Laurie Erwood assisted by Richard Martin and Richard Tann, have arranged a Southern Scott Owners Club Rally at Feldon Lodge, Hemel Hempstead. It’s an ideal location. The hotel style venue is possibly on-par with Abbotsholme. It’s off the beaten track, on a 32-acre site so there is plenty of room, no concern about making too much noise. The date is the only one available this year. The maximum capacity for catering is about 60 guests, members, friends and family are invited.
The food is reported to be excellent. Included in a weekend package is Friday dinner, Saturday ‘continental’ breakfast, cooked lunch, and dinner, Sunday continental breakfast and lunch. Bring your own booze. It is possible to substitute a packed lunch on Saturday if required. Tea and coffee is included, available at all times. In addition, draft ale could be provided by the club.
For those who chose to reside in the Lodge there are excellent bedrooms, adult size beds, mostly twin. Each bedroom has en-suite facilities, all linen, towels etc provided. There is room for any number of campers and camper vans, drinking water tap, waste disposal, and toilet facilities nearby. There are no ‘hook-up’ provisions.
A large lounge can accommodate 60 for a conference or speakers. More than enough room for car parking, auto jumble, book sale, bike display etc. We have the use of the sports hall for security or a back stop if it’s raining. There are adequate toilets, and a compact area for the event, minimum walking for those with mobility difficulties.
We will arrange a motorcycle run in the Chiltern Hills. We are visiting Ivor Dutton’s Bugatti workshop, with an alternative venue for non-riders. Roger Moss has kindly offered to give us a talk. We have arranged a small band for evening entertainment. The regalia team from the Scott Club will be selling badges, tee shirts etc. We may have a book sale, and a Scott quiz. We hope to encourage a good auto jumble, and are asking all those attending to bring at lease one unwanted item of motorcycle related jumble to sell. You could go home with more cash than you came with!
The rally will follow the usual format. Arrive Friday about 3pm. Ride out Saturday (with breakdown recovery), machine display on Sunday. Lots of talking, no speeches, no awards, leave the site about 3pm. If you have any ideas to add interest, please let us know.
Rates are £132 per person for the whole weekend inclusive of all meals and sharing a twin room, meeting room, sports hall, out-door space for display purposes, parking, wi-fi and all refreshments. Single Rooms would be £168. Caravans or campers would be charged £102 per person, fully catered in the Lodge. Or self-caterers would pay £30 camping fee per van. These are the rates charged by the Lodge.
Day guests are welcome, but must be club members, or accompanied by a club member.
This announcement is sent to individuals who have expressed interest (or varying degrees of interest, or even not being able to think of an excuse in time) in participating. So far we have 30 – 35, enough to justify the commitment, but it would be great to have more bookings up to the maximum. If you are wavering please encourage yourself and your Scott Club friends to attend, but be aware the Lodge bookings are now on a ‘first come – first served’ basis. As we were not able to commit to the full quota, unfilled rooms are available to the general public.
To avoid confusion all BOOKINGS queries to Richard Tann email@example.com or 020 8953 5732 / 07836678564
We will issue a booking form in due course.
Laurie Erwood laurie(at)tiscali.co.uk 01582 842337
Richard Martin 01727 859796 / 07749 650935