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Beacon Fell to be among stages for North West rally

Posted on - 10th March, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Kid's stuff, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, Transport, What's On in Preston
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A college near Preston is this month hosting the only closed road rally in the North West of England.

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On 18 and 19 March, Myerscough College will host the Legend Fires North West Stages Rally, with local and national crews and the latest specification, high-performance cars expected.

At 12 noon on Friday 18 March, a scrutineering and documentation event at the college will allow attendees to see the cars at the rally headquarters – with the ceremonial start taking place on Garstang High Street at 6.30pm.

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During the start, attendees can see the town crier, samba drummers and the drivers conducting interviews on the start ramp.

The rally begins on Saturday 19 March at 8am from Myerscough College, with 125 cars competing.

The three spectator viewing areas are as follows:

  • The RandG Fluid Power Group Beacon Fell Stage will be held at 8am, 12 noon and 3.15pm, with spectators arriving at least one and half hours before the first competition car.
  • The Sharrocks Long Knots Stage will be held at 8.45am, 12.15pm and 3.15pm just after the start of the stage with a chicane.
  • The SandW Fabrications, New Breed UK Nicky Nook Stage will be held at 9.30am, 12.50pm and 4.15pm at Scorton Showground off Gubberford Lane.

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The Andrews Bowen PM Groundworks Main Service will be held at the college, where spectators can see the cars being worked on in the main service area from 8am to 4pm.

The ceremonial champagne spraying finish will be held on Garstang High Street from 5.30pm to 10pm and includes winners’ processions, champagne spraying and ramp interviews.

The awards presentation will occur at Guy’s Thatched Hamlet, St Michael’s Lane, at 9pm, where the official overall and class award winners will receive their trophies.

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The spectator areas were organised to minimise disruption to residents.

Parking is available at Scorton Showground (Nicky Nook Stage) and Chipping Showground (Long Knotts Stage), with parking on the approach lanes not acceptable.

The cost to park at Scorton Showground and Chipping Showground will be £10 per car (includes four adults).

  • Additional Passengers: £5 per person
  • Pedestrian Access: £5 per person
  • Children under 16 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

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For more information, visit – http://www.northweststages.co.uk/spectators/where-to-watch-2020/



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