First birthday for petrolheads

The first birthday of the Whitby Cruise at their meet up at the Abbey turning circle''w130284
The first birthday of the Whitby Cruise at their meet up at the Abbey turning circle''w130284

A CLUB for car fanatics is celebrating its first birthday this month.

Since February 2012 Whitby Cruise has rapidly grown in size, forging strong partnerships with other clubs and working closely with Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire Police.

The group now meets regularly and has five staff working in the area, vehicles displaying their stickers and a large club banner which is proudly displayed at events.

Organiser Nathan Stewart said: “We are taking the name of the town with us as we go. It’s been a quick year for us at Whitby Cruise, we started with the intention of hosting a couple of meets per year but have formed and grown into a fully-functioning club.”

2013 will see Whitby Cruise heading to national shows, with members from the town manning demonstration areas at events such as Santapod - The Fast Show or Silverstone.

This year the club will also be hosting a charity cruise and working with the road safety to team to bring an awareness event to the town. Nathan added: “We don’t want to be associated with anti-social behaviour, we want to show that we are so much more. Karl and Emma at the Whitby Gazette have been brilliant, to give us an opportunity to show that we aren’t a stereotypical boy racer group.”

The club now has over 1,500 friends on Facebook and a Twitter account has been launched, @WhitbyCruise.

The club is open to people of all ages and more information can be found at the website, www.whitby-cruise.co.uk, or by joining the forum at www.whitbycruise.co.uk