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Rallies for 2019

All Rallies are organised exclusively for members of the Pilote Owners Association

For 2019 John, our new rally Coordinator, has put together an interesting programme of events
 which includes a number of new venues as well as some favourite sites we have visited on previous occasions.
 For the latest news, rally updates and photographs visit our website at: www.piloteowners.co.uk

 Our thanks to all those who make these events possible by agreeing to organise and act as marshalls.
The dates for the 2019 season are shown below.
Rally Arrive Depart Booking Deadline
Mayfield Park, Cirencester
Fri 15th March
Tues 19th March 15 February 2019
South Lytchett Manor, Poole
Tues 19th March  Mon 25th March 19th March 2019
The Bubblecar Museum, Boston   Fri 12th April
Mon 15th April 12 March 2019
The National Motorhome Show, Peterborough
Thurs 25th April
Mon 29th April  Book with Warners
AGM, Stratford Racecourse  Guest Rally Friday 10th May  Tuesday 14th May 10th April 2019
The Southern Motorhome Show, Newbury Thurs 16th May
Mon 20th May
Camping de Riquewihr, Alsace, France 29th May 2019
1st June 2019 This rally is now fully booked
Camping la Rancho,Interlaken,Switzerland 1st June 2019
5th June 2019 This rally is now fully booked
Camping Weekend, San Felice del Benaco, Italy 5th June 2019 
12th June 2019 This rally is now fully booked
Camping Valle Verde,Trentino, Italy 12th June 2019 17th June 2019 This rally is now fully booked
Camping Nattersee, Innsbruck, Austria 17th June 2019 21st June 2019 This rally is now fully booked
Booking Details
June 2019 - 23 Nights
Smeaton’s Lakes, Newark Sat 6th July
Sun 7th July  Book with SMC
Hereford Rowing Club Sun 11th August
Thur 15th August 11th July 2019
The Western Motorhome Show, Malvern Thurs 15th August
Mon 19th August Book with Warners
Black Bull Caravan Park Tues 10th September Sun 15th September 10th Aug 2019
ACCEO National Rally 2nd October 7th October
Colchester Holiday Park Thurs 10th October Tues 15th October 10th Sept 2019
Christmas Celebration Rally - Sysonby Acres Fri 6th December Tues 10th December 6th Nov 2019

Full contact details for bookings can be found in the Diary of Events

Mayfield Park                              WebsiteMayfield park
Cheltenham Road, Perrotts Brook, Cirencester. Gloucestershire. GL7 7BH
Fri 15th March - Tues 19th March

Mayfield Park is a family owned site close to the market town of Cirencester,
the 'Capital of the Cotswolds'. The park is spread over a generous 12 acres
giving us a mixture of fully serviced hardstanding, grass electric & non electric
The park is ideally located for exploring town of Cirencester. It is on the No 51
Bus route which runs approximately hourly Monday to Saturday. The timetable
for this has been amended to add evening buses into and out of Cirencester
with a limited service on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The bus stops are about
100m from the entrance. For this first rally of the year there are only 10 places.
Rally start time 12 noon.
4 Nights - £20 pupn Hardstanding and including EHU – Closing date for bookings 15 February 2019

Rally Marshals: John and Karen Haines

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South Lytchett Manor                   Website - South Lytchett Manor
Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster,Poole, Dorset BH16 6JB
Tues 19th March – Mon 25th March

The site is set in over 20 acres of tranquil parkland
 It is a dog friendly campsite with a 2.5 acre mowed off lead dog walking field.
There are 2 buses stops at the main gates. -

The Purbeck Breezer Route 40 which travels between Swanage, Wareham and Poole,
and the award winning Jurassic Coaster X54 which travels along
the Jurassic Coast to Weymouth.
There will be an opportunity to get together
for a meal whilst here. Rally start time 12 noon.
6 Nights - £17pupn Grass including EHU – Closing date for bookings 19th March 2019

Rally Marshals: Maurice and Julie Downing

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The Bubble Car Museum                    Website The Bubble Car Museum
Clover Farm, Main Rd, Langrick, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22 7AW
Fri 12th April to Mon 15th April

A chill out pre- Easter week end rally at the museum with a BBQ included.
Barbecue loads to eat not just a thing in a bun!
Set in a one acre rally field next to the museum building, there are electrical
hook-ups available at additional cost. Fresh water, loos and showers, disabled
loo and toilet/disposal facilities and a wash-up area.
There is a Café and Farm shop as well as museum shop on site. Rally start time 12 noon.

3 Nights – £10pupn. EHU if required £4pn – BBQ £9 per person.
Closing date for bookings 12 March 2019
Rally Marshals: Peter and Annie Lander

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The Peterborough Show        Warners Booking Website
Oundle Rd, Alwalton, Peterborough, PE2 6XE
Thurs 25th April to Mon 29th April

Probably the largest outdoor motorhome show in UK.
Lots of accessory stalls and excellent evening entertainment.
Booking strictly on the Warner’s Group Form at:
The Maltings, West St.
Bourne, Peterborough
Lincs. P10 9PH
Tel.01778 391121/391158
or on Warner’s website
Only those who have booked in advance will be able to camp in the POA rally
Booking closes early April. Check with Warners for the final closing date
for bookings.
Rally Marshals: John & Janet Harden
Mobile: 07759 136713
Email: j.harden2@ntlworld.com
Please let rally marshals know you are attending and for how long.
No Elec.
Fees as per Warner’s booking Form – check for discount

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AGM Dinner and Dance
Sponsored by Hayes Leisure
Stratford Racecourse, Luddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,                                                                                                       CV37 9SE
Friday 10th May to Tuesday 14th May

Friday Evening
The rally will start with a welcome party and a rally forum which will give you a
chance to hear more about forthcoming rallies.
Saturday Evening
Dinner and Dance starting with a Pimms reception.
There is no bar so please bring your own drinks.
Sunday Morning
There will be a coffee morning and “Sheila’s Grand Raffle” followed by
our AGM meeting.
Sunday Evening
A buffet followed by entertainment.
Free day with evening get together including games/quiz.
Provisionally a fish and chip supper in the evening

Rally Marshals:-
Mary and Mel Page                          
Jan & Peter Thomas                    

Bookings by 10th April 2019
Guest welcome to all events with the exception of the AGM.

Premium pitch area reserved at a discounted rate for 4 nights.
Electric hook ups available, toilet/shower block. Dogs on lead at all times.
Bus stop 150yds from site entrance.
Fees Per Couple Single

Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon £145.00 £102.50
Fri, Sat, Sun £130.00 £87.50
Fri,Sat £94.00 £62.00
Includes Electric Hook Up. Deduct £2.00 per night if not required.
Price includes:- Welcome Reception, Camping Fees, Pre Dinner Reception &
Four Course Meal, Entertainment, Sunday Coffee Morning & AGM, Evening
Buffet & Entertainment, Monday evening social.

The Southern Motorhome Show
Newbury Showground, Chieveley, Berkshire, RG18 9QZ
Thurs 16th May to Mon 20th May

Enter a world of outdoor leisure at our Berkshire event in May. With a huge selection of motorhomes, camping accessories, and luxury lodges for sale, you can be sure to find what you are looking for.
Welcoming visitors from across the country to the Newbury Showground for a weekend where dreams really can become reality...
Either complete the form in one of the Warners magazines and post to:
The Maltings
West Street
Peterborough PE10 9PH
or on-line on the Warners website. Warners Booking Website
Check with Warners for last booking date.

Only those who have booked in advance will be able to camp in the POA rally area.
Please let the Rally Marshals know that you are attending and for how long.
Rally Marshals:
John & Kath Gregory  

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The first of the rallies included in the FOUR COUNTRIES LAKES AND MOUNTAINS TOUR
 Camping de Riquewihr, Alsace, France.             Website:- Camping de Riquewihr
29th May 2019 – 1st June 2019

3 nights

In the heart of the Alsace wine road 12km from Colmar. Riquewihr is 1km
from the campsite and is a famous medieval village belonging to the
Association of the most beautiful villages of France.
Distance to next site at Interlaken – 140 miles

Your rally marshal's are:- Karen and John Haines             1 space now available

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Camping la Rancho, Interlaken,Switzerland.      Website:-   Camping la Rancho
1st June 2019 – 5th June 2019
4 Nights
This is a beautiful, quiet family site with a spectacular view of Eiger,
Mönch and Jungfrau. Camping Lazy Rancho lies between Lakes Thun
and Brienz.
Each person is entitled to a guest card which gives access to
free bus travel in the nearby area. It may be possible to arrange a group
visit to the nearby Glacier Gorge Rosenlaui.
Distance to next site at Lake Garda – 240 miles

Your rally marshal's are:-  Wendy & Chris Farrer                            One space now available

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Camping Weekend, San Felice del Benaco, Italy.       Website:-  Camping Weekend
5th June 2019 –12th June 2019
7 Nights
Situated on the Brescia side of Lake Garda, just minutes from Salò. From
the site you are a short distance from the cultural and natural heritage of
Lake Garda.
The site organize several trips to visit Lago di Garda and the surrounding
area - trips to the market of Garda and Bardolino aboard a boat also trips
to Verona complete with a private tour guide or a cruise to discover the
wonders of Garda.
Distance to next site at Trentino – 125 miles

Your rally marshal's are:- David & Glennis Faulkner, David & Beverley Jones                This rally is now fully booked


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Camping Valle Verde,Trentino, Italy     Website:-  Camping Valle Verde
12 June 2019 – 17 June 2019
5 Nights
The site lies in one of the most fascinating valleys of the Dolomites – Val
di Fiemme in Trentino Alto Adige. It is surrounded by meadows, woods
and water streams. The camping is situated 2 km from Predazzo.
reach the centre of the village you can take the little road train or walk or
go or by bike.
The site has a wonderful pizza restaurant for a group meal.

Distance to next site at Nattersee – 100 miles
Rally Marshals Peter & Rita Barnard, Chris & Adrienne Eastwood             This rally is now fully booked

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Camping Nattersee, Innsbruck, Austria    Website:- Camping Nattersee
 17th June 2019 - 21st June 2019
4 Nights
A 5* site we have been to before. It is Just 7km from Innsbruck with a free
bus to Innsbruck & back directly from Natterer See.
There are fantastic toilet facilities and a lovely restaurant on site.
Distance to home depends on you!!

Rally Marshals John & Janet Harden                                     This rally is now fully booked

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To Book all or any of the above five overseas rallies
please contact John Haines for the Overseas Rally Booking Form.
John Haines Rally Co-ordinator – Contact details in the Diary of Events
NB There has been a great deal of interest in these rallies since details
were posted on the club’s Facebook page, so please check availability
before booking.
Dog/cat owners should also refer to the government website for the
latest information on travelling with pets after 29th March 2019.

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Smeaton’s Lakes Great North Rd, Newark, NG23 6ED    Website:-  Smeaton's Lakes

Fri 6th July -
Sun 7th July
Smeaton Lakes Rally - Update to Diary of Events
I am part of the team at SMC Motorhomes and I would like to ensure you have all of the correct information regarding The SMC Summer Open Weekend & Rally

POA will have their own area in the rally field at Smeatons Lakes, Newark.
Camping is available from 5th July, £5 per night when registered before the 24th June - thereafter the cost will increase to £10 per night.
The rally field will open from 1pm on the Friday. Gates will be open from 1pm - 730pm on Friday the 5th July to book on and 9am on Saturday the 6th.

We have been working behind the scenes and although there will be no entertainment as such, we have managed to secure a marquee and will be
hosting a quiz night on the Saturday Evening starting at 8pm teams of 4 maximum so get your thinking hats on as the best dressed team in fancy dress
will get a prize as well as the winners!!! Your fancy dress theme is Films!
There will be lighting but you will need to take your own drinks, chairs ect

We are holding a open weekend at SMC and therefore you will all benefit from the different things that will be happening at the showroom.
We will have refreshments both days and various demonstrations. We will run a free shuttle bus to and from the site to the showroom.

We look forward to welcoming you all to the event. Currently the event booking page is live to book your place.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly on Facebook if you have any further questions.

Kindest Regards

Tarnia Venning - Rhodes - SMC Team

A local bus stop is outside the main entrance.

Please book direct with SMC and not with the Pilote Owners Association.

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Hereford Rowing Club 37 Greyfriars Ave, Hereford HR4 0BE   Website:-  Hereford Rowing Club
Sun 11th August- Thur 15th August

The rally area at Hereford Rowing Club, it’s only a 5 minute walk from the centre of Hereford.
There are supermarkets and restaurants nearby and yet is still in a very rural setting.
The facilities are shared amenities, showers, toilets, chemical disposal and a washing-up area.
Why not follow on to the Malvern show or book an extra night to visit the show for the day on Friday?
Rally start time 12 noon.
4 Nights £9 pupn No EHU
Closing date for bookings 11 July 2019

Rally Marshals TBA
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Western Motorhome Show
Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs, WR13 6NW
Thurs 15th August - Mon 19th August

Brush of your cowboy hat and check your spurs!
This excellent show is situated in the beautiful Malvern Hills just down the hill from the town of Malvern itself.
This popular show has lots of new and second-hand motorhomes to investigate and plenty
 of clothing and accessory stalls to keep your wallet/purse ticking over nicely.

Once again the show will have a Country & Western theme that is reflected in the trader’s offerings,
static displays and Wild West Shoot-out area.

The evening shows also have a country & western theme. The Thursday, Friday and Sunday shows are
 included in the rally fee but the Saturday show in the main hall incurs an additional cost per person.
Fees as per Booking Form – check for discount.
Either complete the form in one of the Warners magazines and post to:
The Maltings
West Street
Peterborough PE10 9PH,
or on-line on the Warners website. :-
Warners Booking Website
For the closing date for bookings and further details refer to the Warner’s website.
Only those who have booked in advance will be able to camp in the POA rally area.
Please let the Rally Marshals know that you are attending and for how long.

Rally Marshals - Peter & Jan Thomas 

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Black Bull Caravan Park
Malton Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8EA
Tues 10th September - Sun 15th September

This is a commercial site situated 1 mile outside Pickering.
The Black Bull Inn
next door serves food and local beers and is dog friendly.
The site is a full
facilities site with children’s play area and a 9 hole crazy golf course.

There is the Coastliner Bus and 'Moorsbus' to Pickering, North Yorkshire
Moors Railway,
the Yorkshire coast and North York Moors.

There’s lots to do
and see so don’t forget to book your pitch.
Rally start time 1pm.

5 Nights £19 pupn including EHU – Closing date for bookings 10 Aug 2019

Rally Marshals: Roy and Cheryl Clark
Assistant Rally Marshals: Trevor & Soraya Martin

ACCEO National Rally
3rd -  7th October

Colchester Holiday Park
Cymbeline Way, Lexden, Colchester, Essex CO3 4AG
Thurs 10th October - Tues 15th October

This is a full facilities site with a mixture of hardstanding and grass pitches.
It is set in a countryside conservation area and located just outside the town of Colchester.
For the energetic the town centre is a 30 minute walk or the bus stop is just 2 minutes away.
Dogs are catered for with their own Dog walk on site.
There is a pub nearby, the Lexden Crown, a beautiful refurbished 17th century building in the
heart of Lexden, for a get together meal.
Rally start time 2pm.
5 Nights £21.00pupn including EHU – Closing date for bookings 10 Sept 2019

Rally Marshal
Paul & Sally Allen

Christmas Celebration Rally
Sysonby Acres, Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0HW
Fri 6th December - Tues 10th December

The rally Co-ordinator’s local site!
A camping and caravan park located just a
short walk from Melton Mowbray town centre.
Melton Mowbray home of the Pork Pie and Stilton cheese.
On site is an 18
hole pitch and putt golf course and Football golf.
There is a bus stop nearby
into Melton Mowbray together with a bus into Leicester or Loughborough.

large Garden centre is a short walk away and there is a Market in town on Saturday.
There are showers and toilets on site which has grass pitches.

This will be our
Christmas rally with a Festive meal arranged for lunchtime on Sunday at The Sysonby Knoll Hotel next door.
The caravan park has a hall available on site
for a get together over the weekend.
Rally start time 12 noon.
4 Nights -£15 pupn including EHU, festive meal £20pp - Closing date for bookings 6th Nov 2019

Rally Marshals: John and Karen Haines



All Rallies are organised exclusively for members of the Pilote Owners Association

To make a booking, either complete one of the included forms using black ink, or download a form from the website, type in the details of the rally you are
booking and attach the form to an email to be sent to bookingspoa@btinternet.com. Postal bookings to be sent to the rally coordinator,
John Haines at:- 8 Townend Close, Asfordby, Melton Mowbray, LE14 3TY.
If you are happy to receive confirmation and further details of the rally by email then you do not need to send a SAE. Please enclose a SAE for
correspondence other than by email.
Payment maybe made one of two ways:
1. Pay by cheque and send to the rally co-ordinator at the time a postal booking is made or send a cheque in later if booking by email. 
Rally cheques should be made payable to Pilote Owners Association and please make sure that you write the name in full.
If you book more than six months in advance please date your cheque accordingly.
2. Pay by bank transfer letting the Treasurer and Rally Co-ordinator know that payment has been made. Details for paying by bank
transfer are as follows:
 Account Name:- Pilote Owners Association
 Bank:- HSBC
 Sort Code: 40 43 55
 Account Number:- 11049801
Make sure that you include your name, membership number and the name of the rally when making payment.
NOTE: If you have to make a cancellation, fees will only be refunded if this does not incur a loss to the Association.
Guests are welcome to attend where invited as per the Diary of Events. For Guests attending Guest rallies there is an additional rally charge of:
 £2.00 per adult per rally staying in the members unit.
 £1.00 extra per night for guests with their own unit.
Please note rallies covered by the Exemption Certificate (DEFRA) are for fully paid up members only.
If you have special needs, questions regarding pets, wish to erect a PUP tent or have any other queries please contact the appropriate Rally Marshal.
Where numbers are limited, bookings are taken on a ‘first come, first served’ basis or as per booking instructions. 
Unless a cut-off date is specified, bookings to be made no later than 2 weeks before the rally but please book as early as possible. 
However Rally Marshals may be able to take late bookings if they are aware that there are enough vacant pitches on a rally.
The Pilote Owners Association shall not be liable for loss or damage to any property, however caused, nor shall the Association be liable for any death or injury incurred by members attending the Rallies.



Number of rallies held:

1988 (4), 1989 (6), 1990 (13), 1991 (11), 1992 (14), 1993 (18), 1994 (19), 1995 (13), 1996 (15), 1997 (15), 1998 (18), 1999 (19), 2000 (17), 2001 ( ), 2002 (21),

2003 (19), 2004 (22), 2005(20), 2006(22), 2007(19), 2008(19), 2009(23), 2010(20), 2011(20), 2012


Rallies held at:

Aldridge, Walsall

Almere (Holland)



Banham Zoo. Norfolk

Barnstaple Rugby Club

Bashley Park, New Milton


Beale Park

Bedford - Twinwood Festival


Billing. Northampton

Blacklands Lake. Calne

Brecon Beacons



Bude Rugby Club


Burton on Trent








Delft (Holland)

Deventer (Holland)


Drayton Manor Theme Park

Dresden (Germany)

Eden Project, Newquay

Emberton Park. Northampton


Eynsham Oxon


Fakenham, Thursford Xmas Show





France - Amboise

France- La Limouziniere

France - Dinan

France - Chinon

France - Cognac

France - Saumur

France - St.Emilion

France - Canet Plage, Roussillon

France - St Remy de Provence

Germany - Rudesheim

Germany - Kirchzarten


Hatton Country Park, Warwick

Henham, Suffolk


Herne Bay


Holt, Norfolk



Ireland Clarinbridge

Ireland - Lough Ree

Ireland - Belfast

Ireland - Doolin

Ireland - Dublin

Ireland - Mountshannon

Lavenham, Suffolk




Longbeech - New Forest

Maidstone. Detling


Mannington Hall. Norfolk



Midsummer Music, Lincolnshire

Milford on Sea



Newbury,Southern Motorcaravan Show.


Oxford International

Peterborough MMM Show



Powderham Castle, Exeter

Prague (Czech Republic)

Ratcliffe on Soar


Rawcliffe Manor. York

Red Shoot, New Forest

Regensburg (Germany)

Robsons. Wolsingham

Rutland Water


Sandwich, Kent

Saracens Head, Norfolk

Setthorns Forestry Commission

Shepton Motorcaravan Show



Slough Caravan Show

Smeaton Lakes

Soaring Centre - Husbands Bosworth

Southern Cross. Bagshot.



Southwold, Suffolk


St Davids - Wales

St Ives - Cambridgeshire

St Neots

Stadsteinach (Germany)


Stoneleigh Agricultural Show


Stratford Motorcaravan Show


Symonds Yat

Tackeroo Forestry Commission




Torbay, Devon



Wareham Forest

West Midlands Safari Park

The Western Motorhome Show

Whitemead, Forest of Dean

Wiltshire County Show

Woburn Abbey

Wroxham, Norfolk Broads

York MMM Show


Rally Booking Form

Download a Standard Booking Form (.pdf)    Standard Booking Form

Users of Microsoft WORD can download a booking form that can be personalised here >>

Download the file, complete your personal details and re-save the file.
Next time you need to book a rally open the saved document and you will only have to fill in the rally details.
Email to the dedicated rally booking email address given in the Diary of events or print and post the completed rally booking form as indicated in the DOE.
Payments may be made by BAC's by cheque

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