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The Runs for 2008

The Theme is Mines and Museums

Contact any of the committee for more details. Click on the map for a larger view. Click on the hyperlink (underlined text) in the Run or Starting column to download a map to import into AutoRoute and an image to view on the screen. Note that the maps are compressed to a .zip file, so you will have to save them, unzip them and then you can access the files. All Autoroute files are compatible with Autoroute 2006 and Autoroute 2007. If anyone wants TomTom or Garmin itinerary files, please email alan@manhoc.co.uk

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Date Run

Explanation and other points of interest


Starting point

4-6 Jan G-MEX Show Head for the G-MEX centre in Manchester N/A N/A
13th Jan Matlock A leisurely ride out Map to follow Poplar 2000
10th Feb Pancake Run It's famous throughout the world. Haslingden

10:30 start

24th Feb Attenborough Nature Reserve Click here for details Poplar 2000
16th March Blue John Mines Click here for details Poplar 2000
6th April Rheged Discovery Centre Click here for details Haslingden
27th April Around Wales Playtime in the Welsh hills Gary will tell us as we ride Poplar 2000

10am start

18th May Laurel and Hardy Museum Click here for details Haslingden

10:00 start

8th June Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary Click here for details. M62 Birch Services E

9:30 start

29th June National Space Centre Click here for details Poplar 2000

10am start

20th July HOC Lunch at How Stean Gorge Click here for details TBA Haslingden

10:00 for 10:30 start

10th Aug Newark Air Museum Click here for details Birch Services W

10am start

31st Aug Woodside Falconry Centre Watch the racing pigs! Click here for details Birch Services W

10am start

21st Sept Round the Lakes Just a ride! Haslingden

10am start

12th Oct Great Orme Mines Click here for details Poplar 2000
2nd Nov Cars of the Stars Click here for details M61 Services N

10am start

30th Nov NEC show The show to end all shows! Probably down the M6 Poplar 2000

10am start

14th Dec Ponderosa Good for lunch. Map to follow. Poplar 2000


Note: fill up well before we leave please to save time. We want to try and leave promptly at the time shown above. If you are late, we may go without you.


Birch Services on the M62 between J18 and J19. Remember that Eastbound is towards Leeds and Westbound is towards Liverpool.

Poplar 2000 services. On the M6 at J20 (Lymm turn off) or the M56 J9.

Little Chef, Haslingden. On the A56, just North of the end of the M66. Go left at the first roundabout and it's on the right.

M61 services. There is only one set of services - just after J6 going North and just after J7 going South.


All runs start at 10:30 unless otherwise stated. Do not use the times in AutoRoute as a guide.


Contact any of the committee for more details


Click here to download an Excel Year Planner with all the run and meeting dates for 2008.


Note that we will make every effort to go on the runs unless the weather is dangerous. This means snow, ice and freezing temperatures.