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Thursday, 23 May 2019

SLDA, Through The Decades, Rally

SLDA, Through The Decades, Rally

SLDA, Through The Decades, Rally

24th to 27th May 2019, SLDA, Through The Decades, Rally

Address: Smeatons Lakes Caravan Site, Great North Rd, Newark, Notts, NG23 6ED.

Fancy dress theme -
“Through The Decades...”
(win a prize each night for best fancy dress)

Friday - 80’s night
Saturday - 70’s night
Sunday - 50’s & 60’s night.

Trent Valley DA invites all Camping & Caravanning Club members to join us at Smeatons Lakes Caravan Site (rally field), Great North Rd, Newark, Notts, NG23 6ED.

Our friendly & helpful stewards are Stephen and Sarah, contact 07460479434. Fees are £15 per unit per night. Advise reception you are with Trent Valley DA and follow TVDA signs to our rally area once on site.

Using our own large heated marquee, with a program of LIVE entertainment & fun for all, come along & join us at this centrally located site.

No booking required - just turn up!

CCY & CCJ camping areas available at this meet.

PLEASE REMEMBER to stop on arrival & pick up a swipe card for site entry/exit from reception (£5 deposit) if you intend to go on and off site during your stay with us.

An ideal base to explore the local areas of Newark, Lincs, Nott's & Derbys, this site has lakes & parkland available, with fishing (additional fees payable) & nature walks. Small shop for available on site for basic supplies. Dogs welcome on leads.

Set within approximately 90 acres, Smeaton's Lakes is a quiet, rural haven of peace and tranquillity for fishing, nature walks, caravans, motorhomes and tents, and has been sympathetically developed as a nature wonderland for walkers and dog lovers alike, with prime fishing available on both of the lakes and the nearby River Trent.

Often described by new visitors as one of the East Midlands' best kept secrets, Smeaton's Lakes' close proximity to the A1 and A46 make it the ideal base from which to explore the many and varied attractions of this historic area.

Smeaton's Lakes can be found close to Newark Showground & Newark Air Museum. Take a visit to the historic Newark town centre with its variety of shops, market place, castle and river trips. Go by car, on foot, by cycle using the convenient cycle track, or catch a local bus from the bus stop right outside the main entrance.

Nearby is the village of Southwell, with its historic Minster, just 5 minutes away by car, whilst Lincoln with its many and varied historic attractions is just 30 minutes away.

Centrally located with easy access, by road or rail, to Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, this site boasts...

Cycle track into Newark,

Civil War earthworks on site,

Local bus stop outside our main entrance,

Easy access to Newark Northgate railway station (East Coast Main Line) & Newark Castle Station,

Convenient for the Newark Showground with its renowned International Antiques Fair and various other events and attractions throughout the year,

Also close to:

Newark Air Museum,
Newark Castle,
Millgate Folk Museum,
Historic Market Square,
Palace Theatre,
Local Markets,
Newark & Balderton Leisure Centres.

The site has:

Several fishing lakes (additional fees apply),
Calor Gas supplies,
Small shop for basic provisions,
Disabled toilets & shower,
Pets welcome on leads,
Daily newspapers to order,
Indian, Chinese & Pizza delivery service available to site,

An ideal centrally located base to explore the local area and all it has to offer...

Friday, 10 May 2019

SLDA, White House Farm Tealby, Rally

SLDA, White House Farm Tealby, Rally

SLDA, White House Farm Tealby, Rally

10th to12th May 2019, SLDA, White House Farm Tealby, Rally

Address: White House Farm Tealby, Sandy lane,Tealby, Market Rasen, LN8 3YF

Start Date: 10th May
Finish Date: 12th May
Stewards: Carol and Stewart will be there to greet you from 12 noon
Cost: £17 pupw

Facilities Water, Elsan,

Information: No need to book just turn up Some stunning views from the site

Directions: Go past Market Rasen approximately 3 miles turn first left SP Tealby site first farm on the right approximately 1/5 mile

Additional Information: Good walking area and amazing food at the local pub

Thursday, 2 May 2019

BCC, Mayday Bank Holiday, Rally


BCC, Mayday Bank Holiday, Rally

2nd to 7th May 2019, BCC, Mayday Bank Holiday, Rally

Home Farm, Somersby Road,Tetford, Horncastle LN9 6QG, United Kingdom

Start Date: 2nd May 2019
Finish Date: 7th May 2019
Stewards: Helen and Stuart 01507 450815...07717 825586
Cost:

Facilities Water, Elsan,

Big Sites Book

Information: 5 day meet ,May Day Bank Holiday

Directions: From Horncastle take A158 east toward Skegness. Then first left to Salmonby/Tetford road.

in Tetford turn right at keep left signs, follow road to next right turn signed Salmonby see BCC signs,site is on right.

Additional Information: BBQ and social in the barn Saturday night.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

My Assist Hybrid Electric Bike from Halfords

My Assist Hybrid Electric Bike from Halfords


Assist Hybrid Electric Bike - 20" Wheel

The Assist Hybrid Electric Bike - 20" Wheel is the perfect commuting companion. With just one turn on the pedals you will be able to ride up hills and against the strongest winds, like they didn’t even exist. The bike has a 12 point pick up that means the motor is more sensitive to the turn of the pedals and will kick the power in quicker. Depending on the terrain and the rider’s weight you can travel up to 20 miles on one charge and only charge back up in 2-3 hours. Also, there is a walking mode feature that will help you push the bike up a path or if its fully loaded with shopping. When it comes to hop on hop off city traveling, the Assist is the perfect bike.

Assist Hybrid Electric Bike

Frame / Components:

Frame: Shopper Style
Gears: Single Speed Gearing
Suspension: Rigid
Brakes: Promax V Brakes
Wheels: 20" with CSD Tyres

Assist Hybrid Electric Bike - 20" Wheel Extra Info

FREE build
Unlimited lifetime safety checks
Lifetime guarantee on frames and rigid forks*
Leisure E-Bike Cyclecare available

Size Guide

Frame Size Height (Inch)
One Size 4' 10" - 6' 3"

Specifications

Approximate Weight (KG): 18kg
Brake Type: V-Brakes
Forks: Steel
Frame Material: Steel
Gender: Unisex
Number of Gears: 1
Pedals Included: Yes
Suspension: Rigid
System voltage: 24V
Wheel Size: 20"
Amps: 4.8Ah
Battery Features: On/off switch with walk assist mode
Battery warranty: 2 years/550 charges
Battery Weight: 2.2kg
Cassette/Freewheel: Single Ring With Double Chain Guard
Chain: KMC
Chainset: Alloy
Frame: Shopper Style
Front Brake: Promax V-Brake
Front Hub: Motor
Geometry: Shopper Style
Grips: Ergonomic
Handlebar Type: Hi Rise
Headset: VP Brand
Maximum Range: Up to 20 miles
Mudguard Mounts: Yes
Pannier Rack: Yes
Pedals: Welgo
Rear Brake: Promax V-Brake
Rear Hub: Alloy
Rear Mech: Single Speed
Rims: Alloy Double Wall
Saddle: Memory Foam Comfort
Seatpost: Steel
Stem: Steel
Tyre Size: 20"x1.5
Tyres: CSD
Watt-Hour: 115Wh


Saturday, 27 April 2019

BCC, Home Farm, Tetford, Rally


We had a really good weekend but it did nothing but rain all weekend however it enabled both me and the wife to have a good chat. The battery died again hopefully tho in a couple of weeks I'll be able to put my other batteries on which should solve the problem.

Home Farm, Tetford, Rally Pictures

26th to 28th April 2019, BCC, Home Farm, Tetford, Rally

Home Farm, Somersby Road,, Tetford, Horncastle LN9 6QG, United Kingdom

Start Date: 26th April 2019
Finish Date: 28th April 2019
Stewards: Helen and Stuart 01507 450815...07717 825586
Cost:

Facilities Water, Elsan,

Big Sites Book

Information:

Directions: From Horncastle take A158 east toward Skegness. Then first left to Salmonby/Tetford road. in Tetford turn right at keep left signs, follow road to next right turn signed Salmonby see BCC signs,site is on right.

Additional Information:

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Converting Your Motorhome Lighting to SMD LEDs

If you do a lot of rallying or wild camping without electric hook-ups it is a essential you think about converting your halogen lighting to SMD (surface mounted device) LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes).

1 Where there is a push in bulb with two metal 'legs' these are called a G4 fitting

G4 fittings picture 1

G4 fittings picture 2

2 Where the bulb is included in a sealed reflector casing these are normally MR11, 35mm diameter or MR16, 50mm diameter fitting

MR11, 35mm diameter or MR16, 50mm diameter fitting



Main Colour Choices

  • Cool White 
  • Warm White 

Here's how I fitted mine

G4 fitting

G4 fitting picture 1

G4 fitting picture 2

G4 fitting picture 3

G4 fitting picture 4

G4 fitting picture 5

G4 fitting picture 6

MR16 fitting

MR16 fitting picture 1

MR16 fitting picture 2

MR16 fitting picture 3

MR16 fitting picture 4

MR16 fitting picture 5

I bought mine off eBay they are available from many sellers, The ones from China and Hong Kong are very cheap but they take a while to arrive.

Friday, 19 April 2019

BCC Easter Meet, Rally

BCC Easter Meet Rally

Well this is my second weekend away and it was a great success apart from leisure battery dying so I've decided to fit LEDs to extend the life of my battery. Looking forward to meeting up with them all again.



Whilst travelling home I gave way to oncoming traffic as I was on a single-track road and as a result I got stuck my front driver's side wheel just kept spinning luckily I had some grip mats but it just shows how easily a motorhome can become stuck.

BCC Easter Meet, Rally Pictures

18th to 26th April 2019, BCC Easter Meet Rally

Alford Cricket Club LN13 9AT

MR122/455476

Start Date: 18th April 2019
Finish Date: 26th April 2019
Stewards: Helen and Stuart 01507 450815
Cost:

Facilities Water ,Elsan. Clubhouse
Big Sites Book

Information: Cricket Club Pavillion for Social as required

Directions:  From Ulceby Cross roundabout Go to Alford and turn right onto B1196 at Church.Follow road for 3/4 mile and turn right at BCC signs to Well.Site is on right.

Additional Information: Walk to Alford.

SLDA, Through The Decades, Rally

SLDA, Through The Decades, Rally 24th to 27th May 2019, SLDA, Through The Decades, Rally Address:  Smeatons Lakes Caravan Site, Great...