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Big Knock 2020

Post by Stuart » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:44 pm

So, because of the Covid 19 outbreak, we’ve put things on hold for the moment. The camping site at the pub is shut. I’ve added a link to it on the rally page link here:
http://www.dieselbike.net/Rally-Info/rally.htm

We are not sure how this will play out regarding T shirts either so it’s just possible there may not be any this year.

Stay safe everyone!

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Tetronator » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:08 pm

Shame to hear about that, however I consider the health of my diesel biking friends more important than a single rally.
Perhaps we can postpone the rally to a later date?

Hope you are all in good health.
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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Dan J » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:50 pm

Real shame about this Stuart but I guess sadly unavoidable. Very much hoping we've all got back to some kind of normality in time for Hamm this year as well. Hope everyone is staying safe and well.
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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Stuart » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:45 am

Yes Dan,

Hamm could be even bigger & better if we’re all bottled up until then?

This could affect the Sommer Treff as well of course.

Strange times!

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Diesel Dave » Tue May 26, 2020 5:30 am

Well even though we are now allowed out for a ride I’m gonna miss the Big Knock.

So I’m buying a raft of widget Guinness, putting the tent up at the bottom of the garden and cooking myself a burger on the BBQ followed by talking bollox to myself whilst sitting around a campfire for the evening.

Friday and Saturday.

I think I’m starting to loose the plot.......

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Dan J » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:05 am

Diesel Dave wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 5:30 am
Well even though we are now allowed out for a ride I’m gonna miss the Big Knock.

So I’m buying a raft of widget Guinness, putting the tent up at the bottom of the garden and cooking myself a burger on the BBQ followed by talking bollox to myself whilst sitting around a campfire for the evening.

Friday and Saturday.

I think I’m starting to loose the plot.......
I think I might cry if Hamm is cancelled :(
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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Stuart » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:13 pm

The Oakfields camping site at the Bat and Ball is opening soon.
“We re-open on 13th July 2020!

Please visit our website for all the information on how we intend to keep you safe and how to book”

www.haywards-batandball.co.uk/camping

I did wonder whether we could have a Big Knock the week prior to Hamm, solely for the purpose of riding there together & taking those along that have never been?

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Diesel Dave » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:36 pm

Sh*t, better put the bike back together in one piece.... :D

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Dan J » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:24 pm

Diesel Dave wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:36 pm
Sh*t, better put the bike back together in one piece.... :D
FFS Dave! Do you ever have all of them in one piece at the same time? :)

On a serious note... is Hamm still on? I did drop Raf a message on Twitter to check if it was still on but no reply yet. Anyone else managed to confirm?
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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Diesel Dave » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:47 am

You try being retired; there is just soooooo much to do.

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Tetronator » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:16 am

Yes! :D I've been stuck here in this tiny country way too long!
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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Tetronator » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:21 am

Heads up the 30th course de côte du Gaschney in France is planned for 22 – 23 August. Only 3 weeks before Hamm.
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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Stuart » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:24 am

It’s a shame it wasn’t closer as we’d definitely do both then.
I’ve not heard anything about Hamm but am guessing the second outbreak nr Köln might be the reason.
Still hopeful it’ll go ahead.

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Tetronator » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:28 am

I don't mind riding around europe/uk for a few weeks. :mrgreen:
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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Stuart » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:00 pm

Ok. We are going to look for a campsite less busy than our usual venue with a view to having a rally sometime in August if possible.

Stay tuned...

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Tetronator » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:33 am

Yes! :D
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Post by Stuart » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:43 pm

Ok, we have been given the weekend of 15th August at Riverside Farm. It will be £15 a tent per night due to it being height of season but it’s a lot less busy than our normal venue so we can easily distance.
http://www.riversidefarm-camping.uk/

It has toilets & easy access from the A281 where it crosses the disused railway line.

Riverside Farm
Guildford Rd (A281)
Rudgwick
Horsham
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We’ll be onsite from Thursday in the second field on the right of the track.

See you there!

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Tetronator » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:13 pm

Woo! It's also the week before Gaschney.

For people from outside the UK it seems you need to fill in a form before you go.

https://visas-immigration.service.gov.u ... 1591704565
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Post by gilburton » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:54 pm

I can't make head or tail of that form and I live here lol

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Stuart » Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:02 pm

We can’t make Gaschney so having a meet here. Hope to see a few of you!

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Tetronator » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:03 pm

That's a shame I was hoping for a grand convoy trough France.
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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Diesel Dave » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:22 pm

I know it’s been an odd year for everybody, but why oh why does it always happen just before heading off to a rally?

1) the battery has died on Sluggy
2) the camper electrics went and let the smoke out
3) the bike trailer has a flat
4) the solar panel for the van may not arrive in time
5) the fuel filter on the Kubota is blocked and I don’t have a replacement
6) it’s so hot....
7) my left shoulder is now bad enough to make moving bikes around a real trial

Well, I’ll throw a spare on the trailer, get the missus to help loading the bike on the trailer and reverse flow clean the filter.

I can live without electricity.

So come Thursday, I’m loading up and heading south....regardless.

See y’all there

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Stuart » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:34 pm

Don’t forget it’s a bring your own booze event! We are buying burgers already so no shortages there!

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Tetronator » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:45 am

Sadly I wont be going this year, you guys have fun, hopefully see you next year! Unless I decide to organize something in the NL...
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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by the grinch » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:38 pm

well i made it this year :D i had a good ride to get there wend down most of the roads around the place but i had a good afternoon when i was there. i am looking foreward to next year hopfully i will be there for the ride out. i am getting a sat nav thing. :D

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Re: Big Knock 2020

Post by Stuart » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:11 pm

Good to see you mate :D

I’m hoping to get a report up soon but my software license has expired so it will take a while.

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