Marking the club’s 25th Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of the launch of the GT750; the Kettle Club Rally and AGM 2020 is THE “not to be missed” event on the club calendar. Schedulled to be held over the weekend commencing Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 July 2020. The venue chosen for this momentous occasion, is the Fire Service Training College, Morton-in-the-Marsh, Glos. right in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. The college is the venue of choice of many major motorcycle/car clubs and our aim is to make this the largest rally in the Club’s history, with a number of special events planned including a world record attempt for the largest single gathering of GT750s and hope to have members of the motorcycling press present to record it! So we would like as many members with their Kettles to turn up, even if its just for the day of the attempt.
For those wishing to stay for the weekend, the College has everything required to suit our gaols and needs. There is en suite accomodation for over 400 members onsite including 270 Doubles, 30 doubles/twins and 130 singles and there will be designated parking for Campervans and Caravans. We have negotiated our own private bar and club room and the catering facilities are absolutely top notch.
As usual, Thursday will be a meet and greet with old friends and new ones, over a pint. Ride outs will take place both on Friday and Saturday however, because of the programme on Saturday, the ride-out on this occasion will be shorter than Friday’s.Plans are on going ref entertainment over the weekend, but you can rest assured that old favourites such as the Baffling Quiz, will be on the Friday evening. The AGM will take place early on Saturday evening and Sunday morning will be the ‘Show and Shine’ with presentations before we say bon voyage to all and make our way home! to be part of this historic event, put the dates into your diary and remember to book your accomodation by no later than 21 FEBUARY 2020. Keep an eye out in the club magazine for updates.
Just one point worthy of mention; on the rideouts, we use a “drop off” system to keep all riders as closely together as manageable and to make sure that no one gets lost, avoiding the need to search for anyone or groups who may have missed a turning point and perhaps unable to get to our predetermined destination! A FULL briefing will be given to everyone prior to the ride and this must be attended. Things like how the “drop off” system works and how we deal with breakdowns or mishaps will be part of this brief. If you are not ready or late for the departure times, it is likely that the system will not work from the outset, so please be sure you have sufficient time to get fuelled and get your kit on!