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Title: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Canardly on November 09, 2020, 09:08:02 pm
Can we set a provisional meet for a long camping week end meet next year, aspirational or otherwise? Something to look forward to. It would be rather nice for us to all get together once again suitably injected and in celebratory mood. (how are they going to deal with minus 80 deg C?)
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 10, 2020, 12:50:21 pm
Where do you fancy going?

I could see what we can book for Silverdale in May.  Lots of camping, cycling, walking and other touristy things such as Leighton Moss RSPB, gateway to The Lakes, etc.

Gibraltar Farm has a group field which could accommodate 30 tents quite easily but also open camping fields.  The facilities block is very good and there are even launderette facilities for the dirty beggars.  There is also a touring caravan / campervan area for those who love their tin boxes.

Depending upon numbers there is a nice Indian restaurant, a couple of pubs, a chippy (I believe though we've never used it) and a Coop. 
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 10, 2020, 12:59:01 pm
Something aspirational is a good idea, more mentally than physically, ie perhaps not to sink resources into or to write into a calendar (I'm not getting a 2021 calendar, I'm skipping straight to 2022).
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Butterfly on November 10, 2020, 04:24:06 pm
YES!!!!

Please and thank you.

Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 10, 2020, 05:13:02 pm
Is that a very timed and reserved yes in principle, to Gibraltar Farm or to everything?    🙂
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Butterfly on November 10, 2020, 07:37:11 pm
Is that a very timed and reserved yes in principle, to Gibraltar Farm or to everything?    🙂

Anything! I want to see my friends *gestures broadly around the forum*. Also, I want something to look forward to.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 10, 2020, 08:49:09 pm
So how about provisionally the long weekend of 14th May at Gibraltar Farm, Silverdale?

Easily accessed by road and rail with plenty of entertainment options and accessible to the more northerly contingent.

It's always possible to arrange two consecutive weekends, one in the north, one further south to give folk more options still.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Butterfly on November 10, 2020, 09:48:16 pm
So how about provisionally the long weekend of 14th May at Gibraltar Farm, Silverdale?

Easily accessed by road and rail with plenty of entertainment options and accessible to the more northerly contingent.

It's always possible to arrange two consecutive weekends, one in the north, one further south to give folk more options still.

Is 14th May a long weekend? Anyway, the ALC AGM is that weekend assuming they are having meets again by then.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Canardly on November 12, 2020, 12:41:35 pm
Oooo additional 3rd June bank holiday next year due to Liz sitting on the throne for a long time.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 12, 2020, 12:49:29 pm
Reading Hello magazine.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 12, 2020, 12:56:36 pm
Oooo additional 3rd June bank holiday next year due to Liz sitting on the throne for a long time.

The extra day is in 2022, not 2021.  I'm not sure that I'd want to be fighting for space on a bank holiday personally.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: citoyen on November 12, 2020, 03:51:36 pm
Oooo additional 3rd June bank holiday next year due to Liz sitting on the throne for a long time.

She should eat more fibre. But it's in 2022 anyway. Seems a bit ambitious planning that far ahead for someone her age.

I'll express a tentative interest in this camping trip. There are still quite a few of you I've never met irl and I should stop being such a misanthrope and put that right.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Canardly on November 12, 2020, 03:57:46 pm
Bother, misread the announcement. Never mind.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 12, 2020, 05:05:00 pm
I'm not sure that I'd want to be fighting for space on a bank holiday personally.
This.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Kim on November 13, 2020, 12:23:57 pm
It's always possible to arrange two consecutive weekends, one in the north, one further south to give folk more options still.

I think that's a good idea, as depending on the state of play, people may want to avoid public transport.  And then there's the option of attending both using touring tactics.

As for other events (ALC, York Rally and such), I reckon it's all going to be up in the air for some time.  The BHPC is an exception, as we're able to organise racing events under COVID-secure rules, but the 2021 calendar is very much a work in progress.  I do know we've got Darley Moor for the end of August.  Might hear more at the AGM on Sunday.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: citoyen on November 13, 2020, 12:28:40 pm
The BHPC is an exception, as we're able to organise racing events under COVID-secure rules

Velomobiles are really coming into their own right now.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 13, 2020, 12:54:02 pm
It's always possible to arrange two consecutive weekends, one in the north, one further south to give folk more options still.

I think that's a good idea, as depending on the state of play, people may want to avoid public transport.  And then there's the option of attending both using touring tactics.
...

My view is then to arrange consecutive weekends avoiding the bank holidays and half terms.  I don't know if that's the weekends of 7th and 14th or 14th and 21st but would suggest one in Silverdale in the hope of attracting a few northerners and one somewhere like Wing to attract southerners.  Nothing to say that folk can't attend either or both and there is the potential to have a week on tour between weekends should that appeal to some.

I am very happy to arrange site bookings but somebody else will need to take responsibility for any "organised" rides or folk can just do as they please.  Me personally, I'd be looking to relax and catch up with friends and acquaintances both old and new.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Kim on November 13, 2020, 01:17:01 pm
The BHPC is an exception, as we're able to organise racing events under COVID-secure rules

Velomobiles are really coming into their own right now.

No special consideration in TEH RULEZ for velomobiles and streamliners (they're still breathing the same air, even if it's through a small hole).  Everyone has to maintain 2 metres separation (ie. no drafting) or risk disqualification.  It's boring, but it means we still get to come out to play.  TBH, most of the excitement this year has been at the slower end anyway.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: RichForrest on November 13, 2020, 01:55:41 pm
These are the provisional dates for next years ALC meets.

Mar 5th
Apr 2nd
May 14th
June 11th
July 2nd
July 29th
Aug 20th
Sept 24th
Oct 15th

June 18th (York Rally?)
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 13, 2020, 01:58:48 pm
Where is the May 14th meet Rich?
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: RichForrest on November 13, 2020, 04:27:44 pm
Where is the May 14th meet Rich?

At the Camping and Caravanning Club site at Kingsbury Water Park. PB.

Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 13, 2020, 05:17:01 pm
Random aside, but what will this 70 year jubilee in 2022 by called? We've gone through the normal silver and gold, we've had diamond, what's next: platinum? Titanium? Carbon fibre?
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 13, 2020, 05:32:48 pm
Platinum I believe.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: JBB on November 14, 2020, 10:43:02 pm
Wing? To us southerners that's the Midlands. How about Sixpenny Handley?


It's always possible to arrange two consecutive weekends, one in the north, one further south to give folk more options still.

I think that's a good idea, as depending on the state of play, people may want to avoid public transport.  And then there's the option of attending both using touring tactics.
...

My view is then to arrange consecutive weekends avoiding the bank holidays and half terms.  I don't know if that's the weekends of 7th and 14th or 14th and 21st but would suggest one in Silverdale in the hope of attracting a few northerners and one somewhere like Wing to attract southerners.  Nothing to say that folk can't attend either or both and there is the potential to have a week on tour between weekends should that appeal to some.

I am very happy to arrange site bookings but somebody else will need to take responsibility for any "organised" rides or folk can just do as they please.  Me personally, I'd be looking to relax and catch up with friends and acquaintances both old and new.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 15, 2020, 07:13:55 am
I take your point JBB and reasonably every Scottish forumite would observe that even Silverdale is not exactly North.

I have been ruminating an idea with would require little commitment save for somebody to organise the southern weekend.

How about three consecutive weekends going either north-south or south-north.  The three venues would be Silverdale in the north, Kingsbury Water Park in the middle and somewhere such as Sixpenny Handley in the south.  I am happy to organise Silverdale and I have it on good authority that there is plenty of room at Kingsbury Water Park for non-ALC'ers.  Somebody would need to volunteer to do the organising of the southern site. 

We would need is a southern volunteer and a decision on whether we're going north south or vice versa.  Some folk could make a tour of it and include two or even a three weekends should they so wish.

I'm proposing the weekends of 7th, 14th and 21st May 2021, covid notwithstanding.

Time to give it serious thought. 

I'm having thoughts about pilots for Yelliphant and my ability to participate but that's my problem for another thread.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 15, 2020, 05:31:01 pm
''watches with interest''       ;)
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 15, 2020, 06:18:51 pm
Takes 2021 calendar (which he does not have).
Turns to May.
Crosses out entire month. "On tour".
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Speshact on November 15, 2020, 07:12:43 pm
Well up for this, and as free as a bird*

*subject to the usual caveats...
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 15, 2020, 07:21:58 pm
Takes 2021 calendar (which he does not have).
Turns to May.
Crosses out entire month. "On tour".

Only May?  I was wondering if I could go on holiday for the entire year.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: JBB on November 15, 2020, 07:40:56 pm
 Happy to put some serious thought into organising this as part of a grand plan. No committments atm. Just need an idea what people requirements are. As you may remember I live in the New Forest but that was, and still is, hideously busy since the first lockdown.


I take your point JBB and reasonably every Scottish forumite would observe that even Silverdale is not exactly North.

I have been ruminating an idea with would require little commitment save for somebody to organise the southern weekend.

How about three consecutive weekends going either north-south or south-north.  The three venues would be Silverdale in the north, Kingsbury Water Park in the middle and somewhere such as Sixpenny Handley in the south.  I am happy to organise Silverdale and I have it on good authority that there is plenty of room at Kingsbury Water Park for non-ALC'ers.  Somebody would need to volunteer to do the organising of the southern site. 

We would need is a southern volunteer and a decision on whether we're going north south or vice versa.  Some folk could make a tour of it and include two or even a three weekends should they so wish.

I'm proposing the weekends of 7th, 14th and 21st May 2021, covid notwithstanding.

Time to give it serious thought. 

I'm having thoughts about pilots for Yelliphant and my ability to participate but that's my problem for another thread.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: cycleman on November 15, 2020, 09:29:53 pm
Also watching with interest  :)
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: FifeingEejit on November 15, 2020, 11:01:27 pm
While Silverdale is most definitely south, it looks reasonably North enough to be tempting.

North would be like Thurso.

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Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Kim on November 15, 2020, 11:23:33 pm
Silverdale is about as far North as you can reasonably go and only get rained on, rather than rained on, develop hypothermia and get eaten to DETH by midges.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: FifeingEejit on November 15, 2020, 11:37:49 pm
Dumfries isn't all that cold.

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Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 16, 2020, 07:09:13 am
Speaking as a former regular visitor to the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland, Dumfries is barely north midlands of the UK. 

However, experience tells me that it is difficult to get folk to travel too far.   It is even difficult to get the north east of England membership anywhere much south or west of Appleby.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: perpetual dan on November 16, 2020, 08:08:24 am
I’ll express an interest. It would be good to see some of you (again).
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 16, 2020, 09:14:03 am
Silverdale is about as far North as you can reasonably go and only get rained on, rather than rained on, develop hypothermia and get eaten to DETH by midges.

I was going to suggest that it rarely rains on Silverdale but then I remembered what happened to Torslanda's bungalow.  This is of course his tale to tell.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 16, 2020, 09:53:59 am
This north-south gradation is a good thing to take into account, as might an east-west one be. But we have no idea when or what sort of lockdowns there will be next year, so it might be sensible to prepare (at least mentally?) for meets at different times of year too.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 16, 2020, 02:23:56 pm
You are at liberty to propose something completely different.  I'll watch with interest.  🙂

Having a plan ready to execute makes it more likely to happen though.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Kim on November 16, 2020, 04:33:38 pm
As for other events (ALC, York Rally and such), I reckon it's all going to be up in the air for some time.  The BHPC is an exception, as we're able to organise racing events under COVID-secure rules, but the 2021 calendar is very much a work in progress.  I do know we've got Darley Moor for the end of August.  Might hear more at the AGM on Sunday.

Following on from the AGM, I've stuck a couple more BHPC dates into YACF calendar, along with the ALC ones posted above.

If COVID-19 rules continue as they've been for much of 2020, it might be a good year for everyone to develop an interest in HPV racing (the Darley Moor meet even has camping on site)...
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on November 16, 2020, 04:59:17 pm
I am pretty sure that if folk put ideas in then others would be interested.  I suspect that there will be rather more than average socialising if and when the rules allow.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Wowbagger on November 17, 2020, 09:54:07 pm
Cycle camping? I remember that...

Expressing an interest!
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: RichForrest on November 18, 2020, 06:14:05 am
Cycle camping? I remember that...

Expressing an interest!

Are you still a C+CC member WB?
If you are you can camp at the ALC rally rates on the 14th  :)
Not sure of the exact rate yet as waiting for confirmation, but will be midseason at £7 per tent per night (even if arriving by car).

Rich
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Deano on November 21, 2020, 10:06:20 pm
Watching with interest :)
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Wowbagger on November 22, 2020, 10:44:59 pm
Where is the May 14th meet Rich?

At the Camping and Caravanning Club site at Kingsbury Water Park. PB.

I'm no longer a member of the C & CC but I could always rejoin.

That looks rather interesting. Will see how the pandemic is developing. I'm still considered highly vulnerable for 3 reasons: age, obesity and immunosuppression. I've stopped the immunosuppressants, I've lost 2 stone since July but I can't turn the clock back, no matter how hard I try.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: andrewc on November 24, 2020, 12:15:47 am
There's always the Giuliani technique Wow  .......  ;)     https://cherryblossom.co.uk



Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: bikepacker on November 24, 2020, 11:38:42 am
I am hoping to get out to some meets next year circumstances permitting. However at the moment with a combination of the virus and Pauline's health I can't commit to any.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 27, 2020, 04:13:22 pm
I want to see my friends
I miss my friends (https://youtu.be/_GtGk-vPYF8)
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Ruthie on December 09, 2020, 07:46:31 pm
I want to see my friends
I miss my friends (https://youtu.be/_GtGk-vPYF8)

Aww I love that!
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 09, 2020, 09:21:54 pm
I want to see my friends
I miss my friends (https://youtu.be/_GtGk-vPYF8)

Aww I love that!
Some of her stuff is verging on twee but that one's great. I went to see her when she came to Bristol a couple of years ago – the only gig I've ever been to in a launderette!  :o
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Ruthie on December 10, 2020, 04:25:48 pm
I want to see my friends
I miss my friends (https://youtu.be/_GtGk-vPYF8)

Aww I love that!
Some of her stuff is verging on twee but that one's great. I went to see her when she came to Bristol a couple of years ago – the only gig I've ever been to in a launderette!  :o

Ooh ooh ooh I went to a gig in a launderette once! With Crinkylion and Slowcoach!
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 10, 2020, 04:42:19 pm
I want to see my friends
I miss my friends (https://youtu.be/_GtGk-vPYF8)

Aww I love that!
Some of her stuff is verging on twee but that one's great. I went to see her when she came to Bristol a couple of years ago – the only gig I've ever been to in a launderette!  :o

Ooh ooh ooh I went to a gig in a launderette once! With Crinkylion and Slowcoach!
Wow! And I thought it was unusual. Who did you see?

In other launderette news: at least 25 years ago, I went into a launderette to actually wash my clothes. Two blokes came in, completely pissed, one says to the other 'Go on, just like the advert, do it,' and other one stripped naked, put his clothes in the machine, took them out and get dressed again. I don't know whether he was actually wearing Levis.... I do remember that when I told my sister, she got quite interested and wanted to know which launderette! I had to tell her that this bloke looked nothing at all like that Levi's model...

Errm, is that too wildly off topic, do we need A Random Thread for Weird Things that Happen in Launderettes?
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Ruthie on December 10, 2020, 06:13:19 pm
We saw Blue Rose Code at the Old Cinema Launderette in Durham. It was superb.

Cudzo, you do know this is YACF, right?
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Kim on December 10, 2020, 06:24:40 pm
The only things that have happened to me in launderettes are washing powder allergy and a creepy Italian bloke.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 10, 2020, 07:21:28 pm
Cudzo, you do know this is YACF, right?
The whole world is YACF. The place where nothing stays on topic but there is a topic for everything. Isn't that right?
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Ruthie on December 11, 2020, 10:28:13 pm
Cudzo, you do know this is YACF, right?
The whole world is YACF. The place where nothing stays on topic but there is a topic for everything. Isn't that right?

Reckon so!
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: mzjo on December 15, 2020, 09:15:44 pm
The only things that have happened to me in launderettes are washing powder allergy and a creepy Italian bloke.

One of my daughters once got chatted up by a creepy Italian bloke but it was in Italy and not in a launderette. She got away by convincing him she was really French and from a long way away, not France. The advantages of a college education  ;D  (her French is actually a lot better than mine in spite of never having lived here).
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Canardly on December 17, 2020, 08:44:05 pm
Apparently I may be stabbed by early 2021 but you snapper whippers may not be done until 2022. So what do we do? Do we have a masqued ball?
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Kim on December 17, 2020, 08:45:29 pm
Apparently I may be stabbed by early 2021 but you snapper whippers may not be done until 2022. So what do we do?

Stay in the hoose and keep aspiring.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on December 17, 2020, 08:52:06 pm
Apparently I may be stabbed by early 2021 but you snapper whippers may not be done until 2022. So what do we do? Do we have a masqued ball?

A lot depends upon how the virus spreads over the next four or so months.  I'd not like to second guess that for now.

Until then though, stay safe.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Flatbar Steve on February 14, 2021, 07:57:39 pm
Where do you fancy going?

I could see what we can book for Silverdale in May.  Lots of camping, cycling, walking and other touristy things such as Leighton Moss RSPB, gateway to The Lakes, etc.

Silverdale sounds great, I'd be up for that - I know things are still uncertain and Covid is dragging, but yes sometime this year.

Also heading for Scotland sometime this Summer would be a good idea this year with the restrictions on travelling abroad and costs of tests / possible quarantine - more would probably be up for it this year

Speaking as a former regular visitor to the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland, Dumfries is barely north midlands of the UK. 
However, experience tells me that it is difficult to get folk to travel too far.   It is even difficult to get the north east of England membership anywhere much south or west of Appleby.

Travel there by coach it's cheaper! I took my bike on the coach last year, its a foldup so I was okay whatever, but when National express staff heard I had a bike they was okay with it they wanted it in a bag. The official policy says no unfolded bikes. Also because of social distancing last year they were only half filling coaches so more space for bags and elbow room.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: RichForrest on March 08, 2021, 03:23:48 am
Where is the May 14th meet Rich?
At the Camping and Caravanning Club site at Kingsbury Water Park. PB.



The May weekend meet has now been cancelled by  :(

Hopefully we will be able to get out to the rest of the years ones.

If anyone is a member of the C+CC and wants to join us, you can camp at the rally rate listed below.
This price is the same if you arrive by bike or by car, it is per unit per night.
Effectively £18 for a weekends (3 nights) camping.
We have lightweight grass pitches booked so small/medium tents are the best  :)


Fri June 11th Keswick 3 nights Solo £6.00 Couples £8.00 Now Full-up.
Followed directly by
Mon June 14th Barnard Castle 3 Nights Solo £6.00 Couples £8.00

Fri July 2nd West Runton 3 Nights Solo £6.00 Couples £8.00
Followed directly by
Mon July 5th Sandringham 3 Nights Solo £6.00 Couples £8.00

July 29th Watlington 5 Nights £5.00 PPPN

Aug 20th Salisbury 3 Nights Solo £8.00 Couples £10.00

Sept 24th Leek 2 Nights Solo £6.00 Couples £8.00

Oct 15th Mabelthorpe   2 Nights Solo £6.00 Couples £8.00


If anyone is planning to come along and join us, I do need to know in advance so as to let the site know.

Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on March 20, 2021, 10:31:09 am
AIUI, currently campsites and self catering can open from 12th April.  However, given the next wave already in mainland Europe and some levelling out in regions of the UK, I am going to predict that gates and doors will open wide as per Christmas and then slam unceremoniously shut, also as per Christmas. 

I am not going to book anything simply because it's impossible to know just what is going to happen yet.

I haven't bothered to factor in vaccine rollout but many of our number including myself (age 58) still await our first jab.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: robgul on March 20, 2021, 07:18:34 pm
AIUI, currently campsites and self catering can open from 12th April.  However, given the next wave already in mainland Europe and some levelling out in regions of the UK, I am going to predict that gates and doors will open wide as per Christmas and then slam unceremoniously shut, also as per Christmas. 

I am not going to book anything simply because it's impossible to know just what is going to happen yet.

I haven't bothered to factor in vaccine rollout but many of our number including myself (age 58) still await our first jab.
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Get onto the NHS website - with your NHS number and you can make a booking - no need to wait for your GP Surgery to contact you - my wife did that and went the next day for her jab.  Being ancient I had mine at the beginning of Feb
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on March 20, 2021, 07:46:49 pm
AIUI, currently campsites and self catering can open from 12th April.  However, given the next wave already in mainland Europe and some levelling out in regions of the UK, I am going to predict that gates and doors will open wide as per Christmas and then slam unceremoniously shut, also as per Christmas. 

I am not going to book anything simply because it's impossible to know just what is going to happen yet.

I haven't bothered to factor in vaccine rollout but many of our number including myself (age 58) still await our first jab.
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Get onto the NHS website - with your NHS number and you can make a booking - no need to wait for your GP Surgery to contact you - my wife did that and went the next day for her jab.  Being ancient I had mine at the beginning of Feb

Problem is Rob they only offer me vaccination locations miles away and I have no easy means to get there. 

The nearest is just over 9 miles but requires two buses and two transition walks.  Because I don't know the area finding bus stops will be difficult, knowing if the bus coming is the one I want alsondifficult, then having to actually get to the venue, find the way in, have the jab and then get home again.

The next venue is inaccessible by public transport: next requires buses and trains, and so it gets ever worse.  Because of where the one in Leicester is it will take best partnof a whole day to get there and back for me.  Two trains, a walk, a bus and a further walk.

In contrast our local gp vaccination centre is 1km from my door.  I'd prefer to wait a little longer to be honest.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: robgul on March 21, 2021, 07:26:28 am
AIUI, currently campsites and self catering can open from 12th April.  However, given the next wave already in mainland Europe and some levelling out in regions of the UK, I am going to predict that gates and doors will open wide as per Christmas and then slam unceremoniously shut, also as per Christmas. 

I am not going to book anything simply because it's impossible to know just what is going to happen yet.

I haven't bothered to factor in vaccine rollout but many of our number including myself (age 58) still await our first jab.
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Get onto the NHS website - with your NHS number and you can make a booking - no need to wait for your GP Surgery to contact you - my wife did that and went the next day for her jab.  Being ancient I had mine at the beginning of Feb

Problem is Rob they only offer me vaccination locations miles away and I have no easy means to get there. 

The nearest is just over 9 miles but requires two buses and two transition walks.  Because I don't know the area finding bus stops will be difficult, knowing if the bus coming is the one I want alsondifficult, then having to actually get to the venue, find the way in, have the jab and then get home again.

The next venue is inaccessible by public transport: next requires buses and trains, and so it gets ever worse.  Because of where the one in Leicester is it will take best partnof a whole day to get there and back for me.  Two trains, a walk, a bus and a further walk.

In contrast our local gp vaccination centre is 1km from my door.  I'd prefer to wait a little longer to be honest.

I'm guessing that the system offers you Stoneleigh, the showground?  - that's where my wife went, I went to Stratford Hospital.   Surprised that your GP isn't on the case for, especially in view of the eyesight/travel issues - I'd get onto them and ask.
Title: Re: Aspirational meet 2021
Post by: Polar Bear on March 21, 2021, 08:12:50 am
I have.