The Riponian. GPX & Google Earth Stages

While the Galway International and the Swedish Rally are stealing the rallying limelight this weekend, the very popular Riponian Stages is also going ahead this Sunday. This super little clubmans event utilises the small forests and woods in and around the Sutton Bank area just east of Thirsk in Yorkshire. For some reason our set of Stage traces is missing SS 3 but otherwise the set is complete with the rest of the stages. We have also included a gpx file of the stages that is very useful with a website like GPS Visualiser (Linked in the text at the bottom). As usual, enjoy the data and good luck to everyone invloved in the rally this weekend.

 

Riponian Stages Jemba Stage Traces. Riponian 14 GE Files

Riponian gpx files. Riponian gpx files

Remember though, Please note that the Google Earth files are contained in a zip file. If you are using a computer, they will be downloaded to your downloads folder and can then be opened with google Earth. For mobile/iPhone/iPad users – you will be asked to “open in” an app like iFiles or Evernote etc. You must do this and then unzip the files. After this the files can be opened in Google Earth. It seems a long way around but it is worth it. It is assumed that you have installed both a file viewer & Google Earth beforehand. If not they are all available via the App Store and the Android Play Store.

Also included is a gpx file of the stages. Use a GPX viewer on you phone to view these files and if you are online with a PC, here is a link to a good site for viewing the files. GPS Visualiser

Galway International – Updated Google Earth Stages

It has been a difficult week for the Colm Quinn BMW backed Galway International Rally oragnisers. Flooding has affected so many people across Ireland and the UK in the past few weeks. It is an awful thing to have your home or business devastated by such events. This weekend’s rally has had it’s own fair share of flooding, and a result, a last minute re-routing of the Saturday stages has brought it’s own challenge for the event’s organisers. We have updated our Jemba Speed Traces to reflect the route changes but if you are planning to visit the rally, be aware that area’s around the first and second stages are pretty inaccessible due to the high water levels. More information about the flooding is available on the official rally website (Link) . In the meantime, enjoy the download and good to everyone on the Galway Rally this weekend.

Galway 2014 Jemba Speed Profiles in Google Earth

Galway 2014 Jemba Speed Profiles in Google Earth

Download the Galway International Google Earth Files Galway 2013 GE & gpx

Remember though, Please note that the Google Earth files are contained in a zip file. If you are using a computer, they will be downloaded to your downloads folder and can then be opened with google Earth. For mobile/iPhone/iPad users – you will be asked to “open in” an app like iFiles or Evernote etc. You must do this and then unzip the files. After this the files can be opened in Google Earth. It seems a long way around but it is worth it. It is assumed that you have installed both a file viewer & Google Earth beforehand. If not they are all available via the App Store and the Android Play Store.

Also included is a gpx file of the stages. Use a GPX viewer on you phone to view these files and if you are online with a PC, here is a link to a good site for viewing the files. GPS Visualiser

Red Kite Stages & Sean Conlon Forestry Google Earth Speed (Jemba) Traces

Today sees the both the RAC British Historic Rally Championship and the Valvoline Irish Forestry Championship kick off for the 2014 Season. The Red Kite Stages and the Sean Conlon Memorial Rally are the respective events in South West Wales and County Tipperary. As usual we have taken some of our advanced technology that the Jemba Interia Pacenote System can deliver, and are posting the speed traces for the stages today. Enjoy these and the best luck to anyone competing, marshalling or otherwise involved today.

 

Ge screenshot Conlon 14

 

Download the Sean Conlon Memorial Rally GE Files Here Conlon 14 GE Files

Download the Red Kite Stages GE Files here Red Kite GE Files 14

Remember though, Please note that the Google Earth files are contained in a zip file. If you are using a computer, they will be downloaded to your downloads folder and can then be opened with google Earth. For mobile/iPhone/iPad users – you will be asked to “open in” an app like iFiles or Evernote etc. You must do this and then unzip the files. After this the files can be opened in Google Earth. It seems a long way around but it is worth it. It is assumed that you have installed both a file viewer & Google Earth beforehand. If not they are all available via the App Store and the Android Play Store

Glens Forestry Rally – Jemba (Google Earth) Stage Traces

In Northern Ireland this weekend we have the Glens Forestry Rally. It is the final forest rally in Ireland for 2013. The rally is not a round of any championships this year, but a determined effort by the Mid Antrim MC still sees the rally pushing ahead. The event is being observed for the 2014 Southern Forestry Championship and the club know what is needed to ensure inclusion. Lets wish them luck with a successful event on Saturday. The rally is running outside of it’s normal geographical area of North Antrim, and this year it uses a couple of forests just outside Limavaddy in Co Londonderry. Here are our Jemba derived speed based Google Earth Files. Remember to read the notes below. Enjoy.

Download the Glens Forestry GE Files Here Glens Forestry GE Files

Remember though, Please note that the Google Earth files are contained in a zip file. If you are using a computer, they will be downloaded to your downloads folder and can then be opened with google Earth. For mobile/iPhone/iPad users – you will be asked to “open in” an app like iFiles or Evernote etc. You must do this and then unzip the files. After this the files can be opened in Google Earth. It seems a long way around but it is worth it. It is assumed that you have installed both a file viewer & Google Earth beforehand. If not they are all available via the App Store and the Android Play Store

Cambrian, Rallye Sunseeker, Down & Cheviot Google Earth Speed Views.

This weekend is a busy one on the UK domestic rallying front. Firstly and kicking off tonight, is the BRC and all its constituent championships at the Rallye Sunseeker, then its the final round of the BTRDA at the Cambrian Rally, and in the same vein, the final round of the NI Rally Championship at the Down Rally and on Sunday we have the Kieth Knox Cheviot Rally, the conclusion of the MSA Asphalt Championship. So as a little treat, we have put together some of the Jemba Inertia Pace Note system Google Earth earth speed traces for the various events for download.

Sunseeker GE Speed Files

Cambrian Google Earth 2013

GE Down Rally Speed Files

Cheviot GE Speed Files

Remember though, Please note that the Google Earth files are contained in a zip file. If you are using a computer, they will be downloaded to your downloads folder and can then be opened with google Earth. For mobile/iPhone/iPad users – you will be asked to “open in” an app like iFiles or Evernote etc. You must do this and then unzip the files. After this the files can be opened in Google Earth. It seems a long way around but it is worth it. It is assumed that you have installed both a file viewer & Google Earth beforehand. If not they are all available via the App Store and the Android Play Store

September – Our quick run around the British Isles.

September always seems to be a busy time for us at Patterson Pacenotes. This year has proved to be no exception. We really have been to all four corners of our little islands over the past couple of weeks.
Things got of to a shaky start though. A shaky September start could bode badly. First was the cancellation of the Lindisfarne Rally. We got the call while on the Otterburn ranges making the notes. Oh dear. Move on. Losing the Lakeland Stages few days later was more of a shock. The Enniskillen MC run event had done their sums and things just didn’t add up. The difficult decision to cancel was taken. A lack of entries plus the cost of fixing the Fermanagh Forests was just too much to bear. Another bad blow to the NI championship.
So on the subject of cancellations, I never thought that one of them might bring a small consolation.
Although it is of no consolation for the Rally Organisers (Wolverhampton & District MC), the cancellation of The Rally of North Wales (nee Bulldog) earlier in the season, it meant that for the British Historic Championship, were able to pull in this year’s reserve rally, the Colin McRae Stages. The event was a full counting round in 2012 and it will once again play a full roll in the championship. It is always very special to get up into that part of Scotland. The stages really are some of the best in the world, and with the skilled hand of the Coltness Car Club on the tiller, they have chosen another great route. The stages are in great shape having been recently repaired and regraded following some fairly extensive logging. For the BHRC competitors it really is worth the drive.
The trip up to Scotland was via the Warcop training grounds where we did our recce for the Pendragon. Located just off the A66 near the pretty village of Appleby in West Moreland, this is a great clubmans Tarmac rally with deceptively challenging stages. The rally must be doing something right as it continues to get a full entry and we can see why. A real good days rallying.
A quick trip back on the P&O Express and it was off to County Clare for the Clare Stages Rally. The Irish National Championship operates a smart rotational op out system and this year, Clare falls into to that mode. So the COC Dermot Kellaher choose a two stage format repeated three times. It saves some cash for the club and makes for a much more compact route. It worked. The rally has a full entry and while this was written the night before the rally, it looked like the starters list was bursting. We didn’t have time to stop and enjoy the stunning views of the Burren in the distance from the second stage as we had to get further north. Co Tyrone was calling.
The Bushwhacker rally has become something of a legend in Irish Forestry terms. The top drivers call it the Bushwhacker Grand Prix! It’s reputation is of fast stages, fast stages and some more fast stages. The forests are pretty remote though. Right on the Tyrone Donegal Border. Omagh MC have taken really positive steps at keeping the stages within time limits without compromising the quality of the route. It’s a round of both the NI championship and the Southern Forestry and this will be the only time this year that the two championships meet. It’s the final round of the Southern Forestry and the championship winner will be decided on the day. Cant wait for this one.
A quick pause for breath, and two days at home before it’s of to sunny Jersey. Well Jersey isn’t sunny all of the time, and although it’s not very often, we got it while it rained. A lot. The Jersey rally really is an amazing event. The rally packs in some amount of mileage considering it’s size and it’s population. I’m lucky enough to have done the rally. It was a long time ago, in an amazing Mk2 Escort with a really good driver. It was wet that year and I probably didn’t appreciate how slippy the place is when it rains. I do now. Add in the fact that a five mile stage in Jersey seems more like ten, and here you have the unique challenge that a beautiful island like Jersey can offer. But we didn’t have any time to dawdle as we needed to get to County Cork.
The final round of the Tarmac Championship is once again the Cork 20 rally. The rally has been slightly more compact in the last couple of years. For 2013 though the event has decided on a complete rethink. Firstly they have moved the HQ from Cork City to Millstreet. The main reason is to save a drive of almost one and half hours each way to get to the stages. That’s about six hours in total saved. The second big change is, go back to a two day rally, but still be compact, but offer good stage mileage. In Irish terms, considering what they have achieved, it’s almost a work if genius. The route is ultra compact. Only one stage seems to be out of route, and it can be looped easily. The rest just seems to be right next door to each other. Add in the fact the stages are really good, and I mean really good, it seems that this could be one of the best events of the year.
So that’s a quick round up of our travels over the last couple of weeks. Things are still busy and we will try another short blog in about a month.

Red Kite – Jemba Patterson Pacenotes Google Earth Stage Traces.

Following the update about the route notes for the Red Kite, we thought it was appropriate to post the Patterson Pacenotes Jemba Google Earth files. Set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons and using three real classic stages including the rarely utilised Caio, the Red Kite has been given a second chance to run this year after it’s January postponement due to snow. Good luck to all on Sunday and most of all enjoy.

Red Kite GE Files 2013

Remember though, Please note that the Google Earth files are contained in a zip file. If you are using a computer, they will be downloaded to your downloads folder and can then be opened with google Earth. For mobile/iPhone/iPad users – you will be asked to “open in” an app like iFiles or Evernote etc. You must do this and then unzip the files. After this the files can be opened in Google Earth. It seems a long way around but it is worth it. It is assumed that you have installed both a file viewer & Google Earth beforehand. If not they are all available via the App Store and the Android Play Store

Red Kite – Update for Older Notes From Jan Event

UPDATE Friday 6th September

The only real changes on the rally are in Caio. In January it really was very muddy where there had been logging. Logging has now virtually all gone. Also the surface has improved dramatically. We have noted some cautions in the header at the start of the stage about the conditions and these no longer apply.

We have checked the stages and in general they are in much better condition than they were earlier in the year. There is some new gravel in stage 3 Caio after junction 34, but this should be no problem.

Good luck all competitors we hope you have a good and safe run.

Woodpecker Stages – Patterson Pacenotes Jemba Stage Trace

Earlier this evening we posted the Google Earth stage traces for the Sunset Rally in Northern Ireland. So we thought it was only fair to make the same available for the very popular Woodpecker Rally which starts Saturday morning in the pretty historic town of Ludlow. The rally utilises some great stages in the local woods and forests including the dauntingly fast Radnor Forest. A real treat of a rally. Enjoy the Google Earth view by clicking the link below.

Woodpecker GE Files

Remember though, Please note that the Google Earth files are contained in a zip file. If you are using a computer, they will be downloaded to your downloads folder and can then be opened with google Earth. For mobile/iPhone/iPad users – you will be asked to “open in” an app like iFiles or Evernote etc. You must do this and then unzip the files. After this the files can be opened in Google Earth. It seems a long way around but it is worth it. It is assumed that you have installed both a file viewer & Google Earth beforehand. If not they are all available via the App Store and the Android Play Store

Sunset Stages – Google Earth Stage Traces by Jemba & Patterson Pacenotes

Tonight is the annual running of Magherafelt Motor Club’s Sunset Rally. It is a small clubmans event set deep in the Sperrins Mountains in Northern Ireland. It is aways well supported and is also a very popular social event So as we have already made the Patterson Pacenotes and as the Jemba Pacenote System produces its own Google Earth trace, we once again have decided to share this information for your enjoyment. Good luck to everyone involved with the rally this tonight.

Sunset GE Files

Remember though, Please note that the Google Earth files are contained in a zip file. If you are using a computer, they will be downloaded to your downloads folder and can then be opened with google Earth. For mobile/iPhone/iPad users – you will be asked to “open in” an app like iFiles or Evernote etc. You must do this and then unzip the files. After this the files can be opened in Google Earth. It seems a long way around but it is worth it. It is assumed that you have installed both a file viewer & Google Earth beforehand. If not they are all available via the App Store and the Android Play Store