Invader Rally


Organised by the Suzuki Owners Club at the Cross Keys, Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire.

I attended this rally, but didn't stay long, as explained in my Black Pudding report. I started the weekend near Bolton at the Black Pudding rally but this was too local to me so I had ridden down late Friday/early hours Saturday to the Raglan rally which was cancelled.

After a few hours sleep I crossed from South Wales to south Bedfordshire and the Invader rally. Then I decided that as my Dean Valley MCC and Denholme and District friends were all still up near Bolton for the sake of another couple of hours in the saddle I could join them. So I did.

About 25 years later I went to the Spark in the Dark rally at this pub and couldn't work out why it seemed familiar. I thought perhaps I had visited there from the Sundowner rally which used to be held at Sharpenhoe, just a couple of fields away. John Flitney then reminded me that it had been the venue of the Invader rally and I think for at least one of the Hatters rallies.

- Ted Trett