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  • JB
    Member

    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?
    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!!!

    Premier Icon njee20
    Subscriber

    Their website appears to have gone…

    ouch… 😐

    Premier Icon Lifer
    Subscriber

    How long ago? You may still be able to cancel the cheque…

    dickydutch
    Member

    If thats the case and theyve nicked off, I'll be riding all night to thier office with my set of bombers.

    wombat
    Member

    I nearly did but decided against it a few days ago…it just didn't feel right to me for some reason, not sure why

    oneoneoneone
    Member

    http://www.rideallnight.co.uk/

    i just found all the details by banging it in to google inc a phone number

    Premier Icon njee20
    Subscriber

    Aye, and I get an error message on that web page.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    From Google Cache;

    Email: contact@rideallnight.co.uk
    Telephone: 07800 736287

    oneoneoneone
    Member

    i can open the page fine. the above number and email is correct from the website.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    1111 – it's possible you have it in cache from a previous visit – it's certainly not working now.

    http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/www.rideallnight.co.uk

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    Domain name has expired according to whois

    Funking barsteward if it's a con. Contact Weston Pk maybe?

    Googling it seems to throw up a name that posted exactly the same details about it on numerous forums, might be worth checking out?

    JB
    Member

    I've just tried ringing the number… number unobtainable!!!
    Oh dear… looks like we've been had!!!

    Anyone got any bright ideas what to do next… its really only £60 so not the end of the world, but its the principal… and how many others have been caught?

    Premier Icon woody2000
    Subscriber

    No mention on the Weston Pk "What's on" page. Looks like it's a duffer 🙁

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
    Subscriber

    Contact weston park first if they know nothing about it then the police.

    oneoneoneone
    Member

    i have never visited the site before?

    Premier Icon njee20
    Subscriber

    Are you actually the owner of it then, as no one else can get on it!?

    oneoneoneone
    Member

    im going to try it at on a different IP address

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    That website worked only a couple of days ago, there was another thread about it somewhere. The website was bloody awful, flash graphics and music and stupid pingy noises every time you clicked on anything.

    Premier Icon njee20
    Subscriber

    Yes I remember actually, very very annoying!

    JamesP
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon scholarsgate
    Subscriber

    I emailed the guy about taking part but £60 just for supporters was a bit much

    Anyhow he replied on this email

    christopherbuttler-1@pophost.123-reg.co.uk

    Might be some help…

    Premier Icon scholarsgate
    Subscriber

    here you go…

    Looks like he might be on facebook

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
    Subscriber

    I can understand why it has gone bump. But if they've taken the cash it is disgusting.

    JB
    Member

    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.
    Many Thanks for your help guys
    JB

    Premier Icon terrahawk
    Subscriber

    unbe-****-lievable.

    dickydutch
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon terrahawk
    Subscriber

    ah well, at least he's not done a bunk with your money though.

    You can use some of it to enter Hit the North 2, 17th July
    …and still have money left over for the beer tent.

    gee
    Member

    Event didn't happen.

    No cheques cashed.

    What's the problem?

    GB

    dickydutch
    Member

    He didnt inform us that the event wasn't happening thats my problem. To take the site down and not inform anyone is a bit unprofessional in my eyes. Maybe the 60 odd quid isn't as iportant to you?

    gee
    Member

    But you haven't lost 60 odd quid. If you had, I'd say you have every right to call him a cock.

    dickydutch
    Member

    I had to chase him for an event which I paid for. I shouldn't have to chase him! I also didn't say I'd lost 60 odd quid.

    scu98rkr
    Member

    I dont know if he's soo much a **** as just completely disorganised and inept.

    dickydutch
    Member

    I also didn't call him a cock!?
    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.

    oldgit
    Member

    Nothing wrong with taking money for something you can't supply or never had. Call me old fashioned, but it sounds borderline ilegal.

    BTW anyone interested a Colnago with full super record £3000 pics available when and if I ever get one 😉

    scu98rkr
    Member

    "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.

    DWH
    Member

    Ah well, maybe you'll be a bit more careful who you send cheques to in future. Lesson learned and no harm done as far as I can see.

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