Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

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Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby sambath on Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:13 pm

I would like to arrange a weekend away to Exmoor staying at Exford YHA
Postcode of area TA24 7PU

At this stage would like to have a idea of interest to start some planning.

Outline weekend would be

Friday 8th poss afternoon ride either on way up at the Quantock Hills or local from the YH before check in after 1700 evening meal at local pub or self cater
Saturday 9th Day ride back for tea and cake evening meal at local pub
Sunday 1/2 day ride

Based on interest can then plan groups

Steve
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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby pedallingphil on Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:30 pm

I'm interested.
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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby PatrickS on Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:47 am

I'm not familiar with trails in Exmoor, but was very familiar with the bumper and bonnet of a certain car near YHA Minehead....
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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby sue m on Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:28 am

Hope to make it put not sorted out my summer holiday yet....

Summer holiday sorted and I can make it - no camper van so I need a hostel bed!

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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby Pen&Paul on Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:08 pm

Hi Steve,
I'm up for this, but will find a nearby B&B so don't include me in accommodation numbers.
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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby Ros Harper on Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:30 pm

Yes please, thanks for organising, love to ride with you, but I will stay in my camper so no need for hostel for me.
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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby pedallingphil on Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:41 pm

Me too. That is I plan to stay in my camper and carry on further west at the end of it.
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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby alanjdixon on Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:15 pm

Hi Steve myself Barry and Bari are up for the Exmoor weekend,so please put us down.
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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby sue m on Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:11 pm

Steve

Is this trip still happening?

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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby sambath on Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:49 am

Due to Minehead YH now having a refurbishment over the proposed weekend which wasn't the case when i contacted them a couple of weeks ago.

I have spoken to Exford YH and they can accommodate us.
Next week i will book for 16 under a group booking

I know some have confirmed a will presume still okay to come to new location or let me know

Camping okay on site pitches for tents but if those with camper vans would like to contact reception nearer the time to discuss if parking available depending on size of vehicle

Room cost Approx £25.00 per night per person in shared rooms

Full Breakfast will be available from the White Horse Inn at a cost of £7.95
Self catering breakfast in hostel also

Evening bar meals available also from White Horse Inn (rooms available if you would like a bit more luxury)

Once booked will ask for some payment once cost are confirmed

Will put a email out also so hopefully everyone keeps informed sorry for the change of plan

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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby sambath on Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:51 pm

Bump
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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby sue m on Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:06 pm

Steve

What is happening? Do you need money from those going - are all the spaces taken? If not what will the cost per person be?
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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby sambath on Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:52 pm

I have beds still available in the main Dorm for Men & Women and a private room sleeping 3

Let me know asap if you would like to join us, message me for more details steve.sambath@hotmail.com

Cost per night £25.50
Camping £12.00

By the 5th August i will need to be confirming numbers with the Hostel

We have confirmed persons coming so far
Steve S
Bari K
Barry S
Tania
Alan D
Penni H
Sue M
Ros H
Phil
Susan G
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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby bari_K on Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:21 pm

Grand! All the usual suspects are on the list!! Looking forward to it! Oh... Tania as well! I hope she is not annoyed with my lack of communications about mortgages and insurances! I am finding procrastination on bicycle websites more appealing right now.
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Re: Exmoor Weekend away September 8th,9th & 10th

Postby sambath on Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:53 pm

Hi All

It’s time to ask for payment

Payment info sent to by email to those who have confirmed so far

Still spaces will be cancelling beds if no takers !!

I have booked and paid for 2 nights at the Hostel at Exford and need to confirm numbers with Hostel and firm up arrangements who is definitely coming

We have 10 at the moment so a good group to have a fun weekend

Hostel beds £25.50 per night per person Total £51.00

Camping £12.00 per night per person Total £24.00


The plan is to meet on Friday 8th September at the Quantock Hills and do a ride of approx 3 hrs depending on weather group preference

https://www.trailforks.com/region/the-q ... trailforks


Suggest meet at staple Plain car park TA44DQ

1.30PM ready to ride

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Sta ... -3.2644576

There is a Murco service station on the A39 just around the corner from carpark for refreshments before or after

http://murco.co.uk/stations/st-audries-service-station/


The Hostel will be approx 45 minutes drive away after the ride from this car park

http://www.exfordhostel.co.uk/get-in-touch

Check in to the Hostel from 5.00PM

Saturday morning Breakfast can be purchased from White Horse Cost £7.99

http://www.exmoor-whitehorse.co.uk/dine/90/bar

Will need to let them know the Friday night numbers for breakfast

Self cater for breakfast is also fine as Hostel has a kitchen area

Suggest I book at table nearer the time for evening meal on the Friday night when numbers are confirmed (will check if any pre ordering needed)

If okay the same for Saturday night

Day ride from Hostel I’m working on routes maps and gadgets I’m sure will come in handy

Sunday 1/2 ride like a normal club ride finish for 1pm meet for lunch somewhere before heading home

Open to suggestions


My contact no is 07966 360231

Any questions I’ll get back to you soon, going on holiday until the 12th August



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