Tandem 2018 - UK National Rally

Saturday 26th. May - Saturday 2nd June 2018

De Aston School
Willingham Road,
Market Rasen

Lincolnshire flag.svg

Lucton rally badge
De Aston School

Three Arch Packhorse bridge
Three arch packhorse bridge in West Rasen

Lincoln Norman Castle
Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral

Rally Report. Pictures can be seen here.

The 2018 National Rally was held at De Aston School in Market Rasen, a small market town on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a mention in the Domesday Book of 1086, Market Rasen has had a market since the 1300s. It has the distinction of having the only racecourse in Lincolnshire and is on National Cycle Route 1. Nearby is Middle Rasen and West Rasen, the latter having a 3-arched packhorse bridge dating back to the 14th century. The village of Tealby, near Market Rasen is often described as 'the prettiest village in Lincolnshire'. The Oldest Thatched Pub in Lincolnshire, The King's Head, was built in 1367.

Camping accommodation was on the sports field with showers and toilets within the school. A limited number of electric hook-ups were available. The evening programme included welcome drinks, quiz night, tandem games, bring and buy sale, a bar in the marquee each evening, a ceilidh and on the last night a barbecue.

Charlie Walker, a British adventurer and rugby player, gave us a talk and slideshow on his longest expedition which was a 43,000-mile bicycle journey reaching the furthest cape in each of Europe, Asia and Africa before returning home. On this journey he traversed 60 countries, encountering extremes of weather, remoteness and physical exhaustion during the four and a half years he was away.

Each day we had a choice of routes from 30 miles upwards. Visiting various areas around the Wolds including Lincoln Cathedral and the Norman castle. The weather remained fine for the week with just a little rain one night. 

Map showing the location of De Aston School

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