GOATHLAND, NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS NATIONAL PARK.
Here it is, NE&YORKS Area Group's annual flagship event. Back again, bigger and better than ever. New routes, new location, new campsite.
Whats new in 2010?
The biggest change this year is the location. The event will be based in the village of Goathland set right amongst the moors. We have a much better campsite this year, located just a few minutes ride from Goathland's numerous shops, pubs and cafes, with exclusive use of a separate area with full facilities, showers, toilets, a fire pit etc. to make your non-riding time more enjoyable. It could not be more retro either, it is right beside the NYM Railway with it's wonderful old steam Locos thundering past on the hour.
We also have a new format. This year the event officially starts on the Friday evening for those who really want to make a weekend of it. Friday will comprise of a short but sharp evening ride followed by a BBQ and no doubt a few ales in the local pubs.
Saturday will follow last year's popular format, show and shine in the morning, main ride followed by our evening entertainment, food, drink, competitions and our 'Bring and Buy Bike Parts Jumble'
Sunday this year is optional, those with long journeys home or hangovers can say their goodbyes whilst the hardcore can join Gil and Co around the best off-piste parts of nearby Dalby.
The Recce has been completed, the campsite is booked, the Cafe is opening early and the local brewery is on red alert. All it needs now is you!
16:00 Campsite opens
19:00 Evening ride
, approx 7 miles of mixed trails, 90% off road. No lights needed.
21:00 Pub finish and BBQ
9:00 Show and Shine
, Concours Judging at 9:30. This years theme- 'Keep it Steel' Several awards up for grabs.
11:00 The Big Dirty Rideout.
24 miles of singletrack heaven taking in the best of the local Moorland and Forest trails. Mid Ride bailout option, Pub Stop at mid distance. Suitable for all fitness and skill levels.
17:00 Pub Finish.
Evening meals available.
20:00 Evening entertainment.
BBQ, Beers, Competitions, Awards for concours comp, all around the bonfire with oldskool tunes served up by DJ Andy B until the early hours.
Optional 3 hour ride around Dalby's finst secret trails with Gil.
If camping isn't for you there are planty of local options. B&B's, fine Hotels or the local Youth Hostel. Please PM Dr S or Gil_M for details and we will point you in the right direction.
CAMPSITE WEBSITE HERE
POSTCODE FOR SATNAV YO22 5NH
Goathland is situated just off the A169 approx 12 miles SE of Whitby and 15 miles north of Pickering (nearest supermarkets etc.). The nearest train station is Grosmont from where you can take the steam train down to Goathland.
This is a free event but camping is £6 per night. The mid-ride bailout option is again by steam train back to Goathland from Levisham Station and costs £9. The organizers will be providing a few beers no doubt but if you do tend to be a thirsty beast please bring what you need! BBQ is a bring yer own affair but we will have refridgeration available to keep it fresh- so again please plan ahead.
So there you have it. More details to follow over the coming weeks. Please register your interest below. Any questions just send me a PM.
See thi oop on't moor!
On behalf of the BDW Team
Roll of Honour 30/6
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