No where in the south-west then
For us Devon and Cornwall types the closest is 2+ hours drive.
What about a Dartmoor ride or similar? I'd be happy to do some organisation.
Yeah I know, I'm sorry about that. The Quantocks, Exmoor and Dartmoor have been mentioned a few times. It does take a certain amount of local knowledge, organisation and commitment from people within the area groups to get things moving.
All I can suggest is that you contact the coordinators for the South West area and offer your assistance.
Personally I would love the area to be part of the series despite it being a good six or seven hours away from me. 2014 perhaps...?
Is the NYM weekend an unofficial BDW?
No. The Big Dirty Weekender is another event. Not sure when or where it's due to take place.
The main NYM Retrobike National ride will take place on Sunday 21st July. There will also be a ride the day before with the option to stay over and make a weekend of it. Burnt meat and beer have been mentioned...
More details will be posted up when the North East, North and West Yorkshire Area group have finalised everything.
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When will the dates go on the home page ?
2012 dates keep catching me out
I've mentioned this to John a couple of times as he is the person to update it all. Upgrading the forum software has been a priority so far though.
I know Honc entry this year was FUBAR, but there's quite a few RB members riding. Why not include it in its usual category?
The HoNC was traditionally on the calendar before the idea of the RB National Series began in 2011. This is largely because it's an event that John normally participates in. The event still gets publicised on the forum and we try to ensure that the weekend is kept clear of any major Retrobike organised rides.
We just decided to drop it from the official RB calendar because it's not an RB organised event.
You could argue that the same can be said of Mountain Mayhem and the Fat Tyre Weekend which take place in June.
These events, Mayhem in particular, draw a very big contingent from Retrobike. The last two years have seen nearly 50 people riding with a similar number just visiting. Also, with it being over a long weekend, it tends to have a few other things organised by RB too.
It's become an event within an event.