East Midlands Cyclists' Touring Club Rally
The East Midlands Cyclists' Touring Club Rally is held annually at Beaumanor Hall, during the Spring Bank Holiday. The campsite is open from 4 pm Friday afternoon to the bank holiday Monday afternoon. There are usually two rides organised each day from Saturday to Monday inclusive for those who do not want to do their own thing: one about 25 miles which is at a sedate pace and another of about 50 miles to places of local interest.
Some campers choose to devise their own rides or just relax.
The site facilities not only have the usual, toilets, showers and three sinks for dish washing, but also the use of a room with a table and chairs, a large larder fridge , a chest freezer, electric kettle and two electric toasters (one is for gluten free bread). The room is useful for charging mobile phones, sat navs, etc.
There are two drying rooms available which can be useful for those lightweight tourers who wish to wash their Lycra get it dry over night!
There is a social on site during the Saturday evening at which a film is shown and nibbles, biscuits, tea and coffee are provided during the intermission.
The site is reasonably secure and the entrance gate is locked over night. The camp is ideal for cyclists with young families. There is a play area for young children, a small wooded area and large areas of grass to play ball and similar games (The grounds cover 34 acres).