After speaking with several of the regular International Rally participants, most agreed that costs in recent years were becoming too high. Therefore, as the title suggests, we have tried to keep things simple and more affordable in Suffolk in 2022. We hope you will enjoy what we have planned.
Thank you to all who have sent an ‘expression of interest’ as it helps greatly with planning the event.
The booking form is included in Slice 302 and we ask that you complete and return this please to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and by 31 January at the latest together with a 50% deposit.
We have provisionally booked 30 rooms; the hotel is small compared to some we have used previously so bookings have to be on a first come first served basis.
We will be staying at the Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel www.muthuhotelsmgm.com which is situated on the outskirts of Ipswich and only a six minute drive from the A14. The hotel is built around a 16th century hunting lodge with extensive lawned gardens. Inside there is a large swimming pool, sauna, steam room and solarium, plus a fully equipped gymnasium. There is ample parking and we will try to get a designated area for our cars.
There is a caravan/campsite at Alton Water, Stutton, IP9 2RY (www.anglianwaterparks.co.uk/alton-water ) with excellent facilities (used by us whilst planning the rally) which is only 8 miles from the hotel. Please make your own arrangements if you wish to stay there.
Friday 24 June – Arrival and check in. Nothing is planned during the day on Friday, but there are several places of interest nearby including Jimmy’s Farm, which is within 10 miles and Sutton Hoo, which is less than 20 miles from the hotel. In the evening we will all meet at 1930 to kick off the event with an informal buffet in The Willow Suite.
Saturday 25 June – A non-competitive navigational tour, with questions to answer on route, will take us through the outskirts of Ipswich for a short distance and then onto quiet, good driving country roads. An interesting coffee stop approximately half way is still in the planning stage. We then continue to the lunch stop at The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton, which will be the official end of the run. After lunch you are free to either continue exploring the museum or travel less than 20 miles to the beautiful Suffolk coast on the way back to the hotel. The evening presentation and Banquet dinner will be held in The Willow Suite.
Sunday 26 June – We are still planning a drive through some of Suffolk’s prettiest villages ending at Historic Lavenham where there will be time to stop and explore this beautiful village. From there, we drive approximately 10 miles to the lunch venue and the end of the Rally.
Booking Options – Again we have tried to keep this simple, most people stay for both Friday and Saturday nights. You only need to choose the standard of room you would like plus the extra nights if any required.
Room options are on a first come first served basis and subject to availability.
If none of the options suit you, please contact us and we will try to adjust to your requirements.
The Options and Prices
We believe that the prices shown are the maximum to be charged. However, we reserve the right to add a surcharge if costs increase.
OPTIONS 1A, 1B, 1C & 1D
All without accommodation:
Option 1A – Saturday Rally including lunch, Rally Plaque and documents at £40.00 per person;
Option 1B – As 1A plus Friday buffet at £78.00 per person;
Option 1C – As 1B plus Saturday banquet dinner at £146.00 per person;
Option 1D – As 1C plus Sunday run and lunch at £161.00 per person.
OPTIONS 2A, 2B, & 2C
All include 2 nights B&B accommodation plus Friday evening buffet, Saturday Rally (including lunch, rally plaque and documents) + Saturday Banquet dinner + Sunday run and lunch:
Option 2A – Friday and Saturday in a Double or Twin room at £240.00 per person, or single at £300.00;
Option 2B – Friday and Saturday in a Superior Double or Twin room at £250.00 per person;
Option 2C – Friday and Saturday in a Junior Suite at £270.00 per person.
Extra nights B&B accommodation available as follows:
Standard Double or Twin £90.00 per night or for sole occupancy £75.00 per night;
Superior Double or Twin £110.00 per night;
Junior Suite £130.00 per night.
Please use the Booking Form supplied with Slice 302 or email to email@example.com with the following information for those attending:
Names, Address, Phone numbers (mobile preferred);
RSSOC Membership number;
Option chosen, type of room, plus Double, Twin or Single room;
Extra room nights required;
Any special dietary or other requirements.
We hope to see you in June 2022 when we can welcome you to ‘Simply Suffolk’