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European Cade Raid 2011 in England
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5th. European Cade Raid at Baskerville Hall Hotel, Wales from 1st to 4th of July 2011 The Baskerville Hall Hotel is set in a very quiet, picturesque area just inside the boundary of Wales, just 2.5 miles away was the town of Hay-on-Wye in England. Baskerville Hall was the home to the Baskerville family and was built in 1836. It was here that Conan Doyle wrote the famous book “The Hounds Of The Baskerville’s”. The emblem of the Baskerville’s was a hunting dog , and they had several hounds, that’s what his book was based on, although set in Devon has Sir Baskerville didn’t want visitors flocking to the Hall. That’s enough of the history now for the event. The owner of Baskerville is a very easy going person who made sure that our event went without any disasters or complications. The facilities were very good, with indoor swimming pool, bar and very good restaurant. Camping facilities were adequate. On Friday night we all relaxed and renewed friendships and generally had a good time drinking beer, well the British did, the others just drank lager, fizzy pop as we Brit's say. Saturday and Tony Taylor took us on a short 100 mile tour around the Brecon hills of Wales. We went from 60 mph roads, to 50 mph roads and then to very narrow winding country lanes climbing to about 1000 feet above sea level. Passing through the villages of Wales the people looked in amazement as the Cavalcades went by. The first stop was at the Elan Valley visitors centre for a little bit of refreshment and a rest before riding around the dam and over the hills on the very narrow roads, the cars had to pull off the road to let the Cavalcades pass, not enough room for a car and a Cavalcade. As you will see in the photos the scenery was fantastic. This year we had 14 Cavalcades attend the Cade Raid from: 3 British, 3 Belgium's, 4 Netherlands, 2 Norwegians, 1 Swedish and 1 Polish rider who has come to England to live. Cade Raid 2011 was organised by David Hebblethwaite and his team
See Raid photos available here