Centre of Britain Trip - June 2016

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Centre of Britain Trip - June 2016

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I have booked a 2 night stay for my wife & I, at the Centre of Britain Hotel in Haltwhistle, http://www.centreofbritain.co.uk/ for the beginning of June 2016.

The idea is:- Day 1 ride to Haltwhistle, Day 2 do a circular ride to Dunsop Bridge (another centre of GB) & back, Day 3 ride Home.

Haltwhistle to Dunsop Bridge is just over 100 miles in each direction, a riding time of approx. 2.5 hours each way.

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If anyone is interested in joining us, you'd be most welcome, please send me a PM for the dates.
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I have  just booked up as well!  It will just be me though as the wife will be away sunning herself wit her sister.

It would be good to get a few more folks going and put some faces to names...

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Excellent John, looking forward to trip, hopefully some more guys & girls will be joining us.

If you, or anyone else, would like any further information and/or a copy of the proposed route for Day 2, please do not hesitate to ask.
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Unfortunately we can't make it as we're travelling back from Luxembourg, care of Pidcock travel, on the Thursday, won't get home, Oswestry, until Friday as we will stay over in Hertford on the Thursday night.
I hope you guys have a great time.


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Thanks Barry, sorry you can't make it, hope you have a good time in Luxembourg.

Perhaps another trip could be arranged for some other time in 2016 when you are available.

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I'll be up for that + 1 or possibly 2 other bikes, but will probably be travelling from Newbiggin b t Sea which is roughly 1 hour from Haltwhistle.
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Living at Ingleby Barwick, (near Stockton-on-Tees),  we are about 1.5 hours from Haltwhistle.

On Day 1, was thinking about heading to Newcastle, then West along the Tyne Valley, crossing the Bridges over the River Tyne.

On Day 3, could head back home via, Weardale and/or Teesdale, following the Rivers again.

This would make more of the 3 Day Trip.
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Sorted mileage, timings and decided what's another 288 miles anyway?
We're booked into the Centre of Britain hotel, sorry guys and gals, we've booked the room with the Sauna and Spa bath.
Looking forward to meeting you all.
Has someone booked the weather?
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Fantastic Barry, you'll appreciate the Sauna & Spa Bath after all those miles.
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2 more bikes booked in for Fri/Sat nights and sunshine ordered. See you there.
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There are 12 bedrooms in total, 5 bedrooms in the original Hotel, 4 new chalet styled bedrooms in the courtyard
& a neighbouring building providing 3 new high quality suites overlooking Haltwhistle’s historic Market Square.

They have a secure car park at the rear of the hotel with direct access to the rear entrance.
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Looks like it is going to a busy wee meet up, it should be a good weekend :)
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DaygloDavid wrote:If you, or anyone else, would like any further information and/or a copy of the proposed route for Day 2, please do not hesitate to ask.
John, did the emailed copy of the proposed route for Day 2 come through OK & were you able to open it in BaseCamp.
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DaygloDavid wrote: John, did the emailed copy of the proposed route for Day 2 come through OK & were you able to open it in BaseCamp.
Yes David it all came through fine and opened up OK...
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If anyone else would like a copy of the Day 2 Route, please just ask.

If you prefer MapSource, it looks like I may have been successful in transferring it from BaseCamp.

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