Please forgive the convoluted area name, whose origins are down the bottom of the page if you *really* want to know.
Meetings and Blats
As a result of the Corvid-19 situation the normal YoSDeNS monthly meetings have been replaced by Zoom, with invitations going out through the club's area communications network - email and social media. The details of the real-world meetings have been left intact below to allow for speedy preparation for when normal service is resumed.
We meet on the 7th of each month at the Ladybower Inn, postcode S33 0AX - the food's good and being at one end of the (in)famous Snake Pass, it's a nice drive for those living to the West. Or, for those living anywhere who deliberately arrive a little early and add in a quick trip to Glossop and back. There's normally someone there from around 7pm, roughly; if not we won't be far behind. If you've not been to a meeting recently, please consider coming along - we're a friendly bunch!
We welcome visits from other areas; if you're planning to drop in en masse it's best to contact us and confirm first, just in case the pub is being rebuilt or the like.
We also try to run some Sunday morning blats during BST months (April-October), setting off early (8am, ish) from a roving departure point. These are very much weather- and time-dependent with notifications going out via the area email list - if you don't live in the area but wish to join the mailing list please email [email protected] with your membership number and we can add you.
Additionally we'll do a few ad-hoc longer weekend blats through the spring and summer, plus a number of "Gatecrash" blats where we'll spend a weekday exploring another area, before visiting that area's monthly meeting in the evening. If you've ever sat in the office on a glorious summer day wishing you were "somewhere else", this is a fantastic excuse to take a day off and *be* "somewhere else" for once!
We're happy to see any club members, prospective members, etc, and their partners/children/interested friends, from wherever. The conversation often involves 7s and other cars, of course, but it's not all gear ratios and spanners. It's not all boys, either, and we have a good mix of attendees each month, in terms of ages, experience, length of 7 ownership, technical knowledge and how people prefer to enjoy their cars.
Many of our now-regulars first arrived when they were "just thinking about" owning a 7; obviously we've never attempted to talk anyone off that particular slippery slope of inevitability...
To get in touch:
Email: [email protected] (email for preference, it leaves a written record that we can't forget!)
To stay in touch:
To be added to our L7C area mailing list, please email us as above with your full name and membership number and we will add you to the list.
Also, if you happen to be on Facebook, we have a group (thanks Chris B for setting this up), at:
Membership of the Facebook group is via moderated acceptance only for reasons of privacy, but area members are welcome to ask to join. Please note that if you're not yet a club member you're unlikely to be accepted to the group.
Thinking of visiting the region?
You may find some of these links to safety camera locations useful:
- South Yorkshire: Fixed | Mobile | This week (safetycamera.org)
- Derbyshire: Fixed & Mobile (crestderbyshire.org)
- Staffordshire: Fixed | Mobile (staffssaferroads.co.uk)
- North Yorkshire: No fixed cameras, apparently | Mobile (northyorkshire.police.uk/)
- East Yorkshire: Fixed & Mobile schedule (saferroadshumber.eastriding.gov.uk)
- West Yorkshire: Fixed | Mobile (safetycameraswestyorkshire.co.uk)
- Lincolnshire: Fixed & Mobile (lincolnshire.gov.uk)
- You might also be interested in: http://www.speedcameramap.co.uk
The above information is provided entirely "as is" at time of writing and is not guaranteed to be accurate. Links provided purely to help identify the statistically "more dangerous" stretches of road in each county as you may wish to avoid these. There is no information here that the various police forces and camera partnerships don't publicise already and that you therefore couldn't find from Google. Please drive safely, according to the prevailing laws and road conditions and with due respect for other road users at all times.
Still reading? Gosh...
The origins of YoSDeNS: Formerly "just" 'Yorkshire, South', our meeting venue being a pub in North Derbyshire had led to the occasional light-hearted comment.
Given many of our regulars are also Derbyshire residents, the extended area description seemed to be a better choice in terms of reflecting our group's reality and letting nearby members identify their nearest area meeting.