The nature of the event, for those not familiar, is of a road regularity rally. Some regularity rally’s can be a little tedious, with long stretches of straight roads having to be run at 50kph. This is not the case with the French Revolution, which is by comparison, fast and furious.
The event started in Trouville Sur Mer, after the opening dinner at the Hostellerie du Vallon. Most Competitors took an early night, as the rally started proper first thing Monday morning. Our rally didn’t start well as we encountered a herd of cows just before TC3 and try as we might; we couldn’t regain sufficient time and consequently scored a maximum, which didn’t bode well for the rest of the rally. The route wound its way round to Bagnoles de l’Orne; a beautiful spot, which is typical of the Normandy area we were traveling through.
The last day as ever proved to be a sting in the tail, with many secret controls. We managed to get all of this tricky route correct, but unfortunately discovered later that a large proportion of it had to be canceled as one instruction was apparently incorrect. We had sailed round the junction oblivious to the fact that it was drawn slightly incorrectly. But as they say, that’s rallying! As it was, it did not make any difference in the rally, as we were firmly mid-field and out of the pots.
Congratulations none the less to Nicky and John Walsh, for putting on an excellent rally, which we enjoyed thoroughly. If you would like to read a full report on the French Revolution Rally please click here. The French Revolution is a Conquest Events Rally, run by Nicky and John Walsh, for more information on the French Revolution Rally please visit the Conquest Events website.