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  • Premier Icon mattbee
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    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.
    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?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    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.

    Matt it’s not a big deal to organise again.
    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.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    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/

    belugabob
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    Matt,

    How about this place?

    Etherley Farm

    Looks fairly similar to California Barn (but with showers) and is right on the trails.
    Further investigation required, methinks.

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    I’d definitely be up for a return to Daaaarzet in 2014 ๐Ÿ˜€

    And .. hmmmm … a Surrey Hills SSUK in 2015 … I’m sure we could find a farm with a spare field and a couple of Portaloos

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    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.

    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
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    Nice to meet Oxymoron & the Quantock crew as well as lots of others whose forum names I don’t know

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    Well mit looks like we educated Eric Sov in some form or another.

    http://networkedblogs.com/L9LLQ

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Mark me down for a couple of spots at IDIOT Club 2014 and SSUrreyhillsK 2015.

    I might have taken the other 26 gears off mrs. rapier’s bike by then, too!

    Premier Icon Del
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    Charlie’s Honourable Order of Dorset?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    and SSUrreyhillsK 2015.

    Oh dear it seems this ball is rolling.

    paging ybot, we need u and your special local knowledge buddy. Camping on Coldharbour cricket pitch?

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    This is good . 2015 being organised before 2014. Seems in keeping

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    ๐Ÿ˜†

    tazzymtb
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    2014 is well in hand bands booze and curry sorted ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Curry’s easy Dorking has about 6 Taj Mahals.

    Booze no problem, 5 micro-breweries within a stone’s throw.

    Bands?

    ybot
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    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.

    Muke
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    Whose dog was it that added its own special gift to the prize stash in the tent then ? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜€

    That dog belongs to reverend jack Daniels, who was the fire pit DJ on Friday night.
    I might be called “buster”

    Muke
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    Just seen a couple of videos from Matthew Abbott
    on Youtube…

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqBv1U7E8Yw[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuO1Y_hq_kY[/video]

    Lost in Dorset with AC/DC and Dropkick Murphys ๐Ÿ˜€

    Great vids. Enjoyed that.

    bikebouy
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    You caught my ass in both of those vids, I’d like appearance fees please….

    Phah, good vids.

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    Good viddage

    pop larkin
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    Surely 2015’s venue will be decided at Ssuk 2014?
    I’ve heard that the competition to host it will be fiercer than the combination of the eurovision song contest, gladiators and robot wars- arroogah!!

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    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?

    ontor
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    There’s a half-baked Devon event ready to go now too, was going to chuck hat in for 2015 but it too can wait.

    Keef
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    SSUK2015 will be decided at SSUK2014,as tradition dictates…..
    turn up,shout up ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon Del
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    2014 is up norf!

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    DEVON DEVON DEVON!

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    2014 is up norf!

    Is it ****, I’m from Surrey and even I know ‘Midlands’ isn’t norf.

    Midlands is the flat bit in the middle, where they never have any weather.

    ontor
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    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…

    Premier Icon Del
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    if it’s north of taunton it’s the north. pretty sure we’ve been over this and a potty-mouth won’t make it any less true matt. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    I think a more useful distinction is “Home Counties” (me) and “Provinces” (all of you lot).

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    I propose:

    proper Norf 2015
    Devon 2016

    leaving it to at least April 2017 before I have to lift a finger

    Muke
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    Anyone considering SSEC 2014 in Northern Ireland next year ?

    Keef
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    few of us ‘Midlanders’ thinking of making a family holiday of it….

    MrSparkle
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    Anyone considering SSEC 2014 in Northern Ireland next year ?

    Oh yes. Hopefully the Darwen contingent will be in attendance.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    it looks a bit like a proper competition to me

    Muke
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    it looks a bit like a proper competition to me

    Hopefully not too serious, I was also thinking of a family mini break.

    Muke
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    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Holy thread resurrection

    but just found 3 clips of the SSUK Poet on my sd card… Jeremy Clarkson,The Queen and David Cameron

    Jeremy Clarkson

    The Queen

    David Cameron

    ๐Ÿ˜€

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