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Title: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: Slammin Sammy on November 03, 2014, 08:12:19 PM
I'm seriously contemplating (the step between dreaming and planning  ;)) a trip over [to Clitheroe, where the Cycle Touring Festval will be held next May], followed by a month's ride down to Nantes for the Velo City Global conference, and thence east on the EV6 for another month or two.

The festival's in Waddow Hall. Are you planning to attend? Anyone else? I'm hoping to meet a few denizens of this forum, as well as other Thornoids.

[Topic split from "Was It You?" board to "Events". Minor edit to first post for continuity -- Dan.]
Title: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: AndyE on November 03, 2014, 08:19:25 PM
Isn't that near Clitheroe, where the Cycle Touring Festival will be held next May? I'm seriously contemplating (the step between dreaming and planning  ;)) a trip over for that, followed by a month's ride down to Nantes for the Velo City Global conference, and thence east on the EV6 for another month or two.

The festival's in Waddow Hall. Are you planning to attend? Anyone else? I'm hoping to meet a few denizens of this forum, as well as other Thornoids.

What are the date of this event sammy?
Title: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: Slammin Sammy on November 03, 2014, 08:26:39 PM
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What are the date of this event sammy?

I believe it's 2-3 May 2015, Andy. http://cycle.travel/city/clitheroe/news/cycle_touring_festival_lined_up_for_may_2015 (http://cycle.travel/city/clitheroe/news/cycle_touring_festival_lined_up_for_may_2015)

It's been in my calendar for awhile, but I've not received any recent contact from the organizers (CTC??).
Title: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: AndyE on November 03, 2014, 08:31:10 PM
Thanks Sammy, It's pencil only at the moment but one can dream.

Andy
Title: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: Slammin Sammy on November 03, 2014, 08:57:53 PM
The Isle of Man TT is on the following week, as well.

Hmmm.....  ::)
Title: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: DAntrim on November 03, 2014, 09:06:21 PM
The festival's in Waddow Hall. Are you planning to attend? Anyone else? I'm hoping to meet a few denizens of this forum, as well as other Thornoids.

I'm plan on being there, there is camping on-site as well.

Carlos
Title: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: jags on November 03, 2014, 10:16:10 PM
i think i'm signed up for this .me and bikepacker are talking on doing it but only if i have enough dosh. ::)
Title: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: jomouk on November 05, 2014, 10:34:22 AM
Thanks for the info Sammy.  Clitheroe is 20-odd miles from where I live.  I was not aware of the event.  I am now! Yes, I will be there, without a doubt!  And of course will keep an eye out for other Thorns.  My most recent encounter was near Skipton during the TdF Grand Depart.
PS - sign up for updates here:  http://www.cycletouringfestival.co.uk
Title: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: lewisjnoble on January 20, 2015, 09:46:30 PM
I recently had an email about this, with website as follows

http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9e45344fa226e41e05eabf862&id=5ab7519600&e=3c635dfad6

Seems a very long web address - Cycle Touring Festival should also get it.

Yes, I am thinking of going, will probably park up in campervan . . . . .or will they not regards that as cycle touring??  Looking into that.

Interesting weekend by the look of it . . . .

Lewis

Title: Re: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: jags on January 20, 2015, 11:46:30 PM
i had plans to go  but usual story no money so  i emailed bikepacker  to say no go.and besides i dont have a touring bike anymore.as a matter of fact i'm thinking of selling all my new camping stuff i'll mull it over in the next few days.

jags.
Title: Re: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: lewisjnoble on January 21, 2015, 11:07:41 AM
I hope you are able to make it Anto - tell you what, if you can get there, I'll give you a beer from my campervan.  Cold. From the fridge.  Maybe two!  Unmissable offer!!

I'd better stop now, or I'll find a queue outside the van each evening . . . . .

Lewis
Title: Re: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: leftpoole on January 21, 2015, 11:29:40 AM
Thanks for the info Sammy.  Clitheroe is 20-odd miles from where I live.  I was not aware of the event.  I am now! Yes, I will be there, without a doubt!  And of course will keep an eye out for other Thorns.  My most recent encounter was near Skipton during the TdF Grand Depart.
PS - sign up for updates here:  http://www.cycletouringfestival.co.uk

Hello,
I would loveto attend, but it is 286 miles from where I live in the deep South!
Train might do it but I am attending Hospital regularly and I might upset my treatment.
But I will do my best to work something out as it might be good to meet Anto in the flesh  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Best regards,
John
Title: Re: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: jags on January 21, 2015, 12:09:00 PM
ah i was to meet bikepacker in liverpoole and then cycle there camp for a few days and head  back.but its a no go for this kid unless i win the lotto.
i wou
ld have enjoyed the beer lewis and the craic.
i'm surronded by grandkids here  they have the house wrecked. great stuff.


anto.
Title: Re: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: rualexander on January 21, 2015, 04:16:54 PM
Nice idea but crazy expensive, check the prices under 'tickets'  http://www.cycletouringfestival.co.uk/
Title: Re: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: Slammin Sammy on January 23, 2015, 03:45:51 PM
Nice idea but crazy expensive, check the prices under 'tickets'  http://www.cycletouringfestival.co.uk/

Well, dunno Ru. 75 quid for two nights camping and three meals, plus activities? I can't see how they could pull it off for much less, especially if they have to arrange ablutions blocks and catering, etc. I don't know what the layout's like there, but frankly, I was more interested in catching up with other members of this forum than attending the "events" they're planning anyway. (The grog bill would probably have exceeded the cost to attend!  :D)

But alas, it appears my plans (dreams, really) were too ambitious. We're expecting our fourth grandchild to be born in April, and it's been explained to me that my 2-3 month holiday planned for this northern summer will become permanent if I leave so soon after the baby's born!  :'( (I don't know why it has to be this way. The kid will see plenty of me for many years.  :-[ I think Nanna is just too jealous to let me have a holiday without her!)

Our plans for another European tour have therefore been put on hold until 2016. The good news, however, is that we're planning on a trip to Yankeeland in late September through October this year. Our itinerary will include a visit to my sister on Long Island, NY, thence to Pittsburg for a 300 mile ride to Washington DC on the Great Allegheny Passage, thence to Boca Raton FL to visit my brother, before riding down to Key West and back.

And brace yourselves... I'm thinking about going Brompton for this trip!  :o The thought of so many bike-unfriendly planes, trains and automobiles makes me want to leave the Thorns home and CC tour. I've arranged for a loaner from my dealer mate, so we'll see. (Mrs. Sammy thinks they look ridiculous, so my options may already be limited...  ;D)
Title: Re: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: DAntrim on January 23, 2015, 07:32:37 PM
Just waiting for the tickets to go on sale then that's me all sorted for the bank holiday  ;D
Title: Re: Cycle Touring Festival (Clitheroe)
Post by: StuntPilot on May 01, 2017, 11:30:58 AM
Its on again and seems to be growing and maturing well as a festival. There are free wheel building classes this year that sound interesting!

http://cycletouringfestival.co.uk