May the Force (oops!! that’s the 4th) – Be With You
May the 4th, 2020 is fast approaching and the 2020 National Rally Organising Committee is starting to step up the pace to be ready for you. In our planning, we did not realise until just recently that the 2020 National Rally is commencing on International Star Wars Day, so we thought we would have a little fun with it and are hoping to have a little surprise for the Star Wars fans amongst us.
We are well and truly starting to discover the finer details of the event, with the Camp Ground plans coming together nicely thanks to the hard-working team. Locations on the grounds have been tossed and moved around many times to ensure they best met our needs. Who thought that would be such an issue when there is so much space to choose from!?
There have been many meetings held with key stakeholders, making sure they are all happy with the finer details on the event. This has seen the Grand Parade Route decided upon and being approximately eight kilometres long. The busy work of completing all the background paperwork has commenced and, believe me, there is more paperwork than you think. Rules and regulations are all being considered, discussed and appropriate actions are taken to meet them to ensure we do not encounter any issues during our week of celebrations.
The 2020 National Rally website is now live here http://agm2020.ulyssesclub.org/
The team have been out testing and sampling entertainment and food, having a good time in the process. We hope our taste buds are attuned with yours as we all know how important that a good cup of coffee is and that the food is not only tasty but nutritious as well. We have confirmed the band for our Saturday night dinner, which we are sure you will enjoy. We are still working on providing opportunities for lots of fun. Are there any keen cricketers out there? I here there is a grudge match coming up, but more details on that later.
Lismore City Council are certainly maintaining their enthusiasm and support for our event, requesting details of the roads we will be travelling for the organised rides and instructing staff to identify parking areas to be specified as motorcycle-only parks during our event. They have been behind us all the way and are looking forward to our event as much as we are.
There are some great bus trips being planned for those who are looking for some time off the bike. They will intertwine their way around the area, providing you with some interesting sites and points of interest. The details will be released as soon as they are finalised.
Commemorative merchandise has now been finalised with our traditional shirt, badges, caps, hats and stubby holders. And yes, for the girls who approached our team at Mornington, we have included the Tote Bag as requested. We have also included a very versatile piece this year by choosing a head buff which can be worn as a neck scarf or a bandana.
Please keep your eye out as our web page should be active in the very near future.
If you have not already put that little note on the fridge to remind you where to be on May the 4th, grab the pen and paper and do it now!! Remember, May the force – be with you, and bring you to Lismore for our 2020 Ulysses Club National Rally. Don’t forget the dates – 4th to the 10th May 2020. Can’t wait to see you then!!!
Lismore Rally Committee