All about the CTMAC and the Manchester Bike Show, Cheers guys, its nice to see that our efforts are being spread across the world. 80) Its a busy time at CTMAC HQ . Preparations underway for the Manchester Bike Show with blackboards being built, and signage ordered. The 144 sq mtrs stand will take some filling but with some infamous riders and their bikes already confirmed, the show will be a good 'un I am sure. Sam Manicom Derek Mansfield Nathan Millward Bernard Smith Steve Stuart. Roadto Manchester Dave Fenton Alex Jackson Ren Withnell and Sharon Parker Nick Sykes Ian Coates
Damn..... I only made 10 blackboards..... Ian will need a big one though !!!. We will also have (with luck) the Rally Bike from the Adventure Bike Warehouse (Gary Pitchford ) who is currently blasting through the Tuareg Rally in Africa. So that's a stand full, but we do have 144 sq mtrs to play with. Spencer Conway will not be attending as his TV series prompted Discovery Channel to fund a second trip this time to Sth America , so he is busy as you can imagine.... Good Look Spence, make sure he stickers are in place.... Stunning Picture from Gary Pitchford (Adventure Bike Warehouse) in Africa on the Tuareg Rally.
Harry Stottle. Poems about stuff. If you are facebook friendly take a peek at Facebook/harryStottlePoems for biker and nonsense poems about life and stuff.
https://www.facebook.com/Mama-Sues-397465107119071/?pnref=story The 2nd and 3rd April and the Manchester Bike Show is in the bag, and the 144sqmtr stand will include some great Overland Bikers and their machines. Our forefather and reason that the CTMAC exists, Ian Coates, has had an bad accident and may not make it, but he is getting better as I write. (Fingies crossed). The Camp Mancunion site in Ringley, will host the exhibitors as well as a number of other members etc within the Bunk House and camp ground. You are invited to use the camp which as mentioned is about 15 mins from the exhibition. The link above is from Katie, owner of Mama Sues who has offered to build a Jambalya on Saturday night. I do however need to confirm how many peeps require this by pre-order. ALSO Get your confirmation in for ; Camping or Bunk House. Fri-Sat-*Sun, (*Bunkhouse Fri-Sat only). Saturday Feast Breakfast Butty: Sunday Bacon Butty and a brew. Prices for the above food will be confirmed,
The Manchester Bike Show runs from 2-3rd APRIL 2016 at EVENT CITY next door to the massive Trafford Centre (Big shopping centre). Parking is free and the entry very reasonable ,PLUS lkots of shops to make your visit a full day, family and partner pleasing event.
2016 will be our THIRD year at the show that is growing year on year and includes many of the manufacturers including Honda (Think new Africa Twin), Triumph (Featuring Zoe Cano and her Bonniville, who might have been on our stand until they asked). and many more.
The Chunky Tread MAC (CTMAC) stand will be even bigger this year with a massive 12 x 12 mtrs asked for.
The show stand build and entry is Friday 8.30am - 10pm and saturday 6am - 8,30am (which give only an hour to get your bike ready.) Fully loaded, Geared up, muddy, battle scars most welcome.
Each display bike will get 3 tickets that allow entry FRI SAT SUN for one person. Extra tickets for family and friends have to be bought, but if you are to arrive on Saturday morning your Friday ticket can be used by partners etc.
Finish by 5-6pm Sunday and all bikes have to be out by 8pm:
Each display bike will get a blackboard supplied on site, These are approx 4ft high x 2ft wide on which the HiViz pens can be freely used. (See below). You can add pictures etc and we suggest a number of A4's is big enough.
A storage area is on the stand and those wishing to use the camp for accommodation can use the Chunky Van for storage of tents etc. Chairs etc will be rare, so bring one if you can.
There is a small charge of £20 per bike that goes towards the boards and costs etc:
Please send an email to Pete and you will receive the Stand and Club forms that need to be filled in and returned FAST...
Situated between Farnworth and Whitefield and within easy reach of the M61 (Southbound) and Junc 18 M60 it is around 10-15 mins from the Event City (Junc 9 or 10 M60). Depending on traffic.
The site is very basic and not to commercial site standards BUT has a very handy 4 room bunkhouse that holds 22 people.
On a first come basis the bunkhouse for £20 per head for Friday Sat, has a kitchen and lounge area. We will need to book and pay £80 deposit so low numbers may need to pay a little more.
April in Manchester can be a little damp (It has been for the last 2 years), so the bunkhouse seem a logical choice. CAMPING however is available for £10 for the weekend its cheap as chips.
The 50 acre site has a field big enough for 200 tents plus WILD camping plots in the wooded area.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A COMMERCIAL SITE AND FACILITIES ARE GOOD BUT BASIC. The site will have no staff other than our own representative (helper) who will act as security/manager for the duration.
Vans and Minibagos are welcome though hook up not available. (Though a socket and cable could be OK near the bunkhouse,)
ASK FOR THE BOOKING FORM NOW.
The CTMAC is a non profit, no budget, free to use club. We need to cover costs and keep the Spirit of the Adventure alive.
We would love to hear from potential sponsors who may wish to take advantage of the growing popularity of our Facebook community and the attraction that our club stand creates at the show. This may be as a product/prize for the stand. Display spots or help at the camp.
Please contact Pete on firstname.lastname@example.org 07941 813255
The start of the CTMAC was to enable a few people that had a tale to tell and a trip to show off about , get together at the Manchester Bike Show (UK).
The litmus paper was Ian Coates who wanted to get his bike and himself into the show the day he returned to the UK after 14 years wandering the world.
Now looking forward to our 3rd year at the MBS (Trafford Park Manchester 2/3 rd April 2016) , the scene is helped along with the Facebook virtual club of the same name......
So with a club approaching 500 likes and 200 members both the Facebook page and the link on my account (Roadto Manchester), we continue to grow by 1-2 new members a day.
With additional input from Sam Manicom, Motorcycle Explorer, Bernard Smith, Graham Field, Simma , Adventure Bike TV, Simon Gandolphi, and many more companies and travelers, the virtual club continues to do virtually nothing at a great pace,
Next year we will host a camp in April and a planned tour of somewhere too.