Wolseley Register National Rally, 3-5 August 2018
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 participants found last year, accommodation options can be limited when booking that late and other commitments may already have been made. Therefore, for the 2018 rally, the Management Committee decided to arrange things further ahead, with a deadline for booking accommodation of 31 March 2018.
The Register will take over the Royal Agricultural University (formerly the Royal Agricultural College) at Cirencester from the Friday 3 August until Monday 6 August. The university has beautiful buildings in a parkland setting, it has many high quality rooms (twin and single), 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.
Most rally entrants are arriving on the Friday and stay for at least two nights. The Rally Dinner will be on Saturday evening for onsite guests and other rally entrants staying or living nearby.
More than 50 rooms have now been booked by Members from all over the UK as well as from France and the Netherlands. Alternative local accommodation may still be available: the Mayfield Park Touring and Camping site, tel: 01285 831301 at North Cerney (2 miles north of Cirencester) takes tents or caravans; and both the Travelodge and Premier Inn chains have motels within 2 miles of the RAU. Those living within driving distance may prefer to just come along to join in the daytime activities. Non-resident participants are welcome to book the Rally Dinner at the RAU (using the Rally Dinner shop item), but PLEASE NOTE: It is not possible to book any onsite accommodation or other evening meals now that the 31 March 2018 deadline has passed. 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.
Of course, staying at the RAU and attending the Rally Dinner is not compulsory so those only wishing to attend some of the events over the weekend may 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.