2019 National Rally

Saturday 25th May - Saturday 1st June 2019

Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC
Underley Park
Kirkby Lonsdale
LA6 2DS (Grid Ref SD 609 794)

Kirkby Lonsdale

Sizergh Castle

Devil's Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale


Morecambe promenade

The Tandem Club's 2019 National Rally was held at the Rugby Union Football Club in Kirkby Lonsdale nestled between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty of Arnside & Silverdale and the Forest of Bowland. From Saturday 25th May - Saturday 1st June 2019.

Rally Site

The Rugby Club has well established camping facilities with recently refurbished toilets and showers as well as washing up facilities and a clubhouse with a licensed bar. The pitches are a mix of grass and hardstanding.  There are 20 electric hook-ups. We had exclusive use of a marquee for those post ride brews and evening socials. Kirkby Lonsdale had plenty of accommodation options if camping was not your thing. The town is less than a mile away from the site with a range of independent shops and a supermarket.


The rides explored the surrounding beautiful countryside from the coast to the Dales, the villages of the Lune valley and the larger towns of Kendal, Settle and Lancaster. Each day there were three rides to choose from, the short rides are typically less than 30 miles trying to avoid too many hills, the medium rides are up to around 45 miles and the long rides are between 50 and 60 miles. Turn by turn instructions and gpx files for each route were available on the club website a few weeks before the event.  Each rally attendee is expected to bring their own printed copy of the route instructions / gpx track files.  For those that have not yet attended a Tandem Club rally, we do not go out as a large group.  Instead we tend to set off in small groups, so as not to swamp the local roads.

OS Landranger 97 & 98 maps covered 99% of the short and medium rides.

In the evenings there was the usual mix of socials; with a quiz, guest speaker and a Friday night barn dance.

Map showing location of Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Union Football Club site.

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:
This event is open to UK or overseas Tandem Club Members or, in the case of overseas people, members of the following organisations: "Tandem Club of America", "Tandem Club de France", "Tandem Club NL (Netherlands)", "Tandem ClubVlaanderen (Belgium)" and "Tandem-fahren.de (Germany)". You can join the Tandem Club using the forms on the TC website. Joining the TC (About 10 UKP per year).

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