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The Fish n' Chip Run & Cruise
Sun 6th Mar 2011
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 14
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The Fish n' Chips Run
And Canal Cruise

Sunday 6th March 2011

Boat Trip and Run Meet at 11:00 for the 11:30 Boat Trip

Run Only - Meet at 13:30 for a 14:00 departure

Meeting point

The Falkirk Wheel
Millenium Wheel Road

The Falkirk Wheel

The plan is to meet at the Falkirk Wheel where well have the opportunity to ride on the wheel and enjoy a one hour cruise on the Union Canal. Following the boat trip we have a run around some great MX-5 style roads, finally ending at Benny t's for superb fish n' chips.

Toilets, coffee and snacks are available at the wheel cafe or you can simply have a look around the visitor centre.


Following the boat trip, at 1:45pm we will walk back over the canal to assemble the members at the main Falkirk Wheel car park, this is situated off the A803 Glasgow road. We propose to depart from there at 2:00pm.

Benny t's

A raffle will be held with the proceeds this year going to.

Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust.

Donations of prizes are always welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to take part in the 11:30 boat trip you must make your own booking with the Falkirk Wheel booking office. The club will not be making any bookings.

Tickets can be booked online by clicking this link to the booking office. Remember the sailing we will use is 11:30 on Sunday 6th March. The price for this is 7.95 per adult. 

Run organisers: Jim and Wattie

Car count so far

01 Maria & Jim
02 Janet & Wattie
06 - Moira & Gordon
07 - Gavin
09 - Sue & Gordon
10 - Richard
12 - Robert & Gary
14 - Mary and Davy
16 - Marion & Graham
18 - Dot & Chas
20 - Ali & Drew
22 - Chris & Alex?
24 - Susan & David
26 - Sue & Gordon
28 - Margo & Sandy

If you would like to join us please post in the comments box below.

TomTom Sat Nav Itinerary:


01 - Connect your TomTom to your PC with the USB cable.
02 - Click here to download 20110306-Route.itn file
03 - At "File Download" window click Save
04 - At "Save in" browse to your TomTom device. Example: TomTom Go (F:)
05 - Open the itn folder on your TomTom.
06 - Click Save
07 - Disconnect your TomTom from the PC.
08 - Go to the Itinerary Planning section of your TomTom.
09 - Select: Options/Load Itinerary/20110306-Route

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Your Comments
6th Mar 2011 17:57 :: Gavin
Another great run along with good food at the end. Thanks to Jim and Maria and Walter and Janet for organising things. Now to think of a name for my new pal.

6th Mar 2011 18:43 :: Jim and Maria
Thank you to everyone who came to Wattie and Jims run. It was good to meet our MX5 friends again and also all the new members who were attending their first run. Hope to meet up again.

6th Mar 2011 19:13 :: June McNab
Hi folks
As a former MX5 Club member I had a tear in my eye when I saw quite a few cars drive past me on their way into Falkirk after what I'm sure must have been a club run . I did recognise Sandy's car " red vamp" , am I correct .I am still driving an MX5 , my third since 1995 . I have an ICON and still love the car as much as I did my first .My last Merlot went off, sadly for me,to Inverness .My first 1995 1.8 is still around and has not been traded in for scrap .I wish the Club and it's members well and perhaps when life is a little less hectic I will have time to participate . Regards to all who may remember me .June 

6th Mar 2011 19:35 :: Chris and Alex
Many thanks for a great run. It was nice to meet you all for the first time, and thanks for making us feel welcome. Alex and myself had a great time and look forward to joining in again.
Cheers. Chris

6th Mar 2011 20:52 :: Robert Craig
Thanks to Jim, Maria, Wattie and Janet for a great day! Good to see everyone again! Robert and Gary.

7th Mar 2011 08:02 :: Richard
Thanks to Jim & Maria and Wattie and Janet for an enjoyable day.

June you are right, it was Sandy. Hope you can find time to pop along in the future

7th Mar 2011 09:27 :: Gordon & Sue T
Thanks for waiting for us at the start. 
"**l;rgk" roadworks & Sunday drivers!!!
Good run on some twiddly roads, and enough potholes to keep your attention focused.  Thanks Jim & Wattie, Janet & Maria

7th Mar 2011 13:03 :: Sandy & Margo
Thanks to all who organised the run - as I was reminded several times it was our first for a long time. Good to see you all again. June you are right it was me and I do remember you. Matbe we will see you again sometime.

7th Mar 2011 15:41 :: Drew & Ali
Thanks Jim, Maria, Wattie & Janet. We had a super run. I have asked Ali to get the needles out and start mass production - can't have Gavin's new pal feeling lonely.

7th Mar 2011 17:27 :: Davy and Mary
Thanks for another great, well organised event. We had a lovely day. We often go out in "our wee car" we love to go for a drive, its a real make you smile time. However we look forward to the MX5 Club runs, everyone is friendly and welcoming.Good to see you all again. Davy and Mary. 

7th Mar 2011 18:53 :: dot and chas
Thanks to Jim,Maria,Walter and Janet for organising a lovely run and an even lovlier nosh!Full marks to Benny Ts for great food and great service.Thanks to everyone for good company and laughs.Looking forward to seeing Gavins new pal (?Watties grandson?)at future events

7th Mar 2011 21:16 :: Gordon & Moira
Thanks again to Jim, Maria, Janet and Wattie.  Great run, excellent food once again and great company.  Didn't get much sleep last night (playing with Gordon's new tool!).

8th Mar 2011 14:56 :: wattie97
An enjoyable day out once again with our MX5 cronies. Glad everyone had a good time and enjoyed the food. Hope to see you you all again on the next run.
  Wattie & Janet.

8th Mar 2011 23:22 :: Jacqueline & Ian
Great to hear that you all had a brill time, wish we could have been there but someone's got to cruise the Carribean :-)

Great top down weather over here shame we couldn't get the car on board ;-)

13th Mar 2011 15:00 :: Susan
Thanks for organising a great wee run. David enjoyed his first zoom zoom that he's looking forward to the next one already!

15th Mar 2011 17:10 :: Colin and Sandra
We remember June McNab !!

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