Welsh Coast Rally
The Winter rally held by the Welsh Coast MCC.
They also do one in June.
After a 220 mile ride to the event, mostly in the rain, I reached the site on a rugby pitch as it got dark. First drinks were in the rugby club bar and then I went to the clubhouse of the holiday village that the bands were playing. On sale here was food, a fantastic selection of cider and perrys from small Welsh producers. The Welsh MCC also had a merchandise stand there.
On the Saturday evening I got stuck into the ciders. at 5pm I asked to the barman the strength of the cider I was drinking as it was not on the pumpclip. The answer was 7.5%. I had already had 5 pints! More drinks were duly sunk and I was coursed to go on stage for a competition to show my manhood! After the night was finished I managed to stagger to the campsite.
The 2011 Welsh Coast MCC winter rally was held at the Badgers Bar in Ammanford in South Wales.
The run up was dry until I stopped at the first service station after the Severn Bridge when it started to rain in typical Welsh style.
Camping was at the back of the pub on a rugby field.
The only cider was weak so I got into the red wine. There was a rock disco and two bands on Saturday night.
The run back was dry.
- Dave Ranger
I was the rally sec for Sober M.T.C. My name was Toomie. I was looking up the Welsh Coasters and came across your site.
- Alan Meredith aka Toomie
I was at the Welsh Coast Winter Rally last weekend. I met Dave Ranger there and was talking to him and I told him that his NABD patches were not on straight although I did not realise it was him until I saw a picture on your site after I got home. He is a very brave man, sitting in a pub full of bikers drinking a bottle of red wine from a long stem glass. I would have poured it into my tankard.
- Russ Shand
1979 saw me on my MZ and Pete Bickerstaffe (as he was then) on a grotty Fanny B which had trials tyres on but wasn't as bad as it looked. We were heading down the M4 south of Cardiff when the boys in blue pulled Pete over. I saw this in my mirror, so I came off at the next junction turned round, went back north to the previous junction and rejoined Pete.
- Alan Rogers