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Rallye Sunseeker

The Rallye Sunseeker – the Bournemouth based opening round of the eight round ANCRO National Rally Championship is a regular annual event – that currently takes place at the end of February. In 2001 the weather was – for once – unusually kind, making the forest and Bournemouth promenade stages a mass spectator event.

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There are several forest stages held throughout the day, the pictures shown in the upper row are from part of the Uddens forest (SU055015) stage, a few km to the north of Bournemouth. Gravel tracks normally frequented by a handful of horse riders and cyclists at this time of year were packed on the day, with everyone listening out intently for the marshal's whistles – signalling the need to jump for cover off the tracks and onto the adjoining banks.

The final stage of the day was a sprint along Bournemouth sea front, returning finally to Bournemouth Square for the awards ceremony and celebrations.


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Other Bournemouth galleries:  Bournemouth, Bournemouth in the summer

Nearby locations that also feature in galleries on this site:

directionHolt Heath

directionMoors Valley Country Park, Christchurch

directionPoole, Wimborne

Other sites on the web

Rallye Sunseeker:  official website - dates, names and other rally information

Maps of the Uddens forest area on streetmap.co.uk:   1:50,000 – detail, 1:250,000 – locality and route to get there

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The pictures of Rallye-Sunseeker in this gallery were captured at medium resolution.
This is images of dorset stock photography gallery 077
All photographs copyright © 1998–2003 John Allen

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