Ride-all-night 24hr at Weston Park. Anyone else entered this… Is it a con???!!
I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has entered the Ride All Night 24hr race at Weston Park Staffordshire on 24/25th April?Posted 7 years ago
I sent my entry in ages ago with a cheque and heard nothing… emailed them last week to see what was happening with no response. I'm beginning to think I've been conned!!!wwaswasSubscriber
1111 – it's possible you have it in cache from a previous visit – it's certainly not working now.Posted 7 years agoHTTP404MemberJamesPMember
Yeah. It worked a couple of days ago. I posted in this thread http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/did-that-event-that-was-charging-70-happen
…and it was definitely working then.
I didn't think it was dodgy but never expected it to happen due to crazy prizes and no promotion.Posted 7 years ago
Just managed to check my account and to be fair my cheque has not been cashed… (Cancelled it now)… It seems there's a bit of a history between Mr Buttler and the people at Weston Park, he failed to gather sufficient interest and/or sponsorship to run the event in 2008 and it was canceled, he talked about it again in 2009 but never got it off the ground. As for this year, he hadnt even talked to Weston Park so it was never going to happen this year.Posted 7 years ago
Many Thanks for your help guys
Got hold of the "organiser" via facebook. Emailed him essentially saying I hope he wasn't taking the mickey etc. This was his reply.:
Re: Ride All Night
Hi Rich, Thanks for the Email.
Unfortunalty the event is canceled for this year. We tried this and last year but did not get enough numbers for the event to go ahead. No money has been cashed and your cheque can be sent back to you or distroyed. Sorry but I have to send emails to everyone. Kind Regards Chris
Organisational skills are as lacking as his english skills it would seem. What a chump.Posted 7 years ago
I also didn't call him a cock!?Posted 7 years ago
Either way, I've done his job for him and made an attempt to inform people who have paid him money (and lots of it) in good faith, for an event which didn't even have permission from the owners of the venue he proposed to hold it on.scu98rkrMember
"Nothing wrong with taking money for something you can't supply or never had. Call me old fashioned, but it sounds borderline ilegal."
But the whole point is he didnt take any money.
He asked for the payment via cheque but didnt cash them. I imagine this was so he could go to Weston Park say look I've got all these cheques will you let me do the event.
This is a pretty dodgy way of going about things alright but not the same as taking people money.Posted 7 years ago
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