Bathurst CMCA rally with slide on camper

Bathurst CMCA rally – Lance Slide On Campers will be there

Come and Celebrate the Club’s 30th Anniversary at Mount Panorama, Bathurst NSW.
Receive the night of Sunday 24 April free, when you book for the entire seven nights of the Rally!

See below extract from the event’s homepage

Gates are open from 8:00am to 4:00pm every day
except Monday 25 April (Anzac Day) – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

All powered sites have now sold out. There are still plenty of unpowered sites available, and members may request to be waitlisted for power. Please note, if you would like to be sited next to or near a friend we recommend arriving at the rally site together. Siting requests are not guaranteed due to factors such as vehicle length, power/unpower etc.

As with all events, there are rules that apply. For the complete set of Rally Rules please click hereTo download a copy of the Bathurst Rally Programme click here

BATHURST RALLY UPDATES

ENTRY TO SITE:
Members are asked to follow the below routing for entry to the staging area, and also into the rally site for those entering on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April:

ACTIVITIES

There are plenty of the usual activities planned for the Rally such as seminars, trade stalls, Men’s and Ladies’ Sheds, Craft Barn, Photography Competition, walking group and tours.
We would like to hear from members that are interested in a bike riding group and visits to the Bathurst Aquatic Centre. Please email bathurstrallymanager@gmail.com if this sounds like something you’d like to participate in – if we have enough interest these activities will be organised.

A highlight of every Rally is the themed Ball, to be held on Friday 29 April 2016. The theme for Bathurst is ‘Black & White Checkered’ – get in early and start planning your costumes! You can book a table for the rally ball from Wednesday 27 April at the Administration Office at the rally site.

Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland European settlement and is located approximately 200kms west of Sydney. Bathurst town is filled with history and is home to the iconic Mount Panorama race track – where our rally is being held.

April is a perfect time of year to visit, with the autumn leaves are a spectacular sight to see. Temperatures during the day average around the low 20°C – perfect. No need to bring all the winter woollies – but a few would be advisable.

There are plenty of things to do in Bathurst – wineries, history tours, museums and the Ben Chifley Dam. Hill End is the perfect place for some gold digging and only an hour away are the amazing Jenolan Caves.

TRADE EXHIBITORS
There will be plenty of trade stands at the rally, selling and exhibiting a range of products from food, health related products, RV accessories and right up to recreational vehicles. Please click here  for a list of these traders, in two sections; indoor and outdoor. (Please note this list is subject to change).

TOURS

We will be operating Member Benefits tours for your enjoyment (small participation fee applies). Our tours will include the Bee Keepers Inn where you will see a demonstration on honey making and beer brewing, and the Lithgow small arms factory. The Motor Racing Museum is also right next to the rally site.

Bathurst Visitor Information Centre will also be on site at the rally to take bookings for a range of sight-seeing tours that will be offered during rally week.

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Entry forms for the Photography Competition can be downloaded by clicking here or by going to the KEA Information Office at the rally site from Sunday, 24 April 2016.

Completed entry forms with photographs must be submitted to the KEA Information Office by 12pm Wednesday, 27 April 2016. Late entries will not be accepted.

All entries will be displayed and winning photographs will be tagged for Open Day. Presentation of prizes to winners will be made Sunday, 1st May 2016 prior to the evening entertainment or at another time to be advised.

Categories:

A. ON THE WAY TO THE RALLY – Taken in the last 6 months.
B. HISTORICAL.
C. MOTHER NATURE AT HER BEST / WORST.
D. HORSE POWER
E. WHEELS
F. CMCA MEDIA – Submitted electronically by email to karengriffin1155@gmail.com

Judging:

Category A – will be chosen by popular choice. Voting for this category will commence 9am Thursday, 28 April 2016 and conclude at 3pm Friday, 29 April 2016.

All other category winners will be chosen by a panel of independent / invited judges. Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

One prize (to the value of $50) will be awarded for each category.
The winner from each category will then be judged for one overall prize (to the value of $100).
Total prize pool of $400.00.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

• A completed, signed entry form must accompany all photographs entered in the competition.
• Each photo must show the following information on the back: Exhibitor’s name & CMCA Membership Number, Rally site number, mobile phone number, category, title and location of photo.
• Photos entered in this competition must be the work of the entrant and taken in Australia.
• Photos must not be larger than A4 (297mm x 210mm). Larger photos will not be accepted.
• No more than two (2) entries per category per entrant.
• Any photo considered by the organiser to be inappropriate will be refused entry. The photograph will be returned to the entrant.
• Any photo submitted with the subject matter being of a third party or parties must have the consent of the subject.
• Should a photo be submitted into a category deemed unsuitable by the organiser, the organiser has the right to place the photo into the appropriate category.
• The organiser has the right to refuse an entry if any of the above conditions have not been met.

Photographs can collected from the Display after 10am Sunday, 1 May 2016.

RYDGES HOTEL BATHURST – HAPPY HOUR & DINING SPECIALS

Rydges Hotel, adjacent to the rally site, are looking forward to hosting you too! They will be having happy hour every evening in their bar from 4pm, and also offering fantastic lunch and dinner specials for $20 per person, and morning / afternoon tea specials for $10 per person. For those that would like an extra special dining experience, be sure to book a table at the Chicane Grill for dinner.

SMOKING
As of February 2016, all CMCA events are to be conducted on 100% smoke-free sites. This means that smoking will not be permitted on the rally site, and members who choose to do so will need to go outside the rally premises. 

STAGING AREA
A staging area will be available for self-contained vehicles adjacent to the rally site at Mount Panorama (enter on College Road). Cost is $5 per night, with proceeds going to a local charity.
Also in Bathurst is Berry Park on Lions Club Drive, which allows stays of up to 72 hours free of charge

WHERE TO STAY AROUND BATHURST – RV FRIENDLY TOWNS™
There are a lot of RV Friendly places to stopover in the Bathurst area including Cowra, Forbes, Lyndhurst, Manildra, Parkes, Portland, Trunkey Creek, Wallerawang and Young. You can find information on the parking options within these towns on the RV Friendly Towns™ webpage. Here are our tips on where to stop when coming from various directions:

From the south west: COWRA & YOUNG

From the east: PORTLAND & WALLERAWANG

From the west:MANILDRA, PARKES & FORBES

PORTABLE BUTANE GAS COOKERS
As there are now many approved and updated models of portable butane gas cookers available, we will be allowing the use of these approved models at CMCA events. An approved model would have been manufactured after 1 July 2015, and should carry an AGA Mark (Australian Gas Association) with a current 4 digit licence number, as well as meeting the standards of AS 2658-2008. Any portable butane gas cooker that was purchased prior to 1 July 2015 is unsafe and not permitted for use at CMCA events. Approved AGA certified products as of November 2015 are listed on pages 117 to 120 of the Directory of AGA Certified Products.