Wakefield WF2 7UA
The March Sunday Run is via The OIlcan Cafe,The National Mining Museum and the Highways England Control Centre
The Peaks and Pennines area of the MX5 Owners Club have been invited to visit the Highways England Control Centre nr Wakefield.
You may have heard on the radio that there is a traffic hold up on a local road. Have you ever wondered how the authorities obtained their information? This is your opportunity to find out.
There will be a guided tour around the three sections of the control room, an officer will be on hand to answer the various questions people may have.
The Wakefield Control Room covers major roads and motorways as far north as the Scottish Border and down to Woodall Services and across the country from The Woodhead Pass to Hull.
During the visit there will be a chance to look round one of the company’s traffic officer vehicles.
Safer tyre scanners will be demonstrated.
The starting point is The Stockyard Hellaby at 9:30 for 10:00
There will be a 60 minute break after about an hour for a comfort stop and cuppa at the Oil Can Cafe (or longer if they are busy and service is slow)
Highways England do not want us to arrive during their shift change and briefing, we will take the opportunity to have a further break at cafe at The National Coal Mining Museum
The mileage of the full run is approx. 55 miles,
As usual members (and prospective members) are welcome to join or leave an any point, please let the organiser know if you intend to do this so we are not waiting for you, and if you are leaving mid route, ensure that the cars behind know you are leaving the convoy, or you may find you have extra guests at your house for tea !!
Please study the clubs Good Driving Guide before coming on a run