Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

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Postby landsurfer » 19 Mar 2017, 6:38pm

The point of carrying daily luggage and dropping it off at b&b's is not an issue .... Just use common sense when booking.
(the problem with common sense is .. it's not very common :D ).
We will go firm with campsites nearer June 2017 and B&b's close to the campsites can be booked by those using them ....
It all comes down to deposits paid i'm afraid ... when we have the commitment of cash we can plan in greater depth ....
PS. Who else is from Rotherham ?
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Postby oldmanonabike » 19 Mar 2017, 7:15pm

Softlips is from Rotherham Flash our latest recruit is from Bristol so he can check that area for us.

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Postby landsurfer » 19 Mar 2017, 7:25pm

landsurfer wrote:It all comes down to deposits paid i'm afraid ... when we have the commitment of cash we can plan in greater depth ....


And I have no intention of holding funds ..... any suggestions about the best way to do this ....or a volunteer. :D
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Postby oldmanonabike » 19 Mar 2017, 7:52pm

Count me out best one of the others

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Postby softlips » 19 Mar 2017, 9:16pm

landsurfer wrote:PS. Who else is from Rotherham ?


E, Wath upon Dearne.

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Postby softlips » 19 Mar 2017, 9:16pm

landsurfer wrote:PS. Who else is from Rotherham ?


Me, Wath upon Dearne.

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Postby oldmanonabike » 19 Mar 2017, 9:22pm

I think this might work .
Open a PayPal account individuals pay cash in as friends so there are no charges . Expenses are paid from PayPal account.Easy to setup easy to use?

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Postby landsurfer » 20 Mar 2017, 9:58am

softlips wrote:
landsurfer wrote:PS. Who else is from Rotherham ?


Me, Wath upon Dearne.


I'm in Wath 2-3 times a week .... my daughter lives there. I cycle the Derne valley route every Saturday morning before picking the grandkids up. Wath - Bolton - Darfield - Wombwell - Barnsley and back ... gives me a pleasant 20 mile ride.
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Postby PH » 20 Mar 2017, 12:58pm

oldmanonabike wrote:I think this might work .
Open a PayPal account individuals pay cash in as friends so there are no charges . Expenses are paid from PayPal account.Easy to setup easy to use?

An alternative I've used for group activities is a pre paid debit card, cheap to run but not free, easy for everyone to pay into and can be used like any other debit card. There's a few to choose from.
https://www.moneysupermarket.com/prepai ... C_EVERYDAY

This might be more pertinent to club rather than a group of friends , but if it were me I'd also make sure I stayed clear of ABTA package holiday regulations in case something went wrong. It's simple to do, just separating travel/activity/accommodation and offering each individually stops it being a package.

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Postby robgul » 20 Mar 2017, 1:41pm

PH wrote:
oldmanonabike wrote:I think this might work .
Open a PayPal account individuals pay cash in as friends so there are no charges . Expenses are paid from PayPal account.Easy to setup easy to use?

An alternative I've used for group activities is a pre paid debit card, cheap to run but not free, easy for everyone to pay into and can be used like any other debit card. There's a few to choose from.
https://www.moneysupermarket.com/prepai ... C_EVERYDAY

This might be more pertinent to club rather than a group of friends , but if it were me I'd also make sure I stayed clear of ABTA package holiday regulations in case something went wrong. It's simple to do, just separating travel/activity/accommodation and offering each individually stops it being a package.


Yebbut - whichever way a person has to take responsibility, be it Paypal, prepaid debit or whatever - two of the proposed party seem to have already abdicated responsibility for finances..

For our club's overseas tours (HoECC) we have had a cash kitty in the past (the brown purse) It worked - but with Euro 000s going through it over the course of a couple of weeks for about 12 people it got a bit clumsy with the amount of cash so we've now got an "electronic brown purse" in the form of a "spare" bank account that I had ... transfers in and out as well as a debit card for during the trip group expenses like coffees, food and beers.

There is of course a difference in that we all know each other very well having been friends for years, meeting almost every Wednesday.

Rob

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Postby landsurfer » 20 Mar 2017, 2:08pm

robgul wrote:
Yebbut - whichever way a person has to take responsibility, be it Paypal, prepaid debit or whatever - two of the proposed party seem to have already abdicated responsibility for finances.. Rob


Thanks for your thoughts Rob. ..... The 2 who have "abdicated" responsibility for finance are the 2 who are organising the transport, the camping the finding of sites, route, etc.
It's a shared endeavour, so lets share it

Talking of endeavours, how's your new national cycle touring club getting on, ..... ? :)
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Postby cycleruk » 20 Mar 2017, 2:15pm

landsurfer wrote: The 2 who have "abdicated" responsibility for finance are the 2 who are organising the transport, the camping the finding of sites, route, etc.
It's a shared endeavour, so lets share it


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Postby landsurfer » 20 Mar 2017, 6:31pm

We have a volunteer to handle cash / finance.
Monies moving within this project will be kept to a minimum.
For everyones benefit.
"Could someone hold my reins while i get down off my high horse please " ...
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Postby oldmanonabike » 20 Mar 2017, 6:34pm

Excellent

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Postby oldmanonabike » 21 Mar 2017, 4:55pm

Day one wimps lejog three choices .
Which is best giving our aim of easiest Shortest , and a bit of evading busy roads thrown in?
www.plotaroute.com/route/361467
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19617949
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19617935


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