Saturday 8 June 2024

Rally - Jock’s Run

On Saturday the 29th of this month (June), Biggar Young Farmers Club are organising and hosting a road run in aid of the CJD Support Network. As many of you already know, Jock Gray has CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) which is a horrible, cruel, wasting disease and the road run is being organised to generate funds for the CJD support network which is providing the vital care and support which Jock and his family needs at this most trying of times.

Biggar YFC are therefore issuing an open invitation to one and all to ‘run what you brung’ on the 29th, and whilst it would be nice to see some rally cars in the mix, the ‘entry’ is open to anything on two, three, four or more wheels. The ‘Entry Fee’ is £20 per vehicle and £10 per head for each participant in, or on, said vehicle. However, it has been rumoured that some folk are contemplating the hire of something exotic or different and whilst that is a nice gesture, the organisers would rather that such money spent on hiring something be put in the pot, and folk just turn up in their daily runner or domestic runabout. Even the ‘works van’ would be preferable!

The main objective of the exercise is to raise funds for this most worthwhile cause for the care and support of those suffering this rare and complicated disease and which also needs financial support to continue research into a disease about which little is known.

At the conclusion of the run there will be burgers and ice cream on offer, so don’t have a breakfast before you come. Instead have a bite to eat and a chat with likeminded friends and folk. However, a word of caution, if you happen to drop your burger out of your roll be careful what you pick up, Biggar Showfield is regularly used for grazing cows!

The run itself will incorporate local roads around Biggar and Carnwath, to Elsrickle, and back to Biggar, so only around 20 miles or so and should take about 40 minutes. It’s not competitive and not arduous, so just come along and enjoy the camaraderie for a most worthwhile cause.

Participants are asked to gather in Biggar Showfield which is situated on the A702 (T) on the north eastern edge of the town - where the annual Biggar Vintage Rally is held.

Arrive at 10:00 am for an 11:00 am start and return to the field on or after 12 noon.

Road Run in aid of CJD support network | Facebook

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