ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

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ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

Post by Bryn » Wed May 03, 2017 12:57 pm

The ABR Midlands Rally is back for 2017!

After the success of last year’s meetup, the ABR Midland Rally will be returning to Seals Farm, near Banbury, for a weekend of adventure bike fun. Join us and other likeminded bikers on organised road rideouts, green lane rideouts and a dedicated on-site enduro track that’ll be open all weekend.
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And this year we’ll be joined by KTM who will be bringing along their full enduro range for you to try out in the off-road course, as well as a selection of the company’s flagship adventure bikes for those wanting to give them a whirl on the tarmac. Expert tuition will also be on hand for those who wish to improve their skills in the dirt.

Road Bikes
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The campsite at Seals Farm is easily accessible for anyone on any bike, being directly off a tarmac country lane.

There'll be at least one road ride out on the Saturday (maybe two depending on the numbers) taking in all the best roads and sites in the Midlands.

Green Lanes
Seals Farm is right on the Oxford/Northants border with plenty of green lanes nearby. There'll be at least one ride out on the Saturday, maybe two, led by locals who know the best routes in the area.
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(Credit for the image goes to Skydog, from last year's rally)


Enduro and Trail Riders

Seals Farm has a fantastic enduro track. It's regularly used by Enduroland and was the venue chosen by KTM to launch their 2016 range of off-road machines. Tight wooded sections, fast open ground, steep climbs it's got it all and challenges to suit everyone.
The track is about 4.5 miles long and will be available to ride all weekend.
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Big Bike Friendly Off-Road
The lower sections of the Seals Farm enduro track are big bike friendly so all those who fancy taking an off-road spin on their big adventure bikes will have a ball.
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Trials Bikes

We know there's a few regular attendees that enjoy keeping their feet up and there are loads of steep, tricky and interesting ground to keep them busy.

When
The Midlands Rally will be held over the weekend of Friday 7th July to Sunday 9th July.

The Location
Seals Farm, Chacombe, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 2JR
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Price
Camping is charged at £10 per night. For this you also get use of the enduro track and to cover the cost of toilets and marquee. All you have to do is turn up on the day and job’s a good’un – but if you’re planning on attending, please register your interest in this thread so we can get an idea of numbers.

Getting There
Could not be easier - the site is about a mile from Junction 11 (Banbury Turn Off) on the M40. Take the A361 from the motorway junction and after about half a mile take a right turn signed Chacombe, the camp site is a few hundred metres up this road on the right-hand side.

Camping facilities
There's a huge, flat field for camping just off the road. We'll have a marquee on site plus toilets and facilities for food and drink. We've also permission to have a fire pit.

As I've said above, access to the camp site is situated directly off the road so there'll be no access problems or long rides over muddy fields. Cars and vans are welcome.
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Nearby Facilities
There are loads of shops, supermarkets, pubs, hotels and B&Bs about a mile away in Banbury. There's also an A&E hospital in Banbury, though hopefully we won’t need to use it. The nearest pub is in Chacombe, which is within staggering distance.

Volunteers
If you'd like to help out in any of the following, let us know.
Trail ride leader
Road ride leader

If you want to Come?
Add your name below so we can get some ideas of numbers.

Who's going?
Bryn
Stevied
Bond_yzf
daryl
Alun
Treadtrader
G4vkn
diggermanbob
PHILinFRANCE
Big Yellow Tractor
Lee
coyotedave
iceclimber
beddowsm + 1 + dog
Jak*
Benson-1215
johnnington + 2
KungFuJim
Mawsley + 1
andrew882
ollydog
cagoganpier
Fried Egg Sandwich
600+
Africa John
paul_tim2000
boboneleg (maybe)
Shed71 + TRF members
jhubbard
Tenere Mart
SimonKTM
Elly
adventuredon
Skyliner
ragingduc
Hellehund +1
ktmdan
spannerfingers
Steev68
simonevs67 +1
JonnyBravo
Jersey87
jim-500 + 1 + dog
Acmeff
66Roy
Chalky723
Rob Franklin
Gary no 6 + 2
Captaingrimbo
jccg + 1
philipjgordon
JonathanTargett
Timaloy
tom tom
Charlie01295
chenerz
Big Den
Speedofile + 3 + dog
deefa
SimplyExploring
mouseman11
Honda
tony2cups
st2loon + 1
greenmachine
Reefshark
jacq
Chris.c1
Beaufoy31
HondaAfriCAN + 4
GregGS
dibbs
smudger
bond_yzf
Ben dover + 1
TheWitcher
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Jacques
Schwartz
Rhuvaig112
abclint + 2
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Zintxo + 1
Miro + 1
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Oldbloke
BigOg
bikeminded + Steve
Paul-S
catcitrus + 1
gixxerjez + 1 + dog
DRrob
alpjim
funky
leopardracing
jake#14
Bongoman
fastlap + 1
Whillan
Andy A
Scuff
v-stromjohn
sexisi
gazz
Peter243
Charlie 01295
Yarhoo
mikeyboy
Oblix
qwerty
NORXY
Stevo W + 2
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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

Post by Stevied » Wed May 03, 2017 1:14 pm

Put me down plus the Mrs and the dog if thats ok.

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

Post by bond_yzf » Wed May 03, 2017 1:15 pm

Yep I'm in

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

Post by daryl » Wed May 03, 2017 2:32 pm

I'll be there. Slightly less gin for me this year though please Bryn.

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Post by Treadtrader » Wed May 03, 2017 2:42 pm

Myself and Euni will be there for the weekend.
Contact email dave@adventurebikerider.com or pm.

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

Post by Alun » Wed May 03, 2017 2:47 pm

I'll be there drinking any gin Daryl doesn't want.

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

Post by Bryn » Wed May 03, 2017 2:58 pm

Stevied wrote:Put me down plus the Mrs and the dog if thats ok.
Sorted, see you there!
bond_yzf wrote:Yep I'm in
Good stuff Bond (thumbs)
daryl wrote:
I'll be there. Slightly less gin for me this year though please Bryn.
:lol: some of Alun's Aldi whisky then, perhaps?

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Post by diggermanbob » Wed May 03, 2017 3:43 pm

I'm in I will bring the Rickman Mettise again for a play on the enduro course (thumbs)

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ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

Post by G4vkn » Wed May 03, 2017 4:12 pm

I'll be there Image

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Wed May 03, 2017 4:44 pm

Might aswell come again :woohoo:

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