The anniversary celebrations began with a communal supper on the Friday evening at the Sacrewell Farm campsite, off the A47, near Peterborough. The following morning 42 Sandglow vehicles (followed by a couple of Orange G4s) gathered to head off in convoy to the Yarwell sand quarry, a site best known for being the LRO Show off-road course. After a drivers briefing they embarked on a guided tour of the quarry, led by legendary 1989 CT winner, Bob Ives, followed by a ‘Mini-Trophy’, with various winching, raft building and punch challenges.
Other activities throughout the weekend included masterclasses in; bushcraft, firelighting, shelter building, winching, orienteering and recovery. Alternatively, participants could enjoy the simple pleasure of playing with their Camels in the sand and lakes (giving a few extra impromptu recovery opportunities), or taking a spin around the lake in Richard Hawes’ RIB.
The full story including interviews with former CT event participants will feature in the January issue of LRO, out in the shops at the end of November.
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