Newcomers may ask, why rally?
Well, for most of us, rallying is about getting out and using our caravans or motorhomes as much as possible in all seasons, while also getting together with like-minded people, meeting old and new friends, and visiting new areas of the country, often much more cheaply than staying at regular sites.
What happens at a rally?
The key part of any Club rally is to relax and enjoy our leisure time together in a friendly and informal way.
No matter how small or large a rally is, the principles are always the same, we are there to relax and enjoy ourselves. Any first-time ralliers are made especially welcome, usually with someone there to assist you if you're not sure what to do, where to go, or who to see.
Rallies can range from 10 to 150 units or more for our most popular event, the visit to the Bailey factory in Bristol.
Social events are often a high priority, whether that’s a quiet chat, drinks, children’s competitions, a quiz night or barbecue. At the bigger events there may be discos or live music laid on as well - but if you just want to stay in your ‘van and have a quiet and great value weekend away, that’s no problem.
Helping others is also high on our agenda, whether that means assisting people parking and setting up their vehicles, solving a problem or lending a spare battery or gas bottle, or raising funds for charity. There is a huge variety of skills and experience amongst our members, and normally their tool boxes are at hand if needed.
So why not come and join us?
Take a look at our List of rallies. Tempted?
What to expect at a rally
Firstly, have fun, relax and do whatever you want. There’s always plenty of friendly faces to meet or help you in any way possible, and usually a range of activates available if you want to be sociable.
The volunteers organising each rally make everyone welcome, provide local information and details of any activities planned for the weekend. It’s great to know their support is there if you need any help. Rallies provide a safe and friendly environment, so perfect for children to make friends and enjoy the great outdoors.
Rallies take place at all sorts of venues, not only commercial campsites, so we can’t always rely on electric hook-ups or the usual campsite facilities. Many of us prefer to go ‘off-grid’ and be self-sufficient, if possible, to enjoy all the comforts of our caravans and motorhomes.
Of course, for all our safety, there has to be a few club rules, most of which are quite simple and obvious, such as keeping your dog on a lead, having your fire bucket out, and keeping to a maximum speed limit of 5mph while on site.