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ABR Midlands Rally 23-25th Aug 2013 Sign up Thread

Post by Alun » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:58 am

For the past 2 years the ABR Midlands Rally has been held at Granby Farm, near Halford in Warwickshire and we've decided to hold it there again for 2013. Better still, we've managed to get reduced rates for the use of the site.

Granby Farm is 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.

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Charles the farmer will be once again be providing enough wood for us to build a bonfire large enough to catch the attention of passing alien spaceships and the catering van will be on-site for the full duration.

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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 there are circuits which are big bike friendly and others which are better suited to lighter off-roaders. Basically, it's as easy or as tough as you want it.

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The 'Bog of Doom' challenge will be back on for 2013 and if you attended in 2012 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. This year I'll be praying for the return of the glue like silt and taking a front row seat to watch them disappear in the swamp.

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Ride outs on the Saturday will include four options.......

1 Enduro and mud plugging at the venue

2 Green lane tours of the Cotswolds and nearby countryside. In 2012 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 have more ride leaders on hand to show you the best of what the area has on offer.

3 Road tours of the best roads in the Cotswolds - with a cream tea and scones.

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

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Granby Farm
Granby Rd
Nr Halford
CV36 5DP

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.

£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.

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 2011/12 and you'll not be disappointed with quality and quantity.

We've also decided to hire a large marquee again so that if the weather weather is crap there will be some cover.

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.

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 Going?

Special One
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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 23-25th Aug 2013 Sign up Thread

Post by Lone-Tiger » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:30 am

Sounds like a great weekend...add my name to the list please...new to the forum and will be heading down from Scotland...hopefully there'll be a few ABR's heading down from up here to make the 300 odd miles more interesting!



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Post by Freeloadeur » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:48 am

Yes please Alun, put me down for 1 person, 1 tent, and 1 bike for the greenlaning (as long as I don't have to fall in pig poo)
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Post by Phil » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:26 pm

im in, 1 bike, 1 tent, 1 place for trail riding please.


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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 23-25th Aug 2013 Sign up Thread

Post by special one » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:09 pm

I'm in, please put me down, tent, 1 person, cider etc etc :)

Oh off road ride too.
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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 23-25th Aug 2013 Sign up Thread

Post by Rhys » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:21 pm

Me too, 1 bike 1 tent and trail riding

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Post by Wozzy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:54 pm

Count me in :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

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Post by CRAIGREVO » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:44 pm

I'll be there. ;)

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 23-25th Aug 2013 Sign up Thread

Post by Tenere Mart » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:51 pm

:laugh: :laugh: me and + 1 please Alun

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Re: ABR Midlands Rally 23-25th Aug 2013 Sign up Thread

Post by Peejay » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:05 pm

Oh go on then, like I'll get a choice :whistle:
BMW R1200 GS Adventure

KTM 990 R Adventure

Wheresoever you go. Go with all your heart.

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