National Rally – 2018

Wolseley Register National Rally, 3-5 August 2018

A front view of the RAU

For the last few years we have confirmed details of our annual rallies in January and full details have been announced in the Spring. As a number of you have found last year, accommodation options can be limited when you book that late and you may already have other commitments. Therefore, for the 2018 rally, we decided to arrange things further ahead.

Ken Russell first floor dining room to be used for Rally Dinner

Sample bedroom accommodation at RAU

The Register will take over the Royal Agricultural University (formerly the Royal Agricultural College) at Cirencester from the Friday until the Monday. The university has beautiful buildings in a parkland setting, it has many high quality rooms (twin and single) available, and excellent catering.  Of course the accommodation is designed with students in mind, but we are confident the facilities offer entrants a reasonably-priced inclusive package for the 2018 Rally.
NB: there are no lifts in any of the buildings.

Our outline programme for the weekend is:

  • Friday: Arrive late afternoon. Evening meal and overnight accommodation including breakfast on Saturday.
  • Saturday: Scenic tour of Cotswold villages visiting local places of interest, with coffee and lunch stops available, followed by driving skills tests in late afternoon. Evening Rally Dinner (to be served in first floor Ken Russell Dining Room). Overnight B&B accommodation.
  • Sunday: Static car display in the grounds. Lunch available from servery. Evening meal and overnight B&B accommodation.

Accommodation prices at the RAU are:

  • B&B twin £75; single £45 (per room)
  • Servery dinner £9.50 (Fri and Sun)
  • Rally three-course dinner (Sat): £25

An indicative cost per person for a full weekend (Friday dinner to Monday breakfast) would therefore be £160-180. Shorter stays are possible and it may also be possible to lengthen your stay. This represents outstanding value.

A ‘birds eye’ view of the RAU!

We hope most members will arrive on the Friday and stay for at least two nights. The Rally Dinner will be on Saturday evening. A longer stay in the B&B accommodation, arriving before Friday or departing after Monday, is possible. Very limited camping space is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights only, adjacent to the Sports Pavilion which offers toilet and shower facilities.

Camping will be around this building which contains toilets and showers

Tents would be on grass but motorised vehicles or caravans can only be accommodated on the car park area near the Pavilion so would not be able to erect awnings.  Breakfast and/or lunch can be purchased in the main building but evening meals must be booked in advance. Camping fees of £5 per person per night to be paid in full when booking. Final numbers of campers are also required by the RAU by the end of March.

Jacobean building at top of main drive to RAU

Our aim is to make the Rally a whole-weekend event, and we want everyone to stay in the same place if possible. We have reserved around 50 rooms which can only be held for a limited time, so it is essential to make an early booking. Accommodation and meals must be booked through the Wolseley Register using the online form below, or the paper form enclosed with the September/October 2017 Wolseley World.

More than 45 rooms have now been requested by Members from all over the UK as well as from France and the Netherlands.  Alternative local accommodation is available, or those living within driving distance may prefer to just come along to join in the daytime activities.  Non-resident participants are welcome to book evening meals and/or the Rally Dinner at the RAU (using the Accommodation and Meals booking form), but PLEASE NOTE: It will not be possible to book any onsite accommodation or evening meals after 31 March 2018.  Lunch may be purchased from the servery on the Sunday or picnics can be brought into the grounds.

Read the Official Access Statement for the Royal Agricultural University. NB: Dogs are not allowed in any of the RAU buildings and must be kept on leads when in the grounds at all times.

The centre courtyard of the RAU

Of course, staying at the RAU and attending the Rally Dinner is not compulsory so if you only want to attend some of the events over the weekend, please just complete the National Rally Entry form below.

Contact details given on the forms below will be used for Rally communications only, the Entrant’s name, town and car registration will appear in the Rally Programme. All entries will receive a Rally souvenir, full weekend Rally Programme and Judging Form for the Sunday’s static display. The Rally fee of £10 per car includes the postage of Rally Programmes, and can be paid securely online through the shop at the bottom of the page.

Please complete the National Rally Entry form below if you wish to join any of the activities on Saturday and Sunday.

NATIONAL RALLY 2018 ENTRY FORM

Please answer the following questions to complete your rally application:

Entrant Name (required)

Car Club

Driver Name (if different)

Membership Number

Address (required)



Post Code (required)

Country

Telephone Number (required)

Email (required)

Vehicle Details: (classes will be allocated according to number of entries received)

Make (if not Wolseley). Non-Wolseleys (pre-1975) are welcome in the Open Class

Model (required)

Year (required)

Registration Number (required)

Number of people in the vehicle

Saturday 4 August activities:
Please tick any of the activities below if interested, (this does not constitute any commitment at this stage):-
Road Run
Driving Skills
Rally Dinner - if required and not already booked, please complete the Meals section of the Accommodation and Meals booking form.

Insurance confirmation - PLEASE TICK TO CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING:
I understand that the Road Traffic Act applies to all exhibits on the rally and confirm that the entry above and any drivers on the day are fully insured on the day

Submit your application

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SPAM TRAP - Please enter the above letters in the box below:

Entrance to RAU for cars attending Rally

Please complete the Accommodation and Meals form below if you wish to stay at the RAU and have not yet booked. Balance of accommodation and evening meal payments will be collected by Easter 2018.

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS BOOKING FORM

Please answer the following questions to book your accommodation and meals at the RAU:

Entrant Name (required)

Membership Number

Name/s of additional persons

Address (required)



Post Code (required)

Country

Telephone Number (required)

Mobile No (if different)

Email (required)

Accomodation and Meal Options:

Please select the required value in each drop down box below, for each day you wish to stay at the RAU.

Optional Pre-Rally Days:

Tue 31st July: Accom:
Evening Meal:
Bedroom:
Wed 1st August: Accom:
Evening Meal:
Bedroom:
Thu 2nd August: Accom:
Evening Meal:
Bedroom:

Core Rally Weekend Days:

Fri 3rd August: Accom:
Evening Meal:
Bedroom:
Sat 4th August: Accom:
RALLY MEAL:
Bedroom:
Sun 5th August: Accom:
Evening Meal:
Bedroom:

Optional Post-Rally Days:

Mon 6th August: Accom:
Evening meal:
Bedroom:
Tue 7th August: Accom:
Evening Meal:
Bedroom:
Wed 8th August: Accom:
Evening Meal:
Bedroom:
Thu 9th August: Accom:
Evening meal:
Bedroom:

Number of persons to be accommodated (required):

Number of nights accomodation required (required)

For B&B, deposit required now at £10 per person per night

For Camping, full payment required now at £5 per person per night

Total Amount to be paid now (required):

Submit your application

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SPAM TRAP - Please enter the above letters in the box below:

The Rally Meal will be a 3 course waitress-served dinner followed with tea or coffee – full menu available here and choices must be made in advance. Please email the National Rally Events Team  with the choices for each diner and to advise of any dietary requirements.

The full Rally Programme containing everything participants will need to know will be sent out a month before the event, so we need vehicle entries by early June to ensure they are included and to help us plan the rally classes etc.  Late or on-the-day entries will be accepted at the same fee but of course will not be included in the Rally Programme.

Anyone unable to bring a classic car to the Rally is welcome to submit a National Rally  Entry Form to ensure they will receive the Rally Programme, souvenir slate coaster and Judging Form for the Static Display. Club merchandise will be on sale and a Raffle will be held on the Sunday.

The RAU hosted this rally recently!

Please now go to the online shop to pay in order to pay the accommodation deposit and/or the vehicle entry fee. Please read Notes 1 and 2 below before you go to the shop.

Note1: For B&B accommodation and camping, you will need to select one product for each person per night required. The balance for B&B accommodation will need to be paid by end of March 2018. Camping fees to be paid in full when booking.

Note2: For Rally entries, you will need to select one product for each vehicle entered. These need to be paid by early June to ensure your inclusion in the Rally Programme. (Late entries will be accepted at the same fee but will not be included in the Rally Programme).

Paper forms can be downloaded here if required. Please click on whichever is required:
National Rally Accommodation and Meals Booking Form
National Rally Entry Booking Form

Please contact the Wolseley Register Events Team with any queries: email eventsteam@wolseleyregister.co.uk or call Jan Langston on 01524 761409.