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Bb200 historical start points...

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:38 am

Trying to get round t9 booking a campsite for them couple of days so can get a good rest/shower in before the drive home...

Anyone know whats most likely the start points... is it always the same or does this change too?? Planning to book myself an okish campsite whilst I still have some money to my name :grin:

Ant help appreciated or which campsite have half-happy owners...

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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by techno mail » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:57 am

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:38 am
Trying to get round t9 booking a campsite for them couple of days so can get a good rest/shower in before the drive home...

Anyone know whats most likely the start points... is it always the same or does this change too?? Planning to book myself an okish campsite whilst I still have some money to my name :grin:

Ant help appreciated or which campsite have half-happy owners...
always the same shaf.
"Hot drinks will be served from 7.00am at the event start - Ysgol Llanbrynmair and Community Centre, SY19 7DH. There's no grand depart or set start time, BB200 riders are free to get underway anytime between 7.00am and 10.00am. Whether you complete the route or not, you will still be welcomed back to hot food and more tea than is strictly good for you, served from 8.00am - 8.00pm on Sunday."
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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:57 am

For the last six years the start has been the community centre at Llanbrynmair as it is this year too. If you're looking for a campsite, the nearest is Dolgadfan which is about 2.5 miles from the start.

https://www.campsites.co.uk/search/camp ... d-location

Hafren Forest bunkhouse may be another option. 5 miles from the start.

https://hafrenforestbunkhouse.com/
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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by whitestone » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:42 pm

Shaf - one option I've used prior to the BB200 and also the Winter Event is the Travelodge at Oswestry. It's just over an hour from Llanbrynmair. If the weather's poo then you aren't spending a night out prior to the event itself. Obviously not as cheap as camping :grin:
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Post by techno mail » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:42 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:57 am
Hafren Forest bunkhouse may be another option. 5 miles from the start.

https://hafrenforestbunkhouse.com/
Bunkhouse is booked out to a 4wd group that weekend. Arse.
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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:31 pm

techno mail wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:57 am
Hafren Forest bunkhouse may be another option. 5 miles from the start.

https://hafrenforestbunkhouse.com/
Bunkhouse is booked out to a 4wd group that weekend. Arse.
:sad:

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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:32 pm

whitestone wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:42 pm
Shaf - one option I've used prior to the BB200 and also the Winter Event is the Travelodge at Oswestry. It's just over an hour from Llanbrynmair. If the weather's poo then you aren't spending a night out prior to the event itself. Obviously not as cheap as camping :grin:
Good call... thanks Bob... and everyone else fir the suggestions off course... :-bd

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Post by techno mail » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:33 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:32 pm
whitestone wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:42 pm
Shaf - one option I've used prior to the BB200 and also the Winter Event is the Travelodge at Oswestry. It's just over an hour from Llanbrynmair. If the weather's poo then you aren't spending a night out prior to the event itself. Obviously not as cheap as camping :grin:
Good call... thanks Bob... and everyone else fir the suggestions off course... :-bd
there's a load of places on airbnb within that distance, cheaper too!
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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:08 pm

Whats air bnb?? Is that another name for bivyin??

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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by techno mail » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:41 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:08 pm
Whats air bnb?? Is that another name for bivyin??
That'd be fresh air BnB!
It's a site with rooms to rent: https://www.airbnb.co.uk
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Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:58 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:08 pm
Whats air bnb?? Is that another name for bivyin??
It's another name for a tax fiddle.

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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:18 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:58 pm
redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:08 pm
Whats air bnb?? Is that another name for bivyin??
It's another name for a tax fiddle.
I just checked. Doesn't look cheap does it

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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by techno mail » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:01 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:18 pm

I just checked. Doesn't look cheap does it
£25 a night upwards: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/Llanbrynmair ... ggle=false
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Post by techno mail » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:02 pm

Actually, from £17 a night.
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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by Mike » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:03 pm

Sleep in ya car i have in the past, though it is an estate :lol:

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Post by techno mail » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:04 pm

Mike wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Sleep in ya car i have in the past, though it is an estate :lol:
I tried in a mini last year. Wasn't good.
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Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:36 pm

Mike wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Sleep in ya car i have in the past, though it is an estate :lol:
Mike... Been there n regularly do that as I actually bought the car with that as a sole purpose for post work night shifts when I can't stay awake for the commute back... Its a Subaru Legacy Estate and have managed to squeeze a sleep in with the road bile easily enough. However (I think) on the odd occasion I did attempt a little sleep with Stan (the Sonder) it was a little too tight. However that would have been in its built form and might try with the wheels out (and compulsory hydraulic calipers immobilised)...

In fact thats what I think I shall fall back on with what Bob mentioned as the PlanB (didn't realise a travellodge could be had for less than 36£ :smile: )

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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:37 pm

techno mail wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Mike wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Sleep in ya car i have in the past, though it is an estate :lol:
I tried in a mini last year. Wasn't good.
Oh my word :lol: ... Hope you managed to get a good chiropractor after that...

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Post by techno mail » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:17 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:37 pm
techno mail wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Mike wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Sleep in ya car i have in the past, though it is an estate :lol:
I tried in a mini last year. Wasn't good.
Oh my word :lol: ... Hope you managed to get a good chiropractor after that...
Didn't need one, as I didn't sleep! :grin: :shock: :((
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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by Asposium » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:50 pm

whitestone wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:42 pm
Shaf - one option I've used prior to the BB200 and also the Winter Event is the Travelodge at Oswestry. It's just over an hour from Llanbrynmair. If the weather's poo then you aren't spending a night out prior to the event itself. Obviously not as cheap as camping :grin:
How many boners can we get in one travel lodge room?
One way of reducing the cost of the room

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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:42 pm

Asposium wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:50 pm
whitestone wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:42 pm
Shaf - one option I've used prior to the BB200 and also the Winter Event is the Travelodge at Oswestry. It's just over an hour from Llanbrynmair. If the weather's poo then you aren't spending a night out prior to the event itself. Obviously not as cheap as camping :grin:
How many boners can we get in one travel lodge room?
One way of reducing the cost of the room
:lol: ... dont think they allow sleeping on every nook and cranny of floor of these swanky hotel/motel thingies :lol:

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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by ssnowman » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:17 pm

Is it OK to take your bike in to the guestroom at a Travelodge?
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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by Asposium » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:18 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Asposium wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:50 pm
whitestone wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:42 pm
Shaf - one option I've used prior to the BB200 and also the Winter Event is the Travelodge at Oswestry. It's just over an hour from Llanbrynmair. If the weather's poo then you aren't spending a night out prior to the event itself. Obviously not as cheap as camping :grin:
How many boners can we get in one travel lodge room?
One way of reducing the cost of the room
:lol: ... dont think they allow sleeping on every nook and cranny of floor of these swanky hotel/motel thingies :lol:
swanky? :shock:
ever stayed at a travel lodge? :lol:

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Re: Bb200 historical start points...

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:20 pm

Swanky for me... think i have. Twas a bit tight AFAIR

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Post by RIP » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:12 pm

Couple of mates stayed in a Travelodge once, and I was travelling with them. I hate paying somebody for allowing me to simply be asleep so avoid hotels etc. Had my tent at the time. For some inexplicable reason that time though (heavy rain?) I decided to join them. My non-paying ethic forbade me from using the door so I nipped round the back and luckily their window was open. Lobbed me gear into it, shortly followed by my body. Closed the window, and followed my pals out the door to the pub. As we left reception a police car screams to a stop and tells the recep they're looking for a suspicious character!! "Not seen anything mate" and off to the pub.

So, feel free to try the same experiment with boners :smile: .
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