Programme as envisaged 3/3/23 This will continue to be updated.
This event was formally known as the East Midlands Cyclists' Touring Club Rally and was held annually at Beaumanor Hall, during the Spring Bank Holiday. The campsite is open from 4 pm Friday afternoon to the bank holiday Monday afternoon. There are usually two rides organised each day from Saturday to Monday inclusive for those who do not want to do their own thing: one about 25 miles which is at a sedate pace and another of about 50 miles to places of local interest. Some campers choose to devise their own rides or just relax. The facilities are good, (Toilets, Showers, Kitchen, room for relaxing ) There is a social on site during the Saturday and Sunday evening at which a film is shown and nibbles, biscuits, tea and coffee are provided during the intermission.
The campsite is 0.8 miles from Quorn station, part of the Great Central Heritage Railway which operates between Loughborough and Leicester. There are several other close by attractions that can be cycled to, including Bradgate Park with its ruined manor house and large deer park. There is a relatively short and quiet route for cyclists into Loughborough from the site (see below). There are many places to visit such as:
Ray Clay set up the event and managed it until 2014. I have been running this event since 2015.
There are plenty of things to do/places to ride to locally here, with some lovely countryside in all directions.
This year's rally Feedback from last years rally indicated Beaumanor Hall is still the preferred venue, and so I've booked it for this year's rally. There is still the option of nearby Whatoff Lodge for those that want to stay there, but you'll need to book yourself in as it currently stands. However I'll keep this under review. If you want to assist in any way, or want/need something providing that isn't shown please message or phone me. Contact details here