This ride came from my planning for the 2010 IBA's Brit Butt Light, a report of which can be found here. The rally involved riders visiting a number of buildings or landmarks which were put up to commemmorate teh Millennium in 2000 across England (with one in Wales). A lot of time and effort went into planning the rally so it seemed a good idea to recycle some of my ideas!
Completing the ride
Riders must visit a number of buildings or landmarks across England (and Wales) listed below.
Touring Ride - At each of the pubs you visit you must take a photograph of a sign showing the name of the listed landmark, your ride flag, and your motorbike. These may be taken and submitted any time and there is no time restriction for visiting the millennium 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 listed 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 - Nantwich, Bradford upon Avon or Peterborough. Any printed receipt with the name of the town on it eg a petrol station, ATM machine etc. will suffice. Further details of Challenge Rides can be found here.
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. Millennium Cross Heygate Bank, near to Rosedale Abbey, North Yorkshire
2. Millennium Mosaic At gate to parish church on Church Street, Whittington, Lancashire
3. The Millennium Bridge, York off Butchers Terrace, near to Fulford, York
4. Millennium Totem Pole John Street, Llandudno, Conwy
5. Millennium Clock, Nantwich In Cocoa Yard, Nantwich, Cheshire
6. Millennium Walk Northern end of Millennium walk at Shaftesbury Walk, near Cropwell Butler, Nottinghamshire
7. Millennium Beacon, Stanground In car park of Stanground Community centre, off Whittlesey Road, Farcet, Cambridgeshire
8. The Cookley 2000 Clock Elizabeth Bache Corner near to Cookley, Worcestershire
9. St Andrew The Fisherman Statue Centre of Capel st Andrew, Suffolk
10. The Millennium Marker, by the Severn off Church Rd, Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire
11. Millennium Fountain, Enfield Off Gentlemen’s Row, near to Forty Hill, Enfield
12. Millennium statue, Bradford on Avon Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
13. The Bude Light Ergue-Baberic Way, Bude, Cornwall
14. Millennium Gate Part of the Millennium Timespace, The Esplanade, Gosport, Hampshire
15. Prime Meridian Millennium site London Road, Danehill, East Sussex
Link to roadbook for Millennium Roadbook
Application Form for Awards here.
Ride Record Sheet here.