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European Cade Raid 2010 in Sweden
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4th European Cade Raid at the High Chaparral, Sweden from 6th to 9th of August 2010 Who would have thought that the Wild Wild West would be relocated to a very green, wet country called Sweden with not a desert in sight. The High Chaparral, a Western t h e m e park, complete with railroad, saloon and it wouldn’t be a Western with out them, a tribe of Blackfoot Indians all the way from the USA. There were shoot outs between outlaws and the sheriff's men, fastest draw contests, bronco riding, not on a real horse but a mechanical one. Then you’ve got the whore house, barbers, gun shop and a hotel, that’s were we stayed. The trouble with the hotel is that if you wanted to go to sleep before 2 am you were out of luck has they had music blasting out at above 120 db until that time. The notices around the hotel warned people to be quiet after 11 pm or they could be thrown out but you would never hear anyone from next door because all you could hear was the music. The number of Cavalcades that attended the Rally was 31. Here are the Country and numbers: Sweden 16; Norway 3; Finland 3; Netherlands 3; United Kingdom 3; Belgium 2 and Denmark 1. There were also other makes and models of motorcycles with the group. Saturday night we had our meeting as usual, after the meal, where the next days events were relayed to the members. After that the Country for the Cade Raid for 2012 was given to the participants, this being Northern France and also the Cade Raid for 2013 being Finland. Bo Alvemark was given a big thank you for organising the Cade raid in Sweden. Saturday night in the restaurant to have a very good meal and British Real Ale costing £6 a bottle, well worth it after drinking the so called beer of Sweden. At the end of the evening Bo Alvemark made a speech thanking people for attending the Cade Raid. That only left me to confirm The Baskerville Hall Hotel as the venue of the 2011 Cade Raid; the 2012 Cade Raid to be in Northern France and the 2013 Raid to be given to Finland. There was to be a ride out on the Sunday but the rain was persistent and heavy, not the kind of weather to go and see the Elks on a 100 Km ride. Hopefully the next time the weather will be kinder. A lot of the riders left on the Sunday leaving just 1 Swedish family, 4 Dutch, 4 Belgium's and 4 British people. On Monday the final participants left to make our way home. Cade Raid 2010 was organised by Bo Alvemark and his team
See Raid photos available here