2005 RAT Review



ORRELL RAT CHRISTMAS PARTY - Saturday 10th December

A superb weekend outing to Liberty's hotel in Blackpool for the annual RAT Christmas party included dinner, live caberet, and an overnight stay. Everyone who attended certainly enjoyed the event with a few nursing a well deserved hangover on Sunday morning. Well done to Pat and Alister for arranging another great social event.


BAVARIAN EVENING - Saturday 19th November

Rivington Barn hosted a Bavarian evening complete with free-flowing steins of beer and a very very loud oompha band. The event was attended by many of the Orrell RAT pack with german Stef leading proceedings.


MANCHESTER TOY RUN - Saturday 12th November

An early Saturday morning ride into Manchester was rewarded with blue skies and dry roads for the annual Salvation Army Toy Run. Nearly a thousand bikes roared through the city centre in an unbroken parade to the Trafford centre. Many riders wore festive costumes and decorated their bikes for a memorable ride to deliver christmas gifts.


WELSH WEEKENDER - Saturday 8th/9th October

Byddwn yn ychwanegu Alan mwy o Racheal wybodaeth at y tudalennau hyn gydol mis Tachwedd a Rhagfyr – gan gynnwys archif o ymgyrchoedd blaenorol, cwisiau, chwilair a suduko symbolau! Galwch heibio cyn bo hir i weld beth sy'n newydd. Rhoddwyd cychwyn ar ein dathliadau pen-blwydd, felly mae'r gymdeithas honno'n dathlu pen-blwydd y Ddeddf Gwahaniaethu ar sail Rhyw yn 30 oed hefyd. Very, very drunk!


HEARTBEAT RUN - Saturday/Sunday 11th September 2005

A rainy Saturday did little to dampen the resolve of the Orrell RAT pack setting out for a memorable weekend outing to "Heartbeat Country" in Goathland North Yorkshire.


GRAND PRIX KARTING EVENING - Wednesday 3rd August 2005

This exciting social event took place on Wednesday evening 3rd August 2005. The venue at Eckersley Mill, Swan Meadow Road, Wigan hosted our very own Grand Prix style tournament complete with heats and a final. The evenings racing was rounded off wth an additional Endurance event. Everyone agreed the result was a fix!



A possie of five bikes from the Orrell RAT pack rode down to Birmingham for a visit to the National Motorcycle Museum resulting in an Exhibit worthy of inclusion indoors.


YORKSHIRE DALES RIDE OUT - Sunday 22nd May 2005

Despite a dodgy weather forecast, the run was successfully completed mostly in the dry by approx 20 members with 12 bikes taking part. The route was a gentle 135 mile scenic run from start to end, split into six legs, leaving and returning to the M6 Preston. Much of the route used single track roads, but all were surfaced and suitable for any motorcycle. A coffee stop just outside Skipton was made before heading off over Malham and down into Arncliffe. Part of the pack missed a turning at Gargrave but soon got back on route to enable us to meet up at Kettlewell. A lunchstop was made at Hawes, and included a visit to the Wensleydale Dairy shop for cheese sampling. Then more single track making our way through Dent, enroute for afternoon refreshment at Devils Bridge, where we were greeted by a very heavy downpour of rain. Some decided to head off for an early finish, and approx half stuck with the route south through the Trough of Bowland and Chipping, before ending back at the M6 Preston. All agreed, it was an enjoyable ride-out dampened only slightly by the good old British weather.

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