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WRT Postponed.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:43 pm

Hopefully everyone entered will have received an email that says -

Hello everyone,

I’m sure many of you were no doubt expecting this email at some point and I’m afraid that today’s the day.

Due to the current situation we’ve decided to postpone this years WRT until August. The new date is Aug 29th / 30th / 31st.

We appreciate that some of you may not be able to to attend over the August bank holiday, so if you’d like a refund please email and tell me. If you can do so within the next 14 days, that would be a great help. If you’re happy to attend on the new date, then there’s no need for you to do anything and your grid references will now be arriving on on August 1st.

This is something we really didn’t want to do but hopefully a postponement rather than a cancellation may provide us all with something to look forward to over what might be a tough summer.

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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by RIP » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:46 pm

Shame but entirely reasonable. Golly, does this mean we'll have a dry(*) WRT for probably first time ever?

(*) not dry as in beer I hasten to add
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Post by sean_iow » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:55 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Golly, does this mean we'll have a dry(*) WRT for probably first time ever?
The way things are going with the weather/world at the moment I wouldn't rule out snow :lol:
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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:57 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Shame but entirely reasonable. Golly, does this mean we'll have a dry(*) WRT for probably first time ever?

(*) not dry as in beer I hasten to add
Hopefully not dry the 30th is my 51st birthday :-bd
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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by macinblack » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:58 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Shame but entirely reasonable. Golly, does this mean we'll have a dry(*) WRT for probably first time ever?

(*) not dry as in beer I hasten to add
Cue the wettest August bank holiday on record...........

Wow - some of you are quick off the mark - I had only just read Reg's post.

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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by middleagedmadness » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:14 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Shame but entirely reasonable. Golly, does this mean we'll have a dry(*) WRT for probably first time ever?

(*) not dry as in beer I hasten to add
Don’t forget 2 years back Reg we all got sun burnt, and you know it’s gonna be biblical august bank holiday :wink:

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Post by middleagedmadness » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:15 pm

BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:57 pm
RIP wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Shame but entirely reasonable. Golly, does this mean we'll have a dry(*) WRT for probably first time ever?

(*) not dry as in beer I hasten to add
Hopefully not dry the 30th is my 51st birthday :-bd
Ya old b@stard ya :wink:

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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by RIP » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:16 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:15 pm
BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:57 pm
RIP wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Shame but entirely reasonable. Golly, does this mean we'll have a dry(*) WRT for probably first time ever?

(*) not dry as in beer I hasten to add
Hopefully not dry the 30th is my 51st birthday :-bd
Ya old b@stard ya :wink:
Ah yes we did get burnt didn't we, forgot that one.

So if you're 51, H.O.T., I reckon we should have a return visit to Golden Sands Chippy (remember this will be the fifth anniversary of The GSC Experience) and toast you with a load of cans of Vimto.
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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:51 pm

Vimto? With my reputation? Whatever would people think?
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Post by RIP » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:57 pm

OK a Vimto Bomb then :YMDEVIL:

EDIT: Blimey somebody's beaten me to it. Might've known it'd be north of the border :wink:

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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by darbeze » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:58 pm

Ahh bugger...

Inevitable I guess, but still bugger...

Wise decision given the outlook.

Gives me more time to enter!

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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by NorwayCalling » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:22 pm

The bank holiday weekend is also my 50th Birthday weekend....
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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:42 pm

Just wanna say Stu. Very proud of your message indeed. Very reposnbile and reasonable. Well done sir. Always knew you as much brain as brawn(hope i spelt that right)... again... thanks and well done...

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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by RIP » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:13 pm

NorwayCalling wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:22 pm
The bank holiday weekend is also my 50th Birthday weekend....
Definitely a GSC revisitation then :-bd
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Post by rich.mike » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:02 pm

Nooooo, I'll be away for this date, booked flights to cycle the Pamir Highway. I just hope I can get a Visa...

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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by Taylor » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:14 pm

Nooooooo

I'm on my jollies.

Suppose I'll have to do an alternate date to keep up with my Welsh ride attendances.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:18 pm

I'm really surprised by peoples levels of confidence that they'll be travelling the world freely again by August :wink:
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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by sean_iow » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:26 pm

There's no year given for the new date, perhaps they're assuming it's August 2022.
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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:33 pm

There's no year given for the new date, perhaps they're assuming it's August 2022.
No, not Wales Sean. When I say 'world' I do mean just that. Like Taylor and Rich, a good number have said they can't attend because they'll be on their holidays in sunny climes ... it's their confidence in that which surprises me :wink:
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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by voodoo_simon » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:48 pm

Don’t want to be insensitive but if a WRT lite comes up as spare, can I go on a reserve list please?

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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:59 pm

Don’t want to be insensitive but if a WRT lite comes up as spare, can I go on a reserve list please?
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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by Taylor » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:42 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:33 pm
There's no year given for the new date, perhaps they're assuming it's August 2022.
No, not Wales Sean. When I say 'world' I do mean just that. Like Taylor and Rich, a good number have said they can't attend because they'll be on their holidays in sunny climes ... it's their confidence in that which surprises me :wink:
But you're confident to give a revised date to put on WRT?

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Re: WRT Postponed.

Post by Stevemorg » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:45 pm

A real shame but understood! I'm due to be leading some mountain biking in Bavaria at the end of August so I'll be missing this year - see you next year (or hopefully before!)

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:46 pm

But you're confident to give a revised date to put on WRT?
Yeah, I reckon by that point any travel restrictions that may come into force within the UK will be lifted but I'm not sure international travel will be back to normal. However, this is complete guesswork and the entire sh1tshow could go either way :wink:
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Post by Taylor » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:56 pm

What's the worst that could happen? The flights will be refunded or rearranged as will the accommodation.

Last Christmas we paid £2000 for flights alone (this was for six people), this Christmas is costing £321, same destination.
It's a gamble but if it pays off, I'm even happier at Christmas than I normally am (grumpy).

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