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Road Run 2018 Cancelled

Road Run 2018 Cancelled, see below.
2019 Road Run Sunday 21st April 2019


THE COTTENHAM YESTERYEAR ROAD RUN 2018

Dear Supporter
Due to circumstances beyond our control we have been compelled, very reluctantly, to cancel the next Yesteryear Road Run, planned for 22
nd April 2018. We are sure you will share our disappointment, and this is to explain the reasons behind our decision.
The traditional circular route uses the so-called Airfield Road between Longstanton and Oakington. This will be closed and dug up as part of the ongoing Northstowe development. We have been trying since June to get a firm assurance from the Northstowe developers on whether the road will still be open next April, but without success. The route has to be finalised several months in advance, so we have no alternative but to cancel. We have looked at several other options, but none are suitable:

    We very much regret this decision, but hope you will understand.
    While everyone involved will be disappointed, the real losers will be the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, for whom this year’s Run raised over £9,000 to support the wonderful work they do. They are very kindly helping us with this mailing to participants, and there are of course costs involved. To make sure the Charity doesn’t lose out completely, we have set up a just-giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/vivien-lampard
    Alternatively, donations can be sent to the address below. Thanks in advance for your generosity – all receipts will go to the Charity.
    For the future, we understand that a new link road that will effectively replace the Airfield Road is included in the A14 project and should open in Summer 2018. This will be too late for next year’s Run, but we are hopeful that the Yesteryear Road Run 2019 is secure!
    Thank you all for your support in the past and in the future.
    Vivien Lampard
    On behalf of the Cottenham Yesteryear Road Run Committee
    Donations can be sent to:
    Mrs Vivien Lampard,
    319 High Street,
    Cottenham, Cambridge
    CB24 8TX

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    Here is the webmasters newly restored 1958 Austin Healey Sprite that would have been on the 2018 run, see you in 2019.