Butty Bay Run 2017
Written by Jamie on 22nd June 2017
The “Butty Bay” Run is a classic car run that aims to give a fond and nostalgic nod back to those days when miners and their families from the Welsh valleys spent their holidays down Porthcawl in a caravan.
In time this became known as “Miners Fortnight”. The “Butty Bay” Run is all about recreating that journey from the Valleys to Porthcawl (in classic cars) and using the “old” roads as much as possible to get there and then returning “home” again to the Valleys.
This takes place on Saturday 1st July!
Start & finish
Café Cwtch in the Dare Valley Country Park.
The route to Trecco
Café Cwtch, Mountain Ash, Nelson, Pontypridd, Treforest, Church Village, Llantwit Fardre, Cross Inn, Talbot Green, Llanharan, Pencoed, Coychurch, Trecco Bay.
2 hour stop at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl.
The route back to Café Cwtch: Trecco Bay, Porthcawl Fair, Porthcawl seafront, Rest Bay, Porthcawl sea front, Coychurch, Pencoed, Llanharan, Talbot Green. Then use Church Village by-pass to Treforest then onto Pontypridd, Hopkinstown, Rhondda Heritage Park, Maerdy Mining Memorial with the finish at Café Cwtch in the Dare Valley Country Park.
The Butty Bay Run is open to pre-1990 classic cars (or vans and pick-ups) only.
This is simply because most of the mines in the South Wales Valleys were closed by 1990 with these closures starting around 1984/85. Therefore to re-create this journey I feel it is only right for the classics taking part to be from this period.
At Café Cwtch in the Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare from 8.15 am for a 9.00 am start.
The route is approximately 90 miles in total. Please note that this includes handful of comfort/food stops.
The planned arrival time at Trecco Bay is approx 12.00 to 12.30 pm and the journey “home” will commence 2 hours later.
At Café Cwtch in the Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare around 4.30 pm.
ENTRY IS FREE but a donation to CAP (Christian’s Against Poverty) would be greatly appreciated.
NB: AN ENTRY FORM is required, so for more details and/or an entry form then please either email Ian Edwards or ring/text – 07583 931 068.