ABR Ireland Rally 30th May-1st June 2014 - Official Sign Up Thread

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Post by Heff » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:40 pm

Hi all

After the success of the first ABR meet, I hope the good reviews and feedback from those who attended will see this event grow year on year.

Again, the venue for this event will be the same as last year, Meelmore Lodge. This is a family run campsite at the foot of Slieve Meelmore in the area of the Mourne Mountains, County Down. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty within the 'Kingdom of Mourne'


Meelmore Lodge
52 Trassey Road
Bryansford
Newcastle
County Down
Northern Ireland
BT33 0QB

Grid Reference: J 30576 30756
Lat: 54.209213 Long: -5.9991574

More site information can be found here http://www.meelmorelodge.com/

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For those making ferry crossings from GB, this location is approximately 1 hour south of Belfast and around 2 hours north of Dublin.

The on-site cafe will again be available to supply hot food, snacks, tea, coffee etc. They have also agreed to offer attending ABR's Ruth's full traditional Ulster Fry breakfast, which seemed to go down well.

There is also full campsite/carpark CCTV coverage for peace of mind re bike security which is beside the B&B hostel. You can also park beside your tent if required

There is NO pub in close proximity to the site, so any beer etc will be required to be brought with you, or purchased locally in Newcastle, which is only a few miles away.

Getting a taxi from the campsite to Newcastle is £4pp return (based on 4 persons sharing)

The site owners have also agreed to host a curry night on the Saturday if required and will be agreed £ per person nearer the event.


Price;
For those using tents, this is still to be agreed but it is anticipated that it will be the same as last year at £5 per person per night. Payment to host on arrival


There is also a B&B option within the campsite, but for those attending and wish to avail of this option, you must book it directly with the campsite as there are only a limited number of spaces available.
Ask for Ruth Tel: 028 43725949 or 43726657

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Ride Outs


Friday.
Meet and greet. No ride outs planned, but feel free to explore if you feel the need.

Saturday
This will be an all day ride out, of around 200 miles, which will be a very scenic tour of the Ards Peninsula, taking in a costal run along the west of Strangford Lough, then continuing along the coast to the campsite.

Lots of camera stops will be on the cards and a fuel stop and most importantly, coffee stops.

Just hope the weather gods look favourably on us this year.


Sunday

This will be a 60 mile tour around the Kingdom of Mourne.


There is no off road option at this rally as there are no open trails that I am aware of.


So see you all on the 30th May at Irelands 2nd ABR Event

Heres a few photos from ABR Ireland 1
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There is a registration option open in the Events Section


Members attending

Heff 1x tent
Flintlock 1x tent
Bad Santa 1x tent
TomBoyNI (1x Tent pending B&B booking)
suzivstrom650 1x tent
R1200GS 1x tent
dakar58 1x tent
Vara Lad 1x tent
Vara Lads mate 1x tent
StephenMac 1x tent
Scottnet 1x tent
92kk k100lt 193214 1x tent
Gerard 1x tent
Crofty 1x tent
Hanna. 1x tent
owenF. 1x tent
John Aero. 1x tent
Mac 60 1x tent
Pjmcc. 1x tent
Irish tiger 1x tent
Ngeustyn 1x tent
Aidy 1x tent
Rod1200 1x tent
John Lahiffe 1x tent


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Gazxt1200z
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Post by gazxt1200z » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:25 am

The 2 to 3 weeks later than it was this year might cause some problems getting home on the ferry for me as that is tt week and the ferry price will go up a lot,i will have to do some research as I am looking forward to this once again.

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Post by Heff » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:38 am

Gaz, I fully understand where you are coming from. I had hoped to run this rally the week before the NW200, but The Boil rally beat me to the planned weekend. I am also aware the dates conflict with the TT which runs for 2 weeks from 24th May.

Hopefully things will work out.
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Post by Moorso » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:28 am

Hi Heff......I am confirming my attendance! :)
Will also probably be bringing Nicola with me again as she really enjoyed it last year (which means I'll be two-up).

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Post by mac90 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:43 am

Will have to see if the sister will change her wedding day otherwise i cant make it. Enjoyed the weekend this year.

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Post by Heff » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:50 am

mac90 wrote:Will have to see if the sister will change her wedding day otherwise i cant make it. Enjoyed the weekend this year.
Hi Mac

I know were you are at, I had a similar issue with rally dates last time too (thumbs)

Maybe if you talk to her nicely?? :whistle:
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Post by Heff » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:51 am

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Post by SPEN » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:36 pm

I like your style planning for next summer already ;)

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Post by Heff » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:21 pm

SPEN wrote:I like your style planning for next summer already ;)
Will you make it? (thumbs)
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Post by gazxt1200z » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:16 pm

Hi Heff,
Add me to the list ferry all booked the same price as this year but almost half the sailing time so good all round,just waiting on meelmore as to how they want me to pay for my room,see you there on 30th may.

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