HCI Rally to the Ironbirdge Gorge

27th – 30th April (4 nights) 

This four night Rally is being held in one of Shropshire’s most beautiful and interesting areas and is  aimed mainly at cyclists and walkers.  The scenic countryside boasts ten museums linked to a variety of industries ,including the famous Blists Hill Victorian Town and of course the first iron bridge in the world, spanning the glorious River Severn.  One ticket for £20.50 allows you to visit all museums as many times as you like in one year.  Bridgnorth with its 19th century funicular is also accessible by bus from the site.

The downside is that this intimate site only has 12 places.  Two places have already been allocated to the RO’s and the ARO’s Nigel and Teresa Goodricke.  Nigel and Teresa live in the area so know just where to ride and walk.

The cost for the four nights is £90 as this is a full facility site with EHU and all amenities, all be it on a small scale.  Please note this does not include the ticket to the museums.

As there are limited places on this so rally applications will be on a ‘First Come, First Served’ basis and acknowledgement will be by email.   

 

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HCI's 2020 Annual Dinner Dance & AGM

 


12th – 17th May (5 nights) 

Springfields Event & Conference Centre, Spalding, Lincs, PE12 6ET

Our 30th Dinner Dance Rally returns in 2020 to this very popular location at Spalding. As it is our 30th and at Springfields we have extended the rally by one day incorporating an extra nights entertainment and an optional days excursion to visit the newly dedicated Bomber Command Memorial  including a possible visit to RAF Coningsby. For those for whom this does not appeal you have the glorious gardens at the Centre along with plenty of shops as well as numerous walks in the area including the town of Spalding.

Some of the highlights of what promises to be an excellent time together :

Tuesday Arrival day and in the evening an informal get together

Wednesday An optional excursion to the newly dedicated Bomber Command Memorial and possibly RAF Coningsby. In the evening a social get together with live entertainment.

Thursday We have the ever popular table top sale and technical forum followed in the evening with the return of the excellent dance band VIVO

Friday We see the return of the interesting “travel Clinic” followed by your clubs AGM where you will have the opportunity to find out how the committee is working for you and the future plans for the club. In the evening we have a social get together.

Saturday In the morning we have the quiz and competition results and prize awards with the Gala Dinner Dance in the evening and entertainment by DJ Stef who last year managed to play virtually every single request as well as filling the dance floor for most of the evening. This is your chance to dress up, eat drink and be merry.

As this will be our 30th Dinner Dance – lets make it a big one, rest assured this one will surpass all of the dinner dances the club has held in the past, on our 25th event we had 126 units in attendance I would like to see 150 for this our 30th event and this would only represent 42% of our membership so come on all of you that are in the 58% bracket don`t miss out.

Unfortunately there is no EHU at Springfields but there is water and a CDP.

It is your club if you want to know what is going on, have a say on our future but more importantly have a great time come and join us. We look forward to seeing you there.

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HCI 2020 Dinner Dance follow-on rally to Batemans Brewery Visitors Centre

17th – 21st May (4 nights) 

Ann and Jack invite you to a follow-on from the 2020 AGM at Spalding, to Batemans Visitor Centre, at Wainfleet All Saints, Skegness, PE24 4JE.

The site is at the rear of the brewery and, hopefully, there will be a new shower and toilet block by May. Included will be a brewery tour and tasting, followed by a delicious 2 course meal and a souvenir. There will also be a quiz night in the bar with a prize for the winning team. 

There are frequent bus services into Skegness and Boston, with bus passes accepted. There is also a train station 5 minutes walk away, so you can explore further afield. Wainfleet itself has a couple of pubs, a small supermarket, and fish and chip shops and a Chinese.

The cost for all this will be £80 – Single price will be £55.

Sunday roast dinners are available until 2pm on 17th as an optional extra. Please write on the back of your applications forms if you would want us to book this for you.

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HCI Rally to Hill Crest Farm, Barnby Moor (New Venue)

8th – 12th June (4 nights) 

Richard, Juny, Max & Molly the Boxers  invite you to join us at Hill Crest Farm, Barnaby Moor for a free and easy rally (8 units only).

We will have the site to ourselves as we will be temporarily renting the camping field. We will have electricity, water and elsan and a nice toilet available only for ralliers. Camping is on firm grass; fully enclosed and safe with electric entry gates.

The venue is just 1.5 miles from the A1, south of Blyth Services. It is peaceful, quiet and is located in a very attractive village. Just 8 minutes walk brings you to:

  • The White Horse, a traditional dog friendly English pub, serving excellent food.
  • Yash, a quality Indian/Bangladeshi restaurant, which also delivers to the site.
  • Ye Old Bell, a high end hotel with bars, bistro, restaurant and extensive gardens.
  • Spa at Ye Old Bell, offering a full range of luxury relaxation and treatments.
  • Bus stop with an hourly service to Doncaster or Retford for those who wish to explore further afield.

Our initial plans are for our usual Meet and Greet and an American Supper, weather permitting. The rest of the time will be for rest and relaxation, meeting up with old friends, making new ones and doing what you want. There will be a maximum of 16 ralliers so newcomers to the Club will have a great opportunity to meet other members.

Whilst we will be reserving space on a first come first served basis, we will try our best to accommodate any first time ralliers so that they can meet other members in a small intimate rally.

The cost will be £77 per unit and £74 for singles. 

Please note this CAMC CL, it is an excellent A1 stop off at any time and full details are on the CAMC website.

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90th FICC Rally to Ostia Antica, Rome

24th July – 2nd August

Anthony and Eileen Pickering will be leading an HCI Rally to the 90th FICC International Rally. This 10 day Rally with the FICC is being organised by the A.C.T.Italia Federazione Nazionale and will be held in Ostia Antica, on the outskirts of Rome, Italy.

There is a full program of events including a daily excursion programme with visits to Bracciano, Castelgandolfo, Tivoli, Viterbo and Roma by night. In addition, several “street parties” will be held by various clubs and countries, giving the rally its unique international atmosphere. Full details of the rally can be viewed online at ficc2020.actitalia.it/en/.

With the ongoing uncertainty over Brexit, and consequently the exchange rate, all costs will initially be based on an exchange rate of £1 = €1, and apply to both the rally fees and optional excursions. This will make the cost for the rally £300 for 2 adults, motorhome, towed car and electricity plus HCI events.

The registration form gives all prices in Euros. Please complete the form as if paying in Euros i.e. 2 Adults @ €140 per adult = €280. Please also select any optional excursions that you would like to attend.

If the exchange rate has improved reducing the rally and/or excursion prices, those who attended the rally will receive a refund, net of bank exchange transfer fees, meet & greet, wine, coffee & cakes etc and donation to HCI. 

The electronic brochure and booking form are available from us at pickeringar@outlook.com

Please note: you will need to have a CCI card that is valid for the rally dates, and this card number should be entered on the booking form.

Registration Form and Payment must reach us by 30th April 2020.

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HCI Deutsche drei Rallies including Wine Festivals, Hymer Factory Tour and Rhine in Flames

25th August – 21st September (27 nights)

Sue and Eddie are pleased to announce their Deutsche Rally for 2020. We will be  exploring the wine regions of the Mosel, a taste of the Black Forest, an exclusive tour of the Hymer Factory and onto the romantic Rhine culminating in a dinner cruise on the Rhine whilst enjoying the Rhine in Flames firework display.

We meet up in Valkenburg in the South Dutch province of Limburg, here we will enjoy a group meal together in a local restaurant and in the morning we will learn of the history of  this area with a guided tour of one of the many caves. We then head South staying close to the City of Luxembourg where you will have the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful City.

From the City we move on to the more rural Mosel region of Germany, introducing ourselves to this picturesque wine area. Staying overnight on a vineyard we will enjoy a meal and wine tasting before moving on to Koblenz where the Mosel joins the Rhine. 

We then experience one of the major wine festivals of the area, spread over 5 days we will enjoy parades, music & song, firework displays and of course the tasting of the local wines including a visit to a winegrowers cellar.

We head further South after this five day spectacular visiting Germany`s historic and romantic city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber before reaching Bad Waldsee home of the Hymer Factory. Here we have arranged an exclusive tour of the factory, lunch and then the Erwin Hymer Museum.

The next day we visit and stay at a local brewery where we will be sampling its products and enjoying a typical Bayerische meal. From here we travel through the Black Forest along the shores of Lake Constance before travelling North to the Rhine region. Enroute-route we will stay on a vineyard tasting its wine of course.

We arrive and stay on the banks of the River Rhine where you can watch the many ships and hotel boats passing back and forth. The culmination of this tour is a dinner cruise from our campsite whilst enjoying the spectacular firework display of the “Rhine in Flames”. The tour finishes with a group meal in a local restaurant.

A detailed itinerary is available from the Rally Officer.

Please Note: Due to the restrictions on several campsites we will have to limit this tour to 15 motorhomes and therefore it will be strictly on a first come first served  basis.

The cost  of this tour is £1350 for a motorhome and two people, we will require a £100 deposit with the balance due by the 30th June.

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