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Dalesman Rally 2019

It’s that time of year again and we made our annual trip to the Dean Valley MCC, Dalesman Rally held in the Yorkshire Dales. Turnout was up this year with over 300 pre booking. The weather preceding the rally was fair so the ground was good for camping.

It was also forecast good for the weekend? Not quite sure what happened there as we had a mixture of sunshine and showers most of the weekend. There was good turnout of outfits and the Vikings were well represented.

Ellie holding Court!!

Saturday we had a run out with Dennis & Chris, Mick & Sue, Al & Dawn up to the Yorkshire Shepherdess retreat at Ravenseat https://www.yorkshireshepherdess.com/ Filming was in progress so watch out for glimpses of us on telly. We enjoyed a cup of tea and Amanda’s homemade scones served by her eldest daughter Rowen.

After this we made our way up to the highest Pub in England, Tan Hill Inn https://www.tanhillinn.com/accommodation/camping/ Where the local wooly jumpers took a shine to our bikes. Or thought their relatives were on board so we had to hide the sheepskin covers quickly.

Far reaching view from Tan Hill Inn.

Then we had a great ride back down to the site and a social evening.

Sunday came around far too quick but at least we managed to get the tent down dry. We wished everyone farewell and had a superb ride home. Thanks to all in the Dean Valley MCC who made it happen.

Lovely Guzzi & GP700

Viking encampment

Dennis being nosey!!! “Look it’s another sovereign but it’s not a Pan”

Len & Marita’s EZS outfit

Marita carrying out her Grandma duties

Len’s daughters outfit with Mike Priestley’s behind. (sorry Spav as much as I look I can’t see Mr Priestley’s behind)

Nice BMW & Velorex

A brace of GSX1400

Safe riding John & Tracy