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Offline SupeRDel

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Round Britain Rally 2018
« on: March 28, 2018, 07:11:47 AM »
Have seen this rally advertised many years ago and thought it would give me a rides with a purpose this year.

Locations all over country (Land Marks in official rally terms) - you get points for each one visited.
They are very secretive about publishing pictures of the actual LM's - So I will have to be a bit coy till the rally ends in October.



Sunday I was in Berkshire visiting a little church hidden away in a village - its also a bit of a treasure hunt.

Passed thru this place on the way to earning my first 20 points.



Its a lie - I came out other side and it did not end.

Some of the rally keeners visited 6 LM's on Sunday... :o

Hopefully bag the next one in the new forest this Friday.

Got a few rides planned this summer - interested to visit Titanics Anchor
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Re: Round Britain Rally 2018
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 11:51:30 PM »
How many are you going to visit? Does look fun though  ;)

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Re: Round Britain Rally 2018
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 08:19:32 PM »
Hopefully about 20. Starting from my home I worked out from there locating the LM's closest and working outwards.

While researching where some LM's are you find its in the direction of another you have already found.
All got confusing so I started putting pins on a crude map.



It gives me an idea where they are. I have a few double visit rides planned when we get some nice riding weather.

A typical clue would be "A blind house and a cross" and you get the village where it is.
Then its down to you to research where and what it is. Some are easy and some hard.

Thank god for google street view maps ::)

I have a couple of places planned to visit while at the RD rally.

I hope to make 400 points and earn a bronze award.
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Re: Round Britain Rally 2018
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 09:15:59 PM »
My pal is doing the coast of the UK , been at it 3 years now. Takes an enormous amount of time to do properly as the mileage is so much more than line of sight. He does it every holiday on a range of bikes. Good luck with your plans
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Re: Round Britain Rally 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2018, 10:32:05 AM »
A sunday morning ride a few weeks back to a place.

clue. The cross and the blind house.



Simple, one thinks. Then notice down road another cross. I have heard the clue setter can be a bit devious.

New photo, with both crosses in.



Got well and truly lost on way to next one. It looked so simple on map.

Clue. Stocks and stones

While there a fellow competitor turned up to get his shot.



Chatting to chap, he and wife are both retired and spend most of year doing these sorts of rallies.
Gets us out of house on bike and we see some lovely places. He said



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Re: Round Britain Rally 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2018, 01:16:27 PM »
It does look an interesting pastime, how far are you traveling to find the photos
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Re: Round Britain Rally 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2018, 07:12:38 AM »
I did the two controls on a sunday morning and covered roughly 90 miles.

I did 150 miles doing just one on sunday just gone - but I did go elsewhere as well.

I have a few runs planned where I go out and ride a loop visiting a two or three.

I have 4 to visit at the club rally.

Some people on the event take it really serious and plan whole weekends traveling around wales and weeks in Scotland
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Re: Round Britain Rally 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 09:04:43 PM »
Does look like a good excuse for a ride and I do like a cryptic crossword!

I was given a ton of old bike mags a while back Del, just reading your story in Motorcycle Mechanics!

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Re: Round Britain Rally 2018
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2018, 07:41:00 PM »
If its a nostalgia story there are about 15 of them.

For a year or so I had page 18 allocated to me each month - new editor came along with new ideas.

I used to cover various meets and club events then they seemed to focus on more special stuff ignoring the rank and file classic riders
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Re: Round Britain Rally 2018
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2018, 07:42:36 PM »
Another Land Mark today.

Stunning.

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Re: Round Britain Rally 2018
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2018, 09:36:09 PM »
Nice day to do some more Land Marks so headed off to Wales.

Had to find the Tin Shed in Laugharne.



Then Ogmore Castle. Very pretty place.



277 miles
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