Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Organising a get together? Pub meet? Games night? Meal? (You get the idea)
Stick it in here so people can join you.

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Finally let's have a poll for the postponed date

Poll ended at Jul 20th, '20, 11:27

11-13 September
0
No votes
25-27 September
7
100%
2-4 October
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 7

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by Kata » Sep 24th, '20, 18:45

bkingalan wrote:
Sep 24th, '20, 18:40
Don’t think you’ll find we are getting to Chepstow until 2.00 John.

I meant 2 or 2.30. thanks Alan

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by Robbo87 » Sep 24th, '20, 18:50

Kata wrote:
Sep 24th, '20, 17:43
We meeting in Chepstow 2 or 2:30 or yet to be decided?
Wot Alan said John, eta for both groups at the Chepstow Spar car park is 2.00 p.m. . . . . . or 1400 hrs - one or t'other :D .

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by Kata » Sep 24th, '20, 19:25

Robbo87 wrote:
Sep 24th, '20, 18:50
Kata wrote:
Sep 24th, '20, 17:43
We meeting in Chepstow 2 or 2:30 or yet to be decided?
Wot Alan said John, eta for both groups at the Chepstow Spar car park is 2.00 p.m. . . . . . or 1400 hrs - one or t'other :D .
Cheers. I'll go for 14:00. 2pm sounds too close to lunch. :-)

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by ptolemyx » Sep 24th, '20, 21:06

Just to confirm. As the orgamanizer I can state that we will be at Chepstow Spar two hours after midday as has been clear in all my posts.....I think. The possibility of being there later was if the M48 old bridge was going to be closed westbound , which is not going to be the case.

Meet Wellington 11.45ish to leave there in two waves at 12.00 and 12.10 on the dot.
Second wave stops at Sedgemoor services to collect three strays at 12.40.
Both groups of 6 or less meet Kata at Chepstow Spar about 14.00.
Coffee stop at the Oasis Abergavenny 14.40-15.00.
Arrive at the Neuadd 15.45 to 16.00.
In the bar 16.30 for first cider.

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by billinom8s » Sep 25th, '20, 05:01

How are you meeting an hour after you have left?


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Post by ptolemyx » Sep 25th, '20, 05:40

"How are you meeting an hour after you have left?" ??? Will that be the typo above that I've just noticed and changed. I am a senile old fart :mrgreen:

We are meeting back up two hours after the first group of six leaves Wellington, which is one hour fifty minutes after the second group leaves Wellington. I have posted my number for folk to contact me.

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by MellowYellow » Sep 26th, '20, 17:42

Breaking news - welsh government clampdown on social media info - tanks seen on the streets of Llandovery. :80: :80: :80:
Have you noticed that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster is a maniac ?

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by billinom8s » Sep 26th, '20, 18:16

MellowYellow wrote:
Sep 26th, '20, 17:42
Breaking news - welsh government clampdown on social media info - tanks seen on the streets of Llandovery. :80: :80: :80:
that's no tank, that's Phil on his trumpet.
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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by Kata » Sep 27th, '20, 13:56

Back. What an excellent trip. No fords this time, I think Brian missed a turning. Well done to Brian for leading and a mention in dispatches to Roy for not knocking anyone off. Thanks to the TECs on route too.

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by ptolemyx » Sep 27th, '20, 14:12

Thank you all for making the weekend well worth the orgamanizing, with a special mention to Roy and Nick for giving me the extra grey hairs. Whichever way you came home, north, south, east or west shall we agree we were all north of the equator and south of the north pole......this time :mrgreen:

Thinking caps on for the next one, nearest weekend to 19th June next year, where shall we go?

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by Robbo87 » Sep 27th, '20, 15:53

Old(er) Phil - Robbo87 w/e numbers = 524.3.

Words & pic's to follow; meanwhile, suffice to say it was a brilliant biking weekend and a big thanks to all who made it so :-bd !

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by Ming » Sep 27th, '20, 17:06

Excellent weekend and we were really blessed with the weather - who would have thought we'd get 3 days of bright and warm sunshine at the end of September in deepest Wales?!
Thanks to Brian fo rthe organising at the hotel and the excellent Saturday route. The ball ache of Friday traffic up the M5 couldn't be avoided but once we were over the bridge it got better.
Feck me , we had a journey and a half on the way back. Wanted to avoid all motorways so went via Hereford, New ent, edge of Gloucester, Stroud, Lansdowne, Shepton Mallet. Left Alan at Podimore and came home via Chard and Yarcombe Hill, where Chr1s and I had a clear run up it. It was like qualifying at Wiscombe Hillclimb :)): :)):

602 miles door to door for me........at an average of 72mpg :ymparty:

As to next year - further up Wales might be possible or take an extra day and go maybe across to Norfolk way? I've got a mate up there that can provide some excellent traffic free routes. And they have no motorways in Norfolk so we don't have to have an argument over whether we're north or south of it [-( [-(

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by bkingalan » Sep 27th, '20, 17:56

Great weekend everyone thanks for arranging everything Brian 👍👍, couldn’t asked for better weather and company, have to agree Andy one hell of a ride home well worth it though 👍👍, until next year everybody.
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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by chr1s » Sep 27th, '20, 18:05

Another great trip :D ...it’s so nice to get away with like minded folk...Thank you Brian for organising everything, including the awesome weather yet again, must be a well practiced sun dance B-)
Thanks Andy and Alan for the journey back to ingerland, didn’t miss the M5 one bit lol.
Roll on next year!!!!

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Re: Wales 2020 - Fri 25th to Sun 27th September

Post by Red5 » Sep 27th, '20, 19:06

Just to second all of the above, excellent weekend, great company, great routes..no, epic routes.. Thank you Brian for another brilliant Welsh w
Wales weekend...
Thank you all for the fun, laughs, stories and adventures.
Followed the guys home to Gloucester then hopped onto the M5 and pootled home. Not North, East, South or West but straight down on it :D

Bike clean and shiny and in its stable...

Hope everybody's home safe and sound

Mileage was 5 hundred and something...
Looking forward to 2021's shenanigans :D B-) :-bd
Thanks again Brian and one and all :-bd :-bd :-bd
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