Jam­pot Rally NZ plans pro­gress­ing

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT -

Or­gan­iser Mur­ray McLean re­ports that things are fall­ing into place for the AJS/Match­less ex­trav­a­ganza in 2020. “20 years have passed since New Zealand hosted an In­ter­na­tional Jam­pot Rally so we are pre­par­ing a pre-rally tour of the South Is­land leav­ing Nel­son on Mon­day 3rd Fe­bru­ary 2020 and trav­el­ling down the west coast through some of the best scenic roads in New Zealand to our south­ern most city of Invercargi­ll to watch the Mo­tor­cy­cle Rac­ing events at the Burt Munro Chal­lenge. From there we will travel north over Alpine passes, re­turn­ing to Nel­son on Fri­day 14th to our Rally Head­quar­ters at Tahuna Beach Hol­i­day Park; a dis­tance of ap­prox­i­mately 2170km. We will pro­vide a backup ve­hi­cle with trailer with a me­chanic, tools and spare parts. Our Satur­day Ride takes us west over the Takaka Hill to Takaka for lunch and re­turn to Tahuna Beach Hol­i­day Park for our AGM, din­ner, guest speaker and prize giv­ing. The rally will con­clude on Sun­day 16th Fe­bru­ary. If con­sid­er­ing ship­ping your bike to New Zealand they should ar­rive Mid Jan­uary 2020 to Port Nel­son. While In­sur­ance is not com­pul­sory it is rec­om­mended. Bikes must pass a safety In­spec­tion be­fore they can be op­er­ated on our roads. A de­posit of 500 pounds per per­son (or equiv­a­lent cur­rency) is re­quired to se­cure ac­com­mo­da­tion book­ings for pre rally tour and needs to be paid by 30th Novem­ber 2018. This is due to hav­ing to se­cure suit­able lodg­ing par­tic­u­larly in Invercargi­ll as it is peak tourist sea­son and we en­vis­age a group of 40-odd peo­ple on the tour. Ac­com­mo­da­tion at the Tahuna Beach Hol­i­day Park will be able to be se­lected by rally en­trants on­line as there is a wide range of op­tions from tent sites to lux­ury apart­ments. We have been al­lo­cated a book­ing ref­er­ence for rally at­ten­dees to get spe­cial group deal rates. If you want to know more or need help in com­ing to this ma­jor event, please con­tact the Rally Or­gan­iser Mur­ray McLean by email­ing match­[email protected] or phon­ing +64 3 525 7024.

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