- SITS camping area…
- don simonMember
In light of how easy it to reach people nowadays with the likes of forums, facebook, twitter and the web in general – there really isn’t any excuse for not giving more info – even if it was just to say “everything is fine”.
I’d have to agree with this, I was looking for some info this afternoon and left with the same question as I started with.Posted 5 years ago
Where is SITS being held?
Whilst I appreciate riding in the rain & mud isn’t that much fun, the whole event is meant to be a challenge!
Also the excuse of it being a 500 mile round trip or whatever is a little daft, when you signed up and paid your money you knew it was this far away, and knew that the weather might be crap. Unless you don’t mind loosing £60 by not turning up etc…Posted 5 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
Thanks for the course updates from the locals.Posted 5 years ago
I think the biggest question though is the car parking and camping arrangements.
I’m riding solo, either unsupported, or possibly supported by someone on crutches, so I’d like to know if I’ll be able to park and camp right alongside the course.
I’ve been involved in a small way with organising big events myself and I know getting a few thousand people and their cars on and off a field is always a worry, but as others have said, it doesn’t take much effort to keep people informed.MSMember
Also the excuse of it being a 500 mile round trip or whatever is a little daft, when you signed up and paid your money you knew it was this far away, and knew that the weather might be crap. Unless you don’t mind loosing £60 by not turning up etc…
Thankfully didn’t sign up so no money lost 😆Posted 5 years ago
Some, myself included enter events in the hope that the conditions will be workable and then don’t ride if the course isn’t going to be rideable and do something else. Granted it’s not ideal but having been a number of MTB events where the course becomes unrideable in the wet I’d sooner lose the entry fee than spend a shockingly bad weekend ‘because I’ve paid to enter.’ Maybe it’s because I’m 42 and no longer target one race as the focus for my season.Posted 5 years ago
Too right Will. As an old git I like to ride my bike not push it – but maybe that’s just me and a function of soloing. As a team you go and do it anyway because you can’t let mates down, even as you leave the comfort of the 3 am sleeping bag.
I accept and am content to forfeit my entry and that’s the risk you take with some events where the course is less ‘all weather’ than others. Be good to hear from the locals on Wednesday as to conditions and make an informed view.Posted 5 years agotoxicsoksMember
Right-o, so the course is in a reasonable state, atm, which is fine and dandy – I don’t have a problem with mud, anyway. What I really, no, really, really want to know is WHAT ARE THE CAMPING/PARKING ARRANGEMENTS AND WILL I NEED A CHALLENGER TANK TO PULL MY PIKEY WAGON OUT, COME MONDAY MORNING!!??? 🙄Posted 5 years agogeoffjSubscriber
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Right-o, so the course is in a reasonable state, atm, which is fine and dandy – I don’t have a problem with mud, anyway. What I really, no, really, really want to know is WHAT ARE THE CAMPING/PARKING ARRANGEMENTS AND WILL I NEED A CHALLENGER TANK TO PULL MY PIKEY WAGON OUT, COME MONDAY MORNING!!???
Well the sun could come out this afternoon and bake the whole area rock hard for the weekend OR it could piss it down continually until then and transform the place into red neck’s mud wrestling wet dream.
*Wet = tents and cars separate
Dry = tents and cars can be next to each other
*speculation, as I know nothing about the location, but I can apply a little logic
If we assume that weather forecasts are accurate ish up to about 3 days away, what do you suggest the organisers announce at this stage in proceedings?Posted 5 years ago
There’s a plan on the pro-velo support website for the camping arrangements last weekend. Whilst it shows the cars seperate to tents, it seems like they would just across the access road from your tent (hard to describe – go have a look). Suggests it might not be too bad if thats what your worried about.
I guess camper/caravan owners who want to set-up next to tents – can’t imagine the problem if you’re not moving it around all weekend but you’re careful getting it in in the first place. Maybe.
Saw a tweet from Pat yesterday just saying it was dry last weekend and he has his fingers crossed that it’ll stay dry.Posted 5 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
Singletrackworld have got their name on this event, Mark’s posted on this thread, Chipps started the other thread that I mentioned, yet still no official news.
I’m riding solo and my support crew is on crutches.Posted 5 years ago
Can I park next to the course in the solo area ?
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