Tandem 2023 - UK National Rally
Sunday 6th August 2023 to Sunday 13thAugust 2023
Stratford Touring Park
Late late query as ever. I too cannot get tcx files to load onto garmin connect. I do not have any text files to delete, I am just trying individual tcx files as courses. Anyone got a fix for this please?
Try this way. It works for my Edge Touring. Before exporting your routes, try to limit the name to 15 characters or less as the remaining characters will get truncated. Plug in your Garmin On the website, navigate to your route or ride. Go to the Export tab Click TCX Course or FIT Course. If your computer prompts you to save the file to a specific location, place it somewhere memorable like the desktop. Using the Finder, My Computer or other tool on your computer, open up the drive associated with the Garmin, usually labeled Garmin Open the Garmin folder located inside the Garmin drive. Click/drag the exported file from your desktop to the NewFiles folder. Safely remove the Garmin (Eject on an Apple machine) and unplug it from the computer After powering it on click the Courses icon and locate your route
Thanks Tony, I gave up on Garmin connect and did as you say, plugged both sat navs into the desktop and copied tcx files across into courses folder on both the edge tour and the 705, both now appear to have the files on and they seem to load up ok so I am hoping it is a glitch with the Connect App. I had tried the 15 character renaming of tcx files with no underscores etc but that didn't help. I only use tcx these days Garmin say there is about a 100 fold increase in waypoints compared to gpx so I was v keen to get it sorted, even if I procrastinated up to the day before the event! See you in the drinks tent tomorrow no doubt!
Found 1 x Garmin fitness tracker + 1 x rear light on cycle way near campsite. Terry Barnaby
Garmin belongs to Janet Roberts, pitch 45.
Canel path verry narrow in places. I would at least miss the bit after you turn left up another canel just after Warick by pass and cut off corner. Also need to go diwn steps at start so could route to join canel later on.
There are about 15 steps down to the canal. It’s a little narrow to the cafe for 400 metres. Pas Hatton Locks is wider and scenic. Yes it’s narrower on the last part, but a gentle walk for maybe 600 metres if you wish and does provide a less trafficked way into Warwick. Whatever you choose take care
At tonight’s cycle jumble I will be selling cycling fillets in a range of sizes. They are £5 each and all sold in aid of Red Rubber Ball charity who support the education of young people in Kenya. Please come and have a try on - from 6.30pm onwards
Fillets = gillets 😂
Hi all, thanks to all those who bought Gillets this evening. We had to pack away for the quiz tonight. We will put the stall out again tomorrow afternoon say 5-6 pm for those that missed us . We have quite a few Gillets left for sale.
Tandem Games now Thursday evening at 7pm : better chance of dry grass.
Hi , come on down to HQ now for a cup of tea or coffee and buy a very nice gillet for charity for 5 pounds only.
Hi folks. With the traffic lights on the roundabout, please can you use the cycle path or wait at the lights. Please don’t use the pavement. We had to deal with a local resident today complaining about pavement riding, and as everyone is on a tandem, it’s not difficult to find the group responsible. Thankyou neil
Morning coffee stops on the next 2 days.
Morning coffee stops on the next 2 days. Friday will see us head NW to Henly-in-Arden . There is nothing really on route until Henley (thinking about the short especially) Therefore Ron and Linda along with Gareth and Gill will be manning an impromptu bun stop at Sambourne. There will be a choice of Waitrose finest cakes as I emptied their cupboards this morning. No coffee/tea, so take a drink. There is a largish green and a seat. Provided some local busy body doesn’t object they will be there 10:00 -12:00. Look out for the TC pendant and a blue umbrella
Saturday sees a coffee and cake stop at the Mecure Warwickshire Walton Hall. It’ll be in the hall as you pass the hotel (past reception) Again 10:00 - 12:00. They are using coffee urns so not as good quality but faster (I hope) this stop is about 15.5km, so ideal. Enjoy both . This is the East ride
The main hall got double booked for Saturday night, I’m afraid, so we have to vacate by 10:00. This gives enough time to wash up etc and will include the ladies showers. The good news is that as a thankyou for being understanding, I’ve been given access to a room under the main stand and area by the finishing line with picnic benches for Saturday night, so a bit of a bonus
We have some Gillet left if you want. Silver vw van centre of field pitch 51. Come this afternoon. Thanks Steve
St. Andrew's School, Shottery
Anne Hathaway's Cottage
On the Greenway
Canal bank near Wilmcote
Fixing a half-bike
BOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED
The National Rally will be based at the racecourse in Stratford-upon-Avon. The touring park is a dedicated campsite in the centre of the racecourse and is accustomed to hosting rallies.
As a club we will have almost sole access to the site except for 12 sites that have already been booked by annual visitors, in this case the Ford Cortina Owners Club, so if you have one, you'll be in good company
There are 80 sites available, of which about 60 can be supplied with electric hook ups. All are on grass. There is a central area where tents can be pitched with no hook ups which can accommodate 20-30 tents. Units can sleep up to 6 people but these must all be within the same unit
In all cases, pitches aren't marked but a minimum of 6 metres needs to be observed between each unit (from side of unit to the neighbouring closest side)
Cycle Camping will be encouraged at this event at a reduced price with a maximum of 2 people per pitch
For additional tents including pup tents, these will be charged as a separate booking to accommodate the 6 metre fire regulation rule. There is an exception to this for families. If you family need two tents then this will be allowed with one booking. The conditions are that you must inform the organiser in advance and your family has children under the age of 19. As a club we wish to encourage families
The campsite has two under cover rooms on site. One can house 200, the other 50 people
Rides will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
These will be in the usual format of short (roughly 30 miles) medium (roughly 45 miles) and long (anything up to 70 miles)
On the Wednesday, the Velocio competition will be offered
Rides are not led and groups/individuals typically leave between 08:30 and 10:00. All the routes will start and finish on the same road/lane/cycle track, so you will have plenty of tandems to ride along with.
The Thursday will be a rest day to explore Stratford-upon-Avon
This rally will follow a format honed over many years and there will be something offered every night aside the rest day
This will include a welcome drink, a quiz, tandem games, and anything else I can come up with
Stratford-upon-Avon is the home of the Royal Shakespeare company, so one evening will be dedicated to a trip to the theatre where the organiser (me) will liaise with the theatre and those coming to enjoy a nights entertainment
Off Site - No longer available
This site has no on site places to stay, so you are welcome to stay within the area and attend the rides.
If you wish to do this, please be aware that the campsite is for the use of those that are staying there and is the rally centre. You are welcome to come to an evening event, but this is at the discretion of the site owners. You can visit friends on site but are not permitted to use the showers.
Please read this carefully
There are predominantly two areas that are being used within the field
Round the edge are grass standings that have electrical hookups. Closer to the centre is a rally field suitable for tents with no electric
There are two criteria in booking.
The first are tents, motorhomes, caravans and trailer tents, these can be with electric or without, you are allowed one car per site. These will be places as applicable, though tents will be prioritised (without electric) for the rally field
The second is cycle camping. At a reduced price you may cycle camp. These will be accommodated in the rally field and you must arrive under your own power, be that tandem or two solo bikes. These are for two persons only. Cycle campers can if they wish camp together.
You need to be members of the Tandem Club or certain overseas organisations to book. See the Terms and Conditions below.
Please use the button below to book for this event. Preferred payment for UK residents is by on-line credit/debit card payment but the form will present you with other options. If you have a website login account, then please login before using this form as most fields will be filled in for you automatically.
All of the electric sites are booked
There may be 8 more available, but these won't be released (if available) until the end of April. If you would like to reserve one / express interest, please contact Neil@tandem-club.org.uk
There are maybe 2 pitches left with no electric
As of 27th March 2023
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Map showing the location of the Campsite and Community Centre
Terms and Conditions.
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.
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 15 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