Easter Rally & AGM - Rally Information

Phil Harmer2022-12-16 08:35:12tce2023

Bookings for the 2023 Easter rally are now open

Tony Prichard2023-03-25 14:49:53tce2023

Janet and Tony Prichard will be bringing a selection of items from the Club Shop. Look for our white Vauxhall Campervan, ML06KNO on one of the hard standing pitches.

Guy Matthews2023-03-26 15:55:41tce2023

On the rides to Rutland Water we recommend a detour to the Lyndon Visitor Centre to view the osprey nest, where the breeding pair are now in residence: https://www.lrwt.org.uk/rutlandospreys (from Liz Matthews)

Russell Wiles2023-04-07 19:52:17tce2023

We rode south medium today and found access to the road fron the Rutland shared use path just before the dam closed with locked gates. We rode over the dam and got onto the A road and turned right to get back on route

Chris Wood2023-04-07 20:02:27tce2023

Same for us (on the short route). Just turn round at Sykes Lane car park.

Phil Harmer2023-04-08 09:28:25tce2023

The AGM will be this afternoon at 5pm at Greetham Community Centre. Doors open at 4:30pm.

Phil Harmer2023-04-08 09:30:00tce2023

Social afterwards. Please bring a cup and/or glass if you can.

Colin Gray2023-04-08 09:35:44tce2023

If gate locked either croß dam and go right onA 606. Alterntively pick up minor road from Normanton cafe to rejoin route at end of resevoir.

General Rally Information

Arrival Times

The earliest possible arrival time is 12 noon.

The latest possible arrival time is 6pm (when reception closes).

The campsite does not allow anyone to pitch after 8pm.

Travelling to the campsite

DO NOT USE YOUR SATNAV FOR THE FINAL LEG OF YOUR JOURNEY. It will take you through the village and along lanes that are just not suitable for large vehicles. Instead follow the simple directions given below...

From the A1 turn off north or southbound onto the B668 towards Greetham village. Turn right at the crossroads (sign posted Rutland Caravan and Camping and Greetham Business Park) and take the 2nd left to the site.

From Oakham take the B668 through Greetham village, turn left at the crossroads (sign posted Rutland Caravan and Camping and Greetham Business Park) then 2nd left to the site.

You will need to call in at reception first, to register at the site.

You will need either £10 or your Caravan and Motorhome Club card as a deposit for your security barrier key.  This will be returned to you on departure.

Please familiarise yourself with the campsite's terms and conditions which are on the Rutland Caravan and Camping Park website.

 

 

For those staying in Greetham village, there is a footpath from Church Lane to the campsite, which is traversible with your tandem.

Departure Times

You should vacate your pitch by 12 noon.  If your pitch is not already booked out you may arrange a late stay for which there is a small charge, payable at reception.

Routes and Places of Interest Viewable and Downloadable

The Area

The area around Greetham is essentially rural and the roads used should not be unduly busy. The A1 lies just to the east but is only crossed at safe locations. To the south lies Rutland Water the largest surface area reservoir in England, which has a dedicated cycle route circumnavigating it. Rutland is not flat so all routes are undulating.

Layout of the Routes

There are two routes in each of 4 separate directions (North, South, East, West). For each direction there is a short of approximately 40-50k, and a medium of approximately 60-65k. The South and East routes are similar, but not identical, to those used in 2015. There are no fixed days for any route so the decision where to go is entirely yours.

Surfaces

The routes are mostly on road with the exception of the two south routes. These use part of the cycle path round Rutland Water which in places uses a well established gravel path. This is regularly ridden by cyclists on a range of cycles without any undue difficulty but some sections can be muddy after heavy rain. The south routes also cross an attractive area of parkland just after Exton where the tarmac surface is broken up in places. Again this is quite rideable with a modest degree of care or is easily avoidable.

Navigation

Each route is presented in 3 ways: as a gpx track, on a map (in both the club's route system below and in the TCE2023_GREETHAM_ALL_ROUTES_INFORMATION.pdf file, which is also available at the very bottom of this webpage) and as a table listing places visited along with information about places of interest, cafes and places to eat (each route has a pdf available in the club's route system below and within the TCE2023_GREETHAM_ALL_ROUTES_INFORMATION.pdf file).

We no longer consider it appropriate to provide detailed turn by turn instructions.

If you are just using the gpx tracks, it is still worth downloading and printing the "TCE2023_GREETHAM_ALL_ROUTES_INFORMATION.pdf" file, as this will give you an easily accessible list of places of interest plus food and drink venues.

The area is covered by Landranger 129, 130 and 141. In general navigation is relatively straightforward except in Oakham, Uppingham, Stamford or Melton.

The following is the list of rides with maps showing the ride with statistics and places of interest on the routes. Only those booked for the event and logged into the website will be able to access these.

30/11/-0001
Id: 646
Location: Rutland Caravan and Camping
Postcode: LE15 7FN
Map Reference: 52.7214, -0.633388
Ride length: 64 km
Ride ease: Average
This route visits the beautiful town of Stamford, Burghley House, Gardens and Park are about 1.5 km south of the town with free entry to the park and cafe. Booking needed for visiting the house. The GPX track also goes to an interesting church at Tickencote. Later on we pass Woolsthorpe Manor (Natio ...
30/11/-0001
Id: 647
Location: Rutland Caravan and Camping
Postcode: LE15 7FN
Map Reference: 52.7214, -0.63335
Ride length: 62 km
Ride ease: Average
A hilly route nearly all on quiet pretty lanes to the west of Oakham via Uppingham onto the south of Rutland Water. Take care on short section of A47 just after Uppingham.
30/11/-0001
Id: 648
Location: Rutland Caravan and Camping
Postcode: LE15 7FN
Map Reference: 52.7241, -0.6318
Ride length: 64 km
Ride ease: Average
Mostly on quiet roads towards the Vale of Belvoir. You could detour to Woolsthorpe Manor (National Trust) birthplace of Isaac Newton, which has a coffee shop or you may wish to visit Belvoir Castle, a popular East Midland tourist attraction at about the half way point. For Woolsthorpe Manor follow N ...
30/11/-0001
Id: 649
Location: Rutland Caravan and Camping
Postcode: LE15 7FN
Map Reference: 52.7214, -0.633388
Ride length: 61 km
Ride ease: Average
An undulating ride but with few steep hills to the market town of Melton Mowbray where you may be able to purchase their world famous 'Pork pies'. There are plenty of cafes, pubs and shops and the cattle market also has a cafe. Note that the GPX track does not go right into the centre of Melton. It ...
30/11/-0001
Id: 650
Location: Rutland Caravan and Camping
Postcode: LE15 7FN
Map Reference: 52.7214, -0.63335
Ride length: 38 km
Ride ease: Easy
A pleasant ride through the market town of Oakham to Rutland Water. The cycle path to the west of Rutland Water can be muddy after rain but generally the gravel track is fine.
30/11/-0001
Id: 651
Location: Rutland Caravan and Camping
Postcode: LE15 7FN
Map Reference: 52.7214, -0.633388
Ride length: 49 km
Ride ease: Easy
The longest TCE2023 short ride to the market town of Melton Mowbray where you may be able to purchase their world famous 'Pork pies'. There are plenty of cafes, pubs and shops and the cattle market also has a cafe. Note that the GPX track does not go right into the centre of Melton. You could cycle ...
30/11/-0001
Id: 652
Location: Rutland Caravan and Camping
Postcode: LE15 7FN
Map Reference: 52.7214, -0.633388
Ride length: 43 km
Ride ease: Easy
This route visits the beautiful town of Stamford, Burghley House, Gardens and Park are about 1.5 km south of the town with free entry to the park and cafe. Booking needed for visiting the house. The GPX track also goes to an interesting church at Tickencote.
30/11/-0001
Id: 653
Location: Rutland Caravan and Camping
Postcode: LE15 7FN
Map Reference: 52.7241, -0.6318
Ride length: 39 km
Ride ease: Easy
A relatively easy route mostly on quiet roads. There are plenty of pubs but limited cafes although there are options. (See notes below.) We also pass Woolsthorpe Manor (National Trust) birthplace of Isaac Newton, which has a coffee shop. Booking may be needed and there is GBP5 to get into the garden ...

The ability to download all the rides, by a member, in a zip file will be available once the rides have been published here.

15 random places within 30 km of the area are given below. Click on the title above to see all places and for more info

Note the ride maps show all of the places on routes as icons on the maps.

Full place listing.

Id: 1528

Category: food/gardenCentre

Map Reference: 52.89539, -0.78685

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Added by: Roger Turton

Id: 6650

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.65345, -0.47571

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 7441

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.9626, -0.84357

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6649

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.65381, -0.41202

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6634

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.48625, -0.80313

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6640

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.53982, -0.67538

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 1572

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.94109, -0.80282

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Added by: Roger Turton

Id: 6646

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.5785, -0.4145

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 7437

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.61567, -0.68561

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6608

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.7697, -0.37715

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 8077

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.4955, -0.39519

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 4142

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.88389, -0.87919

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Added by: Terry Barnaby

Id: 4152

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.94176, -0.80291

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Added by: Terry Barnaby

Id: 7429

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.45915, -0.6097

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6610

Category: food/cafe

Map Reference: 52.81323, -0.51869

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

15 random places within 30 km of the area are given below. Click on the title above to see all places and for more info

Note the ride maps show all of the places on routes as icons on the maps.

Full place listing.

Id: 1902

Category: interest/house

Map Reference: 52.62936, -0.50958

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 1401

Category: interest/church

Map Reference: 52.94351, -0.80009

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Added by: Roger Turton

Id: 1889

Category: interest/house

Map Reference: 52.94307, -0.61779

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 1908

Category: interest/house

Map Reference: 52.80903, -0.63036

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 8142

Category: interest/house

Map Reference: 52.64253, -0.45267

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6624

Category: interest/vintageRailway

Map Reference: 52.7147, -0.68977

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6611

Category: interest/garden

Map Reference: 52.68711, -0.65182

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 6635

Category: interest/countryPark

Map Reference: 52.49608, -0.77547

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 8141

Category: interest/house

Map Reference: 52.79265, -0.45227

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 2450

Category: interest/house

Map Reference: 52.52463, -0.63692

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 8642

Category: interest/castle

Map Reference: 52.67104, -0.72745

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 1900

Category: interest/garden

Map Reference: 52.46196, -0.55671

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 1527

Category: interest/castle

Map Reference: 52.8948, -0.78247

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Added by: Roger Turton

Id: 6615

Category: interest/museum

Map Reference: 52.56118, -0.84158

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

Id: 2444

Category: interest/house

Map Reference: 52.56385, -0.70933

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Added by: Neil Wheadon

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