Author Topic: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing  (Read 2280 times)

Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« on: September 08, 2018, 10:46:08 am »
This thread is for entrants to share their plans.

Accommodation - Bristol is full of it. YHA about 20mins by bike away in the centre.
(Camper)vans - On street parking at the start, just find a spot, no one will be bothered if you are sleeping in there. Access to the HQ (my home) is possible in the evening for use of the facilities. Local restaurants close by. Keys will be safe in my home should you need.

Travel - If you are travelling perhaps a lift share could be arranged.

Luggage can be left in my home if needed. If for some reason you DNF I'll post it to you at cost if you aren't local and have gone straight home. Make sure your luggage is one bag for ease.


Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 12:17:46 pm »
Thanks Will  :thumbsup:
Eddington Number 75

Big Jay

  • Condor Road Club
Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 09:58:15 am »
This thread is for entrants to share their plans.

Accommodation - Bristol is full of it. YHA about 20mins by bike away in the centre.
(Camper)vans - On street parking at the start, just find a spot, no one will be bothered if you are sleeping in there. Access to the HQ (my home) is possible in the evening for use of the facilities. Local restaurants close by. Keys will be safe in my home should you need.

Travel - If you are travelling perhaps a lift share could be arranged.

Luggage can be left in my home if needed. If for some reason you DNF I'll post it to you at cost if you aren't local and have gone straight home. Make sure your luggage is one bag for ease.
will forgive my laziness, whats the date of this again please?
 :thumbsup:
A bike, a bike, my kingdom for a bike. Etc..

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 01:18:56 pm »
Not wanting to make it too easy, self supported etc....

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-507/

 ;)

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 07:06:27 pm »
You are a generous man, Will. Others would have allowed Big J to wallow in their self-confessed laziness.

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 10:57:13 am »
Hand holding ends there....

Big Jay

  • Condor Road Club
Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 11:46:32 am »
You are a generous man, Will. Others would have allowed Big J to wallow in their self-confessed laziness.
In the spirit of openness, peace and love.
A bike, a bike, my kingdom for a bike. Etc..

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 08:41:22 am »
I've added this to my strong maybe list :)  Better start preparing for some winter kit.
Frequent Audax and bike ride videos:

https://www.youtube.com/user/djrikki2008/videos

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 03:33:00 pm »
Looking forward to this one.  Is Mr Curran's RWGPS still about accurate?: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6680611

Have booked a hotel a couple of miles from the start and another in N'hampton for the Saturday night.  Both surprisingly cheap for the season.

Just need to keep the legs turning between now and then...
'Accumulating kilometres in the roughest road conditions'...

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2018, 04:17:25 pm »
Is Mr Curran's RWGPS still about accurate?

There are some changes but the general outline is good. The final route after all checks etc will be released 2 weeks before, maybe 3. Still goes through Northampton. I'll identify an excellent Indian restaurant that has been a stop on both my rides and gone above and beyond for a bunch of sweaty cyclists whilst dealing with the usual festive customers, also a 24hr MDs on exiting; for those using basic audax hotels  ;)

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2018, 09:37:21 pm »
Bargain prices for the Saturday night at Northampton Travelodges. £22! Might just end up as a shower and somewhere warm to eat my McDonald’s but on the other hand...

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2018, 10:41:39 pm »
Bristol, Northampton, Dec 29

Thank heavens I’ve been invited to Skye

Your all mad;)

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 07:46:48 am »
Winslow’s nine miles from me, and our cliub rides go through it a lot. Jennie Wren’s Tea Room (closed down) was a favourite stop. What are the control times for there, in case I’m around?
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2018, 01:24:40 pm »
Winslow’s nine miles from me, and our cliub rides go through it a lot. Jennie Wren’s Tea Room (closed down) was a favourite stop. What are the control times for there, in case I’m around?
10:06-15:43

Northampton seems to be the favoured 'overnight' stop. FYI there is a 24hr MDs on approach and exiting so if you are stopping in the middle no need to double back for breakfast.

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2018, 07:46:31 pm »
If anyone would like a lift I am travelling down from Durham - so that covers Leeds Manchester Birmingham. I have an air BnB 3 miles from the start with garage cycle storage so all ready to wheel out  n'ride on Saturday AM. There is, IIRC, another room free for £23

Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2018, 05:20:10 pm »
If anyone would like a lift I am travelling down from Durham - so that covers Leeds Manchester Birmingham. I have an air BnB 3 miles from the start with garage cycle storage so all ready to wheel out  n'ride on Saturday AM. There is, IIRC, another room free for £23

I would be interested in the other room if its still free ??


Re: Full Fat Festive 500: Accommodation/Campervan & travel sharing
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2018, 05:05:40 pm »
I have booked a family room at Northampton Upton Travel lodge £23. @330Km my conservative speed calc get me in at 23:00hrs and leaving  at  04:00hrs. - 1 hour out of time with 40Km to win it back by Gaydon control (470Km). With two single beds anyone who ends up with me at  Northampton and want's somewhere warm to get  a  few hours  zzz is welcome to share. No Snorers!