Author Topic: 2019 Reunion  (Read 1547 times)

hellymedic

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2019 Reunion
« on: September 07, 2019, 04:13:04 pm »
Who is going to Northallerton this year?
https://www.audax.uk/news/2019-annual-reunion/
LNER state lines between Peterborough and Doncaster will be closed from 13.00 Saturday 16 November until noon on Sunday.
https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture.aspx?TravelDate=17%2F11%2F2019&TOC=gr

FifeingEejit

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 04:37:31 pm »
Planning to, with rough plan to ride in from berwick over the friday night.
If that weekend is the same as the following the LNER timetable isn't set yet, which is a bit of a pain.

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 06:43:17 pm »
Well, it's a looooong way for me!  ;)


I may well, the last train to York is just after 11pm, from the station about 5 minutes from the hotel. I could just ride home afterwards, mind, this is AUK after all! :-D
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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 07:14:43 pm »
Thanks Helly.

I'd like to go this year, location is appealing. But I hope I can get train tickets for under £140 when the next week's timetable comes out.

[Suspect Londoners will get £25 tickets as usual. I'm not bitter !!!
At least the engineering doesn't affect Crosscountry trains from Oxon ... ]
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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 10:19:36 pm »
Ride to London and pick the train from there then

FifeingEejit

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 02:02:04 pm »
Form live on new site;

Initially thought it was google forms and miffed by the lack of a branch for the hotel choice...

BACS transfer so can't pay until I'm at home with my doofer...

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 02:07:34 pm »
 :) Booked.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2019, 03:35:20 pm »
Looking at some of the weekends where advance tickets are available.

You can get £40 return to Thirsk from London or a £47.50 return from London to Northallerton.  As with the quirks if you try and get a ticket just for a return journey to York so you can ride a bit further, it will cost £59.  Despite the fact the other tickets change at York and you can walk out the station anyway. £10 single London to Newark Northgate which looks about perfect for a dinner dart.

Will await the train tickets being released for the reunion weekend and see what prices come up.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 06:59:17 pm »
If you don't mind a short bike ride check out Grand Central train prices.

FifeingEejit

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2019, 07:08:02 pm »
I looked at train tickets from 'ull the following sunday for my return home.
I doscovered I could get a ticket from 'ull to Leu/x/ars for about 180 quid
I could get a ticket from York to LEuchars for about 85 quid
Then realized I'd probably have a 21 quid OPR  from Edinburgh anyway...
York to Edinburgh was 30 quid on an XC with bike space...
So I booked myself for 35 quid on that York to edinburgh train with bike space, it continues to aberdeen via Leuchars.
ull to York seems to be 20 quid if I can't be arsed riding it.

 ::-)

hellymedic

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2019, 04:37:01 pm »
I have booked and paid for a shared room at the Golden Lion as it's nearer the station, I don't have wheels and don't want to travel between venues. (It's also cheaper but that is not the main issue!)

I don't yet know how wheelchair friendly the Golden Lion is; Street View shows steps at the entrance...

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2019, 09:54:03 pm »
Having booked a couple of days ago can anyone  please  remind  me how one pays?  I just  have an aknowledgement email

hellymedic

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2019, 11:03:42 pm »
Bank transfer, as detailed (I think) on online booking form.

(My bank account has details from previous years)

Use [SURNAME MEMBERSHIP NUMBER] as your payment reference.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2019, 11:39:00 am »
Helly Thnx.

Somone else made the booking on our/my behalf and did not read the form..
TBF is  does just appear never to be recovered again
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I don't yet know how wheelchair friendly the Golden Lion is; Street View shows steps at the entrance...
There is  IIRC level access from the rear and a wide level way through from the street under the building.
'straightforward lodging'  on Gmaps = basic.


hellymedic

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2019, 12:51:34 pm »
Helly Thnx.

Somone else made the booking on our/my behalf and did not read the form..
TBF is  does just appear never to be recovered again
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I don't yet know how wheelchair friendly the Golden Lion is; Street View shows steps at the entrance...
There is  IIRC level access from the rear and a wide level way through from the street under the building.
'straightforward lodging'  on Gmaps = basic.

I have not yet ascertained if there are:
Level or lift access to bedrooms
Suitable toilets in the bedroom

I will do some phoning.

I know (from the hotel website) that Allerton Court has these but travelling between sites really does not appeal.
I can use a normal car but transferring is a hassle. I've no idea about cabs in Northallerton and would expect most AUKs to have had a drink or two...

hellymedic

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2019, 04:02:25 pm »
Golden Lion is old, rambling Listed Building, without lifts and all bedrooms are upstairs.
Function suites are wheelchair-accessible.

Allerton Court has suitable bedrooms BUT

I still don't really fancy having to travel after a convivial evening.

Hmm...

hellymedic

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2019, 07:35:36 pm »
I have decided I want to go. This means staying at Allerton Court and somehow rebooking.

It's ¾ mile between Golden Lion and Allerton Court.

Martin

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2019, 09:29:59 pm »
cogitating trains; there is a single midday affordable one on Grand Central (who seem to be providing the entire service North that weekend due to having a non electric fleet) everything else is more than the cost of a weekend away  :(

After Dinner Dart would have to be to Peterborough....

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2019, 10:32:08 pm »
Blimey you are not wrong about train prices.

hellymedic

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 12:27:58 am »
Trip to Stirling last year was pretty pricy too...

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 10:01:31 am »
Cheapest train from London I can see is £70.70 return.  But that involves three trains, a long journey time / waiting around at stations, and I need to get to London first and then get back.  Fuel cost of driving return from Hertfordshire is £53 (approx), and straightforwardly up the A1 till turning for Northallerton .  There a super direct service to Northallerton at 2 hours 16 mins on Sat morning, that gets there 8:53am.  But the fare is prohibitive. Is that early hours train really that much in demand? Noticed LNER advance fares aren't out for those dates yet.

Edit - looks like there are extensive time table changes planned the weekend of the reunion. Hence the uncertainty and probably why LNER advance fares are not out yet.

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 10:21:26 am »
I went for a £14.50 fare to Selby on Saturday then 72km ride

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 11:02:57 am »
I went for a £14.50 fare to Selby on Saturday then 72km ride

The 11:24 (Hull trains)?  Do you know what kind of bike space they have, is it a guards van or dangly?

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 11:25:33 am »
I went for a £14.50 fare to Selby on Saturday then 72km ride

The 11:24 (Hull trains)?  Do you know what kind of bike space they have, is it a guards van or dangly?

that's the fella, never been on their trains I think they are Adelante (ex GWR) if that helps, can't find a picture online.

Can't believe a town the size of Spalding doesn't have a train service on Sunday!

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 11:32:41 am »
Their social media accounts have their uses; got a reply on the nature of the bike space. Guards area / van and bikes stay horizontal.  Their new trains will be the same.

Planning on taking a recumbent I haven't built up yet.  Wheelbase will be similar to road bike but obviously different shape and those vertical dangly spaces probably wouldn't work.

Now to ponder.  Tempted to book the same one.