1st Virtual Mayflower Camping Weekend – Facebook date : 25th March 2020

Nobody really knows how she got the idea. Some say it was while watching the spring lambs with her morning cup of coffee. Some say it had something to do with a full bottle of ‘out of date’ Prosecco… either way, it was Elisabeth Knight who came up with the idea for a Mayflower Virtual Facebook camping weekend. Something the Facebook community could get involved with during the Covid-19 lockdown, something to distract us from the real world, something to involve what Mayflowers like to do…..drink!

Despite the gloomy weather forecast, we still had 37 members and a couple of guests attend the February camping weekend, on the outskirts of Yeovil. The Red House is a large country pub, with camping on-site and a bike riding landlord.

Force 10 Mug

2020Force10 004Mild weather resulted in a record turnout for the Force Ten Rally held in Warwickshire (over the first weekend in January). I had a very slow but warm ride down the M6 to arrive early afternoon on Friday and there was already a good 50 or so on-site. By night-time the camping field at the back of the Green Man was full and the car park full of bikes. Not all were using their winter bikes either and several 18 and 19 reg machines were parked up as well.

This year the May BH weekend saw the MayflowerMCC's first visit to a campsite in Watten.

For a couple of years now, a gang of members have been recommending the Nelson Head at Horsey as a camping weekend venue, and Nigel Green thought he had finally succeeded by nominating it as his Globe Trotter winners choice. However, he was told that he must choose a venue that we had used previously, so went for Eskdale in Cumbria. But when the committee met to plan this year, the pestering paid off and we chose the Nelson Head as well. And a good choice it was.


Reports on club camping weekends.

Stories of membest touring activities.

Reports on rallies attended and those small adventures resulting.

Those tales told in the pub after the tent is up, probably by the traditional roaring log fire.

Any others tales of travel thought to be of interest.