RALLY UPDATES

UPDATED 7th July

Messages from the Chairman

and the Health & Safety Officer

 

These documents are being emailed out to all members for whom we hold email addresses over the next two days (7-8th July). If you do not receive the email, please check that the Membership Secretary has your details.

Chairman's Letter July 2020.pdf
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FURTHER COVID ADVICE FROM THE ATOC H.doc[...]
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A Message from the Rally Coordinators

 

Dear Members,

We apologise for the late cancellation of the Weymouth Rally. We were working up to the last minute to keep to the original date but when it appeared that a majority of the Board of Directors were in favour of postponing to the alternative September date, we felt we had to act in time to give those travelling a long distance the opportunity to change their plans.

 

The Board of Directors have now voted to cancel the rallies due to be held at Salisbury and the New Forest Farm.

 

All Salisbury ralliers have been informed by the stewards.

 

The stewards for the New Forest Farm Rally will be contacting those booked with them in the next few days.

 

The Wild Boar Rally has been cancelled by the stewards, we were informed today. All those booked will be contacted by them in the next day or so.

 

No monies paid will be retained by stewards. All cheques will be destroyed unless SAE is sent to the stewards requesting their return.

 

John & Sally

 
IF A RALLY IS POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE, PARTICULARLY A WARNERS SHOW RALLY, PLEASE SEND A NEW BOOKING SLIP TO THE STEWARD TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING OR CONTACT THE STEWARD TO LET THEM KNOW IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING.
THANK YOU
 
WARNERS SHOWS
 
NORFOLK CANCELLED
 
PETERBOROUGH
The Peterborough Show, rescheduled from its original dates to Friday 31st July - Sunday 2nd August, will be a FREE day-entry show, with exhibitors but NO ENTERTAINMENT. There will be a limited number of camping pitches, but NO CLUB AREAS.
There will be NO ATOC AREA and NO ATOC STEWARDS
Warners will be contacting all those booked
 
 
The Current Rally Situation
 
Unless noted here, all rallies are still scheduled to run on their published dates
 
1 Salisbury                                                          CANCELLED
 
2 New Forest Farm                                              CANCELLED
 
3 The National Motorhome Show (Peterborough)      SEE ABOVE
 
This show rally has been rescheduled for:
Thursday 30th July - Monday 3rd August.
If the show takes place, and they feel it is safe to do so, the ATOC Rally Stewards, are currently prepared to steward the ATOC area at the show.
 
4 WILD BOAR RALLY                                             CANCELLED
 
5 NORFOLK MOTORHOME SHOW (Norwich)               CANCELLED
 
6 The Southern Motorhome Show (Newbury) Rally Dates
This show rally has been rescheduled for:
Thursday 27th August - Monday 31st August.
If the show takes place, and they feel it is safe to do so, the ATOC Rally Stewards, are currently prepared to steward the ATOC area at the show.
 
7 The Scottish Motorhome Show (Edinburgh)           CANCELLED
 
8 Weymouth - postponed to Thursday 10th September
 
All other rallies are cancelled, either by the stewards or the venue, up to and including the Yeovilton Air Show (9th - 12th July).  Beyond our blanket cancellations, the Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show (23rd - 27th July) has also been cancelled by the organisers and Wroxham (9th - 16th August) has been cancelled on the advice of the venue.
 
2020 Foreign Rallies
 
France Vendee Rally
This rally has been cancelled. It is proposed that Pat & Roger will run the rally at a similar time in 2021. Those booked on the 2020 rally will be given priority if wishing to book the 2021 rally. Full refunds from Alan Rogers will be given to all those booked on this year's rally.
 
Belgium / Holland Rally
This rally has been cancelled. It is proposed that Di & Maggie will run the rally at a similar time in 2021. Those booked on the 2020 rally will be given priority if wishing to book the 2021 rally. Full refunds from Alan Rogers will be given to all those booked on this year's rally.
 
Greece Rally
In view of the current situation across several European countries that we would need to traverse, and the uncertainty of future policies in those countries, with a new lockdown a distinct possibility, either on the outward or return journey, we have reluctantly decided to postpone the rally.
We are working with Alan Rogers towards rescheduling to a new start date of Wednesday, 8th September, finishing on Wednesday 13th October in 2021.
All ralliers booked on the 2020 rally will be contacted by Alan Rogers to offer refunds or transfer of bookings.
 
Deposits / payments made to Stewards for cancelled ATOC rallies will be refundable. If you paid by cheque, the cheque is unlikely to have been cashed. If you require your cheque to be returned, you will need to send SAE to the rally steward, otherwise, the cheque will be destroyed.
 

NEW RALLY - NOT AN ATOC RALLY BUT AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS        SEE BELOW

ADDITIONAL RALLY UPDATES

 

ACCEO NATIONAL RALLY

 

As a lot of our rallies have had to be cancelled this year I thought you might be interested in attending the ACCEO National Rally and AGM at Ludlow Racecourse.
The rally runs from Wednesday, 30th September until Monday, 5th October.  Live entertainment is provided on Friday and Saturday evenings and there will be a coffee morning on Sunday.
The AGM takes place of the Saturday afternoon, attendance not compulsory.
The cost for this event is £12.00 per unit per night for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and £35.00 for the weekend (Friday & Saturday inclusive).
This is not an ATOC Rally but all info and booking form can be downloaded from the ACCEO website. See ACCEO flyer below.
Regards
Val (ATOC's ACCEO Representative)

 

SPANISH RALLIES 2021 - NOT IN YOUR RALLY BOOK - SEE BELOW

 
    

ADDITIONAL RALLY - NOT IN YOUR RALLY BOOK

Rally Name             SLIMBRIDGE WETLANDS                    (See below for full information,                                                                                                           added to 19/6/20)

 

Rally Name           Weymouth                                                                Rescheduled

Start                     Thursday 9th July (now moved to Thursday 10th September)

Finish                   Thursday 16th July (now moved to Thursday 17th September)

 

Rally Name           SALISBURY                                                                       CANCELLED

Start                     Thursday 16th July

Finish                   Thursday 23rd July

 

Rally Name           NEW FOREST FARM                                                        CANCELLED

Start                     Thursday 23rd July (This is the NEW DATE)

Finish                   Wednesdsay 29th July (This is the NEW DATE)

 

Rally Name          THE WILD BOAR, FOREST OF DEAN                       CANCELLED

Start                      Thursday 30th July, 10 am

Finish                    Thursday 6th August, noon

If you require confirmation of your booking please email the stewards

(No calls or texts please)

 

Rally Name           BOURTON on the WATER         Fully Booked - Reserve list in place

Start                     Thursday 6th August

Finish                   Thursday 13th August

 

Rally Name              BELGIUM AND HOLLAND                                     Postponed to 2021

Start                    Monday 24th August, noon

Finish                  Sunday 13th September, 11 am

 

Rally Name             GREECE                                                             Postponed to 2021

Start                         Monday 7th September

Finish                       Monday 12th October

 

 

Rally Name          LLANGOLLEN                              Fully Booked - Reserve list in place

Start                    Wednesday 26th August, 11 am

Finish                  Wednesday 2nd September, 10 am

 

Rally Name          LLANDOVERY                               Fully Booked - Reserve list in place

Start                    Wednesday 2nd September, noon

Finish                  Monday 7th September, noon

 

ADDITIONAL RALLY - NOT IN YOUR RALLY BOOK

Rally Name             SLIMBRIDGE WETLANDS       (Limited to 30 vans) 
Location                 Tudor Caravan Park, Shepherds Patch, Slimbridge,  Gloucestershire, GL2 7BP
Start                       Monday 2nd November, 12 noon
Finish                     Friday 6th November, 11 am
Information           Tudor Caravan Park is a quiet country site in a picturesque location, a short walk away from the world famous Slimbridge Wetlands Centre, right alongside the Gloucester-Sharpness ship canal with views of the Cotswold Hills in the                background.
                              Next door is the Tudor Arms pub and restaurant, opposite is Slimbridge Boat Station. There is good fishing and easy cycling along the  canal towpath. Walkers can enjoy not only the canal but also the Severn Way which  runs alongside the park, or Cotswold Way 5 miles away.  Group guided walks around the Wetlands Centre can be arranged  (included in the entrance fee).
Carvery meal Wed evening £10 at Black Shed nearby - please indicate interest when booking.
                              All hardstanding with EHU.
Cost £18.50 pupn if you attend the full rally, otherwise £22.50 pupn plus £2 rally fee. 
 Please note, there are no shops within close proximity.
 Make sure you bring sufficient supplies with you
Booking                 As for Brixham rally (see Rally Book page 18)
Directions              From M5 J13 or 14 follow signs for WWT Wetlands,   Slimbridge. Following these instructions NOT SatNav, turn off A38 at Slimbridge rbt and go through village. After 1.5 miles turn left after Tudor Arms Pub.
 

 

2021 RALLIES TO SPAIN - NOT IN YOUR RALLY BOOK

Total cost for all 3 rallies £1,005 subject to Euro exchange rate.

Limited to 20 Vans. Only bookings for ALL THREE RALLIES will be accepted up to 31st January 2021, after which, bookings for individual rallies will be accepted if spaces are available.
 
Rally Name            SPAIN COSTA BLANCA 1 - CALPE   
Location     Paraiso Campa, Avenida de Bulgaria (between Lidl & Aldi), Calpe, Alicante 03710
Start           Tueday, 27th April
Finish          Saturday, 15th May
Information  Camper Park with EHY, water, toilet, showers, washing machines. Ten minute flat walk to centre of Calpe, shops and cost. Calpe is well known for the spectaculr rock of Ifach and its walks and views. The seafront has sandy beaches and various bays with plenty of places to eat and drink, all within walking distance of the site. Some restaurant meals and get-togethers with nibbles will be included.
Cost           £280 for 18 nights (subject to exchange rate) per unit (max 2 persons) to be paid in full by 31 January. Cheques payable to Ray & Carole Varney.
Booking      See 2020 Rally Book for details.
Directions   GPS N38.649208 E 0.66531 
Rally Name            SPAIN COSTA BLANCA 2 - JAVEA  
Location      Camping El Naranja., Carrer Cannes, 038730 Javea, Alicante www.campingnaranjal.com
Start           Saturday, 15th May
Finish          Wednesday, 29 May 
Information  Full facility site wtih swimming pool, situated in orange groves. 500 metres flat walk to El Arenal beach, shops and bars. Bar/restaurant 50 yards along raod. Go Kart track wtih restaurant. Site information is available in the ACSI book. Some restaurant meals and get-togethers with nibbles will be included.
Cost           £360 for 14 nights (subject to exchange rate) per unit (max 2 persons) to be paid in full by 31 January. Cheques payable to Ray & Carole Varney.
Booking      See 2020 Rally Book for details.
Directions  GPS N 38.77056 E 0.18194
Rally Name            SPAIN COSTA BRAVA 3 - PINEDA  
Location     Camping Enmar, Avda. de la Merce, Pineda de Mar, Barcelona www.campingenmar.com
Start          Monday 31st May
Finish         Monday 14th June
Information Full facility site, a short walking distance from the beach and railway to Barcelona etc., also shops and restaurants within walking dsitance. Site information in ACSI book. Some restaurant meals and get-togethers with nibbles will be included.
Cost           £365 for 14 nights (subject to exchange rate) per unit (max 2 persons) to be paid in full by 31 January. Cheques payable to Ray & Carole Varney.
Booking      See 2020 Rally Book for details.
Directions   GPS N 41.62200 E 2.68650.
 

Can you host a rally?

 

Of course you can! 

 

It's easy and very rewarding.

 

We hold a database of over 400 sites where the club has rallied in the past. We have had some great rallies in good locations with many rallies running on to another rally within a reasonable distance.

Cornwall is an excellent example, runs of 3/4/5 rallies have been held in the past with Tavistock, Newquay, Falmouth, St Ives, Bude to name a few.

Other areas where we have enjoyed rallies are Bridgnorth, Oswestry, Worcester, Coventry, Stratford. 

Wales is another area where we have had great rallies, Chepstow, Sully, Monmouth, and Dan Y Ogof (Show caves) 

If you are tempted even to consider hosting a rally for club members please contact me anytime for a chat and I will try and answer any questions or concerns you have about hosting rallies.

I am sure you have attended club rallies in the past and witnessed what a great time we have.

I look forward to receiving your call soon!

JOHN CLEAVE - RALLY COORDINATOR

 

The downloads below are guides to hosting your first rally. Whatever you decide to do on your rally is your choice, The club can supply signs, banner, flags and boilers (gas and electric + tea pots if you wish to hold a coffee morning. There are always plenty of members prepared to help out if required. 

Interested in hosting a rally?
A brief guide to help you start planning your first rally (to be used in addition to Rally Steward guide)
WANT TO RUN A RALLY?.docx
Microsoft Word document [30.7 KB]
A GUIDE TO HOSTING A SUCCESSFUL RALLY
A brief guide for rally stewards hosting their first rally. Useful hints and tips and pointers to help you run a successful rally.
STEWARDS GUIDE 1.docx
Microsoft Word document [37.0 KB]

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 REMEMBERING TO STATE VAN SIZE AND WHETHER YOU INTEND TO USE AN AWNING.

THIS IS TO ENSURE YOU ARE ALLOCATED A SUITABLE PITCH SIZE

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE RALLY BOOKING SLIP

 HERE

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WILD BOAR RALLY CANCELLED

 

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