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Expressions of interest (and will have to check vacancies)

May 3rd week end
3 (27.3%)
May 10th week end
2 (18.2%)
May 17th week end
0 (0%)
May 24th week end
0 (0%)
May 31 week end
1 (9.1%)
Any of the above
5 (45.5%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Author Topic: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.  (Read 4080 times)

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #75 on: March 12, 2019, 11:48:41 pm »
I don't know the A1 underpass mentioned above but, looking at the map, it looks like you would need to get to it via Jordan's Mill. Southill Road, which takes you down past Jordan's Mill, is currently closed. It is due to re-open early April, but it's worth keeping an eye on notices.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2019, 11:54:55 pm »
So, a site with no showers or hot water, and a lack of local shops, but a nice pub that won't be available for food and may be full of revellers and/or short of BEER?  Sounds a bit like Dunwich beach without the earwigs[1]...

Seems to me that since the main attraction is the pub, it's better to do it on a date when we could actually make decent use of it.  Or find an alternative destination.


[1] Admit that I'm jumping to conclusions here.  I've absolutely no reason to expect that there won't be earwigs.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #77 on: March 13, 2019, 09:03:59 am »
If that is the general (understandable) feeling, then happy to defer to something else.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #78 on: March 13, 2019, 09:24:36 am »
Tend to agree with Kim on this. Let's sort it for a date when we can enjoy the fine pub. I'm not fussed about earwigs, they'll make a change from the woodlice at home.

And thanks Canardly for the idea and organisation.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #79 on: March 13, 2019, 05:07:33 pm »
I will ring them tomorrow.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #80 on: March 13, 2019, 10:50:00 pm »
I might just do a 24 hour thing to see what is what. That is all.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #81 on: March 17, 2019, 08:20:56 pm »
Just to note that on a ride today we travelled off road along the riverside path from Biggleswade's old mill, which is pretty much town centre, bar crossing a road, to the far end entrance adjacent to Jordans Mill located a a few cycle minutes from Broom. The path is good quality all weather gravel and suitable for all but the most fragile tyres. There is a small section where it goes under the A1 with limited headroom but this is still cycleable subject to pedestrian and other cycle traffic. As stated above the bridge on the Southill road to Broom is being replaced and will not reopen until 7th April.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #82 on: March 17, 2019, 08:59:14 pm »
As a local, that's interesting, although my OS map marks it as a public footpath, so not open for cycling. Is there in fact a permissive path or something?

Edit: probably the Green Wheel (bottom of page)?

Guy

  • Left-Wing Moonbat Green NAZI
Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #83 on: March 18, 2019, 08:28:16 am »
I've ridden the old tow path between Biggleswade and Holme Mills (Jordan's), and the other way - from Holme Mills to Biggleswade, loads of times with nary a complaint from anyone. Just be sensible and *share* the space with pedestrians. Works for me.

I hope this meet doesn't happen while I'm away oop North. I'm looking forward to finally spotting some Forumites (I'm in Shefford - about 4 miles from Broom)

What duck?

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #84 on: March 19, 2019, 12:12:15 pm »
I hope this meet doesn't happen while I'm away oop North. I'm looking forward to finally spotting some Forumites (I'm in Shefford - about 4 miles from Broom)
I'm just up the road in Bedford. PM me if you want to get together sometime.

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #85 on: March 19, 2019, 07:28:52 pm »
And I'm the same distance the other side of Shefford :)

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #86 on: March 29, 2019, 11:34:18 am »
Is this going to happen? . If so will it be on the 3rd ? If not should I go ahead with the wolsey meet?
the slower you go the more you see

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #87 on: March 29, 2019, 12:07:20 pm »
No this is not happening due to the pub's kitchen being closed on the Saturday for a private celebratory do. If peeps are so minded I will organise something later in the year but will not be able to guarantee open days etc at various locations. It is still good cycling hinterland with a range of villages and ye olde pubbes and well situated for rail connections. Given the hugely disappointing Mildenhall situation is a possible alternative.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2019, 08:36:22 pm »
Southill Road, which takes you down past Jordan's Mill, is currently closed. It is due to re-open early April, but it's worth keeping an eye on notices.
It's open.

Re: The Cock at Broom - possible location for camping meet.
« Reply #89 on: April 07, 2019, 10:51:15 pm »
Southill Road, which takes you down past Jordan's Mill, is currently closed. It is due to re-open early April, but it's worth keeping an eye on notices.
It's open.
Thanks. I’ll be down that way soon!