The second and the biggest of Yorkshire MAG’s summer rallies held on The Duncombe Estate Helmsley Nth Yorkshire. Three separate stages including the huge big top, a rally that shouldn’t be missed by any serious (or not so serious) biker.
One of Yorkshire MAG’s (Motorcycle Action Group) weekends of motorcycles, music, comedy and the occasional drink or three, this post contains images from Friday’s acts, it’s a huge site and as usual there were three stages due to the amount of bands the weekend has been split into two galleries, this first one from Friday evening, all acts are shown in order of appearance.
Held on The Duncombe Park Estate, The first FYP was held in 1987 under the name The Farmyard Party, but in reality the rally goes back to the early 1980’s when East Yorkshire MAG started a rally to accommodate people travelling to the Hull Anti Helmet Law demos, so in truth at least over thirty years, in reality going on forty years! The first phase of rallies where held in Dunswell Near Hull until 1987 when by sheer luck! Good or bad? The farmer from Dunswell pulled at the last minute and we were offered a farm called Cat Babbleton that was situated between the villages of Foxholes and Ganton. Moving the Farmyard in 1996 to the dale at Duncombe park for just one year as the locals were not sure they liked the intrusion into village life, we went to Castle Howard the home of the movie Brideshead Revisited near Malton. We found that the locals really didn’t like us at Castle Howard, but as luck has it the Chamber of Commerce did back in Helmsley! Except for a quick bout of Foot & Mouth that saw us at Pickering in 2001 for a year, we were happy to up sticks back down the picturesque dale at Duncombe Park. Way back in 2005 the now infamous Farmyard flood occurred and that put paid to having a large rally in the narrow steep sided dale and we had to move up to the Park Plain at the top of the hill and into Duncombe Park front garden and we have been here ever since.