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? (please note that unless logged in as a member you will only see the total capacity of the rally, you will not see how many places are still available)
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.
Booking a rally:
- In your members yearbook you will find some booking slips, alternatively you can print a sheet by clicking rally booking form
- All rallies are bookable from 1st January each year, with the exception of foreign rallies which are bookable as soon as they are advertised
- Decide which rally you wish to attend from the rally information listed below.
- Complete the rally booking slip and send to the rally marshals address at the bottom of the rally information sheet (in your members handbook or now through the link to the sheet on this site) or via email if the Marshal has given one on the form. This is the only way that a place on the rally can be allocated.
- Please note for normal bookings you will not be sent any confirmation of your booking unless you send a stamped self-addressed envelope with your rally slip. If you provide your email address the rally Marshal at their discretion may email you to confirm your place. You will automatically be sent confirmation when you book committee rallies online.
- Please do not double book rallies and if you do need to cancel give the marshal as much notice as possible so that there is a chance for the space to be allocated to another member.
- Many of the rallies have proved popular and book up quickly. Please remember that the spaces are allocated strictly on a first come basis. Once a rally is full the marshal can hold a reserve list - you will be advised of this when the rally slip is received.
- You do not have to attend the whole of the rally. E.g. if the rally lasts for a full week you are welcome to come for the weekend if you want to.
- Enjoy your rally.
- If you are considering going to a rally but it is marked below as full please contact the marshal in the first instance as they might have a waiting list or have been informed of a cancellation.