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European Cade Raid 2008 in Belgium
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2nd European Cade Raid L’Hirondelle, Belguim from 4th to 7th of July 2008 The   2nd   European   Cade   Raid   was   a   great   success   building   on   last   years   attendance.      This   year there   were   20   Cavalcades   on   site   and   four   Cavalcades   that   came   for   a   day   visit   making   24   in total,   also   there   was   one   GXS1100F   and   a Yamaha   FJ900.     The   breakdown   of countries    was    as    follow:-    Sweden    four    Cavalcades;    Great    Britain    three Cavalcades   &   one   GSX1100F;   Belgium   eight   Cavalcades   +   4   day   visitors; Netherlands   six   Cavalcades   and   Germany   one   Cavalcade.      Altogether 34 people attended over the three days. Friday was a meet the participants day and in the evening  I gave the itinary for the weekend. Saturday   morning   there   was   instruction   form   Jan   Van   Lomberghen   on   how   to   make   a   windscreen   for   the   Cavalcade.      After   this there   was   a   100   Km      ride   out   for   those   who   wanted   to   go   on   tour   of   the Ardennes   led   by   Patrick   Delvaux   &   Brenda   Wijers   and   took in   a   motorcycle   meeting   place,   here   we   stopped   for   a   meal   &   a   drink   &   the   Citidel   at   Namour,   then   back   to   L’Hirondelle   for   the evening. Sunday   was   a   free   day   for   people   to   do   as   they   pleased.      Patrick   &   Brenda   again   led   a   ride   out this   time   to   an   airfield   for   a   air   display   by   modern   and   vintage   planes.   Later,   at   the   meeting,   I thanked   all   the   people   for   coming   to   the   Cade   Raid   and   selected   a   committee   to   represent   the countries   attending   the   Cade   Raids.      I   ended   the   meeting   by   notifying   all   that   the   2009   Cade Raid   would   be   in   Northern   Germany   and   the   one   in   2010   would   be   in   Sweden   covering   one   week instead of three days. The meeting was then formally closed. On   Monday   we   all   departed   and   went   our   separate   ways.      A   BIG   THANK   YOU   to   all   who attended. Cade Raid 2008 was organised by David Hebblethwaite and his team
See Raid photos available here