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Old 07-06-05, 09:22 PM   #11
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i think a couple of annual runs a year would be good maybe one in april/may and one in aug/sept.

us up here in jockland (the best biking roads you will find in the country i might add) often ride 100 miles just to meet up and our usual rideout usually twice a month is about 250 miles.

i couldnt make this rideout due to lack of sitters but the distance was a bit off putting as it would have been about 400 miles one way.

glad you all had fun though. irish/jock run on weekend of 16th july if anyone is interested in joining us.
 
Old 07-06-05, 09:59 PM   #12
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I would like to see this extended to a full weekend. Maybe a joining of the rideout and the jamboree idea.
That's a very good point. The Jamboree never did take off and to combine the two would be an excellent idea.

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Perhaps therefore theres scope for an Annual Rideout AND and an SV-adventure (more of a UK version of the Eurotour) similar to the joint Scotland Ireland venture which is to be applauded.
Another good point (blimey! ). I like the idea of an an Adventure rideout too and can't see any reason why we couldn't do one at the end of the summer. That way there's the AR early summer within the (suggested) red circle limits and then the AV which can be anywhere, will have far less of a turnout, but allows the more adventurous peeps to meet up regardless of distance.


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Old 07-06-05, 10:07 PM   #13
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oo i will be back off hols then-
sorry John- dont wanna derail and make this a chat room!!

but I for one would not be bothered if it were Scotland .....in fact i wud suggest scotland.
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I will have a think about this and post my thoughts soon. Attending and organising rallies is something that i have been involved in, in the past.
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Old 08-06-05, 06:01 AM   #15
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if we get any more turning up we'll need a police escort
We did this year, but he was a very bad influence. Although he did say at the end of the day that he thought no-one had broken any laws what so-ever. So that was nice.
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Old 08-06-05, 07:32 AM   #16
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Having just done two large group rideouts in quick succession i'd like to put my thoughts up. the thundercat ride was on a saturday, most people rode down on the fri and stayed in B and Bs . The ride started on the sat at 9.45, break at 10.30 - 11.00, for 30 mins, on to the lunch stop at around 1.00 for 1 hr, then another stop at 3.00 and back to the start at 4.30. Total distance was 180 miles. every body met up in a pub in the evening where a buffet had been arranged from 7.30. peeps then stayed sat night and went home on the sunday. This gave a more relaxed ride and no aches and pains from having travelled 3-4oo miles in one day!. also it was more of a social occasion. people from up scotland and down south have also arranged their own rides for later on in the season. Perhaps this would be a better format for our rideouts. Camping is also a possibility to keep costs down.

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Old 08-06-05, 08:02 AM   #17
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My thoughts

In reality this is a club. Maybe we need to think about an events organiser for the whole country?

Id propose an SV gathering. No rideout just a gathering of svís owners club style. Find a field with hall, organise a band/disco/entertainment, food, drinks etc. Charge a fee per head or similar and just have a weekend of kicking back and socialising. I donít see this as being too much of a problem, as the likes of the triumph owners club hold a rally near me every year at a local rugby club, but this would need planning and some work. Location? Dead centre of that circle.

The UK tour idea also sounds good. But if you think about having a lot of SVís doing serious mileage at the sort of speeds that AR05 was at some of the time, this could be painful, but not to be ruled out. Maybe visiting the regional groups over a week period would be cool. However, I think that its only the southern groups bar Guildford, that meet weekly. Still, it can be arranged

Then thereís the annual rideout like what we have had for the past few years. Yes, make it a weekend. Have a designated campsite. Supply food n drink, but as said, have the ride on the Saturday. To be honest, I have been on a rideout on a Saturday before in the Stratford area, and it wasnít as bad as youíd think. You seem to get more people ĎSunday drivingí on the sunday, it is also good to relax after the ride and socialize, and not all dart off as you all need to get home kind of thing. So a 3 day event, ride on the Saturday, BBQ in the evening, then home on the Sunday.

Some problems that I see are that there is a high concentration of sv owners in the south. When AR05 was planned for location, the south actually came top if I remember, with Wales second, and the Cotswolds was a latecomer which we agreed on. Still, a majority of the southern riders didnít make the effort. We had 50 bikes on the November run to Brighton last year alone. Ok, some of this may have been down to commitments, but I think that its more down to people not wanting to ride a huge distance. It would be good to get their views on this more than the people that came this year.

So there you have my ramblings. I think that we should keep the annual rideout and move it round the country. We have had Buxton, Box hill, Burford, North Wales, so Scotland/lakes would be the next logical choice, and a rally (ok then jamboree Ė itís a bit 1940ís fate) somewhere central for all to come,
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Location? Dead centre of that circle.
Sort of Rugby or Leicester then?
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Location? Dead centre of that circle.
Sort of Rugby or Leicester then?
Thats just about my usual private track anyway :P

The 400 mile a day is do-able but is probably a lot for some people I agree.

First of all let me say, that AR05 was run superbly, but then again so was AR04 from the Cat and Fiddle.

Personally I would have liked more smoking time I was like a prisoner trying to cram 20 Embassy in when we stopped at Tesco

Although we sort of had 3 stops not including the flashing competitiion in the hedge bottom :P it seemed we had more time to socialise on the AR04

This year we had little time to meet people at Burford at both ends and too short a time at Tesco. On the Cat & Fiddle we seemed to have more social time at the start, in the park at Chatsworth and then in Matlock, giving people chance of another attack of the cat or meander off your own route.

As I say no complaints, just my observations and my healthy living lifestyle :P

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Name tags seem to be the way forward for next time. I met so many but still can't tie in who's who unless there is a picture posted and labelled. Most places towards the centre of the circle are within range for me, Rutland - I guess. I've never been there.

Getting a date sorted early seems to me to be more important than the venue.
 
 

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