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Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« on: June 12, 2019, 03:45:23 pm »
Just wondered if there would be any interest in a camping and audax beginners/dawdlers weekend her on 3/4th August. I rode through here about 10 days ago and it's quite attractive. I don't know the area well so recommendations for a campsite would be good.

There are 3 audax rides including a 50k specifically aimed at beginners http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-5/. Also 100k and  200k so something for everyone.

Your thoughts appreciated
Julia
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Kim

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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 06:44:01 pm »
Lovely idea.  Alas I'll be going to Watlington with the Lightweight Campers.
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 07:25:27 pm »
Shame about that. I still think I may well go. Any ideas on campsites in the area Kim?
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 08:18:32 pm »
Only one I have experience of is the Cottage of Content pub at Barton, which the ALC visited back in March.  The meet was marred by the proprietors having forgotten we were coming, so most of the facilities were out of action, and some emergency plumbing was required.

Perfectly reasonable behind-a-pub camping field.  Couple of decent loo/showers (when not full of building supplies), washing up sinks (when supplied with water), water and electrons at the pitches around the field.  Field gets muddy when wet, but didn't seem to flood.  Pub does food and crusty beer.
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 09:57:33 pm »
The Fruit Farm at Hales Abbey is popular with lightweight campers. It is  between Evesham and Winchcombe.
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 01:50:15 pm »
I might come with apollo as he has only had one outing this year  .I will keep a eye on this thread   :)
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 01:56:55 pm »
Of the two sites i quite like the sound of the Fruit Farm as the other one charges by the pitch which gets a bit pricy for 1, especially as they want a 2 night bookig at the weekend and I may just need one night - depending on interest!
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 03:18:45 pm »
Definitely interested. I've only ever passed through Honeybourne on the way to... camp sites elsewhere!
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 11:40:56 pm »
The way things are currently standing re: family commitments, this is a possibility for me. Pencil me in.

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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2019, 11:49:08 pm »
I can really recommend the orchard getaway in Evesham. Marcus and Kirsty are big randonneurs themselves and very accommodating to cyclists. So long as you're ok with organic toilets (not a problem for me) then you're bound to have a lovely stay ☺️
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 09:05:25 am »
Marcus and Kirsty: LVIS?  ???
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2019, 09:28:39 am »
Didn't realise that Orchard Getaway took campers with their own tents so I have learnt something new. I cycle pass there quite often as I meet up for some Sunday rides with friends from Evesham.
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2019, 10:42:55 am »
Marcus and Kirsty: LVIS?  ???

That's them!

When I rode from Windsor to do the Tramping the Two Loop brevet they very kindly lent me a tent of their own to save me bringing one with me.
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2019, 03:26:13 pm »
I had no idea they were up there now. Good to know.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2019, 12:09:26 am »
Oops. Family commitments now put me elsewhere (camping in France!) on this weekend, so cross me off the list. Have fun.

Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2019, 10:34:30 pm »
Oops. Family commitments now put me elsewhere (camping in France!) on this weekend, so cross me off the list. Have fun.

Bum, hope to catch up soonish!
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2019, 03:19:04 pm »
OK people - looks like we have an event! See below for correpondance. Can I have an idea of numbers ASAP. For what we can expect see here https://orchardgetaway.co.uk/facilities/

"Hi Julia,

Great to hear you're getting more people into Audaxing and we'd be very happy to support that kind of initiative. I suspect it was Calum who put you onto us.
We can find some space for your tents, assuming they will be 1 or 2 man? It will be £10 per person per night which includes use of our showers and kitchen tent with gas stoves, pots and crockery.

Hope this sounds Ok so let me know if you'd like to go ahead and book. Kirsty might well be joining you for the Audax too!

regards

Marcus"


           




"Hi Marcus and Kirsty,
                       I have suggested on a cycling forum I frequent
(YACF) that I semi-organise a weekend of introducing members to Audax.
One of our members who did the Tramping the Two Loop brevet mentioned
you and said it was a fantastic place to stay but checking your website
it only refers to Glamping. Can you help a few (maybe 6?) middle aged
lightweight campers with a patch of grass for the 3rd and 4th of August?
Yours hopefully
Julia Baker-Beall"
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2019, 06:35:14 pm »
Yeah, put me down for camping and most likely I'll pretend to be an audaxer again.
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2019, 07:42:29 pm »
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2019, 04:56:58 pm »
I rode the inaugural (I think) 200 last year and enjoyed it. The first 100 was very easy which led to a bit of a queue at the cafe stop half way around. The second loop is hillier and so slower. I believe the org has swapped the order in which they are rode this year so hopefully less waiting at the cafe control (the staff at the cafe worked hard and were cheerful just a bit swamped by the numbers.

Plan to ride it again this year but too close to home to camp.

Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2019, 10:19:28 pm »
 No worries, I've just entered the flatter 100 in the hope of encouragi n g a few others to give it a go....


I rode the inaugural (I think) 200 last year and enjoyed it. The first 100 was very easy which led to a bit of a queue at the cafe stop half way around. The second loop is hillier and so slower. I believe the org has swapped the order in which they are rode this year so hopefully less waiting at the cafe control (the staff at the cafe worked hard and were cheerful just a bit swamped by the numbers.

Plan to ride it again this year but too close to home to camp.
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2019, 11:13:55 pm »
Lovely idea.  Alas I'll be going to Watlington with the Lightweight Campers.

It occurs to me that Honeybourne is on the (hilly) way to Watlington...

Is the plan to stay the night of the 4th (it being a bank holiday weekend)?  If so, I could split the journey back and join you for a bit of loitering within tent, if not the actual audaxing.
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2019, 06:17:32 am »
Sadly Monday is not a bank holiday in England but the plan is still fluid atm.

Lovely idea.  Alas I'll be going to Watlington with the Lightweight Campers.

It occurs to me that Honeybourne is on the (hilly) way to Watlington...

Is the plan to stay the night of the 4th (it being a bank holiday weekend)?  If so, I could split the journey back and join you for a bit of loitering within tent, if not the actual audaxing.
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Kim

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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2019, 12:20:59 pm »
Sadly Monday is not a bank holiday in England

Oh yes.  I should learn to read...
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Re: Honeybourne nr Evesham - 3rd and 4th August
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2019, 08:45:07 pm »
OK, so that's a select group of two! I'll check how we pay, I think o know or two others may join us on the day!
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