Big End Rally

Kitchen sink award

Peter Juby, current club chairman sent us this report of the 2003 Big End Rally.

The rally goes from strength to strength.

Open quoteI have not had time to compile a full report of the rally perhaps you could pull something together from the following information.

  • Rally attendance was 330 + Phoenix members and families. This was a record
  • The Raffle raised £201 for the East Midlands Air Ambulance - again a record. It might have been more but we ran out of raffle tickets.
  • Temperatures at the rally on the Saturday probably set another record.
  • Beer sales set a record - they had 2600 pints of real ale at the start in addition to other beers etc and they had very little left Sunday AM.


Details are a little sketchy as someone threw the sheet away after the awards were presented and not all rallyists leave full details in the Rally book.

  • Kitchen sink award - Most kit on one bike - Ben Thomas
  • Overseas long distance Male - Willy from Germany
  • Overseas long distance Female - Mouse from Belgium
  • Long distance Male - Charlie from the Special K
  • Long distance Female - Jill Saunders
  • Long distance pillion - M Lyth
  • Club aggregate mileage - Mayflower (as usual)
  • Club turnout (most members present) - Mingers
  • Grot bike - Puker
Grot bike award
  • Best Bike - Compo (Velocette)
  • Sartorial elegance - Linda
Sartorial elegance award

I know not all rallyists got home in the dry as many phoned home Sunday AM to receive reports of heavy rain particularly those travelling to the North West.Close quote

- Peter Juby