Cheltenham Coat of Arms

Easter 2013 UK Tandem Rally
Thursday 28th. March - Monday 1st April 2013

Briarfields Hotel and Touring Park
Gloucester Road
GL51 0SX

Gloucestershire Coat of Arms

The 2013 Easter Rally will take place at Briarfields Hotel and Touring Park. The campsite offers a mixture of camping and motel style accommodation. Hard standings with electric hook ups for caravans and campervans with a grassed area for tents. The Motel has single, double and twin rooms plus two family rooms. All rooms are equipped with a fridge and microwave. Please note that they are room only, no meals are provided but within easy walking distance there is a Harvester restaurant which will serve breakfast and evening meals. A Travelodge and KFC are adjacent to the Harvester.

The Regency town of Cheltenham Spa is a good choice for a tandem rally as the mottoes of the town and county give us Prorsum Semper, Ever Forward, and Salubritas et Erudito, Through Health and Learning. Briarfields lies on the Gloucester side of Cheltenham with good cycle access to the town and both the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Beauty  and the Severn Valley. The towns of Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Bishop's Cleeve and Gloucester are all within reasonable cycling distance. For the Railway Buffs the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is not far away.

Car Parking
There is no spare car parking at the campsite but you are welcome to enter with your tandem. There are several car parks within half a mile of the site which are listed below.
List of local car parks.

A choice of three rides of different lengths will be offered each day, both heading in the same general direction. Participants are free to interpret the routes as they wish, riding on their own and seeing who they meet up with or foming a small ad hoc group. Additionally there will be the option of joining a led ride each day leavibg at 09:45.


Day Route in pdf format Maps Profiles XLS Sheet GPS
Friday Winchcombe L M S Friday profile All routes




Saturday Tewkesbury L M S Saturday profile All routes Long



Sunday Chedworth/Bibury L M S Sunday profile All routes




Right click on the links to the routes, maps and profiles and choose 'save target as..' Using the GPS links  to the GPSies website it is possible to download GPS tracks in various formats to suit your particular device.

AGM and Welcome.
The Club's Annual General meeting will take place on Saturday 30th. March at 5.00 pm in The Reddings Community Centre, North Road West, The Reddings, GL51 6SF. The Community Centre will open at 4.30 pm for welcome drinks, nibbles and children's Easter eggs before the meeting.

Rally Meal.
On Friday night we are holding a Fish and Chip Supper at the Reddings Community Centre which is only a short walk or cycle ride from the camp site. An order form will be circulated prior to the rally and the meal will be delivered to the centre.
Fish and Chip Order Form: XLS  DOC

Bookings are now closed
pdf booking form

Word booking form

The closing date for bookings was Monday 11th. February 2013.

O.S.Map ref:  163/909219
Map showing location of Briarsfield Camping (A) and Reddings Community Centre (B)

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 Terms and Conditions.

Booking confirmation:
Your booking is not confirmed until payment has been received in full which should be before the closing date for bookings.

Members Only:
U.K. Residents must be members of The Tandem Club (UK). Annual membership is £10.00 or €18 per year with membership for the first Joint Member or 'Family' member free. If you'd like to become a member of The Tandem Club, link to the
Subscription Details page by clicking here. Non U.K. residents may be either members of the Tandem Club or their own regional club.

If you participate in any ride or event organised by the Tandem Club you do so entirely at your own risk. The Club, its officers and ride organizers accept no responsibility for loss, damage to property, accident, injury or death, that may occur, however caused, whether by negligence, deliberate act or otherwise.

 Cancellations and refunds.
The rally fee will not be refunded after the closing date. Refund of other components will depend on what the Club can recover from the campsite and/or other suppliers. Members may wish to consider taking out Holiday Insurance to cover losses the Club cannot refund.

 Photographs taken at the event may be published on the Tandem Club website, The Tandem Club Facebook page and The Tandem Club Journal.