ABR Nature Rally 2011 - Introduction

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ABR Nature Rally 2011 - Introduction

Post by James691 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:07 pm

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WELCOME TO THE ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER NATURE RALLY 2011

2011 I hope will be a great year for ABR and I have spoken to Alun who has very kindly endorsed a UK Adventure Rally for any rider of any bike.

The idea is inspired by the USA Iron Butt riders National Parks ride. It's been adapted before and this time Forests have been added to our nature rally.

The idea is to visit as many of the National Parks and Forests of the UK in 12 months. Running from 01 Jan 2011 to 01 Jan 2012. At the end Alun will be running an article in the 2012 issue of ABR.

There may also be some goodies involved ;)

There is NO charge to join the rally as it costs me nothing but some time and time working on bikes is time well spent in my book.

If you want to raise some money for charity for this event then you are free to open a justgiving page or the like and raise the money for what cause you wish.

How it works -

I will open a thread (If Alun would be kind enough to sticky it) and update the riders and their rally number (yes you can request to have a number personal to you) and log the Parks and Forests that they have visited on the leader board.

It serves as an excuse to get out on the bike if you are ever bored and thinking of a ride. It can be done in groups or on your own.

Proof - In the best tradition of biking the proof is by photograph of your bike, your rally plate and the location.

Certificate - Yes there will be a certificate for you at the end of the rally. Three levels of award:

GOLD = 20 Locations
SILVER = 15 Locations
BRONZE = 10 Locations

The Locations -

1. Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorm Mountain (Ski Area, Mountain Railway, Restaurant)Address:‎
Aviemore, Inverness-Shire
PH22 1RB
01479 861 261
CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR ROAD CONDITIONS ON THIS ONE!

2. Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Visitor Centre Address:‎
Aberfoyle
Stirling FK8 3SX

01877 382 258


3.Argyll National Forest

Ardgarten Visitor Centre Argyll Forest Park Address:‎
Arrochar, Dunbartonshire G83 7AR
01301 702 597

4. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

The Gateway Centre,
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch G83
Tel: 01389 722172

5. Galloway National Forest

Glen Trool Lodge, Dumfries and Galloway DG8 6 UK
With this one you will need to plot the course as the postcode will not get you there!

6. Northumberland National Park

National Park Centre Once Brewed
Military Road, Hadrian's Wall, Bardon Mill, NE47 7AN
01434 344 396

7. Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole
Windermere
LA23 1LJ

Tel: 015394 46601

8. Yorkshire Dales National Park

Hawes National Park Centre
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3NT.

Tel: 01969 666210


9. North York Moors National Park

The Moors National Park Centre Lodge Lane, Danby Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 2NB

Tel: 01439 772737

10. Peak District National Park

Upper Derwent Visitor Centre
Fairholmes, Bamford, Hope Valley,
S33 0AQ
Tel: 01433 650953

11. Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park Information Centre, Royal Oak Stables, Betws y Coed, Conwy. LL24 0AH
Tel: 01690 710426

12. The Broads National Park

Toad Hole Cottage Museum and 'Electric Eel' Wildlife Water Trail ,
How Hill
Ludham, NR29 5PG
Tel: 01692 678763

13. Pembrokeshire Coast

Newport National Park Tourist Information Centre, Bank Cottage, Long Street, NEWPORT, Pembrokeshire SA42 0TN
Tel: 01239 820912

14. Brecon Beacons National Park

National Park Visitor Centre
Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER Tel: 01874 623366

15. Manor Park

724 Romford Rd, Newham, London E12 6BT
Tel: 020 8514 7772
"Manor Park's Itchycoo Park (officially Little Ilford Park) was made famous in a song by the Small Faces, whose lead singer Steve Marriott lived in the area." What did you do there??

16. Exmoor

Exmoor National Park Centre
7 – 9 Fore Street, Dulverton West Somerset TA22 9EX
Tel: 01398 323841


17 Dartmoor

The High Moorland Visitor Centre,
Tavistock Road, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6QF
Tel: 01822 890414

18. South Downs

The Visitors Centre,
Seven Sisters Country Park Exceat, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 4AD Tel: 01323 870280


19. The New Forest

The New Forest Centre Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY
Tel: 023 8028 3444

20. Sherwood Forest

Edwinstowe
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire, England
NG21 9HN

To join the group, just hit the link below.

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Email: [email protected]

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Re: Adventure Bike Rider Natural UK Rally

Post by Alun » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:40 pm

Great idea James. I'm in.

And if anyone wants an ABR sticker to pimp up their bike for the photos we've had some more printed. Send your name and address to [email protected] and she'll send you one.

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Re: Adventure Bike Rider Natural UK Rally

Post by Sprockette » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:49 pm

You mean I get to visit nature reserves AND ride my bike? Perfect. I'm intending to start on my bandit but if I get my flat tracker finished before I start, I'll use that.

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Re: Adventure Bike Rider Natural UK Rally

Post by herman » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:35 pm

Jolly spiffing idea old bean.
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Re: Adventure Bike Rider Natural UK Rally

Post by BC letjog » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:45 pm

I'm on it....
I was on the Round Britain rally this year.. good fun..
Time of which way do I point the bike..
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Re: Adventure Bike Rider Natural UK Rally

Post by mark1150 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:38 pm

[quote="James691" Proof - In the best tradition of biking the proof is by photograph of your bike, your rally plate and the location.


I'm probably being a bit thick here James so bear with me, but where do I get a Rally plate and number from?
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Re: Adventure Bike Rider Natural UK Rally

Post by James691 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:27 pm

You can either get a sheet of A4 and a marker, put your number on it or print one off if you have a printer.

If anyone wants to design one with a gap in the middle for people to put their own number then great! :)
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Re: Adventure Bike Rider Natural UK Rally

Post by Alphadog43 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:41 pm

Count me in, Can I have number 43 please :)

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Re: Adventure Bike Rider Natural UK Rally

Post by James691 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:58 pm

Alphadog43 wrote:Count me in, Can I have number 43 please :)
Of course mate, just go to the Adventure Bike Rider Natural UK Rally Rider Detail thread and enter your details :) happy trails.
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Re: Adventure Bike Rider Natural UK Rally

Post by Chuffer » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:10 pm

Sounds like a plan to me,:)

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