Author Topic: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018  (Read 16279 times)

Carlosfandango

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2017, 03:15:28 pm »
I had a look at booking a hotel in Barry and the rooms at the big chains seem to have gone for the weekend of the ride. I guess Barry is close to the airport. I`ll investigate some B+B`s.

Looks like accommodation might involve a bivvy bag up a dark alleyway!

Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2017, 03:30:55 pm »
There's a Premier Inn at Port Talbot, rooms at £31.50 are available for the Friday night currently. 

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2017, 03:42:49 pm »
Travel Lodge Barry had rooms for the Friday 29 June when I booked a day or so ago, not as cheap as Port Talbot though

ETA: Flex booking is £48 for Port Talbort (I think it's at 590km or so)
Regards,

Jason

Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #53 on: November 16, 2017, 03:50:51 pm »
Travel Lodge Barry had rooms for the Friday 29 June when I booked a day or so ago, not as cheap as Port Talbot though

That guy sounds well dodgy.

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #54 on: November 16, 2017, 03:58:16 pm »
Travel Lodge Barry had rooms for the Friday 29 June when I booked a day or so ago, not as cheap as Port Talbot though

That guy sounds well dodgy.

Made my day better that!  :thumbsup:
Regards,

Jason

Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #55 on: November 16, 2017, 04:14:05 pm »
Travelodges (just spent a few days holiday at one in Bath) and Premier Inns? Surely open fronted bus shelters will do at the end of June ☺
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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #56 on: November 16, 2017, 04:43:50 pm »
Travelodges (just spent a few days holiday at one in Bath) and Premier Inns? Surely open fronted bus shelters will do at the end of June ☺

I want to pick up on that . My Lejog adventure will be at the end of May, beginning of June, how do I go about reserving an open front bus shelter, and what time would I have to leave?

Carlosfandango

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #57 on: November 16, 2017, 04:54:33 pm »
Travelodges (just spent a few days holiday at one in Bath) and Premier Inns? Surely open fronted bus shelters will do at the end of June ☺

I want to pick up on that . My Lejog adventure will be at the end of May, beginning of June, how do I go about reserving an open front bus shelter, and what time would I have to leave?

From my previous experience you have to check out when the local police ask you to move on :facepalm:

Carlosfandango

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #58 on: November 16, 2017, 04:57:35 pm »
I do like it when Jiber and Psyclist do my planning for me, thanks guys :thumbsup:

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #59 on: November 16, 2017, 06:30:26 pm »
I do like it when Jiber and Psyclist do my planning for me, thanks guys :thumbsup:

You can pick the takeaways along the way (we spent 28 mins in that one on LEL according to my Google timeline data)
Regards,

Jason

Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #60 on: November 17, 2017, 05:09:43 am »
...
14] Chepstow                                                671

15] Pershore                                                 710
...

That's only going to be possible with a wormhole I think; it's more like 90 km between these controls.

Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #61 on: November 17, 2017, 10:00:24 am »
80km from Chepstow to Pershore using the A48 to Tewkesbury (62km, retracing ride out) and then the Bredon Road and the B4080 (17km).

Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #62 on: November 17, 2017, 10:28:19 am »
...
14] Chepstow                                                671

15] Pershore                                                 710
...

That's only going to be possible with a wormhole I think; it's more like 90 km between these controls.

I think it is just the Pershore distance that it a typo. The total of 120km from Cheptstow to Wellesbourne looks about right. You've probably already spotted that.

As Tomsk stated, these figures are likely to increase a bit once the route is complete.

Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2017, 07:31:08 pm »
As many have noticed, it's a work in progress and there's ages to knock it into a bit more shape. [Mrs Google rules, as far as minimum distance goes]. The month of May will be route check time and maybe a DIY on all or part of it...

Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #64 on: November 18, 2017, 09:36:46 pm »
In an unusual fit of organisation I have entered.

Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #65 on: November 19, 2017, 03:21:04 pm »
In.
Thinking was thus:
  • now have the option to ride, which has cost a fiver. Might ride, really want to.
  • But might not ride, in which case I am down a fiver and Tomsk is up a fiver which he deserves anyway for all the work he puts in for auk. 
What's not to like in this?
Ditto

megajoulesexpenditure

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #66 on: November 22, 2017, 11:29:29 am »
Travelodge Barry booked for me. After the warnings I'll watch out for that dodgy guy though.(rooms still available for Friday night)

I'm going to have to calm down the excitement I'm feeling for this event or it'll be a very long winter. Seem to have rediscovered some much needed mojo. Thanks Tomsk and Co :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Carlosfandango

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #67 on: November 22, 2017, 12:29:42 pm »
I`m in :thumbsup:

Premier Inn Port Talbot booked for Friday, I like an early night O:-)


jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #68 on: November 22, 2017, 12:58:44 pm »
I`m in :thumbsup:

Premier Inn Port Talbot booked for Friday, I like an early night O:-)

I'm in both at the moment just in case.

St Neots is proving a little more challenging, the in town hotels are either very expensive or full.  I've a bit further down the A1 so will tt the A1 at about 10:30 on sunday morning... whats the worst that can go wrong !  :facepalm:  (there's a bike path all the way up to St Neots)
Regards,

Jason

Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #69 on: November 22, 2017, 02:37:06 pm »
Travelodge at Nottingham Wootton. Not quite as far as St Neots, but fits in well after a stop in Port Talbot the previous night.

Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #70 on: November 22, 2017, 03:15:57 pm »
... but fits in well after a stop in Port Talbot the previous night.

Really living the dream on the Welsh riviera...


Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #71 on: November 22, 2017, 03:30:44 pm »
Really living the dream on the Welsh riviera...

I don’t think the view from the Premier Inn at Port Talbot will be quite as iconic as the photo presented. But hey, the next option was Barry Island!

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #72 on: November 22, 2017, 03:41:37 pm »
... but fits in well after a stop in Port Talbot the previous night.

Really living the dream on the Welsh riviera...




AHHHH almost like back home  :thumbsup:
Regards,

Jason

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #73 on: November 22, 2017, 04:27:55 pm »

AHHHH almost like back home  :thumbsup:

I saw that picture and thought it was here :)
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jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Grand 1000km 28 June 2018
« Reply #74 on: November 22, 2017, 04:29:54 pm »
Travelodge at Nottingham Wootton. Not quite as far as St Neots, but fits in well after a stop in Port Talbot the previous night.

Good spot, only adds an additional 6km for me if I remove the A1 hotel option detour.  Nice 300km after PT also!  :thumbsup:
Regards,

Jason