The UK's Easter Tandem Rally 2003 provides the first opportunity for everyone in the club to get together again after the winter. From Friday through to Monday 3 routes are offered varying from about 25 miles to about 70 miles, thereby providing something for everyone. All the routes set out the same way and return the same way, so giving ample opportunity to meet other members on different length routes. Departure times from the Youth Hostel are up to the participants - who ride at their own pace.
Informal activities of one sort or another will be arranged in the evenings in the Youth Hostel. For more details, give John and Margaret a ring on 01953483761 or contact them by email at:-
Sheringham is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and heritage
coastline on the North Norfolk coast. It is a fascinating example of a
Victorian seaside resort where shellfishing remains an important industry.
The rapidly eroding coastline, lowland glacial features and river systems
provide subjects for geographers; the salt, brackish and fresh water
marshes, heath and forests are a delight for biologists and for younger
children there are steam trains, the shire horse centre, the lifeboat and
town museums, a glass factory, a military museum with tank driving displays,
a wildlife centre and the seal colony. There are also many quiet lanes just
waiting to be discovered by the cyclist and tandemist! And after all this
activity what more could you want than refreshment in one of the many tea
shops or country pubs.
The Hostel is in a quiet residential street just a short walk from the town
centre and seafront, with ample parking space. It has two main blocks and we
have provisionally booked sole occupancy of the old block (47 beds). There is a drying room and launderette, games room and lounge with TV. They can also offer lockable cycle storage if everybody has breakfast and evening meal.
There are also camping facilities near and plenty of BBs, and we hope that you will
be able to join us on this Easter weekend rally. Please think about this early, let us
know and then we will be able to have sole occupancy of the old block.