GTG: Castle Combe Skid Pan

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  1. Flyer

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    Just a note to let you know that I haven't forgotten about this - just waiting for some info to come through from Castle Combe.

    What I can tell you is that we can have an exclusive *3 hour* booking of the skid-pan for £700+VAT for 12 drivers, using FWD and RWD cars (Lynn @ CC apologised that their RWD car is a BMW :p ). That works out at £68.54 each.

    It is possible to book two sessions (ie. morning and afternoon), but might be difficult to do, as clearly they need to be exclusive sessions.

    They can do a combined activity day; any two out of skid-pan, karting or 4x4. This also lasts 3 hours and costs £1000+VAT for the first 12 drivers and £60+VAT for each additional, upto a maximum of 48. This would mean that obviously the skid-pan training would be considerably reduced.

    They do have meeting rooms, but these could possibly be in use at a weekend. I believe week-day rates are cheaper, but I don't think that would suit any of us. I would imagine we need to get a firm feel for how many would want to go and when.

    When I did it a couple of years ago, 3 people went out at a time, so you could take the p*ss out of your mate as he oversteered into oblivion :D . There was a room with tea/coffee where you/partners could relax between sessions.

    For afterwards: there was a greasy spoon at the racetrack (short walk) - (did a lovely bacon sandwich) or there is the Manor House Golf Club across the road, or a couple of pubs in the village.

    Will report back when the bumf comes through.

    Cheers
    Andrew
     
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    Wow thanks for your efforts Andrew, that sounds like it could be a good laugh, plus a learning experience too. Not bad for £68.

    I'll keep watching this space.

    S.
     
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    £68.54 is great, put me down a definate, pending proposed dates.
     
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    I'm in. Assume this will be New Year now ?

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    Put me down for two definates, three is a possibility.
     
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    Yep, it's up to us but I would have thought mid March would be good - Jimmy's was 16 March and weather was pretty good then.
     
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    Yep me definately, the sooner the better too given the poor driving conditions at the moment!
     
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    It may well be new year before we get this finalised and booked, but surely we are not waiting for good weather for the skid pan??
     
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    Ha! I thought someone would pick me up on that! Good weather for the skid pan? Obviously not necessary ... good weather for afterwards ... hmm, maybe ;) .

    Honestly, I don't mind, so if the general concensus is January, then I'm all for it. Opinions and numbers please :)
     
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    Did this skid-pan training at CC a couple of years ago and I must say it was a excellent afternoon.

    May even consider doing this again :)

    Gav.
     
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    Sounds Good, count me in.....

    Not far from home......:D
     
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    You can add me to the list too. :)
     
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    Not too sure where Castle Coombe is yet, but for this I'll find it..:D :D

    Count me in
     
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    well thats two of us from the North, mind you the weather up here is always bad or so we are told. Should be a doddle for Ray and I lol. Looking forward to it big time.
     
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    it's here:
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    edit: the text in the link is not what i expected but the link still works - so i won't mess with it. ;)
     
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    Hi Andrew

    sounds like fun,

    count in me & wifey please
     
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    I would like to come too, depending on the day and work shifts and peoples holidays.

    Interesting that I just looked at that map and it is not too far from where I lived when I was a kid. I was born in Bath, and lived at Gastard, just south of Corsham, went to school at Shaw until I was about 6 or 7 then we moved to Oxfordshire. Was down that way on Friday for a Funeral, long drive but not too bad if you're coming along the M4.
     
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    Received the info from the skid pan - didn't really give any extra info. Had another chat with them and the course is run all week.

    So, we could do with getting a firm idea of when we want to go.

    Here's a list of January dates that are currently available. Once they have one person booking a course, these dates are not available, for exclusive use, anymore. AM is 09.30 - 12.30, PM is 13.00 - 16.00

    Sun 18/01/04 - AM/PM
    Sat 24/01/04 - AM
    Sat 31/01/04 - AM
    Sun 01/02/04 - AM/PM

    There are more dates available into February. This is a list of those who have responded positively (name, number, preferred day, preferred date):

    Flyer, 1, Sunday, Any after 18/01
    Steve_Perry, ?,
    GrahamC230K, 1,
    sym, 1,
    Maff, 2/3,
    RichardM, 1,
    mayoga, ?,
    doriant, 1,
    Ian B Walker, 1,
    kikkthecat, 1,
    steve_bcs, 2,
    jimmy, 1,

    Bear in mind that if we have more than 12 drivers, we would have to book two sessions, AM and PM. As I understand it, we wouldn't have to *completely* fill the second session.
     
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    Do we know how long each we get, becuase my calculations show only 15mins each for £70. Or is that 15mins in each of the two cars?

    Cheers!
     
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    Sorry Andrew I should have been more clear, put me down as a 'YES' please :D so that would be...

    Steve_Perry, 1,

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