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Kim

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Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« on: February 12, 2018, 06:30:17 pm »
http://www.mildenhallfestival.bike/

This just landed in my inbox:

Quote from: Mark, Midlenhall CC
After our first year back to the full three-day format at our new venue in 2017, we are now planning for this year’s Festival.

Compared to previous recent years we were blessed with glorious weather for the whole weekend and everyone that attended went away happy. We have though taken on board the feedback we received from those that stayed on the main camping field and are working with the farmer to improve the state of it.

We have also listened to the feedback about camping at the Festival on the Monday night and we are delighted to announce that from this year you will be able to stay on the Festival site until Tuesday morning.

The dates for this year’s Festival – Saturday 25th – Monday 27th August 2018

We are currently finalising the programme for this year’s Festival and expect to have the Information Leaflets available in time for Easter, at which time the website will be updated too. Both will include booking details for the camping and caravans.


The state of the main camping field was something I gave specific feedback on (for those who weren't there, it was a very stubbly twig-infested field - hazardous to walk on (particularly in the dark), very hard to cycle on and potentially damaging to all but the sturdiest of groundsheets), so it's good to see they've taken that on board.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 02:16:53 pm »
That's good news. Having the option of Monday night is good too.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 02:37:15 pm »
I really ought to go to this. As I've been saying for the last four years or so.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 09:27:27 pm »
I will do my best to be there.
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Jayjay

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 10:08:24 pm »
The Monday added is excellent news for those of us riding to the event, as attending the Monday activities would otherwise mean cycling off into the sunset afterwards.
I will be missing it this year, off to Shrewsbury instead.

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 06:41:32 am »
Me and Apollo are going all being well  :)
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2018, 10:28:51 pm »
Missed this last year, may cycle over.
'Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence'.

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 09:44:11 am »
I am hoping to be there but may cycle up just for the day as currently in the early stages of planning a French Foray for the following week.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 10:10:56 pm »
Bookings have now gone live on the website. http://www.mildenhallfestival.bike/camping.html

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 04:02:45 am »
I will once more be at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 09:14:51 pm »
I have not been to the new location. How accessible are food supplies etc? (sub text should I go heavy and bring the car or cycle over etc etc).
'Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence'.

Martin John Rees.

Kim

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2018, 11:22:00 pm »
There's a Little Shop in West Row that can reasonably be ignored on the basis that it'll be shut or out of stock when you need it.  There's the Jude's Ferry pub, which I haven't visited, but looks a bit gastro.  Can't remember if there's a chip shop?

Basically, it's a ride into Mildenhall (for which there's a decent cyclepath route) for anything not provided at the rally itself.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2018, 11:23:17 pm »
Ta
'Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence'.

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2018, 04:39:20 pm »
Ok. I've rashly booked a cycle camping pitch so we'll be there, lightweight-ish.  :D
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2018, 05:37:59 pm »
In the new location all lightweight campers are put together where as the car campers are in another field on the opposite side of the arena. I and some others you know will be on the lightweight section.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2018, 06:36:19 pm »
Can't remember if there's a chip shop?

Yes, there is and a Pizza/burger place next door, although I didn't use that last year. The pub was ok and I think they may have had a beer festival on last year.

Kim

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2018, 06:40:45 pm »
At some point I appear to have booked a motor pitch and a car to park on it...
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Wowbagger

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2018, 07:23:17 pm »
Hmm! I haven't been to Mildenhall for a while... perhaps I should this year!
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CrinklyLion

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2018, 07:25:12 pm »
At some point I appear to have booked a motor pitch and a car to park on it...

Hmm.  Cubs away, it seems.

I wonder. 

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2018, 09:39:46 am »
At some point I appear to have booked a motor pitch and a car to park on it...

Hmm.  Cubs away, it seems.

I wonder.

Oooh, go on, go on, go on!

For information, there are loos in the village hall that are open long enough hours that portaloos can be avoided if required.
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RichForrest

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2018, 07:56:29 pm »
We are on a car pitch this year as that was the plan re work and a week off afterwards.
We are now be going on the bikes instead as have booked train tickets from the ALC meet the weekend after.
Plan is to cycle between the 2 again.

Kim

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2018, 08:05:33 pm »
For information, there are loos in the village hall that are open long enough hours that portaloos can be avoided if required.

And last year there was an open-all-hours block of proper-toilets-with-sinks-in-a-trailer, along with the showers.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2018, 07:20:22 pm »
We are on a car pitch this year as that was the plan re work and a week off afterwards.
We are now be going on the bikes instead as have booked train tickets from the ALC meet the weekend after.
Plan is to cycle between the 2 again.

If you want to switch to a lightweight pitch, email Mark I am sure he will accommodate you.
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CrinklyLion

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2018, 10:29:24 pm »
Oooh, go on, go on, go on!
I'm struggling to plan more than a few hours ahead at present (see also my utter fail at getting down to the rally!) so end of august is unimaginably far away - and possibly clashes with another vague plan.

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Festival 2018 25-27Aug 2018
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2018, 02:04:01 pm »
Booked, hopefully I'll be there for Friday afternoon.     The plan will be to pack up on Monday or Tuesday & then hie me to Harwich to get a ferry to forrin parts, while we are still allowed in. 
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