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Dragon Rally 2017

Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th February 2017

United Kingdom

PRE BOOK TICKETS SOLD OUT.

(27.12.16)

A few points for those attending.

1. Remember to take great care with gas canisters; sadly a couple of years ago one participant was found dead on the Sunday morning.

2. Last year for the first time ever a few participants had items stolen even from their tents whilst they were asleep. Take care of things like wallets & mobile phones.

3. The site chosen is a new back to basics site. Not the luxery of last year! Remember bikes only. Final directions will be posted around 20th January 2017.

5. The cost of the ticket is to attend the Rally. The club provide an assortment of benefits in kind including soup & roll, badge, sticker, coaster and "goodie bag" etc.

Whilst ever effort has been made to provide these for all attenders they are strictly on a first come basis and are available from 10am Saturday until late. NOT available on Sunday. These benefits are for attenders only.

Booking for 2018 will open 1st October 2017.

All at the Club hope you have an enjoyable & safe ride.

Graham



The Dragon Rally

Like the Elephant in Germany and the Crystal Rally in Norway, is one of the Great European rallies usually held in the bitter depths of winter. It's where the enthusiasts go to talk shop, indulge in nostalgia, tell stories of their two-wheel exploits, make abusive comments about car drivers and fine weather motorcyclists (who only bring their motorcycles out in the summer).

The Conwy and District Motorcycle Club started the Dragon Rally in 1960 and it takes place in winter in the beautiful mountains of Snowdonia, North Wale and serves as a meeting place for motorcyclists all over the Continent.

Participants are limited to 1400 and they're not told the location of the camp site until they have reported to one of the caravans, which are positioned within 6 to 15 miles of it, for ticket stamping. Once there, they enjoy the Conwy & DMCC's warm welcome and hot soup as well as the local amenities including some fabulous pubs.

Each year the Dragon Rally badge is either red or white or green; the colours of the Welsh Flag, and is generally classy and collectable.

The venue has been held at numerous sites including:-

  • Bryn Bras Castle, Llanrug;
  • Gwrych Castle, Abergele;
  • Tyddyn Rhonwy, Llanberis;
  • The Riverside located between Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig;
  • Ty’n-y-Berth; Nant Gwynant,
  • Beddgelert; Garth Farm,
  • Twin Lakes; and Llanrwst, Gwynedd.