CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

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sue m
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CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by sue m » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:23 pm

Hi All

We are heading to the Brecon Beacons for the club weekend away. (As voted by you!) 5th to 7th June book the date....

Final arrangements are still to be confirmed but we are looking at a bunkhouse that will give us some space to get together, share cake and beer and have a laugh reliving the days riding.....

The price will depend on numbers but between £30 and £40 for the 2 nights, we will need to do our own breakfasts.

The accommodation is dorms with bunkbeds.

There is a pub a mile away that does B&B if anyone can not coupe with dorms...

There are several possibilities for rides including the Gap in the Brecon Beacons https://www.mbr.co.uk/routes/the-gap-ro ... les-253427 and The Beast in the Black Mountains https://www.mbr.co.uk/routes/big-black- ... ute-385286 (or an alternative with less carrying). We will split into at least 2 groups.

See https://www.newforce.org.uk/gallery/brecon-beacons/ for photos when we were last there.

There are loads of YouTube videos to give you a taste of the riding.

There will be pushing and possibly carrying of the bike and steep grass and rocky descents, sweet single track, mud etc and a lot of climbing and great views...

On the Friday we could do a trail centre such as Bike Park Wales - the blues can be ridden by most and an uplift to save the legs (pre booked and costs)

Within a week there will be a post with more info asking for numbers and payment.

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE booking info

Post by sue m » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:44 pm

Now confirmed for the 5th to 8th June. At the Brecon Bunkhouse http://www.brecon-bunkhouse.co.uk/

Looking like £35 for 2 nights(depending on numbers this should also cover breakfast) which will need to be paid to confirm your place - I will let you have the club bank details via email. (There is a set fee for the accommodation so if we can not get enough people we will need to slightly increase the cost - this has never happened before)

There are approx. 22 spaces in the accommodation with no more than 6 in a large room.

We will need to do our own breakfasts, in the past we have done a group cookin - half the group responsible for cooking each morning... For the Saturday meal we are looking at getting a meal provided by a caterer at the bunkhouse as the local pub can not cater for us and a bit of a drive to Talgarth and other places to eat.

There is also a pub approx. 1 mile away with B&B rooms and very basic camping. http://www.thedragonsback.co.uk/accommodation/ However, we can only take a couple of people not in the bunkhouse accommodation to keep the riding groups at a manageable size.

Sue
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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by thefaller » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:30 pm

Hi Sue,

I am a yes but booked own accommodation.

Steve K

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by Martin » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:53 am

Count me in for this too please Sue

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by nobby73 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:44 pm

Yes please. Staying in the dorm is fine. Rob

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by sue m » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:48 pm

15 places taken 7 left....

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by Paul C » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:52 pm

Hi Sue

I am up for that, although would prefer the pub please.

Should I book the pub separately?

Cheers

Paul

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by sue m » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:34 pm

Hi Paul

Yes book yourself in...

Sue

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by brucep » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:09 pm

Sue, Phil and myself joining you for weekend, staying in deluxe pub.

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE FULL

Post by sue m » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:27 am

There are no more spaces on this trip..... Accommodation and ride groups full.

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by bari_K » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:52 pm

Good Day Sue,

Oops, I have replied a tad late; is it possible for the Wife and I to ride the Saturday and Sunday? We are looking for own accommodation, and can meet up in the mornings from the main bunkhouse/ride-spot?

Fingers crossed!

BR, Bari

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by sue m » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:13 pm

Bari which group would you ride in? I need to check which group a couple of people will be riding in. It is the groups size that are the issue.

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by sue m » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:52 pm

Hi Barri

Should be able to fit you in the medium group.

When will we see you both out on a ride....

We are looking forward to meeting Mrs Barri!

Sue

PS there really is no more space in groups or accommodation now....

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by bari_K » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:27 pm

Good Day Sue,

Thank you so much that is awesome. The missus says the medium group will be good, and she is super stoked.

Unfortunately, I (we) won't be out riding with the club beforehand due to work and personal commitments. Faiqah is up in
Manchester, and we are snatching time and moments to see each other traveling up and down, till my transfer to North hopefully later this year.

We've got 4 day 7 Stanes bicycle trip to: Glentrool, Kirroughtree, Mabie and Dalbratie in April. This should give me enough time till then to actually service some bicycles!

We are looking forward to the ride and to get out with the club.

Will reply back soonest with our accommodation details for your reference.

Best Regards, Bari and Faiqah

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Re: CLUB WEEKEND AWAY BRECON BEACONS 5th 7th JUNE

Post by Chris S » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:32 am

Hi!

Are there spaces still available? It'd be faster group and bunkhouse.

Chris S

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