posted on March 17, 2012 14:17
Owls MCC will be operating a control point for the National Road Rally 2012
The National Road Rally is an event which first started in 1933 and is now organised by the ACU, the BMF and able assisted for many years by MENCAP.
The event is classified as a ‘navigational scatter rally’ which is defined as a rally with numerous controls but with no specific route: in other words, each participant works out their own route. The riders can go for awards travelling anywhere between 200 to 540 miles. Some prizes are donated by MENCAP who benefit from sponsorship by the participating riders. It is open to riders who hold a full driving license for motor cycles and 3 wheeled vehicles classed as motor cycles.
Owls MCC are organising and will be operating the Wigan control point. This will be based at the BP Crow Orchard Service station, just off Junction 27 of the M6.
The BP service station, which is open 24 hours for petrol, has been good enough to allow us to use a section of the forecourt as a base for the control point.
The rally starts at 2pm on Satuday 30th June and finishes at 10am on Sunday 1st July. This takes advantage of the long days and short nights of summer.
For more information about the rally and for an entry form, see the National Road Rally 2012 website.
For those of you who are not familiar with the area, the address and directions to the BP Crow Orchard Service station are as follows.
BP Connect Crow Orchard
Mossy Lea Road
Located on the corner of Crow Orchard Road (A5209) and Mossy Lea Rd (B5250), just off Junction 27 of the M6.
If coming off the M6, head onto the A5209 towards Parbold, Burscough and Ormskirk.
Please note that the "one way" entrance is just as you turn into Mossy Lea Road.
24 hour Petrol is available, toilets, with hot and cold food and drinks, although only available through the payment window between 22:45 and 06:00.
If you live in the Wigan area and might be interested in joining our club, email email@example.com for more information, come out on a few ride outs and have a chat with us.