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Rally & Run raises record amount for charity!

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The second annual running of the Lessian Motors Ilkley Rally and Run raised a record amount for its chosen beneficiary, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

On the day, participants drove their vintage, classic, and performance cars over 100 miles of the Yorkshire Dales’ most remote and challenging roads. Along with a small entry fee and the sale of food and drink, the event raised over £1,200 for charity.

Commenting on the success of the second Ilkley Rally and Run, Gerard Simpson, Director of Ilkley’s Lessian Motors and organiser of the run said: “Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals.

“It’s a very worthy cause, so we are delighted to have already raised such an amount. I would like to thank everyone who helped make the run a great success, including all the people who helped organise the event, and the participants who gave up their time and money for such a worthy cause. We are already planning next year’s event and looking forward to an even better Ilkley Rally and Run in summer 2017.”

A great success for Ilkley’s first Rally & Run!

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Celebrating Yorkshire day and raising funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity, on Saturday 1st August, Ilkley’s Lessian Motors hosted the town’s first ever Rally and Run.

On the day, participants drove their vintage, classic, and performance cars through almost 100 miles of the Yorkshire Dales’ most remote and challenging roads – raising over £800 for charity.

Starting at 11am, participants gathered at Ilkley Rugby club to sign-on and receive their route instructions. Flagged away by Harry and George Simpson, they navigated their way to Arncliffe village, where a much needed refuel for the drivers and passengers saw traditional Yorkshire day delights such as pie and peas consumed at the historic Falcon Inn pub, and outside on the delightful village green.

After lunch, the route took the cars to Malham, Litton, Kettlewell and Gammersgill, before looping back to Ilkley. The day ended with successful completion of the run by all 60 cars back at the Ilkley Rugby Club, where drivers and passengers enjoyed a BBQ and live music into the evening from local band, Bullfrog Jones.

Commenting on the success of the first ever Ilkley Rally and Run, Gerard Simpson, Director of Ilkley’s Lessian Motors and organiser of the run said: “Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals. It’s a very worthy cause, so we are delighted to have already raised such an amount. Donations are still coming in from the day, so we hope to increase the initial sum raised!

“I would like to thank everyone who helped make the run a great success, including all the people who helped organise the event, and the participants who gave up their time and money for such a worthy cause. We are already planning next year’s event and looking forward to an even better Ilkley Rally and Run in August 2016.”

 

Charity Ilkley Rally & Run

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On Saturday 1st August, Lessian Motors is inviting customers to enjoy an afternoon drive around North Yorkshire, to celebrate Yorkshire day and raise funds for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals. Lessian customers can support this worthy cause by entering their vintage, classic, or performance car for the run, and enjoy a great day out into the bargain!

Commencing at 11:00am from Ilkley Rugby Club, the picturesque route will take in the best of the stunning Yorkshire Dales – parts of which featured in the route of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart.

On completion of the run, participating cars will return to Ilkley Rugby Club to enjoy a BBQ and live music – which will continue into the evening.

Drivers who prefer not to participate in the run can instead park their vehicles on The Grove, Ilkley, and soak-up the carnival atmosphere while the run takes place.

To find out more about the event and how you can support it, Lessian Motors can be contacted on Ilkley 01943 608355 or entrants can download an Entry Form at www.ilkleyrallyandrun.co.uk

Ripon Rally Success

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You might be interested to know that apart from offering a full range of competitively priced, local servicing and repair work on all marques of vehicles, we also sponsor and prepare an Escort rally car.

Contesting our first rally of the new season recently, the first event was a resounding success for the Lessian Motors/GPM Rally Team.Run jointly with Ripon based PR & Marketing company, GPM, the 1976 Ford Escort MkII RS2000 will be competing on a number of forest rally events over the course over this year.

Driving the GPM Escort MkII RS2000 on the Riponian Rally, which consisted of 12 forest stages within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Graeme Powell, GPM’s Director, battled against 70 other crews, to finish first in class.

“Out of the 80 cars that started the event, just 45 cars managed to finish, proving that the rally was a real test of man and machine over the mixture of muddy, wet, and at times, deeply rutted gravel stages,” said Graeme. “I’m very pleased with this opening result. It’s a credit to the commitment, technical knowledge and experience devoted to the car by the Lessian Motors team.”

We look forward to seeing you soon, for all your vehicle servicing requirements.