Ratae Run 2023

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Ratae Run 2023 was from White Horse Pub Broughton Astley to Rockingham Castle in Market Harborough, taking place on Sunday 11th June. Additionally click on the image below to go to the Rockingham Castle website for more details.

Ratae Run 2023
Ratae Run 2023

About Our Charity

Sue Young Cancer Support is a local independent charity, and their mission is to provide free practical and emotional support to anyone affected by cancer, including families, carers and friends. They are committed to providing support in a warm and caring environment, at their premises in Fosse Road South, and anyone who lives in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and has a connection to cancer, is able to access the services.

Altogether they have 4 core services which are Counselling; Complementary Therapy; Activities; Support Groups. They occasionally hold rehabilitation courses and workshops too.

As a result we are delighted to support this charity and for further information about them visit www.sueyoungcancersupport.org.uk or telephone 0116 223 0055.

Ratae Run Itinerary – 11th June 2023

  • 8.00-10.00am –  Start arriving – Marshals will show you where to park.
  • Start Venue & Registration: White Horse Pub, 32 Station Road, Broughton Astley, Leics, LE9 6PT
  • Refreshments: Vouchers provided at registration for The White Horse breakfast and Gates Garden Centre mid route coffee (note it’s in the main restaurant).
  • Route Guide and Plaque: Provided at registration.
  • Fund Raising: Raffle at White Horse with collection of prizes at Rockingham Castle.
  • Coffee Stop Location: Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, Leics LE15 7QB
  • Final Destination: Rockingham Castle Estate, Rockingham, Market Harborough, LE16 8TH
  • All things considered a wonderful day out!
ratae run 2023
Early start – White Horse Pub car park filled quickly!
ratae run 2023
Rockingham Castle – SLMG Club line up.
ratae run 2023
More cars at Rockingham – many different marques.
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MG Owners Club were there too!
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Leaving for home after a great day out!

Many thanks to this years Sponsors:

(Click on an image to go to the website)

classic insurance
SLMG Club Meet Here 1st Tuesday each month.

south leicester mg club
ratae tulip guide 2023
Click on image for a copy of this years Tulip Guide.

Terms & Conditions of Entry
Our full Terms and Conditions of entry can be found HERE

Your Safety and Wellbeing
Additionally may we take this opportunity to welcome and advise you of some legal requirements, when participating on the Ratae Run.
First thing to remember, the Ratae Run is not a race. You will be expected to drive within the law and with due care and attention and consideration for all other road users.
Also please observe the directions given by the marshals, (wearing hi-viz). Especially with regard to parking at the start, the coffee stop and the finish as they are not only acting on behalf of the club but also on instructions from the venues concerned.
Also certain sections of the route may cross open farmland. Please follow the countryside code; please do not drive off the road unless you absolutely have to.
It is also your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is legally road worthy and that you have adequate insurance.

20 Responses

  1. MG Leicester
    MG Leicester


    Just to say a big thank you to everyone involved in today’s event. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We were also very relieved to manage the whole run this year and got home too!
    See you all next year.


  2. MG Leicester
  3. MG Leicester
    MG Leicester

    Just arrived home from a most enjoyable day out with the MG club. The weather was glorious, great organisation from the breakfast to the marshalling. Everyone was so friendly, even to a Jaguar infiltrator and this added to the day and venue.
    A most grateful thanks to you and your team of helpers.
    Kind regards, Christine & Dougie Kerr.
    Sent from my iPad

  4. MG Leicester
    MG Leicester

    We drove the Ratae Run today for the first time and would like to thank, and congratulate you and your team on an excellent and enjoyable day.
    The start point was perfect apart from our spirited drive, for us, from the Rockingham Forest Hotel, just round the corner from the finishing point.
    The route was outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed your almost traffic free country roads in your area. Nothing like we are used to in Berkshire.
    The garden centre was amazing where we broke for lunch, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Rockingham Castle.
    Well done everyone and we may well be back next year.

    Ian and Sue.

  5. MG Leicester
    MG Leicester

    What a great day we had yesterday…. In that glorious sunshine!
    Had to abandon 1 car … seized brakes… in Kibworth but we all still managed to get to Rockingham Castle.
    Beautiful route.
    A big thank you to all who did the organising and the volunteers. Well done.
    Hope to do it all again next year.

  6. MG Leicester
    MG Leicester

    Good evening,

    I want to thank you for a very enjoyable and well organised event today.

    I particularly enjoyed the route as it was areas that I didn’t know very well.

    Looking forward to next year.

    Thanks again


  7. Howard Pidd

    This was my first Ratae Run and it certainly won’t be my last. Impressive level of organisation, wonderful route, but above all such friendly and helpful volunteers made this a real joy.

  8. Stephen East

    Thank you for a very well organised event, the the refreshments at the start and at Gates Garden Centre were much appreciated. The route was well documented and took us through some lovely countryside with a few interesting features thrown in.

  9. Michael Leeding

    Thoroughly enjoyed this years run. The route was very pretty and fun driving. The organisation was great, the route book and directions were top class, possibly the best we’ve ever seen. The marshals all did a great job.

    Well done and thank you to everyone involved.

  10. Jonathan Allcock

    Thank you for a lovely classic day – very well organised as always, we appreciate all the time & effort.
    See you on June 9th 2024!
    Jonathan & Co.

  11. ian robertson

    Thankyou for a fabulous event.
    Excellent organisation as usual and superb views on the route, we only went wrong once !!

    Well done and thankyou to everyone involved.

  12. ron dean

    Well done everyone in the M G club a super day, my 2nd visit, out, well organised and the team were great, very organised and always help full and pleasant, congrats to all. My friends are trying to convert me from a Triumph Stag to a proper car, as they says , various M G s
    To all look forward to next one.

  13. Gary and Pam McCarroll

    Yet another greatly organised Ratae Run, fun day, very good route – apart from the blib at the beginning.. this must have been at least our 10th, harking back to 1998 ish and the first one at Stanford Hall.
    Looking forward to the June 2024 run..keep up the good work, the prize Ladies are brilliant, fun and efficient with great laughs.

  14. Francis Hilton

    A well organised and very scenic run probably the best of the South Leicester that I have done over the last
    ten years see you next year

  15. Nick Penn

    The organisation was spot on, everyone was friendly and helpful and a good day was had by me and my navigator.
    Well done.

  16. MG Leicester
    MG Leicester

    Just a short note to say a huge thank you for the Ratae Run on Sunday. We had a brilliant time thoroughly enjoying the route and all the locations that you took us to. The last time we entered this run it was 2003!

    We understand all the hard work that goes into an event of this nature, so please express our thanks to all the team involved.

    Sent on the move by
    Roger + Nicky

  17. MG Leicester
    MG Leicester

    Hi there,
    Just wanted to let you know we are really disappointed to have missed the RATAE run yesterday.
    We were both ill but are now recovering. Hopefully, we will be able to take part next year!
    We hope the run, which is, perhaps, one of the best organised in the country, was a success.
    Here’s to next year!
    Debby and Allan

  18. MG Leicester
    MG Leicester

    Thanks again for a brilliant run – always interesting routes and well organised. Superb weather and got home to Staffordshire before the downpours!

  19. David Sherratt

    This was our first Ratae Road Run. We appreciated all your hard work on a well organised day and look forward to joining you next year.

    Thank you so much.

    David and Cath Sherratt

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