For the 2011 Brit Butt Light Wolfcub Rally I chose the theme of Giants & Dragons and found 48 landmarks which related to one or the other of these subjects. I have saved 15 of the Giants landmarks to form the basis of this Giants Ride. All the landmarks have some relation to Giants - either as the birthplace, resting place o memorial to a living British giant, or because they are gigantic themselves.
Completing the Ride
Riders must visit a number of landmarks across Britain, as listed below.
Touring Ride - At each of the landmarks you visit you must take a photograph of a sign showing the specific location, your ride flag, and your motorbike. These may be taken and submitted any time and there is no time restriction for visiting the landmarks, so may be visited over several trips, months, or even years. Visiting 5 landmarks will gain a bronze certificate; 10 landmarks for a silver certificate; and all 15 to gain a gold certificate.
Challenge Ride - Before completing the ride you must contact me (I suggest at least two weeks before intending to complete the ride). I will arrange to send you a number before you start the ride. You will need to take two photographs at each stop - one showing the landmark, your ride flag, and your motorbike; the other showing your GPS unit showing the location's coordinates, the time, and a sticker with this number on it. (For further information see here). In addition, you will need to provide a copy of a printed receipt from where you start from; a printed receipt from where you finish; and printed receipts from some or all of the following locations - Bristol, Cambridge or Blackbun. Receipts may come from any printed receipt with the name of the town on it eg a petrol station, ATM machine etc.
For a bronze certificate you must visit 5 landmarks, provide start & finish receipts and a receipt from at least one of the three receipt locations.
For a silver certificate you must visit 10 landmarks, provide start & finish receipts and receipts from at least two of the three receipt locations.
For a gold certificate you must visit all 15 landmarks, provide start & finish receipts and receipts from all three receipt locations.
1 Giant's Grave, Penrith, Cumbria
2 Giant's Grave, All Saints Church, Tilney, Norfolk
3 Giant's Grave, Somerton, Norfolk
4 Giant Bradley's Birthplace, Market Weighton, Yorkshire
5 Giant's Grave, Ilkeston, Derbyshire
6 Giant's Memorial, Eynesbury, St Neots, Cambridgeshire
7 Giant's Grave, Whalley New Rd Cemetery, Blacburn, Lancashire
8 Giant's Grave, Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire
9 Giant's Memorial, Trenchard Street, Bristol
10 Parc le Breos Cairn, Parkmill, Swansea
11 Cerne Abbas Giant, Cerne Abbas, Dorset
12 Long Man, Wilmington, East Sussex
13 Llangollen Harp, Llangollen, Denbighshire
14 Dorking Cockerel, Dorking, Surrey
15 Giant Miner's Statue, Redruth, Cornwall
Link to pdf of Roadbook for Giants Ride
Application form for awards here.
Ride record sheet here.