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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2015, 04:00:53 pm »
Very kind of yourself and 'im indoors to come up with such a generous offer. As I'm only about an hour or so up the line, I'm personally quite flexible on arrangements. It would be a pity to miss an opportunity for camping out though.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2015, 06:38:53 pm »
Request for a summary: Dates, plans, places?
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2015, 06:46:48 pm »
It's mid-thread: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=91360.msg1883496#msg1883496


JBB, maybe you could add these to the original post and add dates to the title and stuff?
(You might want to re-assert your policy on cat-hearding, too!)  ;D

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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2015, 07:04:25 pm »
Thanks!
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2015, 09:04:38 pm »
It's mid-thread: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=91360.msg1883496#msg1883496


JBB, maybe you could add these to the original post and add dates to the title and stuff?
(You might want to re-assert your policy on cat-hearding, too!)  ;D

Good thinking; although life is getting better so generally more optimistic!
Reine de la Fauche


Re: Wiltshire tour - possible group ride?
« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2015, 01:55:50 am »
... to our resting place for the night – The Barge Inn, Honey St.
Take ear plugs - the last two times I camped at the Barge, there were oiks playing the bongos until 3 am.
I was irritated enough that I bought a schraeder valve core remover ready for next time (I'll probably forget it).

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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2015, 08:36:03 am »
If you do stay at Honeystreet breakfast can be obtained just outside Woodborough at the garden centre.

OTOH if you revert to an earlier plan and stop at the bottom of Caen hill the C&C camp site has superb facilities, 22:00 noise curfew and if memory serves is £0.20 dearer than the Barge Inn.

Have fun all.
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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2015, 09:38:10 am »
The Barges website says they've demolished the old toilets & shower & have a temporary unit in its place.
The last time I stayed there you needed wellies in the loo. Not good when all you have are Shimano sandals!

It's 4 1/2 hours & 2 changes to get to Salisbury by train, so I'll probably give this a miss. Hope you all have fun.
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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2015, 10:02:58 am »
Sounds very tempting but unfortunately we're not available.   :(

Thankfully the trains look mega meh too so there's no temptation from that perspective.   Phew!!!

Hope that you all have a great time and look forward to seeing lots of you at Long Itch at the end of September.  :thumbsup:

 

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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2015, 12:50:53 pm »
I'd like to know who's planning to come as I will need to phone the campsite at Rudge if there's more than 4 of us!
I'm planning to. I've even checked the trains and they only cost about the same as what we paid for Prague - Vienna, so by UK standards that's a bargain! Do we need to book other sites in advance or just turn up? I'm presuming as it's not in school hols it'll be fairly quiet.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #60 on: August 19, 2015, 01:02:33 pm »
I'd like to know who's planning to come as I will need to phone the campsite at Rudge if there's more than 4 of us!
I'm planning to. I've even checked the trains and they only cost about the same as what we paid for Prague - Vienna, so by UK standards that's a bargain! Do we need to book other sites in advance or just turn up? I'm presuming as it's not in school hols it'll be fairly quiet.

The only one I've checked is Brokerswood as they don't take groups.  I asked and their major concern is loud parties,  so happy to have us as it is low season.  I've checked the Barge website but should phone, I don't suppose Friday will be as busy.

HTH
Julia
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Kim

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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #61 on: August 19, 2015, 01:20:14 pm »
Also planning to come.  I'm thinking of using cycle-touring tactics to get there, though may train back.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #62 on: August 19, 2015, 08:40:52 pm »
Also planning to come.  I'm thinking of using cycle-touring tactics to get there, though may train back.

There used to be a direct train from Salisbury to Brum some years ago......You're welcome to get here early. pm me for details if required!
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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2015, 09:11:49 am »
I have plans for the Thursday now so intend to catch the first available train on Friday. This will involve you all leaving without me as my train won't get into Salisbury until 12.42. However, 32 miles at touring speed is 4 hours' cycling so I will meet you all at the camp site if that is OK.
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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #64 on: August 25, 2015, 10:48:18 am »
Oh! I don't think I've declared my Officially In-ness on here yet: cycling up with JBB and Sis to the cathedral rendezvous.

So, who have we got?
I make it:

Definite:
JBB + Sis
nikki
Wowbagger (joining at first campsite)
Robh
Kim
Cudzoziemiec


Unconfirmed:
Dibdib
JenM
TimC
Flatbar Steve


Is that about right?

Really looking forward to this now!

Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #65 on: August 25, 2015, 11:09:48 am »
I'll pm everyone  on the short list my contact details this evening. Anyone else can contact me via pm up to the evening before if they plan on joining us.
HTH
Julia
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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #66 on: August 25, 2015, 01:07:21 pm »
If you do stay at The Barge, I could get onto the fixed and pop down the road !!  Well the 4 odd miles  ;D

Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #67 on: August 25, 2015, 10:28:21 pm »
I have plans for the Thursday now so intend to catch the first available train on Friday. This will involve you all leaving without me as my train won't get into Salisbury until 12.42. However, 32 miles at touring speed is 4 hours' cycling so I will meet you all at the camp site if that is OK.

We'll try not to drink all the beer before you get there!
Reine de la Fauche


Kim

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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #68 on: September 01, 2015, 10:23:35 pm »
Okay, I have half a plan, in the sense of a train ticket out of Winchester on the Sunday evening after the bustitution is over.  I think the geographically sensible approach is to follow Wowbagger's lead and meet at the first campsite, having cycled my way down from Brum via somewhere roughly in the middle.  (Any suggestions for campsites on a roughly Gloucester-Bicester line of latitude welcome).
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #69 on: September 01, 2015, 10:47:24 pm »
Okay, I have half a plan, in the sense of a train ticket out of Winchester on the Sunday evening after the bustitution is over.  I think the geographically sensible approach is to follow Wowbagger's lead and meet at the first campsite, having cycled my way down from Brum via somewhere roughly in the middle.  (Any suggestions for campsites on a roughly Gloucester-Bicester line of latitude welcome).

http://www.hardwickparks.co.uk/ might do. Big site but backpacker rate of £7.50 and the hot showers are included in the price and are hot! Oh and it's lovely and quiet. If you arrive via Witney you can pickup supplies here then a short flat ride south. Otherwise several pubs within easy access.
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Dibdib

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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #70 on: September 02, 2015, 08:45:38 am »
I think I'm likely out for the camping shenanigans, sadly. Sorry chums.

Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #71 on: September 02, 2015, 09:08:33 am »
I think I'm likely out for the camping shenanigans, sadly. Sorry chums.

Always another time!
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #72 on: September 02, 2015, 09:33:17 am »
Okay, I have half a plan, in the sense of a train ticket out of Winchester on the Sunday evening after the bustitution is over.  I think the geographically sensible approach is to follow Wowbagger's lead and meet at the first campsite, having cycled my way down from Brum via somewhere roughly in the middle.  (Any suggestions for campsites on a roughly Gloucester-Bicester line of latitude welcome).
On the way back from Long Itch last time, I spent a night here: http://www.bluebellfarmbandb.co.uk Just on the right (ie left) side of Upton-on-Severn. Ignore the ranks of mobyhomes, beyond those there's a big field which I had all to myself, next to the 'Shepherd's hut'. £4 a night though the woman who runs it said "£8 minimum" when I turned up. Despite that, it was ok, though would not cope well with being busy.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #73 on: September 02, 2015, 09:34:21 am »
Also thinking of taking the Wow and Kim approach of turning up at first campsite, but have yet to formulate a plan.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: Wiltshire tour - there is a plan!
« Reply #74 on: September 02, 2015, 12:26:34 pm »
Afraid I am out. I have been invited at short notice to stay at a friend's place this week end up't north, as the Tour of Britain is going past his front door. An offer too good to miss. Otherwise I should be decorating. I was away last week end at Mildenhall and will also be at Long Itch. Nuff said!  :(
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