ABR Midlands Rally 2015 (24th, 25th and 26th July 2015)

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ABR Midlands Rally 2015 (24th, 25th and 26th July 2015)

Post by Alun » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:20 am

For the past 4 years the ABR Midlands Rally has been held in at Granby Farm, near Halford in deepest, darkest Warwickshire. In 2015 we'll be hosting a meet on 24th, 25th and 26th of July 2015. Everyone is welcome, it doesn't matter what bike you ride or if you're into road or off road riding.

Granby Farm is about 8 miles out of Stratford upon Avon with full off-road, enduro and trials riding on site. Plus, for those who prefer their riding on tarmac there'll be guided road rides taking in the best of the local sites, scenes and roads.

We'll be camping in a fantastic rural location, about as far away from civilisation as you can get in, er, Warwickshire. It's a wild camp, which means it's just a field but we will be hiring in Portaloos for the more cultured rally goer.

Charles the farmer will be providing enough wood for us to do our best at enhancing global warming and Huw's catering van will be on-site for the full duration serving delicacies ranging from bacon sandwiches (with brown sauce) to curry and chips in polystyrene trays.

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The Midlands Rally in full swing

There'll be a guided green lane ride out on the Saturday and the Enduro course on the farm is there for you to ride at any time. We'll also be looking into setting up a trials course. Subject to the weather and ground conditions the enduro circuits are mostly big bike friendly plus there are areas better suited to lighter off-roaders. Basically, it's as easy or as tough as you want it.

The 'Bog of Doom' challenge will be back on for 2015 and if you attended over the past couple of years you'll be aware that Mike Beddows and Craigrevo made crossing the mud gulch look about as difficult as drinking a pint of cider on a hot sunny day.

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We've lost a few members in the Bog of Doom

Ride outs

1 Road tours of the best roads in the Cotswolds - with a cream tea and scones – and if there's enough interest a longer distance foray into Mid Wales on some of the finest roads in the country.

2 Enduro and mud plugging at the venue

3 Green lane tours of the Cotswolds and nearby countryside. In 2012 and 13 the green lane ride-outs were very popular and the group size was way to big so in we'll be keeping group sizes down and hopefully have more ride leaders on hand to show you the best of what the area has on offer.

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Fun on the green lane ride out.

4 Trials course at the venue.

5 Do your own thing – there's loads of great roads and countryside for you to explore at your leisure.


THE VENUE
Granby Farm
Granby Rd
Nr Halford
Warwickshire
CV36 5DP

Directions
Coming from the North
From M40 junction 15, Take the A429 towards Cirencester. Enter the Village of HALFORD take the first left,(if you pass a pub on the right or petrol station on left you have gone to far). Into IDLICOTE ROAD. You come to a sharp left bend in the road with a right fork - take the right fork. Follow the lane for about a mile until it drops down a hill - the campsite is on the right through a gate at the bottom of the hill. If you continue up the hill GRANBY FARM is on the right.

From Stratford upon Avon
Take the A4300 to Shipston on Stour. At the roundabout just past the village of Newbould on Stour take the 1st turning (heading north) to Halford on the A429 (The Fosse Way) After about 2 miles you enter Halford and take a right just past the garage into IDLICOTE ROAD - see above.

PRICE
£10 per night which includes full use of the off road trails on the farmland, male and female portaloos, all the campfire wood and we'll have a marquee set up just in case it tips down.

Facilities
There will be a catering van on site from Friday lunchtime serving all the usual nosh; burgers, bacon, sausage, curry, chips etc plus tea and coffee. The van will be on-site until Sunday afternoon and will be serving full breakfast. It's the same van as last year and you'll not be disappointed with quality and quantity.

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Luxury facilities

There is water available at the farm plus the catering van will have bottled water available.

Local facilities
There is a garage, small shop and pub in Halford - about 2 miles away.
Shipston on Stour is approx 4 miles away and has supermarkets, pubs, hotels, b&b's, chip shops, Chinese and Indian take aways. The nearest hospital is at Warwick with a smaller minor injuries unit at Stratford upon Avon.

Volunteers
If you fancy leading a green lane run, road ride or help setting up a trials course, please let me know below.

Wanna Come?
If you want to book a space at the Midlands Rally post below and if you'd like to volunteer to lead a ride out do likewise. I'll update this 1st post with a full list of who's coming.

Any Questions?
Post them in this thread.

Who'll be there?
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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2015 (24th, 25th and 26th July 2015)

Post by Mike101 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:28 am

I'll be there..as usual.

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2015 (24th, 25th and 26th July 2015)

Post by Alun » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:33 am

Mike101 wrote:I'll be there..as usual.

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Look forward to seeing you there Mike.

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2015 (24th, 25th and 26th July 2015)

Post by Alun » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:39 am

A few more pics from the green lane run

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2015 (24th, 25th and 26th July 2015)

Post by Alun » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:48 am

A few more pics to set the scene

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The facilities.

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The ice cream van sells ice cream and the stuff that makes you fall down if you drink to much of it.

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2015 (24th, 25th and 26th July 2015)

Post by Alun » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:52 am

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Happy campers

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The camp site

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2015 (24th, 25th and 26th July 2015)

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:54 am

BUGGER :( i'll be in the Pyrenees B)

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2015 (24th, 25th and 26th July 2015)

Post by Alun » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:57 am

PHILinFRANCE wrote:BUGGER :( i'll be in the Pyrenees B)
Warwickshire or the Pyrenees? Can't believe you've chosen the later there Phil. :)

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2015 (24th, 25th and 26th July 2015)

Post by Big Red » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:43 pm

At last a rally on a weekend when I'm off.
Better get me name down then. See you all there :)

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2015 (24th, 25th and 26th July 2015)

Post by Nicoli » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:49 pm

I'm coming!!!

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