Poll

Which Friday works for you? (pick as many as you want)

Friday 6th October 2017
8 (42.1%)
Friday 13th October 2017
4 (21.1%)
Friday 20th October 2017
6 (31.6%)
Can we have a Saturday night instead?
1 (5.3%)
I can't come but I want to vote anyway.
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: September 22, 2017, 11:57:36 pm

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Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« on: August 23, 2017, 11:57:36 pm »
Right, as the first one was a roaring success with a roaring tailwind back to Darlo afterwards, how about a re-run?

Date is now Friday 6th October

Dead simple set-up - meet at Tan Hill onna Friday night, camp up, get pissed, ride back in the morning. Your basic overnighter.

Tan Hill is actually quite simple to get to onna bike - about 30-35 miles from Darlo on the east (depending on your route, and I'll be happy to guide a feeder ride from Darlo station as I'll just be riding up and camping). This might be tricky on this Friday as I won't be in Darlo, but shout up if anyone does fancy it.

Options from the west are Penrith station (a bit farther but with a better chance of a tailwind), Oxenholme (hilly), or change at Penrith - I think - for Kirkby Stephen and a likely tailwind. Kirkby Stephen on the Settle-Carlisle line is the closest station, at about 11 miles away. There are probably more options from the west.

Accommodation - camping is a fiver in the charity box. There are also bunk rooms, with limited availability, at £30 including breakfast. And there are private rooms at the pub. You can arrange any of this yourself if you give the pub a call. There's no need to arrange camping, but anything else - yeah.

Come if you can - cycling encouraged, but we had a campervan and lovely Mike came up in his car last week, so come however you can. It's more-or-less a meet-up for like-minded folk, and I'll invite the VC167 as well once we've settled on a date.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=104473.0

Attending:

Deano
Kim
phanta
Dale
sojournermike
Mark (NOTP)
tiermat
muddypete
Socks
Mike (NOTP)
boab
Chris S (breakfast only)
Debs (NOTP)
Karla/bunbury/pharti
Possibly Peter
mrcharly
Anita (NOTP)
Col (NOTP)
Andy (NOTP)

Wowbagger

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Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - pick your date
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 12:25:07 am »
Be prepared for this:



That's my dear wife and the back of our tandem just below Tan Hill. That was in October 2008.

I am interested, by the way. Sounds like a damned good idea!
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Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - pick your date
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 06:07:15 pm »
I like the idea of this! Wouldn't be up for camping, but a room at the pub sounds good. Any of those dates would be ok, I think. I'd need to figure out how to get there (I've no intention of riding all the way from home...) but there seem to be plenty of train options.

Socks

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Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - pick your date
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 07:19:06 pm »
The current Mrs Socks (aka Pam) has agreed to pilot the camper van, so I could cycle and meet you there.  Sorry to have missed the one this month - I was put off by the weather forecast, must be getting soft in my old age.

fboab

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Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - pick your date
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 08:06:27 pm »
In the absence of a Mrs fboab, or a camper van, we will debate our sleeping options once the date is determined.

(That's long speak for we're in)
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - pick your date
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 09:00:14 pm »
Friday the 6th OK for everyone then? Anyone booking trains who needs that extra time, shout up now.

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - pick your date
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 09:25:06 pm »
Works for me - I'd prefer to have the date fixed asap so I can book trains.

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - pick your date
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 08:16:41 pm »
Me too! I'm calling it the 6th as there don't seem to be any objections.

Karla

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Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 08:21:55 pm »
As early as possible is good for me, to avoid the awful weather of the goth ride last year.
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Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 08:23:25 pm »
As early as possible is good for me, to avoid the awful weather of the goth ride last year.

*place holder for "Slow"Coach to come and tell us he's been snowed on every month of the year at Tan Hill*

Karla

  • car(e) free
Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 09:04:19 pm »
On a related note, if you want some gothic cycling wear, how about this?
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Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2017, 10:36:20 pm »
As early as possible is good for me, to avoid the awful weather of the goth ride last year.

Does this mean we're guaranteed good weather? Excellent!

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 08:45:18 am »
Will see what I can do with work. Enjoyed the last one.

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 11:10:26 am »
Cross your fingers for me. I'm having a wisdom tooth removed on the 4th (it is supposed to be a simple one).

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Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 11:27:36 am »
simple and wisdom in the same sentence - I like it!

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 10:32:15 pm »
So, what sort of time did people arrive at Tan Hill last time? Just trying to figure out train times etc.

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2017, 10:38:09 pm »
So, what sort of time did people arrive at Tan Hill last time? Just trying to figure out train times etc.
We got there about 7ish. I think we were aiming for 6, but I'm fat and unfit and we had a beast of a headwind. Karla got there nearer 10 I think?

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 10:41:12 pm »
Aye, 6-7 was a decent target. They do food until 9, but I warned the kitchen about Karla's coming, and they took pity on him and served him egg n chips. So late arrival isn't a problem.

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 10:50:59 pm »
Are you heading down East or West? We met at Darlo station at 2 and had a relaxed ride up including beers if that helps.

Karla

  • car(e) free
Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2017, 11:24:24 pm »
I got there almost bang on half 9, thankyouverymuch :p

Once I'd missed a train and the next one was late, I left Darlo around quarter to 7.  Kirkby Stephen is obviously much closer but it would have been a pain to get to from the east.  I don't know what the train connections are like from the WCML?
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Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2017, 11:36:15 pm »
I got there almost bang on half 9, thankyouverymuch :p

Once I'd missed a train and the next one was late, I left Darlo around quarter to 7.  Kirkby Stephen is obviously much closer but it would have been a pain to get to from the east.  I don't know what the train connections are like from the WCML?

Carlisle, Kirkby Stephen, ride up. I'm still baffled how you got your kit in that bag mind.

tiermat

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Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2017, 04:37:08 pm »
Count me in, I will call the pub to book a room.
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2017, 10:37:06 am »
This looks fun. I'll see if I can get the time. If I succeed I'll ride up from Harrogate if anyone wants to join in.

Be good if PB and the Brum crown could make it too.

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2017, 11:01:52 am »
Right, day off booked so I can ride from somewhere - just need to figure out where.

Re: Tan Hill overnight in October 2017 - now Friday 6th October
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2017, 10:28:33 pm »
Family booked - now to see if I can get the day off work...