ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

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ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

Post by Alun » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:29 pm

Last years ABR Midlands Rally was a hoot so if you fancy a weekend camping, riding and chewing the fat around a big camp fire in the sunny Midlands during August 2012 read on.

The campsite is on a farm about 8 miles out of Stratford with full off road/Enduro riding facilities. We'll be camping in a fantastic rural location – it's a wild camp, if you can call anything in Warwickshire 'wild' – but we will be hiring in Portaloos for nose powdering and the like.

There will be three types of ride outs available on the Saturday and the Enduro course on the farm is there for you to ride at any time. And if you were there last year then you'll know it's big bike friendly and as easy or as tough as you want it.

This year I'll be setting a challenge and the first one to do it will be on free beer for the weekend. Here's the challenge.........I'll buy the beer for the 1st person to ride through the bog pictured in my avatar without stopping.

Ride outs on the Saturday will include three options.......
1 Enduro and mud plugging.
2 Tour of the Green lanes of the Cotswolds
3 Road tour of the Cotswolds - with a cream tea and scones.

And we may also have a mass ride out to the ABR offices for a piccie and a stop off in nearby Stratford upon Avon to scare the locals.

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
£13 per night which includes full use of the off road trails on the farmland plus male and female portaloos and marquee.

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 morning and will be serving full breakfast. It's the same van as 2011 and you'll not be disappointed with quality and quantity.
We've also decided to hire a small marquee again so that if the weather weather is crap there will be some cover.

Charles the farmer will provide firewood for the campfire as he did in 2011.

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.

You can see pics from the 2011 Rally here

And if you want to know more, here's a link to the threads from the 2011 rally

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.

I'll also be posting up some pics from last years rally and a google map of the location over the next few days.

Who's coming?

1. Alun
2. Alun + 1
3. 900fantrider
4. Sophie
5. Treadtrader
6. Eunie
7. Stanbloke
8. Snowdog
9. Herman
10. Tommo tenere
11. Tiger800xc
12. Tiger800XC +1
13. Beddowsm
14. Scrambled eggs
15. Ben 750 + 1
16. Africajim
17. Fiona
18. Tomtom
19. Knobbly
20. Sleepy
21. Special one
22. James 691
23. Ralph
24. Sohoeasy
25. Monster
26. Monster +1
27. Andy King
28. Scouse
29. Jules
30. KKat
31. Jammin
32. Wozzy
33. Gseddie
34. Bunker
35. Gavinski
36. Koala
37. Koala +1
38. Minted
39. Minted +1
40. Peter Griffin
41. Peter Griffin +1
42. Gavb0
43. Gavb0 +1
44. Tenere Mart
45. Mark
46. Peejay
47. Stephensp2
48. Craigrevo
49. Versysrider
50. Versysrider + 1
51. Cayotedave
52. Grace
53. Teammaddie
54. Teammaddie + 1
55. Barcelona pat
56. Markn
57. Grasstrack
58. Outrunner
59. Yoski
60. Yoski + 1
61. Hammerhead
62. Hammerhead + 1
63. Gribbs
64. Big den
65. Deefa
66. Orsoncarts + 1
67. Scilly
68. Scilly + 1
69. Fizzy nick
70. Brian gs
71. Dubber68
72. Jim lovell + jimmy the dog
73, Jim lovell +1
74. Jim lovell +2
75. Mrdelmonti
76. Susurro
77. Orlando orange
78. Jammins Mate
79. Bongoman
80. Stewmarsh
81. Scottnet
82. Norris
83. Big bill
84. Big bill + 1
85. Big bill + 2
86. Big bill + 3
87. 5headh
88. Sparkton
89. Sparkton + 1
90. Phil
91. Freeloadeur
92. Fried egg sandwich
93. Picos mestizo
94. Browndog
95. Womble
96. Edharper
97. Husabang
98. Triumph955irider
99. Tiger800xc
100. Tiger800xc + 1
101. Pipey
102. Aliwakeskate
103. Skidlydog
104. Zeebad
105. mini-thumper
106. rockfogey
107. Elle
108. Elle + 1
109. mahoosiv
110. Kendo
111. Elefantman
112. Phil90
113. felco
114. Pipey +1
115. Pipey +2
116. Mat Tiger
117. Jojo
118. Tigger
119. Ray Evans
120. Ray Evans + 1
121. Tomtom
122. Tomtom + 1
123. 950 Adventure
124. 950adventure + 1
125. Paul-S
126. davec
127. davec +1
128. Clarky
129. Simmo
130. Greaseball
131. Greaseball + 1
132. Lady Beddows
133. Magnum pi
134. Tommy
135. Jon perry 64
136. XR400STUPOT
137. Wobblywalton
138. Tom94
139. Mr James
140. Iozz
141. BondYZF
142. Desmo666
143. Spannerfingers
144. KTMDan
145. Magnum pi + 1
146. Dicky
147. Dicky +1
148. Dickys Mate.
149. 950Adventures Mate
150. Markoh
151. chopper
152. Jungle Jet
153. Plague
154. XTtony
155. XTtonys mate Jack
156. XTtonys mate Steve
157. XTtonys mate Dave
158. Joe Thumper
159. Mikeyboy
160. Mikeyboy + 1
161. Ninothedude
162, Jobbo (prov)
163. Economix
164. Bulley
165. Peterpan241

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

Post by 900Fantrider » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:42 pm

Hi Alun, can you put Sophie and me down again please?
2 bikes 1 tent

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

Post by Treadtrader » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:43 pm

Me and Yoony will be there.
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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

Post by stanbloke » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:00 pm

Alun,

Put me and Del down for this , camping too. Woohoo !!.

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

Post by Snowdog » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:03 pm

I'm in, just me and the bike. (As long as I've not broken it again. :) )


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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

Post by herman » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:27 pm

I'm in. B)
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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

Post by tommo tenere » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:27 pm

Alun, sounds great fun i would like to join in the fun!!
Put me down please.

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

Post by tiger800xc » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:29 pm

Count me in please +1
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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

Post by beddowsm » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:32 pm

Snowdog wrote:I'm in, just me and the bike. (As long as I've not broken it again. :) )
Get yer name down for the mud-plugging ride Snowdog. That will test that new clutch. :laugh:

Count me in Alun.....and put my name down for that bog crossing challenge......as long as those that are watching come to rescue me :laugh:

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2012. 17th - 19th Aug

Post by scrambled eggs » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:33 pm

missed last years so can you put me down for this one please:)

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