Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

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Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby Geoff.D » 8 Feb 2015, 10:17pm

I came across this whilst browsing. I found it interesting.

http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/cycle- ... -festival/


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Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby Geoff.D » 9 Feb 2015, 8:51am

Thanks. I hadn't seen that thread.

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Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby smuggers » 9 Feb 2015, 2:53pm

Unfortunately I cant go & it's only up the road from me.. I know somebody did mention day tickets for this.. Will have a nosey now. :-)
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Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby DarkNewt » 2 Mar 2015, 11:28pm

Hi,

I have booked a ticket and so has a friend, there's a guy in London meeting up with us as well. Anyone else going?
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Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby Fretz54 » 5 Mar 2015, 6:57am

I was very keen on going to this event untill I saw the cost of the tickets. Then thought it was rather expensive. I can camp for arounf £10 per night so £75 seemed a lot of money to me.

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Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby DarkNewt » 5 Mar 2015, 8:18am

Fretz54 wrote:I was very keen on going to this event untill I saw the cost of the tickets. Then thought it was rather expensive. I can camp for arounf £10 per night so £75 seemed a lot of money to me.


it's not cheap but theres food, they have to pay guest speakers and I don't imagine there's thousands of attendees so economies of scale don't kick in! I took the view that it's a fairly rare occurrence and I would really like to see more of this type of event so felt it was worthwhile supporting it and encouraging he organisers. So really a small chance for me to influence getting this type of event up and running, I think it will be informative and fun so worth a go. There's not a lot of people local to me into touring so it would be nice to hear the views of others as well.
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Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby BeeKeeper » 5 Mar 2015, 8:22am

Fretz54 wrote:I was very keen on going to this event untill I saw the cost of the tickets. Then thought it was rather expensive. I can camp for arounf £10 per night so £75 seemed a lot of money to me.

The event is now sold out, so I guess the price was not a factor for others.

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Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby DarkNewt » 5 Mar 2015, 8:58am

Sounds good news for future events! I will post back on my views of it.
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Postby mrjemm » 5 Mar 2015, 9:25am

If all sold out, perhaps a bunch of the localish could have a meet up in the vicinity at the same time; miss all the features and events, but get to partake in a drink or few with like mindeds. Some nice pubs in Waddington for example. The Touring Festival Rejects... Outcast outcasts. :wink:

Lots more folk giving talks than last time I looked. Shame really, would've been interested, but by the nature of my job, I couldn't have booked in advance whatever the price, unless of course I was willing to gamble loss of ticket cost.

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Postby DarkNewt » 5 Mar 2015, 9:30am

mrjemm wrote:If all sold out, perhaps a bunch of the localish could have a meet up in the vicinity at the same time; miss all the features and events, but get to partake in a drink or few with like mindeds. Some nice pubs in Waddington for example. The Touring Festival Rejects... Outcast outcasts. :wink:

Lots more folk giving talks than last time I looked. Shame really, would've been interested, but by the nature of my job, I couldn't have booked in advance whatever the price, unless of course I was willing to gamble loss of ticket cost.


If anyone is interested I was thinking of doing an informal get together for a cycle and wild camp? What do you reckon worth posting something? Just pick a meet up point, destination etc..?
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Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby mercalia » 5 Mar 2015, 12:07pm

DarkNewt wrote:
mrjemm wrote:If all sold out, perhaps a bunch of the localish could have a meet up in the vicinity at the same time; miss all the features and events, but get to partake in a drink or few with like mindeds. Some nice pubs in Waddington for example. The Touring Festival Rejects... Outcast outcasts. :wink:

Lots more folk giving talks than last time I looked. Shame really, would've been interested, but by the nature of my job, I couldn't have booked in advance whatever the price, unless of course I was willing to gamble loss of ticket cost.


If anyone is interested I was thinking of doing an informal get together for a cycle and wild camp? What do you reckon worth posting something? Just pick a meet up point, destination etc..?



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Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby mrjemm » 5 Mar 2015, 12:26pm

Indeed, I never know where I'll be far in advance, but could be good.

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Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby LollyKat » 5 Mar 2015, 12:27pm

+1. YACF regularly organises their own meets. (I am not a member but regularly lurk there.)

For those not wanting to be quite so hard core (e.g. wild camping), there is the Kirkpatrick Macmillan Rally near Dumfries on 22-25 May. It is a lot cheaper than the Lancashire festival, though to be fair it offers different things.

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Re: Cycle Touring Festival - May 2015 - Lancashire

Postby mercalia » 5 Mar 2015, 1:23pm

no where down south - surrey/kent/hants?