MOONRAKER RUN 2016
Charity event keeps on gettting bigger and better
Wiltshire-based Moles Mini Club hosted its popular Moonraker Run on Sunday April 23. Open to all Minis classic and modern, this meticulously-planned charity drive continues to grow every year, both in terms of the number of cars taking part and the money it raises for charity.
The start point was the Pheasant Inn in Chippenham, with 30 cars gathering for the 11am start. The convoy set off towards Warminster via some fantastic rural roads, passing the Westbury White Horse and taking in the highly underrated Wiltshire countryside. The car count swelled to 34 soon after, although an impromptu working party was needed to fit a replacement distributor to one car following a breakdown.
Back on the move, the convoy navigated twisty country lanes set amongst beautiful countryside and passed through idyllic villages to the waves of local residents and their children. A stop at the Solstice Park Services gave everyone an opportunity to get some refreshments and regroup before heading on to the end point, the ‘Drive-it day’ event at the Atwell Motor Museum in Calne.
In total 85 miles were covered, and over £300 raised for the Hope Nature Centre, which provides work placements for young adults with learning disabilities and helps them to build their confidence, self-esteem and skills. Next year will undoubtedly prove even more popular as word spreads of this ever growing event. Search for ‘Moles Mini Club’ on Facebook.
34 cars took part on the run.
Emergency dizzy change en route.
The route took in some great roads.