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Flatlands 600 : Great Dunmow : 18 / 19 May 2019
« on: December 28, 2018, 10:23:24 am »
I was doing some forward planning for 2019 and have noticed that there is a new Travelodge in Gainsborough

Its less than 1 mile off route at 377km, just about perfect distance for a posh kip [imho]   


Re: Flatlands 600 : Great Dunmow : 18 / 19 May 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 10:36:28 am »
I was doing some forward planning for 2019 and have noticed that there is a new Travelodge in Gainsborough

Its less than 1 mile off route at 377km, just about perfect distance for a posh kip [imho]

Have you been to Gainsborough ?

Re: Flatlands 600 : Great Dunmow : 18 / 19 May 2019
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 10:38:27 am »
I was doing some forward planning for 2019 and have noticed that there is a new Travelodge in Gainsborough

Its less than 1 mile off route at 377km, just about perfect distance for a posh kip [imho]

Have you been to Gainsborough ?
;)

yep.  (I meant relative to sleeping in a bus stop)

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Re: Flatlands 600 : Great Dunmow : 18 / 19 May 2019
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 01:20:59 pm »
I was doing some forward planning for 2019 and have noticed that there is a new Travelodge in Gainsborough

Its less than 1 mile off route at 377km, just about perfect distance for a posh kip [imho]

Have you been to Gainsborough ?
;)

yep.  (I meant relative to sleeping in a bus stop)
I do recall someone curled up on a pallet of Fosters in the Jet 24hr a couple of years ago. Lavish.

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Re: Flatlands 600 : Great Dunmow : 18 / 19 May 2019
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 06:21:24 pm »
Gainsborough is the perfect distance for a stop.  I've slept on a piece of open ground there and then a couple of years ago under the entrance canopy of B&Q.  The change of route (Fenlands Friends?) had me worried about a kip stop last year but (un)fortunately I DNSed due to a bout of the trots.  Travelodge sounds excellent.
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Re: Flatlands 600 : Great Dunmow : 18 / 19 May 2019
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 09:15:10 pm »
If I recall, in 2014 it got very chilly overnight and several people attempted to sleep on the floor in the Gainsborough service station shop, much to the tolerant bemusement of the staff.
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Re: Flatlands 600 : Great Dunmow : 18 / 19 May 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 10:19:44 pm »
If I recall, in 2014 it got very chilly overnight and several people attempted to sleep on the floor in the Gainsborough service station shop, much to the tolerant bemusement of the staff.

Indeed, the staff there seem to be broadly tolerant of people sleeping on anything they can find - I expect their profits for 1-4am are somewhat low normally!
To answer originial poster Gainsborough would be about perfect for a stop. I have done goole (too early) and scunthorpe (a bit of a phaff) and bus shelter near Lincoln (wet, horrid) and once right through (grim) so 370k or thereabouts would be good providing you can get there in reasonable time as you could avoid the early morning slow down you inevitably get on a 600.