Chinnor Bike Dayz Rally
First weekend in July near to Chinnor in Buckinghamshire.
This is one I have not done before but I am glad that I did. This rally is superb value for money with lots of bands through the event with lots of different styles of music including accoustic sets in a different tent.
The bar had good supplies of real ale and cider. A bike show is held on Saturday afternoon.
The event is organised by MAG and there is a lot of hard work done by the volunteers. The proceeds are split equally betweem MAG and the Air Ambulance.
There was no patch or badge for this rally.
Well, what a weekend that was! The 2013 Chinnor Bike Days Rally was held over the first weekend in July near to Princes Risborough in Berkshire in hot sunney weather. I had done this rally last year when it rained all weekend, but could see its potential.
I arrived on Friday evening after filtering down the M25 for about 30 miles.
There was Whiteheads rum cask cider on so I consumed six pints of it and started to enjoy the first of 20 live bands playing that weekend.
I missed the ride out which was a pity as it was the largest one I have seen at a rally and it comes back into Princes Risborough and all the people come out to cheer on the bikes.
I decided to walk into town where they had a fete in the High Street.
The bands had started by the time I walked into the site where they were turning people without a ticket away due to the limit of a 1000 being reached.
There were some really good bands including Tank Trap who had played at the Isle of Wight Festival.
Then a fantastic Led Zeppelin tribute and then the MFU finished off the night.
This rally has the ability to be one of the top ones in the country, thanks to MAG and the many volenteers for putting it on.
- Dave Ranger
2013 was the first time at Chinnor Bike Dayz all I can say is "WOW".
Good music, good booze, good company & good weather. To cap it all good value.
Sensible limit so camping not overcrowded.
I shall go again.
- Mark Mingay