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Author Topic: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018  (Read 5439 times)

Kim

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2018, 12:15:53 am »
Does anyone know what the situation re parking for day visitors is likely to be?

There's a village-hall-sized car park outside the village hall, some of which is reserved for disabled users (and probably organisers/exhibitors and such).  There's another one of a broadly similar size associated with the playground / tennis courts a little further away.  It's the sort of really boring village where parking on a random road ought to be achievable, too.

The organisers may be using some camping field as a day car park too, not sure if that has cyclocross-related restrictions as per the Mildenhall site, but presumably that would only be on Monday.

It'll be reet.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #51 on: August 23, 2018, 12:21:02 am »
For the nth year running, I am intending to be there next year. This year, painting.  ::-)
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #52 on: August 23, 2018, 08:40:08 am »
I don’t think I’ve posted on this thread yet, but I’ll be Mildenhalling.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #53 on: August 23, 2018, 08:51:17 am »
I can't make it this year, but the Tharp Arms is a nice village pub in Chippenham, a bit south of West Row, and the La Hogue farm shop that does good breakfasts and probably good, organic, well cooked other meals on the tiny road just south of there.

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2018, 09:41:53 am »
I can't make it this year, but the Tharp Arms is a nice village pub in Chippenham, a bit south of West Row, and the La Hogue farm shop that does good breakfasts and probably good, organic, well cooked other meals on the tiny road just south of there.

Thanks for the info. That's what I was planning if forced to lead a ride, but I haven't visited either stop.

Wowbagger's Glemsford ride, of several years ago sounds a bit ambitious (60 miles  :o).
It is tempting to see how the nervous racehorses in Newmarket react to the usual 'YACF parade of recumbents with flags'.  :demon:

West Row, Mildenhall, (if I can find the cycle route...) Worlington, Red Lodge, La Houge, Chippenham, Freckenham, West Row looks a possible short route? (Edit: about 17 miles)
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2018, 09:48:15 am »
We'll be in our pointy orange tent, and I'll have the Circe tandem with e-assist, so we're fairly easy to spot if anyone doesn't know people and wants to say hello. If there is a bouncy castle type thing again, we're not likely to be allowed far from that.
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Marco Stefano

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #56 on: August 23, 2018, 12:48:17 pm »
I've been to La Hogue farm shop a couple of years ago;fair coffee and an enormous slice of good cake, so fair vfm. Note that this road leads from Chippenham to the A11, but one cannot cross, only turn left to go NE (direction Naarge).

I am double booked for the weekend - west to St Ives for touch rugby national champs, or east for cycling (well, I'd be cycling either way) - is there a favoured date / time for a ride amongst the gathered YACFers?

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #57 on: August 23, 2018, 04:13:33 pm »
Thanks for the info. That's what I was planning if forced to lead a ride, but I haven't visited either stop.

Wowbagger's Glemsford ride, of several years ago sounds a bit ambitious (60 miles  :o).
It is tempting to see how the nervous racehorses in Newmarket react to the usual 'YACF parade of recumbents with flags'.  :demon:

West Row, Mildenhall, (if I can find the cycle route...) Worlington, Red Lodge, La Houge, Chippenham, Freckenham, West Row looks a possible short route? (Edit: about 17 miles)

If you wanted something a fraction longer (30ish miles), I'd go:

West Row, la hogue for breakfast/ coffee / cake, back towards Chippenham then across to Kennet, briefly towards Herringswell then right to Kentford, Moulton, Newmarket (for the great downhill into town across the severalls) then snailwell, the Tharp arms and back to West Row.  I'd treat the bit from Chippenham to La Hogue as a dead end and not go anywhere near the A11, it's too fast and nasty for me.

Pedal Castro

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #58 on: August 23, 2018, 06:13:10 pm »
Just entered the 200k (but not camping) so maybe see some of you aound?...

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #59 on: August 23, 2018, 09:48:34 pm »
Looking for something to put in the pot should the need arise, I came across a request provided by Torslanda which includes the words Cassoulet and Canard. Mmmmm. Je suis contente.
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thing1

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2018, 09:55:13 pm »
We're hoping to be there! Day trip on Saturday, stay somewhere nearby as we're seeing friend in Cambridge Sunday afternoon.
That's vague but looks like plenty of familiar faces to catch up with.
I lost track in the thread what rides most are on (we're not planning on audaxing, even though this will break our 9 month rrty)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2018, 10:07:26 pm »
We were planning on getting there Friday evening and doing Saturday's 200 but I had to rescue HK during her commute home today, so things are up in the air at the moment.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2018, 10:20:53 pm »
Looking for something to put in the pot should the need arise, I came across a request provided by Torslanda which includes the words Cassoulet and Canard. Mmmmm. Je suis contente.
Sounds to me like you're in hot water!
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #63 on: August 24, 2018, 10:54:53 am »
On the slow train from Liverpool to Norwich, getting off at Ely. Only 2 carriages & not enough luggage space. Luckily I got to the bike space before they filled it with bags.


Edit: the train has coaches A & B. The people who have seat reservations for C & D are not happy.
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ElyDave

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #64 on: August 24, 2018, 03:29:34 pm »
Those trains are a PITA, never enough seats for the level of usage.  At least you managed to get the bike on there. 
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Wowbagger

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #65 on: August 24, 2018, 06:12:43 pm »
It's just started raining here. It has now occurred to me why.
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Kim

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #66 on: August 24, 2018, 11:19:40 pm »
We're within tent. The rain seems to have stopped for now. The field is greatly improved on last year. Hopefully tomorrow will be dry, even if barakta isn't up for much in the way of cycling.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #67 on: August 25, 2018, 06:50:49 am »
I’m in the other field which is fine for tents. A cool night had me wishing I’d brought a warmer sleeping bag.
The tent is soaking with condensation, but the sun will soon fix that.
Tea is on while I ponder an important question. Porridge, bacon & eggs or both  :P
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Kim

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #68 on: August 26, 2018, 09:19:01 am »
The calm before the storm...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Kim

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #69 on: August 26, 2018, 11:13:34 am »
The drips before the storm...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #70 on: August 26, 2018, 11:44:16 am »
HK and I have completely wimped out and are watching the rain come down in NW London
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Kim

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #71 on: August 26, 2018, 02:50:00 pm »
Aaand it's raining.  Occasionally horizontlly.   The grass track racing seems to be going ahead - chapeau!

In other news, I have a Eurohike Tweed 4-person car camping tent with me at the rally which is 'free to a good home'.  Standing room, two 2-person sleeping compartments, one of which has a bit of mould on the upper part.  Fly in decent enough condition for a ~12 year old rarely used (probably about 4 times) tent: one small tear (low down, not a big deal if it leaks) which has been patched, and it could do with a bit of airing.  The bag is torn, but the zip's okay.

Let me know if you can make use of it...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #72 on: August 26, 2018, 03:32:32 pm »
Aaand it's raining.  Occasionally horizontlly.   The grass track racing seems to be going ahead - chapeau!

In other news, I have a Eurohike Tweed 4-person car camping tent with me at the rally which is 'free to a good home'.  Standing room, two 2-person sleeping compartments, one of which has a bit of mould on the upper part.  Fly in decent enough condition for a ~12 year old rarely used (probably about 4 times) tent: one small tear (low down, not a big deal if it leaks) which has been patched, and it could do with a bit of airing.  The bag is torn, but the zip's okay.

Let me know if you can make use of it...
Idea if nobody wants it (I don't!): maybe a local-to-you cycling club would like it as a mobile HQ, audax control shelter, race organising/changing/etc room, etc etc?
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #73 on: August 26, 2018, 07:18:44 pm »
I didn’t sleep well last night & was yawning my head off by lunchtime so have spent the afternoon snoozing.
Annoyingly my right knee is starting to twinge, which isn’t good as I’ve 2 weeks touring planned!
Lovely to see CrinklyLion again, who paid us an all too brief visit earlier.
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Kim

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #74 on: August 26, 2018, 07:35:56 pm »


Idea if nobody wants it (I don't!): maybe a local-to-you cycling club would like it as a mobile HQ, audax control shelter, race organising/changing/etc room, etc etc?

That's the backup plan.  Barakta knows a local group (not cycling related) who may be able to use it.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...