2023 York Rally: final campsite details!

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Dear Camper,

Thank you for your 2023 York Rally campsite booking and for your support for the re-launched York Rally. This is some final details for a smooth arrival.

On arrival

By bike or on foot, just come in through the entrance at the Racecourse end of Knavesmire Road.

If coming by car/motorhome/caravan, please come to the entrance half way along Knavesmire Road (opposite the junction with Knavesmire Crescent). Satnav to YO23 1EX - although that sometimes takes you the the Racecourse buildings. What you need is the big gates on Knavesmire Road: see it on Google Streetview. There’s plenty of room to swing in even with a big caravan. You’ll then be marshalled until you can move onto the site – please just follow directions.

When you arrive on site you will need to visit the check-in tent (the small tent on the right hand side of the road just after you've crossed over the horse racing track as you come in to check in and receive details of your allocated pitch.
  • If you arrive by bike or on foot, you can go straight to the check-in tent from 3 pm.
  • If you arrive in a motor vehicle, please park up in the main car park and do not attempt to drive across the horse racing track onto the main site (unless marshalls instruct you to). Please go on foot or by bike to the check-in tent, which will be open for pre-booked campers from Friday 3 pm. We cannot allow motor vehicles on site before 4 pm: the volunteer set-up team needs the time to fully prepare the site and make it safe.
  • As you queue for the check-in please keep the roadway clear.
General notes
  • Campers arriving on the Friday should note that there will be food and real ale available on Friday evening from our caterers on site – and do please support the on-site vendors, as a percentage of the takings goes to help support the Rally.
  • You might also like to take part in our new Quiz on Friday evening in the bar from 7:30.
Please also note:
  1. The camping fee covers Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The site must be vacated by 10am prompt on Monday morning please.
  2. The site speed limit for ALL vehicles is 5 mph. This includes cyclists! The Knavesmire is still open to the public, and pedestrians and/or dogs could be anywhere on site.
  3. No vehicles will be permitted in the lightweight camping area. Anyone wishing to camp in this area with a vehicle must park it in the main car park near the main entrance.
Saddlebag Sale – donations of items welcome!

Donations of selleable items are welcome! – please bring your spare kit and help raise funds for the Rally. We’ll have a table set aside in the Saddlebag Sale cycle jumble for donated cycling gear, which will be sold to raise funds for the Rally. All parts and accessories, good condition clothing and even complete bikes are very welcome. Please bring your donations to Rally HQ before 10AM on Sunday morning. If you’d like to donate a complete bike, please bring it to HQ before 10AM on Saturday, so that we can enter it into the auction.

All funds raised will go to supporting the Rally, and any items left unsold will be donated to local cycling organisations or disposed of.

Any items deemed unsellable will be added to the 'take in exhange for a donation to Rally funds" area by the corner of the enclosure fence, where all are welcome to leave or take items throughout the Rally.

And finally a reminder of phone numbers to reach us if needed:

York Rally enquiries mobile: 07467 321 443

Please use this number for non-urgent enquiries.

York Rally Emergencies: 07596 831 541

Please call this number immediately if there is an accident, a threat to safety, or to report a lost child.

We look forward to seeing you soon on the Knavesmire, and for a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Yours sincerely,
The York Rally Campsite Team
E-mail: campsite@yorkrally.org

Sent for the York Rally by
Peter Eland, Publicity Officer, York Rally
E-mail publicity@yorkrally.org
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