What is a Rally?

The Lincolnshire Centre would be very pleased to welcome you to any of the rallies listed in this rally book. Our rallies are simply a gathering of Caravan Club Members for a weekend holiday to promote friendship and enjoy our common interest CARAVANNING.

The programme is arranged by the Centre Officers and Committee and the rallies run by members (as Marshals) all of whom are volunteers. They give up their time for the enjoyment of others and it is their way of ‘Putting a bit back’ for the good times they have enjoyed.

Hopefully the programme is designed to suit all tastes, with adult and children’s sports, walking, socials, caravan manoeuvring, fishing, indoor games, volley ball, dances, wine tasting (except we don’t spit it out) bowls, specialised rallies such as the bonfire, dinner dance and teenage rallies as well as combining with many local village events, i.e. agricultural shows, national events, and flower festivals plus raising money for charities and hospices, in many cases we become part of the local community if only for the weekend.

The Rally Marshals are ordinary Centre members who have volunteered their time to organise and run the rally, which includes signing the approach to the field and arranging the programme for our entertainment. This may include a social evening or dance, competitions or sports activities, all of which you may join in, or of course, you may do your own thing.

How do I book onto one of these rallies you may ask? Quite simple. Please complete one of the enclosed rally booking slips and post it to the Rally Marshal with the £2 booking fee, not later than the first post of the Monday preceding the rally or two weeks prior to the rally for Bank Holiday rallies. You will find their name and address are the end of each of the rally details.

When you go to the rally, follow the directions included in the rally book, when you are near the site you will see our directions signs which are reflective ORANGE with LINCS CC in black lettering. As you enter the site you will see the Rally Marshal’s caravan which will have a Rally Marshal sign beside it.

Please stop by their caravan and introduce yourselves. They will then ask you for the required fee which will be listed on the envelope that they will give you. It will also contain a letter giving information on the programme of the rally, any competitions and a rally plaque showing that you attended the rally.

You will then be shown to your pitch for the weekend by the Rally Marshal. Please draw the offside front corner of the caravan to the marker peg. Then it is normal practice to park your car on the offside of your caravan, which allows everyone to have easy access to all caravans. You will also be advised the location of the drinking water tap and the Elsan Disposal Point both of which will be signed. Please do not use the drinking water for the cleaning or charging of your toilet. Waste water can be disposed of around the hedgerows unless told otherwise. Dry rubbish should be taken home unless advised by the Rally Marshal.

During the weekend the Chairman or one of the Officers or Committee will call on you to welcome you to our Centre and to your first rally. He or she will tell you about the flag meeting which normally takes place towards the end of the rally and it is when we have coffee together, introduce our first ralliers and visitors thank our Rally Marshals, give our details of future events and results of any competitions and draws. Please come and join us, I am sure it will be the first of many enjoyable rallies.


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