That was the challenge for Keilder, we spoke with John and said would he be willing to add in some extra sections for a longer course and we would do a roadbook for the entire route for our rally riders. He said “Yes, let’s give it a try”.
We got the outline route and then started to map it out on a GPX route, this was then imported into Rally Navigator and we went through the route turn by turn to create an outline roadbook.
The next stage was get up at 5am on a Sunday morning and to drive up to Keilder in the 4×4 to meet Tony Whitehead. We tried to check the route – but this proved pretty impossible with numerous locked gates and also we could get the 4×4 down the single track parts of the course. We checked what we could and decided to call it a day.
The roadbook was then corrected and modified with the notes we had already made, so a week later, to the day, we loaded the bikes into he van and drove back to Keilder to do a complete check of the route on two wheels. This was much better and we were out riding on the bikes which was a bonus. We completed the reccy made all our notes and were heading back home on another 570 mile round trip.
Once back at RallyMoto HQ we finalised the roadbook. Then John called and said he had an extra loop for us on Day 2 so we amended the route and Tony rode this small section last weekend.
I am awaiting the final changes and then we are good to go. Our roadbook printer is ready to rock and roll with the paper loaded and we should have roadbooks being printed tomorrow.
Then there is a final run through on Friday – just to double check.
No sleep ’til Keilder – see you all there.