This year will be the 19th Chapter of the legend they call the Grand Tour. The Grand Tour is unlike any other Mini event in the country. It will involve 250 minis, 30/40 motorbike marshals, 3 Lord Mayors, an Ambulance, 8 fantastic Car parks, thousands and thousands of spectator's but the highlight of the weekend is a visit to a place that has been called "a little piece of Heaven", Little Bridge House the Children's Hospice SW.
We do not stop at the Hospice, we just drive in and then out again but we do not sneak in quietly we make sure they know we have arrived. Inside the hospice the special Children will be waiting for us, so will their Mums & Dads Brothers and Sister and their carer's. You will get to see a side of the hospice that few people ever get to see, you will see the children laughing and smiling and waving their flags like mad and really enjoying themselves as we drive bye. They will be trying to make as much noise as we do and it is so easy to forget that some of the children may not be there next year.
No other event will fill you with so many emotions it will make you smile and laugh and few people manage to go through the hospice without a tear in their eye and a lump in their throat. By the end of the weekend your arm will be aching from waving at the spectators standing on the side of the road. By the end of the weekend you will be knackered because ours is a driving event around some spectacular roads. By the end of the weekend you will have had your fill of Car Parks because we have 8 of them and there will be a queue of 250 minis trying to get into them but most important by the end of the weekend Little Bridge House will receive over £20,000 with a bit of luck and some help from you. The Grand Tour is a charity event and we hope you will try a raise £35 in sponsorship but more would be nice. Every penny you raise will go to Little Bridge House and benefit the Children who use it.
You should know that the LGT can seriously damage your health and turn you into a nutcase like the rest of the nutcases that have become additive to the LGT and turn up every year. The LGT may not hold any records and it never will until someone starts one for the biggest convoy of nutcase in the world.
We do have our own campsite which is excellent considering we take over a field but do not let put you off. The facilities are top rate mobile showers and mobile Toilet blocks with flushing loos. One other point about our campsite is, it is always full so do not forget to pre-book on the booking form.
This year there will only be 2 official raffles over the weekend one on the Saturday night to see who leads the cruise and one at IIfracombe both organised by our own bag lady Penny.
We think the LGT is one of the best value for money family mini events in the country. The campsite is open for a week no other mini event does that, and we give you 2 full days of entertainment plus a real Saturday night cruise with 135 minis finishing at the big sheep for some family fun. So make sure you get your place by booking early.
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