Will you be one of 50 cars joining us on a unique journey?
As we make our way from Brooklands to Biggin Hill in a collection of vehicles seldom seen together, or on the road at all.
Our journey starts at Brooklands Museum, the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.
The run takes us on a unique journey before ending with a parade drive-by in front of a capacity crowd at the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight and a place in the exclusive Biggin Hill Showgrounds parking.
Entry into the run is subject to application and a minimum charitable donation, which includes admission into the Festival of Flight.
All profits from the Roundel Run will go to our selected charities.
Welcome to Brooklands - the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907. Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century.
You'll be greeted at Concorde by the Roundel Run team who will guide you to the registration area in the Brooklands cafe.
The arrival route to and through Brooklands will be confirmed shortly.
Please don't be late.. / We wouldn't want to start with out you!
Upon arrival you'll be asked to complete the usual paperwork and sign in with the lovely people at the desk. Grab yourself a coffee and a bacon sandwich and wonder round the staging area deciding what vehicle you'll buy next.
You'll be given your pilots pack and any extras purchased along the way. The best bit is the earlier you arrive, the more time you'll have to take pictures beside Concorde.
At 08:30 we'll be meeting under the nose of Brooklands Concorde for our run briefing. Please don't be late as this will be full of lots of important information relating to leaving Brooklands, the run itself and our spectacular arrival at Biggin Hill!
This bit is important! / Otherwise you might not know where you're going!
We're off! The Brooklands Concorde see's us off on this most special of events! But remember this isn't a race. It's a wonderful trip between two wonderful locations with twists and turns, and a cup of tea along the way.
The next 61 miles see's us travel along some of Surrey, Sussex and Kent's most delightful roads. Enjoy!
Our first checkpoint is Bell and Colvill. Bobby (Bell) and Martin (Colvill) have sold cars together from their West Horsley premises for 40 years. Successful amateur racing drivers, they met through a mutual passion for motorsport and the legendary British Lotus marque, then at the height of Formula 1 success.
Today, the company sells Lotus, Morgan, Subaru and Saab. Pop into the showroom and you'll deal with knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff. How do we know that? Bell and Colvill have sold more Lotus Cars than any other garage in the world!
Ranmore Common Road will take us towards Dorking, before taking us past The Ashcombe School. A quick burst on the A24 and then left at the famous Cockerel Roundabout.
The attractive town boasts much history, but sadly we're not here for long as we'll soon be heading towards Reigate on the A25.
Reigate was a key target during WW2. Perhaps because General Sir Bernard Montgomery, Land Commander of the 21st Army, had his HQ based in the large houses on Reigate Hill. We now know that the hill is full of fortified tunnels.
This town feels a million miles from the war, but with bombings, air fights, crashes and fortifications from Tank invasions, Reigate really did play it's part in the war.
Horley, a real motor town! Home to Donald Campbell CBE who broke 13 world speed records in the 1920s and 30s in his famous Bluebird cars and boats.
More recently, Horley is the home to 'Let's Race', the business interests of British Touring Car driver, Tom Chilton, brother of ex-F1 and World Touring Car driver Max Chilton.
This is our stop point for the event. We'll get just under an hour to relax, talk to the natives, have a tea, coffee, breakfast...and maybe even race a virtual F1 car if we get time!
Expect a crowd outside the racing simulator venue...a loud one!
Lingfield is all about horsepower, well, by that we mean it's one of the few all year round horse racing tracks in the UK. However, in April 1943 at about 8 am, a German Dornier bomber dropped six bombs onto Lingfield High Street, destroying the school and killing two young pupils and two teachers, thankfully the early timing of the raid meant most children were still on their way into the school.
On January 8th 2002 builders unearthed one of the bombs just off the high street, leading to over 500 people being evacuated.
Edenbridge hosted many evacuees during WW2. However is probably most famous for its relationship with the Surtees family.
John Surtees OBE, Formula 1 world champion in 1964 started Surtees Racing Management in the town in 1970 and saw the likes of F1 stars Mike Hailwood, Jochen Mass and 1980 Australian F1 World Champion Alan Jones regular visitors to the towns motorsport factory.
As we approach the end of our run, we'll be passing the entrance to Chartwell House, the much-loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life.
During the Second World War, the house was mostly unused. Its relatively exposed position, in a county so near across the English Channel to German occupied France, meant it was potentially vulnerable to a German airstrike or commando raid.
We'll go through the High Street towards Biggin Hill Airport and arrive at the Airshow where we will regroup to allow us to drive in together infront of 18,000 people.
Once parked in the official Roundel Run showground the rest of the day will be about enjoying one of the best airshows on the planet with some amazing displays and events to keep everybody entertained!
2 hour 25 minutes / 61 miles
Charities / Making a difference
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK is a charity with a single purpose – they grant magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 fighting life-threatening conditions. Make-A-Wish has granted more than 8,000 magical wishes over more than 26 years. At a human level, they believe few things can be more important, or more deserving, than giving a seriously ill child the chance to have their wish come true, with all the hope, expectation and happiness that brings.
Brooklands Museum Trust is an independent charitable trust whose aims are to preserve and interpret the heritage of Brooklands and to use that heritage to inspire and educate future generations as to the impact Brooklands has had on the motoring and aviation world. The Museum displays a wide range of Brooklands-related exhibits ranging from racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to a collection of Hawker and Vickers/ BAC-built aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber, Viking, Vanguard, VC10, BAC One-Eleven and the only Concorde with public access in South East England.
Chartwell Cancer Trust is a registered charity providing financial support for the Chartwell Cancer and Leukaemia Unit in the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent. It provides patients with a comfortable environment in which to receive care from the professional, multi-disciplined team who address their symptom control and pain relief. NHS budget policy dictates the service levels and equipment availability in the Chartwell Unit.
Serv Sussex is a UK registered charity that provides night time transportation of blood, blood products and other urgent medical items for NHS Hospitals across Sussex. The service is provided free of charge to the NHS between the hours of 7pm and 6am, 365 days of the year via a committed team of volunteer riders and drivers often using their own vehicles. Without SERV, local hospitals would have to use ambulances or pay taxis to transport these urgently needed items. By providing a free transport service, SERV enables hospitals to focus their resources on patient care and eliminate costly transport bills. The service is run primarily utilising the volunteer’s own vehicle, however, SERV also has a fleet of marked bikes and cars that are funded by charitable donations from the public, businesses and charitable trusts.
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is an independent charitable healthcare provider working with the Ambulance Service. They are not part of the NHS and are funded almost entirely by voluntary donations. This year they are celebrating over 25 years of their life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). Effectively, what they aim to do, as far as possible, is bring the emergency department to the patient and then take them quickly and directly by land or air to the most appropriate hospital best able to treat their injuries.
Choose your package / Once in a lifetime opportunity!
Driver Only Package
Entry to The Roundel Run
1x Entry to Festival of Flight
Space in Festival of Flight Car Show
Roundel Run Commemorative Award
Additional discounted and family tickets available
Can’t do the Roundel Run but still want to show off your vehicle in the Roundel Run Showground? Well now you can!
We’re celebrating vehicles of all shapes and sizes in 2015. It’s not just about value and exclusivity, so don’t be shy and apply today. Due to limited space we may not get every applicant in, but we’ll do our best!
All successful entries will be asked to donate a minimum of £25.
Spaces are limited so do be quick and apply today.
Already have a Festival of Flight entrance ticket? Don’t worry, we can deduct it from the event donation.
Brooklands Museum Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN
This stunning AC Cobra replica was built by the owner in 2002.
Ferrari 360 Convertible
A one off Ferrari with tasteful modifications, incidentally it could be yours, it's For Sale!
’49 Chevrolet 3600 Pickup
A straight 6 American Pickup, in Candy Red, only heartless people won't fall in love!
Panther Lima MK2
Vauxhall 2.3L, 108 Bhp and built in Surrey!
Event Sponsors / helping us make a difference
Sponsorship / Why it's so important to us
It’s not always about money, it’s about support, assistance, knowledge sharing and ultimately great people who volunteer for event staffing, organisational activities and more. We’re looking for assistance at both staging areas in East Grinstead and Westerham for this event. Put your name forward and you may even win a pair of tickets to the airshow!
VIP Packages / Want to make the day extra special?
We’re teaming up with Biggin Hill Airport to offer you a once in a lifetime experience. Enjoy the airshow from the hospitality area with it’s own bar and toilets and all day catering, plus the benefit of getting to meet the pilots as they pop in between flights.
This unique experience is exclusive to Roundel Run participants. Spaces are limited so do be quick!
2015 Festival of Flight / Biggin Hill
The 2015 Festival of Flight will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. RAF Biggin Hill was in the forefront of Britain’s defences during the Summer of 1940, only months earlier the Armies British Expeditionary Force had famously been evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk by the Royal Navy and a flotilla of small ships and merchant vessels, now it was only the Royal Air Force that stood between Britain and Nazi occupation.
On the ground our 1940’s village will feature vehicles, re-enactors, entertainers and artifacts of the time both miltary and civil will give those that attend a true insight into the time when the future of Great Britain was in serious doubt, in the air we will see Spitfires and Hurricanes in a coreographed re-enactment of an aerial engagement.
What is the run about / It's simple...it's about having fun
The Roundel Run has all the key elements to become one of the best days out for all fans of Automobiles and Planes. All packaged up with a lovely run in the beautiful garden of England.
Best of all, as part of the run, you’ll receive a special pack at sign in full of goodies from our sponsors and charities!
ANT ANSTED / TV Presenter and owner of Evanta Motor Co.
“My son and I had such a wonderful time on The Roundel Run. We stocked our car up with snacks and drinks and loved and laughed every mile of the tour in the company of like minded car fans and enthusiasts.
It was really special to be able to drive the Saab 96 I restored on series two For the Love of cars. A proper chariot for a proper event.
There is a ticket option which provides entry into the Festival of Flight and a place at the Festival of Flight Car Show. Apply for this ticket with details of your car and we will see what we can do!
It is important to us that we have a wide variety of cars which will look impressive when driven together which is why we are requesting you to apply in the first instance. To commemorate 75 years since the Battle of Britain we are aiming to keep the cars within this era therefore the specification is quite broad. With the drive-by being in front of the 18,000 spectators at the Festival of Flight we naturally want to provide a spectacle so if you think your car would fit the bill, please apply!
We feel that each of the charities chosen provide a very different angle to our fundraising. They are all extremely worthy of support and we look forward to splitting all the profits from the Roundel Run between them.
We will be organising the Roundel Run with the support of the local Police services in each county and with the correct MSA permits. We will be abiding by all rules and regulations provided by these parties to ensure the smooth running of the event. A copy of the rules and regulations will be provided to you prior to the day.
Club Le Mons was set up to help raise not only money for charity, but to be a place where people could engage in their passion of cheap motoring and motorsport safely whilst also giving people a safe ‘competitive’ fix. With fun events throughout the year, members can join events and win challenges whilst helping raise money for charity!