Events this weekend...
Posted by Mark M on June 1, 2018, 11:39 am
I thought IKBA members might be interested in 2 events this weekend. Saturday the 2nd is the Yardley Gobion Festival of Transport which takes p[lace on the Coffee Pot field next to the pub at High Street Yardley Gobion NN12 7TN from midday although folk seem to turn up from about 10. Informal day, no entry fee, local charities benefit. Good crowd and always interesting vehicles. The field is only a couple of miles from the Super Sausage Cafe on the A5. Then on Sunday 3rd is Classic Stony, an old bike and car event which takes over the whole of Stony Stratford. Free entry, town businesses open as usual (cafes pubs etc,) and again, collection for local charities. This year there is the added attraction of a Lancaster flypast at about 3.30! Centre of attraction is Market Square MK11 1BE with cars pre-book only but bikes get free entry on the day and can park up in their own area. WARNING! There are currently major road works on the A5 Stony Stratford roundabout which is where the road south from Towcester turns into dual carriageway as it meets the A508 and A421 and the Stony Stratford northern approach (the old A5). We have been advised that there will be lane restrictions over the weekend which will make the roundabout tricky to negotiate. The A508 (southbound from M1) will be closed just before the roundabout as will the A5 dual carriageway south from the roundabout. As this is the approach to Stony from the north, this route will be closed. Yardley can be reached down the A508 or up from the south on the A5 as normal.If coming to Stony from the north on the A508 turn right through either Alderton or Yardley Gobion and join the A5 southbound then follow signs to Deanshanger/Puxley, take the Passenham road and finally turn left back into Stony. Easier than it sounds but these are narrow country lanes so take care! Alternatively enter Stony from the south using the old A5 up through Milton Keynes which is called Watling Street (or the V4 in MK speak). Hope to see some of you there. Please check maps though! |