Author Topic: Significant places in Audax.  (Read 21615 times)

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2011, 07:31:29 pm »
[History]

Doncaster Mencap Centre

Fishlake Village Hall

Marlow Guide Hut

Knutsford Services
[Slightly later history]

Hatfield Woodhouse village hall (and the pub across the road - was it The Robin Hood?)
Thorne Rugby Club

Hummers

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2011, 07:38:51 pm »
ah, the fox and hounds at denmead the home of the pompey riders, the ride to p-b-p will start from there ;D

Surely the ride to PBP started sometime last year  ;D  ;D

The Fox & Hounds is a place where plans are made and sealed with a pint or n of London Pride.

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jogler

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2011, 07:46:54 pm »
the most significant place in Audax is that place in my mind where my attitude resides when my arse ache or neck ache or wrist ache or some other n- factor  is trying to conquer my world

YahudaMoon

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2011, 08:09:47 pm »

Jodrell Bank as you can see it for miles n miles

Though Elmley Moor Tower In Wakefield as it sits high up on Elmley moor and is visable from most places once ya climb out from Manchester




EMLEY MOOR TOWER: Did you know that Emley Moor transmitter is the tallest free-standing building in the whole of the UK - higher than Blackpool Tower (left) or the Post Office Tower (centre)? No wonder you can see it from all over the county

YahudaMoon

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2011, 08:14:24 pm »
Elmley Moor Tower could be Huddersfield ? not Wakefield ?

Ade O

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2011, 08:18:05 pm »
Millbrook tea rooms in Mitchel Troy, Monmouth excellent home made cake and excellent value.  But not Talybont on Usk cafe I paid £4.44 for a coffee & cake there today!

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2011, 08:24:26 pm »
But not Talybont on Usk cafe I paid £4.44 for a coffee & cake there today!

You were lucky, I've repeatedly tried to use them as a control for my events - they've seldom been open, and when they were, a shortage of staff resulted in poor service. A pity, as I'd like to support local business where possible.

The good thing about Talybont-on-Usk is the village has two of the best PHs in that part of the universe - namely The Star, and The White Hart.
where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that. Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2011, 08:27:53 pm »
The 'awkward' level crossing near Bedale. Or perhaps that's just me.

Leeming Bar?
I thought you'd have no memory of that!

border-rider

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2011, 08:35:54 pm »
Elmley Moor Tower could be Huddersfield ? not Wakefield ?

No, that's Holme Moss.  Emley Moor is def. nearer Wakefield

<OT>

They were originally twins, both steel lattice towers, but Emley Moor iced up and came down one cold day in 1969, & was replaced with a concrete structure.

mb21 - The Transmission Gallery

startling pics there

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eck

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2011, 08:38:01 pm »
+1 to ESL's pointer to the church hall at Dalmeny. Duncan ('the ghost of audax past') Peet's events from there were the first ones I ever did. So it's all his fault.  :P

I have to add the village hall in Ardgay, HQ for several years of Steve and Denise Carroll's brilliant rides round the northern highlands. Their events are now transferred to Portmahomack. I've not been yet, but hope to put that right at the end of this month.  :thumbsup:
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2011, 08:50:15 pm »
any lay-by with El Supremo and The Oven.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

clarion

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2011, 08:54:16 pm »
Elmley Moor Tower could be Huddersfield ? not Wakefield ?

No, that's Holme Moss.  Emley Moor is def. nearer Wakefield


Hate to disagree with you, chap, but Emley Moor is Huddersfield.

Has a WF postcode, but is nearer Huddy
Getting there...

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2011, 08:55:44 pm »
Glew's Garage in Goole  ;D
Plus the sundry motorway services hereabouts (in particular, Ferrybridge, Blyth and Gonerby Moor)

You have a remarkable eye for romantic scenery.
Ferrybridge power station, and the new(ish) A1/M62 interchange, are truly things of beauty. Especially at night.

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2011, 08:58:50 pm »
+2 for Dalmeny church hall. Did my first 600 from there in 05. Mark Shannon's 3 Firths.
What about Beattock village hall ! Tom Hanley's start and finish for his classic 400 Ower the Edge.

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2011, 09:40:31 pm »
Elmley Moor Tower could be Huddersfield ? not Wakefield ?

No, that's Holme Moss.  Emley Moor is def. nearer Wakefield


Hate to disagree with you, chap, but Emley Moor is Huddersfield.

Has a WF postcode, but is nearer Huddy

It's even nearer to Emley than Hud or Wakey!

clarion

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2011, 09:45:04 pm »
Well, I'll concede that point, jim! ;D
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Martin

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2011, 09:49:36 pm »
The RHDR Station Cafe in Hythe. Barely a ride in Kent doesn't pass through it.

I've visited 3 of the stations on the RHDR about two dozen times;

never on a train

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2011, 09:53:42 pm »
The RHDR Station Cafe in Hythe. Barely a ride in Kent doesn't pass through it.

I've visited 3 of the stations on the RHDR about two dozen times;

never on a train

In that case, Membury Services gets a mention. Hardly ever been there by car...

Bairn Again

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2011, 09:57:43 pm »
+2 for Dalmeny church hall. Did my first 600 from there in 05. Mark Shannon's 3 Firths.
What about Beattock village hall ! Tom Hanley's start and finish for his classic 400 Ower the Edge.

I got a call from Ann (who does the bookings for dalmeny)  about 3 weeks ago asking me if we were still going ahead with our event this weekend.  I checked the auk calendar and pointed out that not only did I not have an event running this weekend but nobody else did either.

Like the restaurant that only wants you to phone to cancel your booking, it was very reassuring.  

she also knew that 2011 was a PBP year.   ;)

May I also nominate Ballachulish Village Hall - home of curtains and voddie?  

border-rider

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2011, 09:58:01 pm »
  But not Talybont on Usk cafe I paid £4.44 for a coffee & cake there today!

I like that place :)

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2011, 10:01:10 pm »
+2 for Dalmeny church hall. Did my first 600 from there in 05. Mark Shannon's 3 Firths.
What about Beattock village hall ! Tom Hanley's start and finish for his classic 400 Ower the Edge.

Beattock Village Hall! I've never done PBP without doing Ower the Edge as well. I was most unimpressed by the ground- source heat pump system, I wonder if they investigated how much heat there is to be recovered from the ground in Beattock.

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2011, 06:22:48 am »
Membury Services gets a mention. Hardly ever been there by car...

You can get to Membury Services by CAR ??

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2011, 07:15:12 am »
The Chef's Grill, Newtonmore: the spiritual home of audax in Scotland.  :thumbsup:

Bet you thought I was going to say Comrie.

This thread is useless without pictures...
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Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2011, 07:17:27 am »
PS The other significant place is the cheap and cheerful campsite approximately opposite the Newtonmore diner  :thumbsup:
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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2011, 08:14:03 am »



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