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The October Weekend
Sat 5th Oct 2013 to Sun 6th Oct 2013
organised by Central Scotland

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The October Weekend

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October 2013

Meet at 09:30 for a 10:00 departure
Loch Lomond Shores (Blue Car Park),
Ben Lomond Way,
G83 8QL

Google Maps Link to Loch Lomond Shores

Saturday Route Information
Sunday Route Information

We have been asked to organise a run in October which will be a first for us.  Throw in an overnight stop as well and the challenge is even greater! 

The weekend run takes us on lots of good roads over to the west, many of which we have sampled on other outings.

We have made a booking at the Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa at Inveraray for 13 rooms.

A preferential room rate of £59 per person on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate has been offered to us.  A single supplement unfortunately will cost an additional £15. All names put down will be conveyed to the hotel for a firm booking by ourselves.

Please note: As of 15th September, this event is now closed to new applicants. If you still wish to attend please book with the hotel directly for any available rooms.

“The run”…. Well this was our next challenge so we've come up with a few different roads for both days. See route maps below.

Lunch on Saturday will be at Portavaddie Marina and is  £10.50 per person. On Sunday it will be at the Cairnbaan Hotel and is £8.50 per person.

Event Organisers: Marcia & Raymond

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


Donations of prizes are always welcome.

Members Attending:

02 - Marcia & Raymond
04 - Maria & Jim
06 - Rosie & Alan
08 - Heather & Marshall
10 - Carol & Evan
12 - Janet & Wattie
14 - Ali & Drew
16 - Moira & Gordon
18 - Irene & Ian
20 - Margaret & David
22 - Heather & Chic
24 - Susan & ?
26 - Eileen & Gavin
All 13 rooms now booked


Start point:
Loch Lomond Shores
(Assemble 9:30 for 10:00 Start)

Lunch Stop: Portavadie Marina (Lunch £10.50 per head)

1 - Right click here to Download TomTom Sat Nav Itinerary.

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2 - Google Map of Saturday Route

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Start point: Loch FHotel, (Assemble 9:45 for 10:00 Start)

Lunch Stop: The Cairnbaan Hotel (Lunch £8.50 per head)

1 - Right click here to Download TomTom Sat Nav Itinerary.

2 - Google Map of Sunday Route

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If you wish to attend this event, please read the Drive Guide then post in the comment box below.

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Your Comments
6th Oct 2013 20:11 :: rosie and alan
we have had a fabulous weekend away and would like to thank the following.
well done marcia for organising such a great weekend. a big thanks to jim and maria for leading the run and being such great coordinators. and finally walter for being such a hilarious quizmaster

6th Oct 2013 20:35 :: Chic and heather
Thanks to Marcia for organising another enjoyable weekend - good roads, hotel and lunch venue . Apparently Marcia is going to thank Raymond personally for his part in the organising but thanks to Raymond anyway
Thanks also to Wattie for an entertaining quiz and ensuring his bestest buddy won !!
Happy birthday to Susan - hope you enjoyed sharing it with us all and of course thanks to Jim and Maria

6th Oct 2013 21:04 :: Carol & Evan
Great Weekend, Thanks to Marcia & Raymond for organising the run & venues.The run covered many of my favourite motorbike runs of yesteryear, and gave much enjoyment. Many thanks to jim &  maria for leading the run & to wattie for an entertaining quiz, and to everyone else for making this another great weekend.

7th Oct 2013 09:04 :: Susan
Thanks to everyone involved in organising a fantastic weekend from start to finish. Great roads, venues (don't mention the broth!) and entertainment. Special thanks for my cake and kind thoughts for my birthday. Couldn't have had a better one!

7th Oct 2013 10:31 :: Ali & Drew
We reiterate what everyone has said already - a marvellous weekend, - thanks all, you know who you are.
Wattie - have I spelled reiterate correctly? I\'m off now to get some venison loin, hope I can do it justice like the Loch Fyne hotel chef, yum yum.

7th Oct 2013 15:20 :: Gordon & Moira
Toatallie agrea wiv evrifink wot haz bean sed abuv, meny fanks two awl konserned. Special thanks to Wattie for asking spelling questions we could answer to secure a win for team bestest buddy(s)!a

7th Oct 2013 15:43 :: watttie97
Another super weekend with the club. Congratulations to Marcie and Raymond the run, lunch and hotel were great.Thanks to Jim and Maria for leading the run and thanks to all who took part in the quiz.Looking forward to next year for more of the same.
Wattie & Janet

7th Oct 2013 22:11 :: Ian and Irene
Great weekend, great runs, great accommodation and food, most of all great company.  Thanks to all.

7th Oct 2013 22:27 :: Marshall and heather
Superb runs down roads I've never travelled , well done to Marcia and the absent but not forgotten Raymond the hotel meal was the best I've ever had .laughed all weekend mostly at wattie as usual (yer just down right mad auld yin) great to catch up with you all, well done Jim and Maria , honest we never noticed you'd got us lost just added a mile or two to the run lol. And of course happy birthday to wee Susan another year older but not showing yer age ,see you all soon

7th Oct 2013 23:43 :: Jim and Maria
Well done Marcia and Raymond in not only organising your first run but also a weekend stay thrown in as well. Superb weekend and all the congratulations are deserved. Thanks also to Wattie for keeping us entertained all weekend and to everyone else who made it such a great two days.

8th Oct 2013 21:38 :: Margaret & David
Thanks to Marcia & Raymond great route and locations.  Thanks to Maria & Jim excellent leaders as usual and "best buddy" Wattie for the entertaining quiz. Great to meet everyone again, see you soon.

9th Oct 2013 21:07 :: Gavin
What can you add to what has been written already. This is what mx5 Scotland is all about. We loved it. Roads, food and above all, the company.
Let's get it all planned for next year. I will be at the planning meeting this time. Honest.

10th Oct 2013 18:54 :: Marcia & Raymond
Many thanks to Maria & Jim for their great job of stepping in & leading our run, we both really appreciated it. A special thanks to Janet & Wattie for their wonderful quiz, the highlight of the weekend & also for slowing down on the run so that I could keep up & not get lost.
Lastly a big thank you too all for going on our 1st ever run; it isn't just about the driving, there is also the social aspect to it & without you all there it would have been a quiet weekend.
Thank you all for making it a great weekend.

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