Confirmation of camping has now been made. I have asked for 35-50 places and we will have exclusive use of the bottom field- a lovely spot next to edge of Newtondale with shelter provided by oak trees. Cost will be just £5 per person. Owners have cofirmed we have use of the Village Hall to store bikes in whilst we are away- although there is not really any need for any secure storage; I have used this campsite for 15 years and it has always been a safe place. The only concern the owner has is feeding us all so will will have to eat in two seperate sittings- its only a small pub and there is simply not enough seating. We have been assured of a very warm Yorkshire welcome from the Landlord Simon and they will do everything possible to make our stay a pleasant one. They will also be ordering in extra beer
I will call a NE&Yorks meet next month to go down and try out a few route alterations and get everything tied up regarding the events that we plan. I will also run a poll to decide the Sunday plans- another local loop or a lap of Dalby's excellent Red Route.
Don't forget to have a rumage through your sheds for the bike Jumble- turn those unused parts into beer tokens!!
All we need now is some fine weather. The local trails are excellent and the event should be a great success.
Thanks for your support so far guys.
Updated list as of 7th April
Velomaniac (Ecurie MacRetro)
Clockworkgaz (Ecurie MacRetro)
Defiant (Team Netherlands)
Mark (NE Group)
Barnsley Mick + 4 (NE Group)