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Discussion in 'National MBClub Event 2010' started by Adam230K, Aug 5, 2009.
Mine too .
As said before I can supply the Cricket Pitch for the meet, that I can do free of charge, I can also organise a game of cricket for those who were interested.
As I am President, Match Manager and Fixtures secretary as well as the groundsman there will be no objections to this!
There is a pub just up the road and a bunkhouse and plenty of B&B's. The catering can be sorted out easily (Either a BBQ or an external company) and I would even look at a marquee.
If football is the prefered sport then I can sort that out too(Pitch is beside the cricket pitch) There is a Fishing lake within 400 yards for those interested and the Alnwick gardens are a 20 minutes drive as well as Holy Island and various Castles and walks in close proximity.
I have no problem with organising this, but I am also well aware that it is a distance from the South. Travel time from Central London(Fulham) is 5.5-6 hrs, but from Dover it is about the same! 50 Mins from Newcastle and 1.20 from Edinburgh.
Anyway it is an option and please do not feel bad about discounting it!
PS The picture of the CLK in my sig is the Cricket Pitch!
Yet for a lot of us down in the South east (not London) getting to Chester is a five or six hour journey.
this is what makes choosing a location very tricky
I think what is becoming increasingly obvious is that we won't be able to satify all the people so we are going to have to look at the best compromise.
No, that doesn't mean we are going to suggest a venue in the south east
How about we leave the 'I'm not coming' discussions until the end of the week when (hopefully) we'll be able to announce some details?
Somewhere with a travelodge/travelinn nearby is also essential.
Not forgetting Premier Inn too
If the beds are good enough for Lenny Henry, they're good enough for me.
I noticed that carvan/camping provision keeps cropping up - I would say that's not really important unless we're expecting large groups to want to camp together festival-style - local Travelodge/Travelinn is more important.
a fair few have asked us about camping so it's beign treated equal to the guest house/b&b/hotel & travelodge suggestion.
Me? I'd rather sleep in a field without a tent than ever go to another Travelodge
Well I need a travelodge, unfortunately or something similar as I have a re-occuring back problem. There is no way I'm sleeping on a camp bed!
That's pretty damning EDZ649 - what problems have you had?
I agree - i dont reckon the venue should accomodate or consider caravanner needs. I say this because most on here arn't caravanners and that the ones that are, i suspect, like myself, would probably prefer to book and organise their own site - we all prefer different sites - some prefer child-friendly sites with a playpark etc, some prefer "adult only" sites, some prefer one with a nice swimming pool, etc etc etc. If they are bothering to take the 'van then they will probably want to stay longer than just the meet and also do what the rest of their family require/want. i wouldnt bring the caravan for 1 night stay - its not worth it (hassle/time taken towing at 60mph, setting up etc vs nipping down quick at 80mph solo) and if it was more than 1 night we would want to book somewhere that my wife & kids would want to stay at, rather than somewhere that is close to the meet and chosen by others. in that case, the meet can just be driven to from whereever the caravan site is.
An accident at work about 15 years ago, slipped a disc and had trouble ever since, regular visits to the Osteopath even now!
Sorry guys, going OT a bit....
Soz, I thought you had a problem with Travelodge and not a medical issue
nah, it was me that had the problem with Travelodge - they are awful
did you not mean the reply to AndyK?
Good job I'm not a postal worker....
Ta for pointing that out and sorry to those affected by my senior moment
:bannana:£29.99 for 4 person Tent @ Argos:bannana:
Me is saved
Definitely the best way.
At the bike racing we hire a marquee from the local council. They bring it along, build it then take it away at the end of the weekend. Might be worth looking into. It's cheap too. We used to get one from the Scouts', in exchange they used the track for camping weekends/events.
I might still have the Land Rover
If it looks like the weather is going to be bad I will bring the L200 and some rope!
What's wrong with travelodges???
The accomodation in Parkhurst is better No probs with Premier Inn though.