SSUK 2013 – was awesomnez, a huge Thank You.
Definately want to do it again. Highlight of the year for us, we are going back to California Barn to stay for a few days next week as we loved the area so much.Posted 4 years ago
Not bothered what the course is like but the format of the event was perfect. Sme thing with a different name fine by me. Only change I’d suggest is maybe getting a Square & Compass pastie voucher instead of hog roast?
Charlie I’d say take a rest and come back in a couple of years, let’s try other parts of the country, and give yourself a break too, let someone else do the lifting.
Surrey would make a great venue riding wise, we have masses of trails and it’s perfect for SS, a bit more forested rolling XC than the big ups big downs of Purbeck. The problem I can’t find an answer for is this is stockbroker belt not an area that depends on tourism, so there is almost no camping.
BTW it’s a nice time for a family holiday for anyone with pre-school kids. We rented a house in Poole and after Monday had the beaches and attractions to ourselves.Posted 4 years ago
Matt it’s not a big deal to organise again.Posted 4 years ago
I’m not talking about doing SSUK again, that went to taz in Birmingham for 2014.
Surrey is cool, I grew up just over the border in Alton, used to ride frencham and devils punch bowl area. Get a plan together, have a word with taz and let’s go to Surrey in 2015.
I’ll chat to my crew and have a think about it, accommodation and venues are the issue, and they’ll be busy on a bank holiday anyway round here so probably disinclined to go an extra mile.
There’s no shortage of good riding though, including some fun purpose-built bike trails, and access by road and rail is good.
Our patch is Surrey Hills http://www.surreyhills.org/Posted 4 years ago
Not ‘my side’ of the hill but good job. There are pubs over that side too, tho I don’t know them.
Kings Head at Holmbury are usually cool with us despite being covered in filfth and may be affable to being a ‘venue’. Nice rear garden. They’re certainly who I’d ask first.Posted 4 years agoybotMember
Mattjg – Etherley Farm is the only venue I can think off and its perfectly placed, I even know some of the people involved there. Its got a tril pretty much on the doorstep, short walk / ride to the Parrot at Forest Green and Holmbury, Ockley & Coldharbour all reachable.
Its ownwed by the Natioanl Trust but has a tennant Farmer. Barry and Di have just opened a Eco holiday place there sleeping 20 in pods as well.Posted 4 years ago
We’ve kicked 2015 about a bit in the pub down here (Surrey), there is a notional plan/team forming, but it could very easily be shelved or rolled over to another year. None of us are on a mission.
It’s also been observed that Swanage -> Cannock -> Surrey may be a little too much travelling for our northern brethren, and for balance 2015 could be up norf.
If anyone wants to step up I say why delay?Posted 4 years agoontorMember
It was nearly put up for 2014 but I thought south then souther would be a bit much. Besides, it ought to go to taz next year. Haldon would be the main venue with an option for a short* ride over the moor.
Anywhere north of the South Downs is monsters and glaciers surely?
*not everyone has the same idea of short…Posted 4 years ago
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