Calendar(Events)

All events are strictly for BDS members and are run under BDS rules.

All carriage drivers wishing to take part must be paid up members of the BDS.

All whips (whatever age) must provide proof of BDS membership. You are advised to refer to the the BDS website for compliance with health and safety and other BDS rules including-

BDS Health & Safety

Hard Hats for Young Drivers

Download the Entry Form which can be used for most events.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr
14
Sun

ECUMENICAL CHURCH SERVICE, PRESENTATION FOR THE BEST TURNOUT. PLEASURE DRIVE APPROX 8 MILES, FOLLOWED BY AFTERNOON TEA. £5 PER TURNOUT AND £5 PER HEAD FOR TEA.
READY TO MOVE TO THE COURT YARD AT 1.30PM.  ENTRIES AND FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 7 APRIL. CHEQUE’S MADE OUT TO BDS SHROPSHIRE.

THIS IS A PRIVATE HOUSE AND WE ARE GUESTS. THEREFORE MEMBERS CANNOT JUST TURN UP.

Please download your entry form

 

Apr
22
Mon

At this event whips, grooms and passengers put on their Easter bonnets and decorate their carriages to make a bright display in front of Tesco, Whitchurch; where bonnets and horses are judged.

Turnouts will leave Alderford Lake, off Tilstock Road, Whitchurch (SY13 3JQ) at 11.30am prompt

The convoy drive will make its way into Whitchurch arriving at the car park behind the swimming pool to decorate traps and don bonnets ready for the short walk to the area in front of Tesco. At midday there is a presentation of rosettes and brasses with rewards for the best adult and best child’s Easter bonnets and best decorated driving vehicle. Each year the North Shropshire Driving Club trophy is awarded for the best turnout.

Turnouts leave Tesco by 12.30pm and (via the swimming pool car park to prepare for the road journey) trot back through the narrow, country lanes of Alkington to arrive back at Alderford for around 1.45pm. There is a cafe at Alderford where hot and cold refreshments can be bought.

All whips (whatever age) must provide proof of BDS membership. You are advised to refer to the the BDS website for compliance with health and safety and other BDS rules including-

http://www.britishdrivingsociety.co.uk/legal-insurance/bds-health-safety/

http://www.britishdrivingsociety.co.uk/hard-hats/

Entry forms can be downloaded from bds shropshire website –

https://www.bdsshropshire.co.uk

There is a charge of £5 per turnout for this drive.

To help the organisers, please let Helen James (tel. 01939 200212) know you are able to attend and send entry forms with turnout fee, by 14th April 2019, to – The Willows, Lee Brockhurst, Shrewbury, SY4 5QH

We hope for good weather and look forward to seeing you.

Please download your entry form

Aug
7
Wed

The Citadel, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
By kind permission of Mr and Mrs B Griffiths.

Arrive by 10.00am for departure at 11.00am when rosettes will be
presented by Mr and Mrs Griffiths before the drive through the
countryside followed by a bring and share picnic. The long route is
approx 12 miles and short route approx 8 miles.

Please download your entry form and post to Bryony Cowie,  address above.

Sep
22
Sun

PLEASURE DRIVE WITH TREASURE HUNT, 12.30 STAGGERED START APPROX 10-14 MILES, HILLY TERRAIN. FOLLOWED BY AFTERNOON TEA.
PLEASE DON’T JUST TURN UP. NUMBERS NEEDED FOR CATERING. £5 PER TURNOUT AND £5 PER HEAD FOR TEA. ENTRIES AND FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12 SEPTEMBER. CHEQUE’S MADE OUT TO BDS SHROPSHIRE.

Please download your entry form

Nov
3
Sun

12 NOON START APPROX 12 MILES, EASY CIRCULAR DRIVE . FOLLOWED BY SOMETHING WARM.
PLEASE DON’T JUST TURN UP. NUMBERS NEEDED FOR CATERING. £5 PER TURNOUT AND £5 PER HEAD FOR TEA.
DONATION FOR THE CAVALIER CENTRE IN MEMORY OF ANNE. ENTRIES AND FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 25 OCTOBER . CHEQUE’S MADE OUT TO BDS SHROPSHIRE.

Please download your entry form

 

See our Facebook Page

for photos and chat

Full Details