Synonymous with ‘The Taverners,’ is Founders Day set in the scenic Stanford Hall grounds, it has become one of the major UK events in the ‘old bike’ calendar. From humble beginnings almost fifty years ago with just a hundred or so visitors and half a dozen people selling surplus bike bits out of their car boot or laid out on the obligatory ‘paste table’ the event has grown in to a vast slick and professional operation.
Originally the event took place on the area to the right of the driveway with a small ‘arena’ to the back of the hall, nowadays there is a large arena to the front of the hall along with an autojumble nearing 300 pitches in number and taking up the whole area to the front of the hall. ‘Happy’ Hamrax is remembered as one of the first commercial paying companies to attend with money only changing hands if they’d had a good day – oh how things have changed!
In recent years the attendance levels have grown to around the 4000 mark or more if the weather cooperates, even with the challenges the weather threw at us in 2012 around 3000 visitors made the pilgrimage. There will be no such problem in this year as the organizing committee have booked good weather in advance . Plus which other event allows you to see everything from an FS1E to Brough going around the arena. It’s also worth having a wander round the bike park as there are many very nice bikes actually ridden to this event.
Since the governments announcement on June 14th we haven’t been able to offer the usual camping facilities at Stanford Hall
We apologise for the delay in sorting
Camping will be in the adjacent field with easy access to the event site on the Sunday. There will be basic toilets on site but no showers.
Due to Covid19 there will not be a beer tent or food supplied on the Saturday night
Please follow the signs on arrival to the Stanford Hall Caravan Park
ALL camping pitches will be clearly marked out to keep a distance of 6 meters between tents.
If you don’t pitch in the designated area you WILL be asked to re pitch. Please don’t congregate in large groups while on the camp site. Strict social distancing covid19 rules will have to be adhered to