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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:30 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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I'm going! It'll probably be the first ride of the Rocky Mountain, just like the Peaks last year with the GT (cue Rob in agony up the last hill as he realises he is unfit and his bike wants him dead.....).

I'm staying in a B+B, but would like to stay with others - anyone got any options? Maybe staying in the same B+B as someone else, would make it a bit more fun?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:39 pm 
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Camped at Coniston Hall last time, which is right on the water and beautiful, but it looks like it doesn't open until March (because who would be daft enough I guess...).

All I've found so far is cottages that will only let you book full weeks :x

Two YHAs close by though, although they don't list prices for weekends :roll: I'd guess they'd be around £25 for non-members...

Will keep looking! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:46 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Just looked at B+B's. Not cheap!! No idea what the good ones are either...


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This is cheap and not too far away:
http://www.lakelandcampingbarns.co.uk/b ... mping-barn

Have to drive to/from the start point though which is a shame.

Both Hostels look to be close enough to ride from the door though, which would be great! 8)

http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommodatio ... index.aspx

http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommodatio ... index.aspx

I think we might be best getting a rough head count then giving them a ring?


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Coppermines looks good, can hire private for £540 for the weekend. 20 riders £25 10 riders £50 still a bargain?


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Can we raise twenty riders before the weekend? Looks like three so far, how about Si and the NE hoardes? :wink:

Lee, Martin, Paul? The Skipton massive? Don't make me start PMing... :o


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Might be worth seeing if its available for a block booking that weekend first.

I think there will be 6-10 from the North East section for this one. Not sure if any plan to stay over though. That said, out of the 45-50 riders you get at nationals these days, i guess at least 10-15-20 would be interested in cheap accomodation should it be available.


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I'm only 14 miles down the road at the girlfriends house, I'm looking forward to this, will be the least travel for any RB I have attended :D

Never rode much round here, only been on the RB rides in the lakes bar my daily coastal rides here in Ulverston when I'm here.

Will keep an eye on the weather.

We having breakfast at the cafe start point?


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Both Coniston YHA are not open on 25th but Ambleside is and its huge by hostel standards.

I plan or at least would like to be there though travel plans are of course weather, health and a myriad other things dependent so cannot commit as of yet :roll:

http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommodation/the-lake-district/hostels/Ambleside/index.aspx

£18/night, members (me) £21/night non members.


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saltyman wrote:
We having breakfast at the cafe start point?


Nope, your place - I like my bacon crispy and my tea strong please 8)


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