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Your next Rally will be the three French Rallies  9th - 21st June
followed by the Tendring Show 7th - 11th July

Stratford on Avon Dinner/Dance Weekend

Everyone had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting up with new members, Great weather, food and entertainment.
At the rally forum on Friday evening Peter explained that as we had no rally co-ordinator he would ask for members to offer to run their own rallies at a location of their choice.
On Sunday Peter put up a list combining the rallies that members had offered to run plus some additional rallies and asked for members to offer to act as marshalls. The list is reproduced on the right and any members that would be prepared to act as a marshall or run an additional rally should contact Peter Thomas.

At the AGM Trevor Taylor was 
inaugurated  as Chairman and outlined the need to retain more of the members that are introduced by dealers and encourage them to come to rallies. Various suggestions came from the floor including setting up a Facebook page, offering a free rally for first timers, weekend rallies for those that were still working and having local members making regular contact with dealers to see that they have adequate POA literature. If you have other suggestions Trevor would be pleased to hear from you.

Our thanks to Mel, Mary,Jan and Peter for organising an excellent rally.

2017 Rally List



Peterborough Motorhome Show Rally
We arrived on Wednesday to mark out the pitches in plesant sunshine. I reversed the van off the road and the front wheels promptly sunk in (Di's comments censored) and after some attempts to push the van it was clear that we would be needing a tractor. We decided to leave  things as they were and get the pitches marked out, however after heavy overnight rain it was clear that the the top of the field was too soft so we opted to just use the slightly dryer lower half. Overnight our wheels had sunk even  further so we grabbed a tractor to pull us out of the mud.
Most members managed the downhill slope to the bottom of the field but once there many found that they could not move to put mats under their wheels. The weather continued with a mix of sunshine, heavy showers, hail, frost and also a cold wind. Some members on surveying the site decided not to stay while another decided that one day was long enough. Given the soft ground and cold temperatures it was decided not to have the usual get together.
Things were little better in the exhibition area and despite putting down layers of straw it was a question of squelching between the motorhomes. Little wonder that exhibitors were keeping the van doors closed especially after one found muddy footprints in the shower.
When it came to time to leave many members managed with a little help from their friends and a few borrowed mats and only a few had to wait for the very busy tractor.
Despite the conditions most members enjoyed meeting up with friends and buying a few accessories.
The official rally report will appear in the Newsletter as usual.
A few photographs can be found on the photos page.
Peterborough


Rallies 2016
Location Date Hardstanding Electric Bus Website
Highfield Farm Touring Park - CB23 7DG 10th - 14th April Yes Highfield Touring Park
Peterborough Show - PE2 6XE 14th - 18th April No No Yes National Motorhome Show
Stratford upon Avon AGM Weekend - CV37 9SE 6th - 9th May No Yes Yes Stratford-upon Avon
The Three French Rallies
Panorama Du Pyla - Arcachon 9th - 13th June Yes Yes Panorama Du Pyla
Le Port de Limeuil - Alles-sur-Dordogne 13th - 17th June Yes Le Port de Limeuil
Domaine de Soleil Plage - Caudon Par Montfort 17th - 21st June Yes Domaine de Soleil Plage
Tendring Show - Manningtree - CO11 2LR 7th - 11th July No No Yes The Tendring Show
Kelvedon Hatch - CM15 0JG 11th - 15th July Kelvedon Hatch
The Gower Coast - SA3 1BA? 17th - 21st August Yes
Ross-On-Wye - HR9 7BW 21st - 25th August Yes Broadmeadow
Shepton Mallet Motorhome Show - BA4 6QN 8th - 12th September No
Oathill Touring Park - TA18 8PZ 12th 16th September Yes Yes Oathill Touring Park
Marston Caravan  & Camping Park -  B76 0DP 10th - 14th October Yes Yes Marston
Riddings Wood - DE55 4BP 14th - 18th October Yes Yes Riddings Wood
Smeaton Lakes -NG23 6ED 18th 21st October Yes Yes Smeaton Lakes
Bath Marina Caravan Park - BA1 3JT 2nd - 6th December? Yes Yes Yes Bath Marina

Membership 

For further information about  the Association please see our Membership Application Form using the link above 

or contact our Membership Secretary using the link below.

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Photographs

If you have photographs from Rallies that you would like to share with other members 

please send them to me and I will put them on the website.

Just e-mail your photo as an attachment using the webmaster link on this page. Webmaster

Thanks 

Peter

Group Photo

Originated: 18 September 2001

Updated:2 April 2016