Tandem 2015 - UK National Rally
Saturday 23rd. - Saturday 30th. May
Thorney Lakes Caravan and Camping Park
We raised £180.00 from the sale of those wonderful cakes that were provided each afternoon and £110.00 from the Wicker Tandem Raffle which has gone to Charlotte's Tandems
The rally was held at Thorney Lakes Caravan and Camping Park , a family run campsite on the Somerset Levels. The site is based in a large orchard with level generous pitches. The site boasts four acres of fishing lakes stocked with a selection of coarse fish.
The nearest village of Muchelney was in the news last winter because of the floods however Thorney Lakes remained dry. Here you will find the remains of Muchelney Abbey, a large Benedictine abbey which once dominated this part of the Levels. Just over a mile away is Kingsbury Episcopi with a convenient community shop and café. Just seven miles away is the rural town of Somerton ' The Ancient Royal Town of Wessex', with its 17th. Century square and Thursday Farmers market.
Although we are on 'The Levels' this part has some pleasant undulating country roads ideal for tandem riding. The area abounds with pubs, cafes and other places of interest.
A full range of activities took place during rally including:
Velocio trophy (a treasure hunt style ride)
Local food and drink (Cider and Cheese)
Last night fish and chip party with music from The Flatland Boogie Band
A great selection of rides was prepared by a team of local members taking us through some wonderful scenery and pretty villages.
If you missed the rally but would like to ride some of the routes they are available here.
OS Landranger map 193 Taunton and Lyme Regis Grid ref: 430235
Map showing location of Thorney Lakes