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Offline bikepacker

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Mildenhall 2017
« on: 1 April 2017, 19:05:52 »
I have received the following email from Mark the organiser of the event.

“Hello Alan
As a supporter of our Cycling Rally, we want to make you aware first of some exciting changes to this year’s event.
After last year’s very successful test event at a new venue based around West Row Village Hall, we will be reverting to a full three-day event this year.
We will be relaunching it as the Mildenhall Cycling Festival with a new logo and website! We will though be retaining all the favourite parts of the old Rally, combining them in a superb rural and family friendly site.
 We expect to have finalised all the details for this year in the next 2-3 weeks and will then update our website.
 When the event is launched, we will email you again.
 I look forward to welcoming you all to Mildenhall again this year.
 Regards
Mark
Chairman
Mildenhall Cycling Club”


Good news for all of us who regularly attend. I will post a reminder when final details are announced.
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Re: Mildenhall 2017
« Reply #1 on: 24 April 2017, 19:35:00 »
Further information about the event, this is an edited version of what Mark has sent to me:
"Hello Alan
 As promised in our last email, we are launching this year’s event this week.
 For those that had requested to be sent the Information leaflet, they have been posted today.
 The new Mildenhall Cycling Festival website www.mildenhallfestival.bike will be live from Thursday. This as usual will include being able to book your camping or caravan pitch with discounts available if you book before 29th May 2017!
The organisers have been working on this project for the last eighteen months with the very accommodating trustees of the Village Hall complex, who have made changes and improvements to their facilities to cater for the three-day Festival. These will be complemented by the upgraded toilets and the separate blocks of individual showers for Men and Women.
The Rally was known throughout the UK’s cycling community as one of the best all-round cycling weekends that appealed to cyclists of all ages and especially families. We hope this move to the picturesque venue that surrounds the West Row Village Hall complex the Festival will appeal to the next generation of cyclists too.
The new venue means the organisers are once again able to offer camping and caravan facilities from 4pm on Friday 25th August 2017. To reward the loyalty of those that regularly support the event the prices of pitches are discounted, so if you book before the Spring Bank-Holiday, a Cycle-Camper pitch will be £25 while a Motorised pitch for car and tent or caravan will be £36.
The organisers are very keen to promote the environmentally friendly aspects of cycling and are offering an incentive to those that cycle to the Festival. When they book their cycle camper pitch, they will get a £5 voucher that they can redeem on their arrival, which if they booked at the discounted rate their pitch will cost them just £20 for the whole weekend.
After 29th May, the prices will be £28 for the cycle-campers and £40 for the standard pitch.
I look forward to welcoming you all to Mildenhall again this year.
 
Regards
Mark"


It was discussed at the Birmingham meeting that an official TCC presence may be at this event. Is this still the case?
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Re: Mildenhall 2017
« Reply #2 on: 28 April 2017, 17:51:55 »
Campsite booking is now open. http://www.mildenhallfestival.bike/camping_oc_form.html

Still not heard from founders as to getting a presence at the event.
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Offline TrishnBonnie

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Re: Mildenhall 2017
« Reply #3 on: 29 April 2017, 06:58:18 »
Campsite booking is now open. http://www.mildenhallfestival.bike/camping_oc_form.html

Still not heard from founders as to getting a presence at the event.

It's now mentioned in the progress report posted last night. The decision to attend will depend on the success of the York rally. So the club needs volunteers to help during the rally, I went last year and going this year too and willing to help, is anyone else going?

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Re: Mildenhall 2017
« Reply #4 on: 22 June 2017, 14:10:56 »
I have received details of a possible club discount on a trade stand. If anyone from the club is intending to take up the offer get in touch. For obvious reasons I am not about to broadcast the amount of the discount on an open forum.
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Re: Mildenhall 2017
« Reply #5 on: 14 August 2017, 16:09:37 »
I have received a further communication from the organisers of the rally still offering the club a substantial discount if the club wish to have a stand.

However going by the lack of response to my previous postings and the message on the home page of the TCC website, can I assume the club will not be seeking a presence at the rally?

I would be nice if someone would clarify the club position on this forum.

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