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Tandem 2017 - UK National Rally

Saturday 27th May - Saturday 3rd June

Thornton Hall Country Park
North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS


21st. April: All participants have been e-mailed a link to the routes. If you did not receive this please contact the rally team e-mail: tcn2017@tandem-club.org.uk.

Booking details

The Site - OS Landranger Map 103 Grid Reference SD 903482
The venue for the rally is the rally field at Thornton Hall Country Park, a farm visitor attraction aimed at young children. The farm is just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Thornton-In-Craven between Barnoldswick and Skipton.
Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS.

The base for the event is a large rally field in front of the farm that is reasonably flat and well drained. We have hired a marquee and shower units for the week, but the number of electrical hook-ups is limited and we ask that you only book one if you really need it. We are, however, trying to ensure that there will be the facility to charge bike batteries.


The Event

A full range of activities is planned for the rally including:

  • On the Sunday evening you can meet the team from JD Tandems and a talk from Lands End to John O'Groats tandem record holder Dom Irvine. JD Tandems will also be on-site each day to help out with any mechanical issues.
  • Quiz night
  • Tandem games
  • Velocio trophy (a treasure hunt style ride)
  • Barn Dance on the final night with optional hot pot supper.

We're still looking into some other possible events for the evenings.
There is no organised coach trip for the Wednesday but there are plenty of options for a day out from local castles to preserved railways to a day trip on the Leeds Liverpool canal or a walk in the Dales. The site is close to a bus stop for buses to Skipton or Clitheroe.

The rides provide a real variety of scenery ranging from the industrial heritage of the Leeds - Liverpool canal to Elizabethan Halls, quaint villages and the spectacular Yorkshire Dales with the potential to see such icons as the Ribblehead viaduct and Malham Cove along the way. The rides vary in length from 22 miles to 64 miles with many options in between.
Details will appear here when completed.

No meals will be available, but there is a small cafe on site. There is an option to order a Hot Pot supper and dessert for the Friday evening.

Please use the on-line booking if at all possible.
Should you make a mistake please do not try to correct it after your booking has been confirmed but contact the event administration who will make any corrections and send you a revised copy of your booking. Do not press the back button - you will just create another booking.

More information from the Tandem 2017 Rally Team

Map showing location of Thornton Hall Country Park

Terms and Conditions.
Booking confirmation:
Your booking is not confirmed until payment has been received in full and cleared which should be before the closing date for bookings. Dishonoured cheques will result in the cancellation of your booking.
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 organisers 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 pages and The Tandem Club Journal.