BIG DIRTY WEEKENDER IMPORTANT INFO
With one week to go here is all the info you need to know.
Campsite is Pre Booked. You have no need to contact them directly.
Abbots Hill Farm
Abbots Hill is down the track beside the Goathland Hotel and opposite Goathland Garage at the North Side of the village. The camping fields are about 600 metres along the lane.
On arrival please park in the lower field of which the entrance is situated on the left hand side- if you get to the farm house you have gone two far
. Our designated parking area will be signed and will be obvious when you get there. Please park reasonably tightly so as not to take up too much room.
Once parked please go to the reception at the farmhouse and let them know you are with the RetroBike Weekender. You will then be shown to the 'Orchard Field' which is a short walk through the farmyard.
Gil and myself will be collecting all monies on Friday evening and Saturday morning. If you have not been collared by us please come and find us to make your payment of £6pp per night.
SATURDAY ONLY RIDERS
Please note the campsite is not the starting point and parking is only for campers. If you are joining us for the ride only please use the pay and display car parks in Goathland. Anyone failing to observe this will be made to run riser bars AND bar ends!!
We have asked the cafe to open early on Saturday and they will be serving breakfasts out in the garden from 10 onwards.
The ride starts at 11:00 sharp from the village green outside the cafe. The Cafe is situated on the highstreet and again will be obvious by the number of brightly clad riders milling about.
SUNDAY ONLY RIDERS
A shorter ride on Sunday will be led by Gil_M around Dalby. Start will be around 11:00am and the meeting point is the carpark in Low Dalby.
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. All bikes are welcome to enter but this years theme is 'Keep it Steel' Several awards up for grabs.
10:00 Breakfast in Goathland
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.
10:00 Breakfast in Goathland
11:00 Dalby. Optional 3 hour ride around Dalby's finst secret trails with Gil
The North Yorkshire weather can be fickle. Last year was hot and sunny and the forcast so far is for the same. Be prepared for all weather.
Thanks to Andy B for providing the following links
http://www.accuweather.com/ukie/index-f ... YO90%201WZ
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER
Please use only in an emergency. Also note that coverage is patchy up on the moors.
SHOPPING AND EATING
Remember the BBQ is a bring your own affair. There are small local stores in Goathland but it might be wise to stock up in Pickering to the south or Whitby to the north. That said, there are plenty of pubs in Goathland so no one will starve.
Thats everything covered I think but keep checking back for updates.
All that remains is for me to thank you for your support of our event. We hope you enjoy yourselves and make lots of new friends. I wish you all a safe journey down and hope to see you at the bar at some point over the weekend.
On behalf of the BDW Team.