option.

1.   Steak & Ale Pie.         

2.   Scampi.                     


3.   BBQ Chicken.             


4.   Bean Chilli.                 


5.   Baguettes.                        




Monday, 5 July 2021

Half Marathon Sunday September 26th 2021

Radio Crews Required 

This Autumn Half Marathon is run in the Forest of Dean at the end of September. Using the same organization (but a different course) as the popular Spring event, this race follows a forest trails course with no road crossings. This course has some interesting hill challenges and offers a chance to experience the Forest with its late-summer leaf canopy.

This annual event is organised by The Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean and supported by the Forestry Commission. Proceeds are used to support charities, both locally and nationally.

We are very grateful for the involvement and support of a host of individual volunteers, together with a number of local organisations who make this event successful; including the Forestry Commission, the Speech House Hotel and the Forest of Dean Motor Club.

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The Forest of Dean Motor Club will be running radio safety points again along the route:

We need your assistance to make this work, please contact Phil Turley on 01594 562767 help out for a couple of hours on Sunday 26th September 2021 

Thank you 

Bonnets Up Night - Monday 5th July

Good afternoon all

Just a reminder that the next meeting of the HRCR Dean and Marches is the bonnets up tonight.

This event will be held at the Forest Hills Golf Club. 

Post code: GL16 7QD. Start time 7pm.

There will be food available. The inside eating area will be confined to 30 people consisting of a bubble of six to a table.

There is also an outside eating area.

Hopefully the weather will be good.

The usual government guidelines regarding social distancing will apply.

It is a large car park with plenty of space.!

All are welcome, it will be good to meet up AGAIN.!

Paul and the team.

Friday, 11 June 2021

Cotswold Historic Rally – 1st August 2021


Tavern Motor Club are organising the above event on Sunday 1st August.  

The event starts and finishes at Cotswold Edge Golf Club, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7PT with the first car starting at 8.30am.  

The morning will comprise of three Regularities and half of the Tests before lunch and another three Regularities and the remainder of the Tests in the afternoon.  The event is scheduled with the first car finishing around 5pm.

The majority of the 6 Regularities and the 3 Test venues are contained in an area between Stroud, Cirencester, Royal Wootton Basset and Chipping Sodbury, with one Regularity around Cirencester. 

The Regularities, which use the public highway, require 13-16 crews of two people each. Each crew could, if they wanted to, ‘man’ a control on a morning Regularity and another at a different location on an afternoon Regularity, or could do one Regularity control earlier and marshal on a Test later, or vice versa.

Marshals can also ‘man’ a Test venue for the day, and we will need many marshal crews to cover the 3 venues.

If you are interested in marshalling on the event could you please contact myself at or on 01761 233510 before 9pm please.   

You are probably aware by now that marshals have to register online their availability to marshal due to the current COVID restrictions.  Please register at   

If registering online is not possible please contact me on the above contact details.

The entries opened on the 7th June and I’m delighted to say that we have 69 entries within 24 hours!!  Total entry 75 cars so we are very hopeful that we will have a full entry on the day.

Many thanks in advance

Denise Desbois – Chief Marshal

Keith Emery – Deputy Chief Marshal

01761 233510 before 9pm please