Far From Sirius RallyMy fifth Far From Sirius in 2011, the first thing to be done was to go to the English Cider Centre in West Firle to pick up a gallon of Ben Crossmans Prime Farmhouse Cider. Although the organising club, the UFOs, do a very good real ale bar with local ales at very good prices, they do not have real cider.
The camping area is in the middle of the racecourse and is a massive expanse of flat level grass and the clubhouse hosts the disco and a live band each night. Friday's were very good.
The next day I went on a ride out with friends from Medway MAG to - yes you guessed it - the Cider Center to stock up again.
In the afternoon we went down to the Winning Post to eat and, of course, to drink some more. Then I went to the Fountain to meet some of the Unpredictables from the Isle of Wight.
Back to the site for Saturday night and then home on Sunday morning in the sun that shone all weekend.
- Dave Ranger