I visited today whilst trundling the lanes of Warwickshire getting mildly sunburned. The weekend of 18th - 20th May is now firmed up and early arrivals and late departures are welcome.
I will be checking the email as previously stated and replying once I return from my week oop north
For those who have not yet emailed, please do so as follows:
Please email me at email@example.com
. Title your email camping then your YACF name, i.e. camping a warwickshire lad. and tell me in the email numbers, and other pertinent details such as tent / caravan / campervan, etc.
Cost per head is £8 per night. I reckon that the field could take forty tents without resorting to absolute festival standards. Caravans and campervans are also welcome.
The field is actually a Camping and Caravanning Club certified site if that means anything to anybody here (Clarioin and Butterfly maybe?)
There are only toilets onsite but apparently the local community centre is flexible and allows the use of the showers for a small charge. One for either myself of AWL to check out methinks...
On Friday evenings the chip van arrives sometime after 7:30p.m. It arrived at 8:15pp.m. yesterday apparently! Our host is happy that folk buy their chip suppers and eat them in the pub whilst sampling his liquid wares.
Our host can lay on a buffet style fried brekkie working along the lines of an honesty box. Earlier this week they apparently laid on breakfast for 48 cyclists!!!
However, I can also recommend the Long Itch diner (greasy spoon) as well as Hilltop Farm, Hunningham for that slightly more upmarket cooked breakfast.
Mlle PB and I have plans to lead a Saturday excursion to Canons Ashby, a National Trust place in Northamptonshire. The round trip is approximately 40 miles from Long Itch and we can vary the route to avoid retracing virtually all of our pedalling. They do a very nice menu there. Unfortunately this area of the UK is a bit lumpy. There is no way to smooth out the hills so please accept my apologies if you're a flatlander. I was also contemplating a picnic ride to Draycote Water for the less ambitious / more relaxed of us. If there is demand I woudl be happy to lead out the Draycote posse and leave Mlle PB the task of taking the lead to Canons Ashby.
On the Sunday morning I was contemplating doing a YACF jersey stack along the lines of the Penny Stack. For those not in the know, what happens is that we all gather in a line, or maybe a semi circle for the camera, all wearing a YACF jersey, and all supported on our bikes by holding the bike either side of you with your feet on the pedals of your machine. Slightly trickier for those at the ends maybe? Seems like some daft fun and something for other YACF gatherings to try and beat in the future.