Ledbury residents are being given the chance to find out more about a road rally coming to the town.

The organisers of the Hills Ford 3 Shires Stages Rally are holding a ‘meet us’ day on Saturday, May 14 between 8.30am and 4pm.

The rally itself, which is organised by Cheltenham Motor Club, takes place on Sunday, September 18.

Racing will take place on miles of closed roads in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, while the rally HQ and service park will be based in Ledbury for the first time.

This Saturday’s event, which will take place outside the Market House, is all about giving residents more information on what the rally will entail and to answer whatever questions people have.

“Whether its queries on road closures, timing, access to properties, how a rally is run, motorsport rally regulations, organisers behind the rally, marshalling, spectating etc, Cheltenham Motor Club welcomes all discussions,” the organisers said.

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“Any queries which need more detailed responses will be fed back to the clerk of the course, who will contact individuals personally over the next few weeks.”

The winning car from April’s Get It Sideways Rally will be on display all day outside the Market House so if you’ve always wanted to get a closer look at a rally car or even have your picture taken behind the wheel, this is your chance.

Rally a boost for Ledbury businesses

Last year’s rally saw Ledbury High Street closed for a number of hours on the Saturday before the main event, for the rally’s ceremonial start.

This saw competitors line up in front of the Feathers Hotel before making their way past a start ramp.

Traders told the Ledbury Reporter the event was a real boost for the town.

Laura Panter, who runs The Ledbury Pet Co. in Homend Mews, said: “Living in Ledbury, it was lovely to see so many people lining the streets to support it. And it does a lot of good for a lot of businesses, with people popping into cafes and shops etc while they’re in town.”

Councillor Phillip Howells, Ledbury's acting mayor, said: “It is full of drama, brings people into the town and is good for business.”