UK Rally 2014

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Rally Theme: Be Inspired

Rally Dates:

The UK Rally 2014 will take place in Olney, which is central England (locally known as the Midlands), on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July 2014.

olney-centre

 

The Venue:

The Olney Centre, High Street, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4EF.

Starts:

Saturday 12th July 2014
10:00am Meet at the Olney Centre.

Accommodation in Olney:

The Queen Hotel (very close to venue)
Contact: Shirley & Stewart Elsmore
Address: 40 Dartmouth Road, Olney, Bucks. MK46 4BH
Tel: (International no:) +44 1234 711924 (local no:) 01234 711924
Fax: (International no:)+44 234 711924 (local no:)01234 711924
Email: queenhotel@btconnect.com
Web: http://www.thequeenhotelolney.co.uk
There is also an adjoining six bedroomed self catering cottage available.

The Lindens (very close to venue)
(Guest House)
Contact Mrs V Gregory
Address: 30A High St, Town Centre, Olney MK46 4BB
Tel: (International no:) +44 1234 712891 (local no:) 01234 712891
Email: virginia@thelindens.com
Web: http://www.thelindens.com

The Old Dairy (very close to venue)
(Self catering accommodation: 2 double rooms for hire, approx £50 per night)
Contact: Nigel Gregory
Address: 72, High Street, Olney, MK46 4BE
Tel: (International no:) +44 1234 712109  (local no:) 01234 712109 Mobile: 07940 801423
Email: nigel@theolddairyolney.co.uk
Web: theolddairyolney.co.uk

Accommodation in the area:

(if you have transport, approx 5 miles from venue, close to the M1 motorway)
Holiday Inn
Address: London Road, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0JA
Web: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/newport-pagnell/mlklr/hoteldetail

For those who have transport, Newport Pagnell and Wellingborough aren’t too far from Olney. I have added links below. I don’t know how good or bad the accommodation is though:

Newport Pagnell:
http://www.bedandbreakfastsearcher.co.uk/buckinghamshire/newport-pagnell.asp

Wellingborough:
http://www.bedandbreakfastsearcher.co.uk/northamptonshire/wellingborough.asp

From £25 per night in Wellingborough:
http://www.onlinebusinesspages.co.uk/listing/guest-house-in-/246705#

From £24 per night in Wellingborough:
https://plus.google.com/109350718431233069812/about?hl=en

From £44 single, £60 double, in Wellingborough:
http://theoakhousehotel.co.uk

About Olney

Olney is a small English market town in the county of Buckinghamshire and covers an area of about 3,500 acres with a resident population of about 6,200. It is equally surrounded by the larger towns of Northampton, Bedford and Milton Keynes. It is fairly close to the M1 motorway which is a major arterial road to London (in the south) and Leeds (in the north).

A number of notable people have made their home in Olney over the centuries, most notably William Cowper and John Newton who together wrote the hymn, Amazing Grace. A small museum is hosted by the town in their honour.

How to get to Olney by car

From Heathrow Airport:
Get on M25 in London Borough of Hillingdon from Southern Perimeter Rd, Airport Way/A3113 and Exit 14.
Follow M25 and M1 to Milton Keynes. Take exit 14 from M1.
Drive to A509 in Olney.

From Stansted Airport:
Get onto the M11 from Terminal Rd S, Thremhall Ave and A120.
Follow M11, M25 and M1 to Milton Keynes. Take exit 14 from M1.
Drive to A509 in Olney.

From London Luton Airport:
Continue to M1.
Follow M1 to Milton Keynes. Take exit 14 from M1.
Drive to A509 in Olney.

From Gatwick Airport:
Head southwest toward Ring Rd N.
Drive from M25 and M1 to Milton Keynes. Take exit 14 from M1.
Drive to A509 in Olney.

How to get to Olney by train/bus

From Heathrow Airport:
Walk to Animal Reception Centre.
Catch the number 203 bus towards Hounslow.
Get off at Hounslow West (Stop A).
Catch the tube (Piccadilly line) towards Oakwood.
Get off at King’s Cross St. Pancras.
Walk to King’s Cross and St Pancras.
From St Pacras railway station catch the Brighton to Bedford train towards Bedford.
Get off at Bedford.
Walk to Bedford bus station (Stop R2).
Catch the number 41 bus towards Northampton, Greyfriars Bus Station.
Get off at Olney.
Journey approximately: 7 hours 12 mins.
Approximately 3.75 hours journey.

From Stansted Airport:
Walk to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Bay 16).
Catch he number A6 bus towards Victoria, Victoria Coach Station.
Get off the bus at Golders Green, Golders Green (Stop GE).
Walk to stop number (Stop GH).
Catch the number 83 bus towards Hanwell.
Get off at Hendon (HE).
Catch train from Hendon to Bedford.
Walk to Bedford bus station.
Catch bus number 41 towards Northampton, Greyfriars Bus Station.
Get off at Olney.
Journey approximately 4 hours.

From London Luton Airport:
Get train from Luton Airport Parkway to Bedford.
Walk to Bedford bus station (Stop R2).
Catch the number 41 bus towards Northampton, Greyfriars Bus Station.
Get off at Olney.
Journey approximately: 1 hour 37 mins.

From Gatwick Airport:
Walk to Horley.
Catch train from Horley to Bedford.
Walk to Bedford, Bedford Railway Station (Stop R2).
Catch the number 41 bus towards Northampton, Greyfriars Bus Station.
Get off at Olney.
Journey approximately: 3.75 hours.

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