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Kim

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This one was pretty successful last year, and there seems to be enthusiasm for a re-run.  I'm unilaterally picking the weekend of the 11-13th on the basis that it's:
-Early September, when it shouldn't be too cold.
-After the schools go back, so the campsite should be reasonably enthusiastic about having us.
-Not clashing with the ALC meet or FNRttC the previous weekend.
-Not clashing with the ALC meet, FNRttC, or BHPC races the following weekend.
-Not clashing with any local audaxes.

The site has a rather good meadow-mown-into-pitches arrangement, with each pitch having room for two or three small tents (there are also glamping options).  Motor vehicles are not permitted onto the meadow, with a fleet of wheelbarrows provided for carting equipment across the site.  Facilities are basic but decent (notable lack of lighting in the loos, but charging sockets available in the shop).  FIRE is permitted, with good quality logs available in the little shop (last year those of use who had booked online were given vouchers that could be exchanged for logs and other basics).

Location is an easy ride from Stratford-upon-Avon (which has bike-friendly local trains to Stourbridge via Middle Earth, and Leamington Spa), or a bit further from Coventry, which is on the West Coast Mainline, and Warwick which is on the Chiltern line.

The airfield opposite has an audax-approved cafe.  Though the site was in peril, so may turn into a cardboard housing estate at some point?

Sainsbury's, Co-op and two pubs in Wellesbourne itself, a bike ride away.

A few busy roads, but generally a nice part of the country for a bike ride.


Who's interested?
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Cudzoziemiec

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Yep.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

A quick google shows that the airfield & cafe are both still in business  :thumbsup:


Is this a revival of the Zombie Apocalypse camping weekend ?    https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2180.msg32269#msg32269
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Ooh... this looks doable for me. And it’s my birthday that weekend :-). Family plans/commitments are all rather volatile at the moment, but colour me interested.

RichForrest

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A possible as both Dawn and I are shifted off that weekend  :)

You can add my name as a provisional but because of Pauline's health situation I will have to fully confirmed nearer the date. I enjoyed last years get-together and for me it is a nice ride.
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Lovely to see such a well thought through proposal. Thank you!
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Local knowledge: don’t use Warwick station with a bike. Lots of steps and no lift.

The direct road from Leamington Spa is a bit of a git by my way of thinking. It’s about 3 miles of quite nice off-road between Warwick and Leamington, and there is a laney route available from Warwick to the campsite.
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Local knowledge: don’t use Warwick station with a bike. Lots of steps and no lift.

The direct road from Leamington Spa is a bit of a git by my way of thinking. It’s about 3 miles of quite nice off-road between Warwick and Leamington, and there is a laney route available from Warwick to the campsite.

Warwick Station is OK if you're heading south, but not north.

If you do alight there, there's a pleasant Sustrans route to Wellesbourne via Hampton Lucy and Charlecote. Route 41. Although the first couple of miles isn't that pleasant until you get over the M40. A little further, past Wellesbourne, is Loxley. There is a tiny church there that looks part-Norman to me and is one I've been meaning to visit.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

You can get Chiltern to Leamington too.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Count me out.  :( A friend (once otp) announced yesterday he's getting married that Satuday.  :) :D
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Same here, my niece gets married on the Saturday.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

I'll pencil it in, but it is the Knutsford Great Race that Sunday.  ;)
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