THANK YOU!

We'd like to say a HUGE thank you for everyone's contribution to the
You've Been Nabbed 29 Nobbled By Covid-19

Weekend!

It was an amazing event with fantastic music and rib-tickling comedy which really lifted spirits in these trying times.

The patches are being made and will be posted as soon as possible.

Many thanks for your patience and your support! 


You’ve Been Nabbed 29

The Facebook Group Page, where all this is happening, can be found HERE

We are all feeling sorry for ourselves at the moment, especially as this weekend would have been the best rally of the year.

So, to cheer us all up some wonderful people have organised a bit of entertainment for you to join in with a glass of whatever takes your fancy and a smile and a tune or two.

Entertainment

NABD Patron, wandering troubadour and all-round lovely bloke Stevie Simpson will be performing a live session via the National Association for Bikers with a Disability Facebook page with several excellent guest performers this Friday evening, to mark what would have been the first night of The 29th You've Been Nabbed Rally.

Friday’s entertainment looks like this:

Stevie Simpson – 17:00 (that’s 5pm to you!)

Steph Hoy 18:00 (6pm)

Billy Mac – 19:00 (7pm)

Denis Dowling – 20:00 (8pm)

Chris Harwood – 21:00 (9pm)

Each will be entertaining us for about 45 mins (this may revert to ‘rally time’ at any point)

 

Saturday will see some videos of artists that have performed at the NABD event.

As we were to have a WW2 fancy dress theme to celebrate VE day, you are welcome to dress up and post your pictures as well, get involved and let us know what you are up to.

 

Sunday (may) see an appearance from the NABD Chairman Rick Hulse sharing his extensive knowledge on alcohol and life, ably assisted by the lovely Mandy.

“Depending on the timely arrival of my new webcam, I too may be doing a live piece this coming weekend (probably Sunday), in the form of a 'Smacked Arse Cocktail Hour' featuring live lessons in making some of my unique cocktails with my glamorous assistant (and birthday girl) Mandy Hulse, and hopefully a guest appearance or two from comedians who have performed in the iconic Stand-up Comedy Shows at You've Been Nabbed rallies in past years.” - Rick

 

Other things may appear depending on how drunk we get.

BUT – my offer of doing a strip at the end of Saturday night has been turned down.

*All this depends on people knowing what they are doing with technology and the interwebby thingy – so is liable to change at any second.

 

Patches & Badges

To commemorate this (none) event, we have one-time-only patches available to purchase.

The 'You've Been Nabbed 29 Nobbled by Covid-19 2020’ patches are available here:

You've Been Nabbed 29 Nobbled by COVID19

 

They are £5.00 each, and will only be available for 10 days, until Sunday 17th May 2020, so get your order in quick. You’ll also be helping the NABD get through this tough time.

(As these patches will be made to order, delivery time may be a couple of weeks).

 

We also have You’ve Been Nabbed 29 pin badges available (as we’d already done them!)

YBN29 Pin Badge

 

If you would like to donate to the NABD to help us continue the valuable work we do for people with disabilities, you can do that here as well:

Donate via PayPal

Donate via GoFundMe

NABD Fighting Fund - GoFundM


You've Been Nabbed's Been Nobbled!

You've Been Nabbed's Been Nobbled 2020

What a treat for you all for next Friday 8th May.
Our Patron, Stevie Simpson has organised an on-line live concert featuring 5 very talented people who are donating their time to entertain you.
As the NABD rally has obviously been cancelled this year, these kind hearted folks thought it would be great to have a little reminder of what could, and will, be.

To view the live streams click the link below:

The NABD Facebook Group Page

The line- up will be;
5pm - Stevie Simpson
6pm - Steph Hoy
7pm - Billy Mac
8pm - Denis Dowling
9pm - Chris Harwood

They will each be doing a 45 min set.

If you would like to donate to the NABD in appreciation, please use the links below.

Donate via PayPal

Donate via GoFundMe

NABD Fighting Fund - GoFundMe

All donations gratefully received.

The NABD would like to thank everyone involved in giving their time and talent in support.
 — with Steph Hoy, Chris Harwood, Stevie Simpson, Denis Dowling and Billy Mac.


 
YBN 29 CANCELLED!

The 29th You’ve Been Nabbed Rally - Cancelled

YBN 29 Cancelled

If you would like to Donate to help us cover the costs already incurred in the planning of the Rally, you can do so via Paypal using the button below.

  Donate via PayPal
 


The Trustees of The National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD) regret to announce the cancellation of the 29th You’ve Been Nabbed Rally (May 8th – 10th 2020) at The Royal Cheshire Showground.


The Trustees and other Elected Officials of The NABD have been monitoring the development of the Coronavirus pandemic over recent weeks and, in view of recent government announcements, and with attention to our duty-of-care to our rally-goers and volunteers, many of whom are in the highest-risk groups for Coronavirus; we now have no alternative but to cancel this event.


The You’ve Been Nabbed rally is the largest annual fundraising event for The NABD and the cancellation of the 2020, event at this late stage, is likely to hurt The NABD funds to the tune of approximately £35,000.00, and none of our insurances cover us for the cancellation of an event in such extraordinary circumstances.


All ticket-holders for the 29th You’ve Been Nabbed rally can claim a full refund of the ticket price (and rally badges if purchased with tickets) as can all holders of car or caravan passes etc. Refunds will only be made when tickets/passes/badges etc. are received at The NABD office. (No callers in person please. The office will not be accepting visitors).


It has been very heartening, and somewhat humbling, to see several comments on social media in recent days where people have stated that, in the event of the event being cancelled, they would not claim refunds on their tickets. Such wonderfully magnanimous gestures will undoubtedly lift the spirits of all concerned in this unavoidable decision to cancel, as well as going some way to mitigate the terrible financial losses we now face.


All Trader’s fees previously received for this event will also be refunded on receipt of trade-passes at The NABD office.
We cannot be certain as to what other knock-on effects this cancellation, and the likely cancellation of any other events that would have supported The NABD over coming months, may have on the future of The NABD. Our initial estimate of loss from this single cancellation is enough to give us great cause for concern as to what condition this will leave the charity in by the end of the 2020/21 financial year.


The only thing we can say with any certainty is that The NABD will inevitably be very severely damaged by these losses; though The Trustees and other Elected Officials are dedicated to doing everything they can to ensure that this much-needed charity survives this current crisis.


I feel it worth reiterating the fact that all of The Trustees and other Elected Officials and Representatives of The NABD are 100% voluntary and unpaid. The NABD has only two paid employees (Office Manager and Admin Assistant) and this volunteer-led format has enabled this Association to directly help more than 12,000 disabled people to enjoy the freedom and independence of motorcycling.


The NABD has been a successful registered charity since April 1991 and, with the continued support of stout-hearted people, we hope to still be a successful registered charity in April 2021.


Rick Hulse
NABD Chairman


For further information about The NABD or to make donations to The NABD see: www.nabd.org.uk


All email enquiries should be directed to office@thenabd.org.uk or office2@thenabd.org.uk


For telephone enquiries and/or donations: 0844 415 4849 (10:00am – 3:00pm Mon-Fri).

 

Marshals Wanted

Contact the Rally Secretary via email here for more info!

For the past few years the biggest problem facing us at the NABD’s national rally has been the shortage of volunteers to marshal the event. This has meant that a handful of very heroic folk have had to work very long hours to make everything work but we cannot carry on this way.

In a bid to encourage more people to help we have decided to add a few new measures to make marshalling a more attractive proposition.
There will also be a ‘Marshals Only party’ on Sunday night to thank those who have stayed behind to help with the clean-up with free booze.

Regular marshals who commit in advance will receive free passes for the event and marshals who buy tickets will be entitled to a full refund on Sunday once they have completed their shifts.

If you can commit in advance contact the NABD office on 0844 415 4849 and a form will be sent to you, or you can download the form here; You can also volunteer on site at Event Control.
Come and be a real part of one of Britain’s best bike rallies!