Camp VC is a women’s motorcycle festival, which for 2022 was run at the Sweet Lamb Rally Complex in Wales. The weekend offered a multitude of activities for attendees, from welding and mechanics lessons, through to experiencing a rally car lap of a rally course. Desert Rose were invited to bring our enduro motorcycles along, so that we could give beginners lessons for riders who wanted to venture off road and maybe get involved in trail riding, or even their first enduro event.
Patsy made sure the support lorry was fully loaded and the team made their way from East Sussex to the stunning hills of Wales. Arriving to set up on Thursday, we were met by unusual weather for Wales, it was dry and sunny and this continued on into Friday. With Saturday and Sunday, normal service resumed as far as Welsh weather is concerned and there was a combination of mist, drizzle and horizontal rain.
We saw over 100 ladies book onto our courses over the weekend despite the weather and all of them rode really well. Considering some of the riders had only just taken their CBT and were relatively new road riders, they all soon got to grips with the difference to riding off road. The location offered a variety of terrain for the riders to tackle, with loose shale, wet grass and some hills to practice ascents and descents all under the watchful eye of the Desert Rose instructors.
On Saturday evening, Patsy was asked to join a panel discussion about women in motorcycling and spoke of her enduro championships and of course her Dakar experience.