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    NORTHERN TOUR/DRIVE-OUT - SAT 4th AUGUST 2018

    OK, all you layabouts and misanthropes, time to consult (insult?) yer calendars again and indulge in some loin-girding, cos after last year's successful gig, I'm trying to sort out another one for this August...

    I've been in touch with the SHAP WELLS HOTEL, which is, oddly, near Shap, in Cumbria. After last year it seems most people want to stay the Friday and Saturday nights, so the deal is 55 per person per night for dinner, bed and brekky. That's based on two sharing a room, so if you're on your own there's a 20 single person supplement.
    Negotiations are still at an early stage (i.e, I only spoke with them today), so dunno yet what the score is if you only want to stay one night, but it's something I'll be asking about as we go. The place is well away from...well, just about everything, really, being half a mile down a single-track road off the A6, but it's a nice old place and as it's also quite large, we might have a charabanc-load of hikers to point at while we're there.

    I've already got a good idea of the route we'll be doing on the Saturday, and I'm hoping to include an interesting stopping point early on, and fingers X'ed somewhere for a cake and cuppa in the p.m. We'll be going over some of the great North Pennine driving routes and it'll be about 200 miles all in, so as I said, loins will need girding and defences prepared against the locals

    Right now all I need is an idea of who's interested - haven't sorted how the deposit works or owt, but I'm hoping it'll be like last year where you ring up and make your own booking and pay the deposit then. So come on, don't be shy, and start practicing that forced grin to try and convince everyone you're having fun...in fact those going to Phil's garage day on Saturday can make an early attempt at that

    More to come as things develop...

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    Last edited by Normb666; 05-04-2018 at 19:42.

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    Re: NORTHERN TOUR/DRIVE-OUT - SAT 4th AUGUST 2018

    I'm being dragged to a wedding in Brighton that weekend - big shame!
    I'll just hope that nobody else is free that weekend so you have to change the date, Norm

    Good on you for organising another one, though!
    Richard C

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    Re: NORTHERN TOUR/DRIVE-OUT - SAT 4th AUGUST 2018

    Now come on, Rich, it's blatantly obvious from the timing that you've not even asked if they can change the date of the wedding. I'm most disappointed. Well, OK, I'm not, but it's a shame you can't come...somebody else will have to wear the clown outfit now. Yeah, probably me

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    Re: NORTHERN TOUR/DRIVE-OUT - SAT 4th AUGUST 2018

    Can you organise getting the potholes fixed Norm?

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    Re: NORTHERN TOUR/DRIVE-OUT - SAT 4th AUGUST 2018

    Norm

    I will open up the batting with two for Friday and Saturday.

    David

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    Re: NORTHERN TOUR/DRIVE-OUT - SAT 4th AUGUST 2018

    We would be interested in that Norm.

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    Re: NORTHERN TOUR/DRIVE-OUT - SAT 4th AUGUST 2018

    Excellent, chaps, that's 6 of us anyway

    Just had some more info from the hotel - same rate even if only staying one night (i.e. 55 per person), and it'll be a 25 non-refundable deposit, which you'll have to leave yourselves by ringing the hotel. But don't do anything yet as all this is tentative and dependent on getting the numbers!

    Chris - potholes?? I was working on the basis that you'd bring your own... :-P

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    Re: NORTHERN TOUR/DRIVE-OUT - SAT 4th AUGUST 2018

    Just consulted H..... We are up for it Norm please Friday and Saturday night.....

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    Re: NORTHERN TOUR/DRIVE-OUT - SAT 4th AUGUST 2018

    Just bumping to the top Norm !

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    Re: NORTHERN TOUR/DRIVE-OUT - SAT 4th AUGUST 2018

    Norm how many more cars do we need to secure the hotel and drive?

    Folks if you don't have a Stratos to drive we don't mind, its a social event come in what you have and join in the fun..

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