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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: postie on October 27, 2018, 05:08:46 pm

Title: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: postie on October 27, 2018, 05:08:46 pm
Its back again for a 5th year the Salisbury audax get together  :thumbsup:
Come along and join many like minded souls for talk of all things audaxing/long distance cycling, plus a chance to get some early season miles in.

All welcome , sort your own digs out.
Meet in the kings head ( weatherspoons)  from 6ish.

Whos coming?
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Smeth on October 27, 2018, 07:17:54 pm
Dang and double Dang!!  Major family party clashes. Oh well, someone else will have to remind certain parties how to use a lift. (and walk in a straight line).

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Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: veloboy on October 27, 2018, 10:03:25 pm
I could be tempted!!
I'll check to 2019 diary (though I am sure that W/E is free)!
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: veloboy on October 27, 2018, 10:33:42 pm
It's free - I'm in!!!!
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: teethgrinder on October 27, 2018, 11:00:51 pm
Just booked a room for 2 adults and 2 children so let me know if you want to share to save money.
The room at Salisbury, South Milford cost £32, so if we can get 4, that's under a tenner each.
Might be worth booking early because the Premier Inn seem to have a lot of cheap rooms going now.

February 16th is also Valentines weekend, so it might get very expensive.


So, who's riding down and either passing Milton Keynes (about 100-120 miles to Salisbury depending on route so probably a 200km ride) or somewhere on the way?
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: JBB on October 28, 2018, 07:43:54 pm
I'll put this in the Calendar, a gentle tootle of,  oh, about 10 miles each way!
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: willpom gwraudax on October 30, 2018, 12:46:01 pm
Bring your haz-mat suits!
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: mattc on October 30, 2018, 01:06:43 pm
Bring your haz-mat suits!
they'll be ok ... assuming they stay out of skips ...
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: JBB on October 30, 2018, 08:24:58 pm
Bring your haz-mat suits!
they'll be ok ... assuming they stay out of skips ...

Nah.., just avoid the public toilets in Crane Street and you'll be fine!
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: willpom gwraudax on October 31, 2018, 10:12:35 pm
Bring your haz-mat suits!
they'll be ok ... assuming they stay out of skips ...

Nah.., just avoid the public toilets in Crane Street and you'll be fine!

Crane Bridge Road you mean, just so no one gets confused...
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Laid Back Rich on November 04, 2018, 09:46:03 pm
So, who's riding down and either passing Milton Keynes (about 100-120 miles to Salisbury depending on route so probably a 200km ride) or somewhere on the way?

There will probably be a small group of Kingston Wheelers venturing to Salisbury, we may be able to hook up, this was our route last year
https://www.strava.com/activities/872589663
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: JBB on November 04, 2018, 09:48:56 pm
Bring your haz-mat suits!
they'll be ok ... assuming they stay out of skips ...

Nah.., just avoid the public toilets in Crane Street and you'll be fine!

Crane Bridge Road you mean, just so no one gets confused...

Summat about familiarity breeding contempt!....
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: teethgrinder on November 05, 2018, 11:07:46 am
There will probably be a small group of Kingston Wheelers venturing to Salisbury, we may be able to hook up, this was our route last year
https://www.strava.com/activities/872589663

If you're doing that route again we could meet up in Henley on Thames.
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Pete Mas on November 07, 2018, 01:50:04 pm

I remembered that I definitely need to do this weekend to 'kick-start' the cycling year. It's always great to meet-up with old and new audax faces. Will be riding the Kingston Wheelers 200 Route, as usual, plus a more direct route home on the Sunday. Happy to bring up the rear, and will be attempting to 'up my pace' a bit, by doing a bit more riding or training over the winter if possible. Probably staying at the 'Spoons (for ease of staggering upstairs)?
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: thing1 on November 17, 2018, 08:29:49 pm
We have booked!  Must be suffering reunion envy.
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: thing1 on November 17, 2018, 09:06:55 pm
So, who's riding down and either passing Milton Keynes (about 100-120 miles to Salisbury depending on route so probably a 200km ride) or somewhere on the way?

We'll be riding from Harpenden. Would love to meet on the way. Tring, Aylesbury or Buzzard would be part way. Or, you could come via here on route (esp if any others from this sort of direction would like meet too)

Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Thing2 on November 18, 2018, 09:42:10 am
We have booked!  Must be suffering reunion envy.

Oops. We have cancelled our booking as we are not going to be in the country.  :(
Hope to see everyone out on the road instead.
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: JamesS on December 04, 2018, 06:14:31 pm
Room Booked, let's hope they do not run out of draft beer this year  ;D
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: willpom gwraudax on December 05, 2018, 07:23:27 pm
Could always go to a proper pub, plenty of them in Salisbury
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Danu on December 05, 2018, 08:21:13 pm
Are they open from 7am though
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: JBB on December 07, 2018, 08:58:47 pm
Could always go to a proper pub, plenty of them in Salisbury
I'd go here; open from midday https://www.hopback.co.uk/our-pubs/the-wyndham-arms/
Julia
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Lee K on December 09, 2018, 01:13:26 pm
Is there somewhere safe to leave bikes if we ride to and from the pub?
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Laid Back Rich on December 09, 2018, 01:20:27 pm
Is there somewhere safe to leave bikes if we ride to and from the pub?

wyndham is only about 1/2 mile from Kings Head, so suggest we walk...if that's too far, this is lovely and even closer
http://haunchpub.co.uk/
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Lee K on December 09, 2018, 01:26:35 pm
Is there somewhere safe to leave bikes if we ride to and from the pub?

wyndham is only about 1/2 mile from Kings Head, so suggest we walk...if that's too far, this is lovely and even closer
http://haunchpub.co.uk/

I’m thinking of staying just outside Salisbury, Premier Inn or similar, to save on costs. Is it definitely the Wyndham for the get together?
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Laid Back Rich on December 09, 2018, 01:30:55 pm
no, we generally meet at King's Head for a few cheap beers and a spot of dinner, then move on somewhere nicer when it gets too rowdy
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: JamesS on December 10, 2018, 10:33:30 am
I think it is right to point out that while no one is forced to stay all evening at the Kings Head, the suggestion being made that there is a exodus off to another pub is not necessarily the case.  Last year, despite a beer crisis, many of us stayed at the Kings Head for the evening.
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Smeth on December 10, 2018, 12:16:10 pm
I think it is right to point out that while no one is forced to stay all evening at the Kings Head, the suggestion being made that there is a exodus off to another pub is not necessarily the case.  Last year, despite a beer crisis, many of us stayed at the Kings Head for the evening.
Still gutted I can't get there but I vaguely recall Velovoy taking us on a tour of rocket fuel craft bottled beer in "Spoons". The audacious snatched triumph from disaster once again.

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Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: postie on January 15, 2019, 08:27:10 pm
BUMP**** only a month away , still time to plan your trip to Salisbury for a jolly meet up.
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: PeterM on January 16, 2019, 12:44:51 pm
George and I will be there.  On the right day this time...
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Laid Back Rich on January 16, 2019, 06:15:56 pm
Kingston Wheeler Audax Chapter will be passing through Henley at approx. 09:30, likely stop in Chocolate Cafe for breakfast (all TBC), I think TG said he may join us there...any others?
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: teethgrinder on January 16, 2019, 06:22:54 pm
Kingston Wheeler Audax Chapter will be passing through Henley at approx. 09:30, likely stop in Chocolate Cafe for breakfast (all TBC), I think TG said he may join us there...any others?

Yes.
I dunno where the Chocolate cafe is, but I do know where Wetherspoons is.
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Laid Back Rich on January 16, 2019, 06:29:26 pm
https://chocolatecafehenley.co.uk/ bit more pricey than the local brexit HQ, but much nicer  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: teethgrinder on February 11, 2019, 01:53:15 pm

We'll be riding from Harpenden. Would love to meet on the way. Tring, Aylesbury or Buzzard would be part way. Or, you could come via here on route (esp if any others from this sort of direction would like meet too)

I'm planning on riding with Bus Shelter Bertie to Henley on Thames to meet with the Kingston Wheelers at around 9-9:30am. Salisbury is 80-90 miles from there, following their planned route (which looks pretty good to me)
Maybe we could meet up in Thame on the way to Henley?
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Laid Back Rich on February 11, 2019, 02:52:17 pm
I'm planning on riding with Bus Shelter Bertie to Henley on Thames to meet with the Kingston Wheelers at around 9-9:30am. Salisbury is 80-90 miles from there, following their planned route (which looks pretty good to me)

here's our route on RWGPS (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29165624?privacy_code=UPst9XmP1lpQcCij), a mishmash of various KWAC rides, we look forward to meeting up with TG & Things at Choccy Cafe (https://chocolatecafehenley.co.uk/) in Henley around 09:30
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Neil C on February 12, 2019, 03:38:57 pm
I'll be there too. But after my dismal showing on The Winter Boat Ride on Sunday I am taking the direct route from Kingston to Salisbury - no detours to Henley or Amesbury for me.

If I time it right we can all wait at the level crossing at Bramley together!

Unless circumstances have changed don't expect to see The Things. Thing2 said upthread "Oops. We have cancelled our booking as we are not going to be in the country." 
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: HK on February 13, 2019, 01:40:07 pm
I'm planning on riding with Bus Shelter Bertie to Henley on Thames to meet with the Kingston Wheelers at around 9-9:30am. Salisbury is 80-90 miles from there, following their planned route (which looks pretty good to me)

here's our route on RWGPS (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29165624?privacy_code=UPst9XmP1lpQcCij), a mishmash of various KWAC rides, we look forward to meeting up with TG & Things at Choccy Cafe (https://chocolatecafehenley.co.uk/) in Henley around 09:30

What’s your distance at Henley?  And other controls / distance at?
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Laid Back Rich on February 13, 2019, 02:29:51 pm
What’s your distance at Henley?  And other controls / distance at?

https://www.aukweb.net/forms/diybrevet.php?diyeventid=24477
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on February 13, 2019, 02:36:12 pm
For me, that link doesn't lead to useful information.
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DIY event with specified number was not found, or it's not one of yours.

Please enter the diy event number for the brevet

DIY event number
24477
 
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Laid Back Rich on February 13, 2019, 03:18:11 pm
whoops, sorry, thought you'd see what I can see, is this any good?

DIYSE Brevet 10188

anyway, here's copy & paste of controls, km distances from Raynes Park:

01.   Upper Halliford   15
02.   Staines       25
03.   Wargrave       52
04.   Henley       58
05.   Bradfield       83
06.   Bramley       102
07.   Whitchurch    130
08.   Marten       155
09.   Amesbury       185
10.   Upper Woodford 193
11.   Salisbury       202
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: kegere on February 15, 2019, 08:17:34 am
Booked, I will probably join the KW route somewhere around Bramley and spend the next few hours wondering when I will get caught and passed.

Keith
Title: Re: Salisbury get Together 16th February 2019
Post by: Pete Mas on February 18, 2019, 11:56:37 am
Another great Salisbury reunion weekend.  :) Thanks Postie for calling us all here, and once again we were lucky with the weather. Nice to chat with some familiar and new faces. Due to my late arrival, and the fact that we stayed in Spoons to eat, and then adjourned to the historic Haunch of Venison, rather than join the curry group, I didn't meet as many as I would have wished. 350km cycled over the weekend, however.