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.

For all of those who no longer camp in the winter, the February camping weekend could have changed your mind. The temperatures for this beautiful weekend reached over 20 Celsius in some parts of the country, and we certainly enjoyed high teens. Apart from the freezing mist first thing in the morning that had most people running to the onsite hot showers, but some were still dressed in shorts and flipflops. In February!

A heavy frost on Friday morning greeted the advance party at the back of the pub, but by the time everybody else turned up, a nice mild weekend was brewing. The car park was soon full and with tents pitched, the village welcomed its annual invasion.

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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.