Campsite bookings

York Rally 2020 campsite bookings are now open! Super-earlybird discount bookings are available until the end of December 2019…

The York Rally campsite is divided into two areas: a motor vehicle free section for lightweight campers, and then there are also plenty of ‘motorist’ pitches for car-carried tents, for caravans and for motorhomes.

  • Each pitch booked includes 1 adult. You can add additional adults and children during the booking process.
  • “Children”  means under 18s. There is no charge for under 5s.
  • The fee is for up to three nights camping (19, 20 & 21 June 2020), including shower use. Unfortunately for practical reasons we cannot offer any discount if you are staying for just one night.
  • Site opens 4PM Friday, closes 10AM Monday.
  • Prices are set so that the earlier you book, the cheaper it is. The online booking forms below always use the current prices. You are welcome to turn up on the day without a booking, but it will be slightly more expensive, and we also can’t allocate you a pitch alongside your friends or clubmates.
  • Please note that advance bookings are not refundable.
  • Please note that there are no electrical hook-ups available.

By booking a pitch you agree with the following statement: “I agree to comply with the organisers’ instructions and not to hold them responsible for any loss or damage to persons or property. I also agree to comply with the requirement of the Campers’ Code (copies available from the Camp Steward at the event, or in advance from campsite@yorkrally.org), especially the need to be quiet after 11pm each night. The organisers reserve the right to instruct those who fail to comply to leave the campsite, so as not to cause an unacceptable disturbance to other campers.”

You can book by post or online. However you make your booking, we will use the information you provide only to administer the campsite and to communicate with you about your booking. Please see our Privacy Policy for full details.

Campsite bookings by post

If you have access to a printer, please download this 2020 Campsite Booking Form (.doc), or the same form as a PDF, fill it out and return it to the address given. Please use one form per pitch.

If you don’t have access to a printer, you are welcome to just send a cheque (to “York Rally CIC” please) with a covering note. Please send to:

York Rally, 180 High Street, Dunsville, Doncaster, DN7 4BZ

If you prefer, you could send just the cheque by post and all of the details on an email to campsite@yorkrally.org.

Alternatively, we can send you a form in the post. To request a form, please either write to the address above or call our campsite team on 0774 763 3432 (preferably between 7 and 8 PM, Sunday to Thursday). If there is no reply please speak very clearly and leave a number for us to call you back. If you do not hear back within a week please call again – the message will not have got through.

The last date by which postal bookings must arrive is 15th June 2020 – after this date please pay on arrival.

Campsite bookings online

Online bookings use a secure shopping cart system, and payment can be made by credit/debit card or via a PayPal account. You can use the “Show cart” button to go back to your shopping cart at any time.

Motorist pitch bookings (super-earlybird prices until 31 Dec)

I would like to book a motorist pitch (£22, inc. one adult) with:
extra adults (£12 each) and
extra children (£5 each) (under 18s; under 5s are free)
Please enter the names of any extra adults and children. You will enter your own details later in the payment process:

If you would like to camp together with fellow club members or friends please enter the name of your group here:

  • Optionally, you can help further support the Rally by taking out Friends of York Rally membership for one or more people (£5 each) along with this pitch booking. Please select for how many people you would like Friends membership:people.
  • Finally, might you be willing to help out with the running of the Rally, at the event itself? If you can volunteer even for just an hour or two that could be very helpful. Duties range from sitting at a desk to marshalling traffic and everything in between. If you wouldn’t mind us contacting you about this (and without committing yourself to anything at this stage) please select how many of you might be able to volunteer:


We will use the information you provide in this booking form only to administer the campsite and to communicate with you about your booking. Please see our Privacy Policy for full details.


Lightweight pitch bookings (super-earlybird prices until 31 Dec)

I would like to book a lightweight pitch (£17, inc. one adult) with:
extra adults (£10 each) and
extra children (£5 each) (under 18s; under 5s are free)
Please enter the names of any extra adults and children. You will enter your own details later in the payment process:

If you would like to camp together with fellow club members or friends please enter the name of your group here:

  • Optionally, you can help further support the Rally by taking out Friends of York Rally membership for one or more people (£5 each) along with this pitch booking. Please select for how many people you would like Friends membership:people.
  • Finally, might you be willing to help out with the running of the Rally, at the event itself? If you can volunteer even for just an hour or two that could be very helpful. Duties range from sitting at a desk to marshalling traffic and everything in between. If you wouldn’t mind us contacting you about this (and without committing yourself to anything at this stage) please select how many of you might be able to volunteer:


We will use the information you provide in this booking form only to administer the campsite and to communicate with you about your booking. Please see our Privacy Policy for full details.


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Contact the campsite team

If you have any queries or problems with the booking process please just contact our campsite team: campsite@yorkrally.org or leave a comment below.

8 Replies to “Campsite bookings”

  1. hi I’ve just been speaking to paul reed – about the june bike/camping event. Im really hoping to get there my disabilities: epilepsy ( i only have night time seizures and i have emergency meds to stop it – long story) and autism sometimes cause me problems so getting there may be a last minute thing –

    regards peter street

    1. Hi Peter, hope you can make it! We won’t run out of space so no problem just turning up on the day if you have to… Cheers Peter

  2. The prices listed today are early bird
    prices. Can you tell me what the lightweight pitch price will be if we just turn up so I know what I will be saving by booking early?

    1. Sorry for the delay, just making absolutely sure I got the correct figures!
      On the day prices are:
      Motorist: £32; extra adults: £17
      Lightweight: £27; extra adults: £12
      Extra children (U18) always £5 and toddlers (U5) always free

  3. I am planning to cycle down as a lightweight camper, what facilities do you have to help keep my cycle secure? I will have a good U lock and cable with me. Certainly spoil my weekend if the bike got stolen and it seems to be on the increase as cycling increases in popularity thieves know there is a market for their ill gotten gains.

    1. Hi Ron, good question! We place sets of heavy interlocking metal barriers in and around the lightweight camping area for people to lock their bikes to – see e.g. here for a picture. We also have a security company on site throughout the Rally and patrolling regularly through the night. It’s not possible for us to guarantee total security on an open site like the Knavesmire but for what it’s worth, in the four years the new team has been running the Rally we have had only two bikes stolen (in a single incident, in 2016 IIRC, and both apparently secured only with flimsy cable locks) and of those, one was recovered undamaged – and since then we’ve also improved the security and layout. The lightweight camping area is ‘shielded’ on three sides by motorist pitches as a further deterrant to thieves. Hope that sets your mind at rest and we look forward to welcoming you in June! All the best, Peter

    1. Hi Caroline, dogs are very welcome 🙂

      Longer answer from the FAQ: “Dogs are permitted in all areas of the York Rally site except for any condoned off areas, including the arena and any other areas from which the general public is excluded and, with exception of assistance dogs, in the marquees or in the vicinity of catering areas. Dogs must be kept under close control and keepers are requested to refrain from using extending leads in all camping, trade/exhibition areas, other circulation areas and designated access routes. All waste from dogs must be disposed of appropriately and certainly not in the recycle bins.”

      Hope that helps – any other questions please just let us know!

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