Saturday, October 31, 2020


Autumn Tour 2020  - Cancelled

With great regret we have to inform everyone  (in light of the recent increase locally in Covid 19 cases and under guidance from MotorSport UK) that the Knowldale Autumn Tour can no longer take place.

It is not a decision we have taken lightly but after the very recent change of circumstances we hope everyone will agree that it is the only responsible thing to do.

We thank all who entered and trust you will enter our future events in more stable times.

Otterburn c.1979


Retired rally photographer David Wakeley has sent in this photograph which he thinks was taken around 1979 on Otterburn.  It will be on the Knowldale Facebook group page as well. If you recognise the car and crew please comment there and I will update this page.


The John Clegg Mini Miglia 2020

Thanks to all the entrants and organising team for a brilliant day!  Photos taken by Dickon Siddall are now available at   

Beginners Rally Navigation Class

Tuesday 3rd March and Tuesday 10th March 2020, 8.30pm on both nights at Milnrow Cricket Club. We are running a couple of evening sessions to show budding navigators the basics of plotting and reading a rally route using Ordnance Survey maps. No experience is required and all equipment will be provided. Tuition will be on a one to one basis. If you are interested or want more details please contact Ted Roberts by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07462 336996.

Full Entry For The John Clegg Mini Miglia 2020!

Saturday 14th March 2020.  The entry list is now full. Details here!

Christmas Curry

Deryck tells me it is now fully booked, just don't forget to turn up!

The John Clegg Mini Miglia 2020

Saturday 14th March 2020.  Details and entry forms here!

Christmas Curry

This year's Christmas Curry has been set for Tuesday 17th December at the Milnrow Balti.  Please let Deryck know if you are coming. 

Terry Harrison (RIP)RM Quiz0001

Long standing Knowldale member Terry Harrison has passed away.
Terry (on the left in the photo) was on the Knowldale quiz team with John Hopwood and Deryck Pickup in the 70's when motor club quizzes were the in thing. They were run by Castrol, Thomas Motors and Radio Manchester. We won the Radio Manchester quiz three years running so they gave us the trophy and stopped running the quiz. 
Terry was one of those blokes who was just always there, always marshalling at race meetings etc. and generally helping out wherever he could, a true clubman, he'll be sadly missed.

The arrangements for Terry’s funeral are that he will be cremated at Walton Lea Crematorium on Friday 27 September at 10.20hrs. The service will be conducted by Rev Phil Turner.

Walton Lea Crematorium, Chester Road, Walton, Warrington, WA4 6TB


Treasure Hunt

The Treasure Hunt due to take place Sunday 15th September has been postponed due to the Bury 10k run happening all over the route!  It will most likely now happen on Sunday 13th October, to be confirmed.

Autumn Tour 2019

The Autumn Tour is scheduled for Saturday 5th October.  Regs and entry form are on the website now.

Annual General Meeting

This year's AGM is scheduled for Tuesday 28th May, 9.30pm at Milnrow Cricket Club.

The John Clegg Mini Miglia 2019

Supported by Therma-Clad

Report, results and photos

As in recent years, the 2019 John Clegg Mini Miglia Tour started from the NWA Auction site at Crooklands (just off J36 of the M6.)  A Touring Assembly of 135 miles was planned over classic road rally routes.  By popular request, the finish whold be at Banny's Fish & Chip Restaurant by Boundary Mill in Colne. 

Many hours of strong winds and heavy rain before and during the event caused the Clerk of Course to call an end to proceedings at the Fat Lamb lunch halt when the course opening car was unable to find a safe route to the finish.

The John Clegg Mini Miglia 2019 from the Course Car.

In the weeks running up to the event and bearing in mind the ‘Beast’ from last year, we were worried about the possibility of snow on the higher parts of the route. However, the day before the event the detailed area forecast was for wind, rain and possibly some early fog, but no snow or ice....... read more

Report, results and photos.

A full entry for the MIni Miglia!

The date has been set - Saturday 16 March 2019.  The Regs and entry forms are on the website.

The photograph to the right of John with a Ford Zodiac rally car has recently arrived with us via Sarah Clegg (John's daughter.)  It was sent to her by Jim Porter (RIP) with the following description: 

 "It was at the end of the 3 Cities (Munich-Vienna-Budapest) Rally October 1969. Ford wanted to promote the Zodiac via competition success & British Vita Racing got the job. We won the class but were about 14th overall - end of promotion of Zodiac!1969 3 Cities

The trophy on the right is a porcelain vase which I rescued from Rochdale a while back. Brian Gillibrand had it as the office ash tray.......

The metal trophy was given to me by Norman 2 or 3 years ago. He had removed it from British Vita for safe keeping."

Danube Rally 

Below a team photo after the Danube Rally - caption to the right., also from Sarah. Possibly 1965 - there is video at and  The second link is particularly interesting for us at about 1 min 30 secs in.

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Final Treasure Hunt

At the last committee meeting it was decided to postpone the final treasure hunt of the series due to take place on 14th September.  The nights are getting too short.  The event may take place on a Sunday morning - more details when decided.

Treasure Hunt Friday 24th August

Deryck put on a great run up through Whitworth then avoiding the centre of Bacup to run over Sharneyford and up to Sourhall. From there we turned towards Portsmouth before climbing up to the Long Causeway and then skirted Todmorden via Lumbutts before returning via the Lake to Milnrow.  Crews still out after 8.30 found it difficult to spot clues in the failing light.

1st Steve Tweedale/ Peter Tweedale 39 points
2nd Steve Broadbent/ Jane Broadbent/ Jenny Broadbent 37 points
3rd Phil Shaw/ Chloe Normanton 34 points
4th Paul Stringer/ Ted Roberts 33 points
5th Andrew Lord/ Ann Lord 32 points
6th Steve Brown/ Andy Rose 32 points
5th and 6th places resolved on shortest mileage.
All out of maximum 44 points.

Treasure Hunt Friday 3rd August

The third Treasure Hunt in the series of five, this one organised by Steve Broadbent took us out over Buckstones and around Scammonden and Pike End before returning via the Lake. A selection of cryptic clues ensured that no one returned with a clean sheet.


Steve Tweedale & Deryck Pickup 66pts
Philip Mills & Family 65pts
Terry Mills & Beryl 60pts
Steve & George Warrington 52pts
Andrew & Anne Lord 52pts

Thanks to all who took part

Steve Broadbent

Rochdale Classic Car Show

We had six cars on display at Rochdale Classic Car Show and plenty of interest from the visitors.  Our new banners were on display with cars from Ted (Stag), Deryck (TR6), Terry & Robert (Subaru), Steve & Paul (Mini & Micra) and Tim & Steve (MG ZR)  Photos are in the Gallery and in the banner above.  Many thanks to Ted and Paul for the organisation.

Treasure Hunt & Social Championship

The second Treasure Hunt organised by Paul Stringer took cars on a tour of Saddleworth.  Torrential rain failed to deter the six hardy crews from seeking out pink flowers and polo mints.  A late detour into Milnrow village to purchase holes in mints saw Steve Tweedale & Deryck Pickup emerge victorious.  NEXT EVENT FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST

Treasure Hunt 13 July Results & Social Championship Points    
    Score Points
 1 Steve Tweedale & Deryck Pickup  54   20
 2  Andrew & Ann Lord  46  19
 3  Steve & Tim 42   18
 4  Terry & Beryl 41   17
 5  Steve & George 41   16
 6  Ted & Joyce 36   15
7  Organiser: Paul Stringer    20


Treasure Hunt & Social Championship

The first Treasure Hunt of the summer took the eight cars entered from the Cricket Club start to Ramsbottom via Owd Betts then Summerseat and Walshaw before returning to Milnrow via Pilsworth and Birch.  The closure of the M62 slip road at Heywood caught out most crews and led to the cancellation of mileage penalties.  Robert and Phillip Mills took the win on the tie breaker questions from Andrew and Ann Lord, both crews having 39 correct answers.  NEXT EVENT FRIDAY 13th JULY

 Treasure Hunt 22 June Results  & Social Championship Points


1 Robert & Phillip Mills  195  20
2 Andrew & Ann Lord  195 19
3 Paul & Kirstie Stringer  180 18
4 Steve & George Warrington  175 17
5 Steve & Jane Broadbent  175 16
6 Andy & Natalie Rose   165 15
7 Ted Roberts & Deryck Pickup   165 14
8 Phil Shaw & Chloe  163 13
  Organiser: Steve Tweedale   20

The Route card for the event is here: Route Card 22nd June.  



The club's GDPR policy is now on the website here


Annual General Meeting

The AGM took place on 29th May 2018.  The minutes of the meeting and the Annual Report will be in the members area of the website soon.


John Clegg Mini Miglia Tour 2018

The Beast From The East 2 didn't deter the hardy entrants and couldn't hold back the Knowldale team from staging another excellent Mini Miglia Tour

 From the crews:

" .. we had a great time, and despite he M6 being down to one lane over Shap we got home OK ..."

"  ... the blizzard like conditions with periods of bright sunshine made it ... brought back happy memories of that wonderful 400 mile event the Yorkshire Rally."

" ... Congratulations on an epic do ... we enjoyed it enormously and look forward to repeating the expeience next year."

" .. Great event .. thanks to all those who made it happen including the marshals who must have been freezing."

" ... spot on yet again."

" ... chickened out at the lunch halt and put the hood up."

" ... excellent organisation and running of the event."

" ... brilliant route and great scenery"

Read our report on the 2018 Mini Miglia

Photos courtesy of Dickon Siddall are now on the Galleries/Mini Miglia 2018 page.


Christmas Curry

Tuesday 19th December at La Tandoor in Bamford. See Knowldale Facebook Group Page for details.

John Clegg Mini Miglia Tour 2017

The 2017 John Clegg Mini Miglia Run touring assembly took place on Saturday 25th March. The weather changed for the better in the days leading up to the event, and crews were greeted by glorious sunshine throughout the day's run from Crooklands to Banny's. Photographs taken by Dickon Siddall can be viewed in the Gallery.


Christmas Curry

Tuesday 20th December at La Tandoor in Bamford. See Knowldale Facebook Group Page for details.

Social Championship

The Treasure Hunt due to round off the 2016 Championship has been postponed until early next year. The championship table for 2016 is finalised and shows President Paul Stringer to be the 2016 Social Champion. Full results here.


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