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WirralSmart event - June 2017

Hey Everyone!

This thread is to discuss the WirralSmarts event for June 2017. Last year, we tried to put on a drive from Lymm to New Brighton but in the end, only a few turned up (many thanks to those who did!). I wonder if the event simply needs advertising on Facebook or Twitter to get some attention?

As for what we are doing, perhaps another drive to somewhere in North Wales (should be fairly pretty at that time of the year) or perhaps join up with a car show somewhere.

Has anyone got any thoughts on this one at all?

Posted by: Ocracoke at 2017-01-24 17:52:33

Re: WirralSmart event - June 2017

Before the meeting on the 16th, I just wanted to get some thoughts down:

- The drive last year was quite fun but it didn't go through any towns specifically.

- Advertising only on the Forums just doesn't work. We are not on Facebook specifically but I know some of our members are.. might be worth reposting on there?

I'll give some more thought on it.

Posted by: Ocracoke at 2017-02-11 13:19:04

Re: WirralSmart event - June 2017

So a round of Wirral trip was my first thought, going from New Brighton to Moreton, Meols, Hoylake, West Kirby, Heswall, through to Willaston then back up through Bromborugh, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Liscard and then finishing at New Brighton.

Ideally, I want to get the idea finished up before April so I can get the adverts for the drive done.

Posted by: Ocracoke at 2017-02-18 20:33:32

Re: WirralSmart event - June 2017

Hi All
I think Wirral round trip sounds like a great idea, I'm sure it would appeal to other club members too.
As you mentioned, it may be a good idea to put it on social media and other groups e.g. SCOC etc.
Good Luck and keep us informed.


Posted by: rossfergie1958 at 2017-04-04 18:36:11

Re: WirralSmart event - June 2017


I'll get to route planning before the next meeting to see what works. Parkgate is probably going to be the half way point to this and I feel a impromptu parade through Birkenhead may happen.

I'll keep you all posted.

Posted by: Ocracoke at 2017-04-05 00:11:03

Re: WirralSmart event - June 2017

I've started drawing up the advert for the drive, with any luck should be done by the end of the week. The route is likely to be in reverse of the route I had originally thought of, so...

New Brighton > Seacombe (Past the Mersey Ferries) > Birkenhead > Bromborough > Eastham (Lunch?) > Parkgate (Ice Cream) > Heswall > Thurstation > West Kirby (leisurely walk around the Marina?) > Hoylake > Meols > Moreton > New Brighton

Keep a lookout for the ad!

Posted by: Ocracoke at 2017-04-25 16:50:38

Re: WirralSmart event - June/July 2017

OK everyone, the text advert is up and running now on the front page. I've had to move the date around to July but provided all is well, we are looking at the round trip. Keep an eye out for the photo advert later on this week! :)

Posted by: Ocracoke at 2017-05-29 21:27:12

Re: WirralSmart event - June 2017

And here is the advert - please feel free to share on Facebook, Twitter and the like!

Posted by: Ocracoke at 2017-06-30 22:22:13

Re: WirralSmart event - July 2017

Just a update on this one, the 22nd of July is still the date for this, setting off from the The Derby Pool at 11am however the route has been changed slightly to go through Liscard rather than past the ferries due to ongoing roadworks at Four Bridges.

What that means is that we'll go through Liscard, down Wheatland Lane onto Kelvin Road, right onto the Dock Road and then left into Birkenhead.

Posted by: Ocracoke at 2017-07-11 11:52:22