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Event North Pennines Tour - August Bank Holiday weekend

Discussion in 'Forthcoming Events' started by roadvoyager1, Jul 20, 2018.

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  1. Yes, Saturday 25th August 2018

    7.1%
  2. Yes, Sunday 26th August 2018

    7.1%
  3. Yes, Monday 27th August 2018

    7.1%
  4. Interested in a tour of the area but can't make these dates

    85.7%
  5. No thanks, its too far for me to travel

    7.1%
  6. No thanks (other reasons)

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  1. roadvoyager1

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    I have fancied sharing the delights of "my backyard roads" for a while and am looking to run a tour around this area one day over the bank holiday weekend. I am still working on the detail of the route, however, to give an idea of where we would be going here is a summary:
    1. Start Bowburn Roadchef Service area (just off A1 south of Durham);
    2. Wear Valley to Stanhope;
    3. Moors road to Middleton:
    4. Tees Valley to Alston:
    5. Brampton via Hartside Pass:
    6. Moors roads south of Hexham:
    7. Finish Bowburn Roadchef Service area.
    I am thinking of heading out around 10am. Route will be around 150 miles and according to Google 5 hours!! With a couple of stops we would be back late afternoon. There is a Days Inn motel on the service area and plenty of other accommodation around. The spirit of the tour is "a group of like minded individuals with common interest enjoying drive around the area", it is not a race or a time trial.
    I appreciate that many member will not be familiar with the location so here are a couple of maps to help.

    This is the general area, about 100 miles south of Edinburgh, 200 miles north of Birmingham and 300 from London.

    Area map.JPG

    This is a general indication of the route. We will be on made up road throughout, ignore the excursions across the moorland which is due to my lack of skill drawing with the software!

    outline route.JPG
    FAQ:

    1. I have heard it can be cold up there. Do I need to bring my team Sledge and of Huskies? No, it's still summer. Just bring the Zed and as many horses as you can harness.
    2. Do I need a passport to visit? No, just be careful not to pick up too many northern phrases or you may need a passport to get into your home county.
    3. Have you got electricity? Yes, well; most places have.
    4. Are there any sheep? Plenty, especially on the moor roads and they have attitude, being happy to face down a BMW at 30 paces. Avoid driving into one - your car will be a write off.


    To allow me to gauge interest in the tour and preferred date please vote for each relevant option in the poll.
     
  2. roadvoyager1

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    I have posted on the NE Z3 Facebook page and in Events on the forum, with very few responses. In case you missed it, I am calling in a few members to see if we get a tour organised. I would appreciate feedback via the poll to understand if it is location or timing that has resulted in a very limited response so far. Any questions fire away, Thanks for your time.

    Calling in the locals:
    @JeffC
    @Reiver
    @Bigbadcol
    @MSG RED Z3
    @Lilybet74
    @Mac_Gaz
    @SilverZed
    @Kevin Doyle
    @Graeme
    @Dazbaby @
    @Walrus
    @JackJabba
    @Dave Goliath
    @petecossie
    @Wiz
    @John Hocking
    @Davyhoogy (already coming, if he puts his car back together!!)

    and some a little further afield:
    @leach62
    @Deepdiver53
    @Andy McDonnell
    @aspron
    @SeaSurfer
    @Andiwright
    @Nigel Dewhurst

    and some more who may be interested:
    @Mnbrennan
    @BMBabe
    @Jjim
    @Little Lady Katie
    @mwpe
    @Paul Rice
     
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    I think it's a great idea and one I'm interested in. I think the only potential issue is the notice given. This sort of cruise (which is Bob on) needs a few months, if not more notice as their's shed loads going on :thumbsup:
     
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    I'd love too but I'll be in Berlin on a stag do!
     
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    Would of been very interested as my old neck of the woods. Has Hartside Cafe reopened yet. Shame but alas i will be going on a Euro trip 1st Sept and will be busy prepping that weekend
     
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    Put us down as possible if we can make it any day would be fine.sounds good
     
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    Would love to have come up for this, but unfortunately I am already visiting family in Plymouth over the bank holiday weekend. :(
     
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    Wow, just looking at some of the names you've tagged and some haven't been on here for over 5 years!
     
  9. roadvoyager1

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    Thanks for the feedback Andy, just what I was looking for. Could I ask you to cast your votes (3 allowed) in the Poll at the top of the thread to clarify your availability and interest. Armed with a few facts I can look at re-running the tour next year (giving plenty of notice) if there is enough interest. Thanks again.
     
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    Your old backyard as well, so I thought you may be up for it. Enjoy the Stag Do :drinks: (is it yours by any chance????:):):)).
    Could I ask you to cast your vote using box 4 in the Poll, which will help keep all the information together. Hope you will be able to join in next time, assuming there is sufficient interest shown.
     
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    Didn't realise you were from up this way. Hartside café is being rebuilt and as far as I know it will be later in the year before it opens. Hope you have a great time on the Euro trip, and it would be good if you could join us sometime. Could I ask you to pop a tick in box 4 of the poll please.
     
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    Surprised you missed the Mints off your list Robert:(. Unfortunately we are already on a trip for the Bank Holiday but would defiinately be interested in a trip another time. As Andy says it's a bit short notice especially as some would have to organise hotels and being Bank Holiday they will be in short supply. I have ticked box 4. Great idea though:thumbsup:
     
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    Already did it. Yeh originate from Bishop Aukland
     
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    World be great to see you and Shara. No clear date preference at the moment, but I think you will like our roads (and sheep ;)).
     
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    Never mind James, we will look forward to welcoming you and Alicia at some future date.
     
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    :arghh::arghh::oops::oops: Apologies to the Mints, truly amiss of me. It would be great to tour with you again at some other time.
     
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    Apologies, not run a Poll before so was wondering why there were no votes showing. Found the button now.
    You will be familiar with the roads and know how good they are, so weill look forward to welcoming you "home" next time.
     
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    Picked them up from the Members map and yes there are some names on there who are not regulars. I am hoping that with prompting they may come out of hibernation. Are you able to join us, for this tour or at a future date?
     
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    I can't do the dates you've put forward unfortunately. Not doing much at all this year, moving my son out, were moving house this week and I've been ill and have all taken a lot of time up.
    Certainly one for next year though. I've added my vote in.
     
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    Calling in local new members, who are not currently on the members map.
    @train driver
    @Maurice King
    @demig
    @Ian Oliver
    @DrWong

    Hi all, Take a look at the first post in this thread, let me know if you are interested and add your votes to the poll please.