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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2019, 11:58:54 am »
I opted for Selby a couple of days ago as well - was the only half-reasonable ticket and could get a bike reservation, but going up Friday and back Sunday evening - still need to craft an after dinner dart that will end up there, or just cop out and take a more leisurely, direct route.
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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2019, 12:10:09 pm »
Right booked on Sat 7:27 from Kings Cross to Selby, gets in at 9:25am.   That ticket was £16 with a bike reservation.  Will take a spanner in case need to unbolt recumbent seat to fit in the space. Hopefully it'll all fit no issue, given it's a guards space.  Certainly on Virgin trains recumbents fitted just fine in the space.  If anyone gets to see the bike space (on Hull trains) ahead of the reunion weekend I'd be interested to see a photo.

That will allow me to have a nice ride up to Northallerton rather than dashing to get there for the evening meal etc.

Now to look at the reverse journey.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2019, 12:23:16 pm »
Ticket booked for 1510 on the Sunday, direct back from Selby. I can get direct to my home station coming back but not going north.  Set down only.  I'll be nervously watching the guard as we approach...

So that should give enough time (on Sat or Sun) for a little excursion into the North York Moors or the Wolds.

So about £51 return including my ticket into London.  That's more like it.

FifeingEejit

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2019, 12:36:21 pm »
Jsut had the ticket alert from LNER for the 15th

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2019, 12:36:56 pm »
Allerton Court Hotel now booked for Sat night, sharing with mystery audaxer.

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2019, 01:20:12 pm »
Hi Phil - I used a Hull Train back from Howden for the arrow earlier this year, and from memory, it was a 'dangly' arrangement for the bike space (although I was pretty tired, so may not have remembered very well). No idea if there are different types of Hull Trains stock or if there was a different / better space elsewhere on the train - I just went where the guard directed me.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2019, 01:46:46 pm »
Thanks their social media reply said horizontal in guards area but we will see.  Worst case is I'll have to unbolt seat for it to fit in dangly area.  I haven't built the bike yet, so I'll pay attention to how long it takes to bolt the seat on, when I do.  Just don't lose the bolts....

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2019, 02:52:11 pm »
Do we just enter the Dinner Dart if we are doing an After Dinner? there's only one calendar entry.

Trains back fairly steep, managed to get a £8 single back from Rugeley which is just over 200 from the venue

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2019, 03:53:31 pm »
I used hull trains recently,  they currently have two old hst125 on loan( big bike space in guards van.
They are also using other stock with bike space,not sure how big, we came home on a old hst125.

Will check bike space next week , book on hull trains again and report back.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2019, 07:10:24 pm »
 :thumbsup:

FifeingEejit

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2019, 01:53:10 pm »
Anyone know who the AUK contact is for the Reunion?
Got a query about room access as planning to Dart overnight so need to work out the ideal start/arrival time based on room access times.

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2019, 03:10:40 pm »
PM sent to FE.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2019, 10:25:06 pm »
I used hull trains recently,  they currently have two old hst125 on loan( big bike space in guards van.
They are also using other stock with bike space,not sure how big, we came home on a old hst125.

Will check bike space next week , book on hull trains again and report back.

Any news on what you found @postie?

hellymedic

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Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2019, 10:57:03 pm »
Would any kind person volunteer to be my room-mate, personal assistant and wheelchair pusher for the weekend?

I will be staying at the Allerton Court as only they have wheelchair-accessible rooms. (I need to arrange an upgrade as I've only paid for GG so far but MG knows my situation.)

I don't mind if my room mate is male or female and Allerton Court have confirmed they can arrange their accessible room as a twin (thankfully)!

AN Other taking the train from the London direction with me can share my 30% Railcard discount.

Please send a PM.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2019, 08:38:35 pm »
HULL TRAINS UP DATE.
they are currently using class 180 trains on most services,  you hang your bike up , seems to be a fair bit of room so phil you should be ok, if your really lucky you many get a service with a old hst 125 train( they currently have 2 on loan) these have a good bike space( can get a tandem in no problem)  staff member informed me the new trains with a very small cupboard for bikes are due in the new year.


Should you need to contact them , i have found there customer service to be far better then any other train company.

Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2019, 08:57:50 am »
With it being a PBP year will Randonneur 10,000 awards be issued to people who are coming to the reunion, but need their PBP points.
*wishful thinking*




Re: 2019 Reunion
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2019, 08:18:26 pm »
With it being a PBP year will Randonneur 10,000 awards be issued to people who are coming to the reunion, but need their PBP points.
*wishful thinking*

I hope so as I’m currently on 99 points for last season, but finished PBP.