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Cotswold Driveout August 12th? - CANCELLED

Post by Jet » Thu 29 Jun, 2017 08:18

Gents,

During the tech day, I mentioned a drive-out in the Cotswolds Saturday August 12th, quick check to see who is available, Chris has an interesting route planned. So far there are 4 interested, Genie, ChrisS, Keith, myself.....

Anyone else?

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Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

Post by colb » Thu 29 Jun, 2017 09:12

*ugger, on call week and on my birthday as well so going to miss out on this one. Have a good day.
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Post by Pat Slade » Thu 29 Jun, 2017 11:52

And an *ugger from me too. Abroad on holiday, without my favourite touring car!

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Post by Gazza » Thu 29 Jun, 2017 23:09

Possible, need to check the diary.
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Post by felix » Tue 04 Jul, 2017 16:22

Can you give a rough idea of starting location and time and subsequent route and end point please?

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Post by ChrisS » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 20:45

I'm thinking of the same starting point as last year. The Easington pub on the A361 in Banbury post code OX16 9JU. It has a big car park and is easy to find. It usually opens at 10.00 but will open up at 09.30 for us for breakfast. In fact, I'm there at the moment.
Finishing point will be either Ettington Manor or Wroxall Abbey depending on where accommodation has been booked.
I'm currently looking for a different lunch stop from last yesr's. The route will take in more ascents and descents of the Cotswold escarpment, some twisty bits and some open B roads and a couple of photo ops for Jamal and Darren.

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Post by Gazza » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 22:39

Is this fellas only or couples ?
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Post by ChrisS » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 22:52

Definitely couples if couples want to come.

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Post by Gazza » Sat 15 Jul, 2017 10:44

Thanks Chris.

Are most staying Saturday night ? where ?
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Post by ChrisS » Wed 19 Jul, 2017 00:49

I imagine people who live further away will stay over Saturday night at the Ettington Park Hotel to attend the BMW festival at Gaydon on the following day. I won't be staying because I have another activity to attend on Sunday.
I'm going to recce the proposed route in the Z1 tomorrow. It will certainly include the B4035 from Banbury to Shipston on Stour, some twiddly bits round Ilmington, an ascent of Fish Hill Broadway for Jamal's benefit and some other surprising hills. We may get down into the Cirencester area with some nice straight Roman roads, and I want to finish up at Avon Dassett, very close to Gaydon and not far from Ettington, for a final photo op.
I'm trying to avoid awkward or dangerous junctions. A group of low, LHD cars and profuse roadside vegetation aren't a healthy mix.
If people are attending the Club Dinner at Ettington, they probably won't want to eat much in the day but there will be a snack lunch stop, possibly at the Toddington railway which will be in steam on the day.
More information after the trial run tomorrow.

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Post by Gazza » Wed 19 Jul, 2017 18:25

Thanks Chris, I'll have a chat with some friends to see if we're doing Gaydon this year.
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Post by jjorj » Tue 25 Jul, 2017 19:59

Sorry from me Jamal,

Would have loved the run out but we are at the house in France with children and grandchildren that weekend, slide round some corners for me!

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Post by Gazza » Tue 25 Jul, 2017 21:59

Can we have a confirmation of numbers attending ?

I've checked Ettington Park Hotel and Wroxhall Abbey, there are no rooms available for the 12/08
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Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

Post by ChrisS » Sat 29 Jul, 2017 00:04

Looks like four cars, so far. Am I right Jamal?

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Post by blue_and_white » Sun 30 Jul, 2017 14:32

Hey Gents, found this link from ChrisS on FB. Weather permitting then I'd love to come along and meet you all, give the old girl a nice run out !


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Re: Cotswold Driveout August 12th?

Post by Jet » Tue 01 Aug, 2017 12:29

Gents,

Having discussed this with Chris, regrettably came to the conclusion its best to cancel this event due to the clash of schedules from many of our regulars.
I would like to propose something entirely new for 2018, a 2-day visit to the Isle of Portland and Durdledoor on the Jurassic coast in July or August, more on that later in the year.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Regards

Jamal

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