Harrogate College comes to the rescue of the Trans Pennine Run

30 July 2012

Harrogate College have come to the rescue over fears that a local enthusiast’s Trans Pennine run may have been cancelled.

The annual Trans Pennine Run was in jeopardy of being cancelled after extreme rainfall left Harrogate Stray too wet to run the classic vehicle show on. Harrogate College came to the rescue and donated the college car park to use over fears that the classic vehicle run and show may have been cancelled. Harrogate College will have food and drinks available at the HG2 Café.

bus in harrogate


The 50 mile Trans Pennine Run organised by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society features classic commercial vehicles including fire engines, ambulances, vans and buses dating from the 1930’s to 1987. The route takes in the beautiful scenery of Rochdale, Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Halifax Shibden, Northowram and Bradford, Shipley, Guiseley, Otley, Pool in Wharfedale, Pannal, finishing at Harrogate College. A prize giving ceremony will see awards given in categories including committee choice, best in show and best mark.

Trans Pennine Committee Secretary Mr Petch said:

We have run the event for 44 years and it is always very popular, historically we have used the Stray but I am delighted the Trans Pennine Run will go ahead at Harrogate College this year.


Harrogate College Premises Manager Bob Thornell said:

We felt it was vital that the Trans Pennine Run go ahead despite the Stray been too waterlogged. Harrogate College is a community resource and we wanted the show to be enjoyed by everyone despite the weather.

The prize giving will commence at 3:30 pm on 5 August 2012  in A building car park.

The event is free of charge; vehicles will be available to view from 12:30 pm.


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