Wales 100 on Drive it Day

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Tickets for this event are free, but please do not turn up if you haven’t pre-booked. Strictly AROC members only.

AROC convoy drive event from Bridgend to Aberystwyth

Meeting point: Nathaniel’s Cars (David Street, Bridgend CF31 3SA),

Meeting time: From 10.00am – convoy departure 11.00am

Finishing point: Pontarfvnach – ‘Devil’s Bridge’. Optional 12 mile drive from there to Aberystwyth for Fish ‘n Chips!

Daniel Thomas, a highly enthusiastic AROC member from South Wales, has organised an excellent driving route through some fabulous countryside on some of the best roads the UK has to offer, and ALL Club members are invited join in on a brilliant 100 mile Alfa convoy on what is the Federation of Historic Vehicles Drive It Day ‘Drive it Day’!

The event will start at Nathaniel’s Cars (David Street, Bridgend CF31 3SA), a Fiat, Abarth and MG retailer and also an Alfa Romeo Service Centre.  Members can gather from 9.30 am, looking around the venue and enjoying some complimentary refreshments, before departing in convoy for the route out through the stunning scenery of South Wales. Following the route provided, the Alfas will follow the winding A470 through the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, continuing north through Builth Wells and on to Rhayader – the closest town to the mighty Elan Valley dam which is where Richard Hammond drove a series 1 Land Rover almost vertically up the face of the dam wall during a memorable episode of Top Gear. 

The final stretch is on to Pontarfynach, where the famous Devil’s Bridge is located. There are a couple of lovely cafes located there for people to rest at before returning home, and people can choose drive around 12 miles on the seaside town of Aberystwyth to enjoys some Fish ‘n Chips!

The route from Bridgend spans just over 100 miles of excellent driving roads.  A route guide will be provided, and there will be various optional stopping points.  Alfa Convoy runs are always enjoyable, with or without a navigator.

The event is FREE, but donations can be made to the Federation of Historic Vehicles Drive It Day Charity here: https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/drive-it-day
Including ability to order a Drive it Day vehicle plaque.


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