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Celtic Brotherhood Rally
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This is the 22nd
running of this rally, and at last I got too it, though I must admit to only
hearing of the event over the last couple of years.
Soon there were a few
of us going from the Bikerlifestyle Forum, and Freak bravely headed north to a
rally in Shetland the week before, somehow missing the floods that plagued the
country all week. At a vaguely designated time we met at Portsmouth (if you call
Wednesday afternoon a designated time)
Once bikes strapped down (and in one case over tightened by owner until it went over) it was a mini cruise to St Malo. Firstly a pleasant evening in the bar, and then a snug fit into the worlds tiniest Cabin for four blokes.
Thursday and a perfect
riding day greeted us in France, and so we followed POB’s Sat-Nav to the
Brothers Clubhouse, straight into a dead-end ooops.
The first of many
Cheese and Ham sandwiches was too follow, how is it the French way tastes so
Finding the clubhouse,
a gatehouse to a chateau, it was tents up and then off with others for lunch at
St Breuc and then back for a great evening of home made entertainment.
Phil from the Green Man
MCC really could sing and joined in “Whisky before breakfasts” jam session.
In the small hours it was off to bed, or not, as I couldn’t find sleeping bag
in the dark.
The following day,
after nuclear strength coffee it was off to the rally site at the hippodrome de
la baie near Yffianiac, with Drainage work everywhere a trial bike would have
The main stage and show
was all inside the grandstand, and there were some great food stalls also. Tents
up, along with The Brothers MRC we headed off to Montcontour for lunch. Ten
steaks (horse) later and we headed back replete to the site.
The rest of the evening
and groups became a bit of a haze, but lets just say a good night was had by
all. With so many English people travelling over there is not really a language
Next day it was off to
the seaside on a well organised ride-out but I could not face the free beer,
Another great evening followed. The headline band was Dirty Bertie. Bryn with his tank less sporster won best chop.
And Phil from Guensey who had fallen down some steps and broke
his leg got the award for hard luck story, the Plymouth mcc got best attendance
with 36 folk.
Sunday and it rained as
the tents came down, and so the rain continued, as me freak and the brothers
headed for St Lo. The journey punctuated by running repairs to some of their
The fast ferry back and a jobs worth at Portsmouth brought us back to reality with a bump a great weekend, next year it is planned for July 4th and 5th
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