logistics nationals -helicopter anyone?
11th January 2018 at 4:48pm #18401robboParticipant
Hi. I know it’s cold and foggy out there but I’m trying to organise well ahead for the Nationals. ( yea you do that when you get older!!)
Last time I was in Brixham (beautiful quaint little town with loadsa chip shops) I was delivering a Sonata with my van and had to get in , get all the chaps working on the pier to move so I could reverse down to the crane ,get my man to stop the traffic whilst I made a 20 point turn to thread it through the gap in the barrier and the whole thing made me think ‘hope I never have to try and park here’ anytime !!
So I’m trying to weigh up do I pitch up at a campsite and cycle in every day. well some sites won’t let you on with a van and most arn’t answering the phone or replying to emails at all. I did get to speak to Hill Head which is a caravan club site ( rang via the link to the caravan club) and they said a’day van’ with awning was ok but I can’t book until Feb( ok fair enough) and it’s 220 quid for four nights. ##.
There is a convenient car park just up the lane from the club ( Freshwater quarry car park)- you can’t reserve spaces but you can buy a pass and park for the whole time -so I thought rather than run the gauntlet every day of not finding a space ( this is mid August) I could turn up really early ( that’s what the lady said) and park up and leave it there and cycle out to a campsite.
Has anyone got experience of doing an event at Brixham and how did you work it.
I note there is a note at the end of the NOR about parking/campers saying ” unless permission……… is there to be an attempt to get that ?
See you at South Staffs. Robbo12th January 2018 at 8:45am #18404stevecParticipant
I did the Hornet champs there in 2013 or 2014. The club is lovely, the racing was well-organised and the boat park is down on the prom west of the harbour. There is a car park next to it and you could buy a day’s permit back then. The fish market is just across the pontoons in front and if you insist on camping you can get some really fresh stuff for a BBQ outside the tent. I camped at some sleazy little site about a mile away which I’d never recommend, which was on the heights above the town, and drove down each day. I didn’t find any camp sites lower than what felt like 1000m above sea level so you might not want to cycle back up with wet gear after a good day round the cans unless you practise the Olympic Squad fitness regime. There was a caravan/chalet park up on the top which a few Horneteers used which sounded good, and another group found an apartment just down the road from the club that took about 8 so if you have any friends… This time I’ve booked a B&B just up the high Road but I took the last room there, otherwise the next was about a mile further. Hope to meet you all there for my first OK champs.
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