Taffia Fish & Chip Run - 13th May 2023
The Taffia are already working hard on the plans for the 2023 Taffia Fish & Chip Run which will take place on for Saturday 13th May. We’re already looking forward to welcoming friends, old and new, to Wales.
Over 200 cars took part in 2022’s F&C Run. We were pleasantly surprised by the increasing popularity of the event and the fact that almost 100 were F&C Run first timers. For 2023 we will not only be bringing you all the benefits of a day out with the Taffia, sampling some of the best scenery in Wales, but also hope to offer a bit extra for those with the time and inclination. More of that anon.
If you’ve never heard of the Fish & Chip Run – where have you been? It’s an annual one-day blat that takes you from Chepstow to the picturesque seaside resort of Aberdyfi on the Welsh coast some 140 miles away. It’s now arguably the biggest annual event in the Club’s calendar. John Martin’s excellent video provides a great overview of the event.
The 280-mile round trip covers some of the finest roads in Wales, taking in: the Top Gear Black Mountain test road, Epynt Ranges, Beulah rollercoaster and the Staylittle Pass across the rooftop of Wales before we reach the prom at Aderdyfi for Fish & Chips. We then reverse the route and meander back to Chepstow.
A route book, with full written road directions and suggested fuel stops, will be available online in advance to pre-registered participants, with paper copies available to members who register on the day.
It’s worth noting that while the route remains familiar, we are planning a number of changes, additions and options. In particular:
- The start will now be from Hanley Farm Shop at Tidenham (NP167NA), just outside Chepstow on the A48. It has more than enough room for all our cars as well as excellent catering.
- For those thinking of turning the event into weekend we’ll be adding a couple of extra short optional circular blats – one en-route to Aberdyfi and another for Sunday morning taking in roads north of Aberdyfi. Each should take no more than an hour and both provide great scenery and refreshment stops.
- To provide an added opportunity to socialise we’re looking to hold a BBQ at Hanley’s on the Friday evening.
- Our popular Pop-Up campsite will be operating again in the large garden of a Taffia member.
Once again, we’ll be looking to raise money for Prostate Cancer Research. In 2022 the event raised a fabulous £2,500 for the charity. We’re suggesting a minimum donation of £10 per car. You can donate via the Club’s dedicated F&C Run Just Giving page.
If you are intending to join us for the 2023 F&C Run, please can you complete this short questionnaire. Your responses will not only help us to manage the event logistics but also enable us to add you to the pre-registration list.
Andrew Wiggins (1360Rallye)