Ogri Rally

It was time again to load up the CB and head towards the magical destination of Ogriland at Kemble Airfield.

The journey on the M25 was the normal joke of endless filtering and parts of the M4 were not that much better. Onto the A419 and A429 the situation was much better.

Arriving at 7.30 it was up with the tent, round to Nighthawk Leather to buy a patch and into the tent to buy beer tokens.

A really good addition to the drinks this year was 10 ciders from independent producers so it was with these that I proceded to try as many as possible over the 2 nights.

The bands this year were really top class and the Kiks started of the night followed by a superb blues guitarist called Aaron Keylock who I bought a CD of after his set. I doubt whether he was even 20 years old! The Sidewinders finished of proceedings and then the disco until 2 am.

Saturday I woke up and decided to stay on site as there is always plenty to do at Ogri.

The canteen was up to its usual high standards. The bike show began and then the silly games.

I met up with friends from Norfolk,Kent and the Unpredictables and more scrumpy was consumed.

The bands that night were the F Band who played rock covers that were probabley better then the originals. Then Black Nasty and the Glam Gits.

In the fancy dress Evil Kinival and Jimmey Saville were present.

The Barrel Bikers won the best club turnout with 41 members and some of the distances travelled to the rally by people were staggering.

- Dave Ranger


Ogri MCC