The 11th Regis TAP (Tour And Picnic)
Raising funds for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance
Sunday 5th September 2021
Entry is now closed.
Final Instructions & Driver’s Briefing
Thank you for entering the 11th Regis TAP and helping us to raise much needed funds for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
Please read – this is all important for your enjoyment!!
If you have any symptoms of Covid 19, please DO NOT arrive at the start, cancel your entry, stay at home and book a test. We have done everything we can to mitigate the risks to you, however, your compliance of the social distance and hand hygiene will ensure that everyone stays safe and has an enjoyable day. Stay alert and save lives!
Please respect other participants and marshals and ask before you HUG! Some people are more relaxed than others and we want to ensure that everyone enjoys the day – even if they still prefer to socially distance.
Check your Start Number on the website - it will be different now that we have re-seeded the entry.
Use your Start Number for Signing on and collection of packs. Car 1 will start at 10.01
Please SIGN ON by clicking the button above as soon as you can after 9.00 am on Monday 30th August. Make sure you read the Covid 19 declaration and then complete the rest of the form (all 3 pages), check your Next of Kin/Emergency contact information is correct. You can virtually sign it. A typed signature is legally binding. One form is required for each participant.
Anyone failing to Sign On will be unable to participate.
Breakdown Assistance: We are very fortunate that Norman Winchester from Brit Assist has kindly volunteered his services to provide mobile repairs en-route. Please call Norman: 07739734318 if you need help. Sorry but a Recovery service is not available.
Fuel: We suggest you fill up before the start. There is fuel at Fontwell on A27/A29 roundabout or Sainsbury’s Supermarket on the eastern side of Chichester. Due to the rural nature of the event, there is limited fuel directly on the route. There is a Sainsbury’s Supermarket selling fuel 23.80 miles from the start. There is also fuel off route at Sutton Scotney at about 58.50 miles. Route in total is 105.50 miles. There is no fuel close to the finish.
Contact Numbers: in case you are late or delayed are Colin Molyneux 07889 095774, Chrissie Molyneux 07889 095773 or Ali Green 07803 604453.
Please arrive between 08.15 and 09.45 (early start numbers make sure you are at the earlier end of the time frame please). This will allow you to collect your pack and eat your Breakfast Roll and Coffee or Tea. Latest arrival time is 10.00 or you may forfeit your entry!
Make sure you have the following valid documents, (we don’t want to see them):
Driving Licence for the driver
V5 Registration Certificate for the car being used
Current vehicle MOT Certificate for the car being used if needed
Current road fund licence for the car being used if needed
Make sure your insurance is valid to enter non-competitive classic car tours
We will have a map of the route on display at the start. For those wishing to transfer this information onto their own maps the route is on Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50000 maps 185, 186 & 197. However, the tulip Road Book should be sufficient for you to follow the suggested route. A Road Atlas covering the area plus Sat Nav may also be useful.
Please bring the following: a face mask for every person in the car, a pen or pencil, a clip board, your camera (we hope you will share your photos of the day for this Event’s photobook), travel sickness pills (if you have never navigated on an event before). A plastic bag to take your picnic rubbish home (and poo bags and water if you are bringing your dog), as there are no facilities at any venues for disposal of large amounts of waste.
We hope to enjoy some warm summer sunshine to enhance the wonderful West Sussex & Hampshire scenery along the route, but be prepared for whatever the British weather may throw at us! Tony Large, our official photographer will be out on-route. We will let him have your email address so he can forward the proofs for your inspection. The email will not be used for any other purpose and will not be sold or passed on to anyone else. If anyone does not want this to happen please let us know asap.
The start of the event is at Great Ballard School, Eartham, PO18 OLR.
Map Ref:197 / 9390 0940 by kind permission of Sue Jay. You will collect your pack and enjoy your breakfast. Please make sure you affix your tour plate to the front of your vehicle and wear your wrist band which will allow you entry to venues and collection of your butties, cream tea and hog roll. Please observe one-way systems and keep your distance from others that are not in your party.
Chawton House, GU34 1SJ is our picnic lunch venue. Your wrist band will give you access to the gardens and please keep dogs on a lead. Entry to the house is on a timed ticket due to Covid and you may struggle to do the house justice in the time allowed. If you wish you to come back at your leisure and explore further, you may upgrade your wrist band to an annual ticket for £4 from the Parklands Pantry (the little tea shed down the main drive).
Longstock Park Water Gardens, SO20 6EH. We have been asked to park all our cars by the Water Gardens, where there are toilets. You can exercise your dog on a lead on the grass verge outside the water garden. Cream tea is in the Cherry Tree outdoor café at the Garden Centre/Farm Shop which is about a 15 minute uphill walk through the park (about 7 minutes for the return downhill)! The Cafe cannot seat everyone in one sitting, so please leave once you have consumed your tea to allow space for later crews. No dogs are allowed in the Park or Water gardens, although they are allowed in the Cherry Tree Café on a lead. Please let Colin know in advance (email: email@example.com), if you have a dog in the car or you or any crew with you have difficulty walking, those crews will be allowed to drive up to the Garden Centre. It is always very busy, parking space will be very limited and you may need to wait. Please enjoy the walk if you are able. Longstock also holds the National Collection of Buddleia and Clematis, if you wish to view, they are near the Garden Centre. The farm shop closes at 4pm but the toilets will be open until 5pm.
The finish will be at another exclusive private venue, The Tithe Barn, GU31 5RQ.
MR: 197/7605 2035 by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Jeremy Oates. At the finish a Hog Roll will be available with tea or coffee. Dave Harris, a local Crooner will be singing for you. We have use of the Barn until around 19.00. We are not providing a bar this year so if you wish to have a drink please bring your own and plastic glasses.
We are very grateful to our Sponsors: Hardy Engineering and our advertisers, the venues and everyone involved in making the event happen. Please support these companies and our generous advertisers where possible. Also, please thank all our lovely marshals who have given up their day to look after you.
We are keeping things simple due to Covid – so no raffle again this year. We have included a sponsorship envelope in your packs, please put a donation in the envelope in lieu of your purchase of raffle tickets. By completing the form on the envelope – there is the added bonus of 25% Gift Aid at no cost to you. Thank you for your generosity. These envelopes can be dropped into the Red Box at the finish.
See you bright and early on Sunday morning. Here’s hoping for a dry and sunny day!
Take care, stay alert and stay safe.
Driver’s Briefing for the 11th Regis TAP
Welcome to our 11th Regis TAP organised by the experienced team at Bognor Regis Motor Club. Thank you for supporting our fundraising for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
Make sure your vehicle is in good roadworthy condition with current MOT and Tax where applicable, also ensure your lights and indicators are working. Make sure you have the correct insurance to take part in non-competitive scenic tours. Drive within the speed limits, have consideration for all other road users whether on 2 or 4 wheels or legs! This is not a race or rally so there is no need to be Stirling Moss! As everyone appears to be holidaying in the UK, there is likely to be a lot of traffic on some roads – please be patient!
Please be aware that the rural roads in the area are generally in a poor condition with potholes and damage to tarmac, especially crumbling edges. Some of the roads we are using are narrow with passing places, so please be courteous and considerate to other road users, horses, cyclists, ramblers and dog walkers. As the tour takes place on a Sunday there are likely to be lots of Motorcyclists about so take care. Roads may well be slippery and muddy if wet. If you decide to pull over to enjoy the views, please ensure it is safe to do so.
If you are at the front of a convoy of cars, please pull over at the first opportunity to allow them to pass you safely. There is no rush, but some drivers enjoy a different pace to others.
Please follow the Marshals’ instructions at all venues when parking. You have a route card in your pack, but this will not be signed by anyone this year. At all venues keep to 10 mph, to safeguard pedestrians and animals.
A completed Damage Declaration Card (included in your pack) must be put in the Red Box at the finish. One completed form is required per car. This is a Motorsport UK requirement so please complete this before you leave.
IMPORTANT: If you do decide to go home early, please let our Course Closing Car (Ness Linley & Jill Collings 07449 623528) know so they are not driving around the lanes looking for you! Please also return the signed damage declaration (whether you’ve had an accident or not) in the next post to Colin Molyneux (his address and email is on the bottom the Damage Declaration Card) or you can scan and email it to him: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish you a safe and enjoyable day.
Ali Green, Mick Briggs, Colin & Chrissie Molyneux, Colin & Celia Thompson-Hitchcock, Jill Collings, Sue Cotton, Ness Linley, Gavin Cross, Terry Holmes, Severine Covens, Mark Saunders, Gary Bigginton-Thompson, Dicky Wood, Joe & Samuel White, Gary & Luca Townsend, and from C.S.M.A. Sarum: David Shields, Sally & Tony Blake.
Proud sponsors and participants of The Regis TAP
Charity No: 1021367