**Booking now open ** Mendipidy 2016 - Weekend of April 30th

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Re: **Booking now open ** Mendipidy 2016 - Weekend of April 30th

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I thought an outline of the weekend would be of assistance.

Fri arrive.
Campsite fire.

Sat early start to get to quarry for 10am kick-off. 15 min drive to quarry. Open site, lots to do without scratching, but can be as challenging/damaging as you make it. Some light hearted competition to test your driving skills in a non-damaging way. Picnic lunch on-site.
Campsite fire.

Sun later start. Green laning. Often narrow and can be scratchy. Some new lanes will be for tintops/pickups only due to height restrictions and tipping angles. No other damage anticipated. Picnic lunch or pub as each group see's fit.
Evening pub visit as required or another campsite fire.

Mon touring with a list of suggestions one can do. Nothing pre-arranged so you can make your mind up on the day and do what you wish. All within 40 mins drive from the campsite.
A visit to the same cider place as last year. Lots of character and well worth a visit for those who missed it last year. http://wilkinscider.com
North Somerset Show. http://www.nsas.org.uk/north-somerset-show
visit Helicopter Museum http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk Apparently the canteen here is rather good.
I was hoping to get a private visit to the Victorian steam driven pumping station at Blagdon Reservoir, but its closed all year for engineering works.

Can anyone bring a fire pit? Everyone to bring some firewood. No chainsaws please at the campsite.
There are lots of pubs within 5 mins drive, but none within walking distance this time.
Petrol station with good mini-market 5 mins drive away. Farm shop 1 mins drive away.
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I would have repaired the Big Pit but its still with Roger afaik

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Anyone else got a big fire pit? if not I can hire one from the campsite.
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Will be there friday night and all day saturday. Hooray!! :ok
will I need the mud tyres or are the A/T's going to be enough?
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ATs will be fine.
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Sadly we are out due to a family funeral. Have fun everyone!
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We have a friend that wants to come along for the weekend in a Landrover 101, can they join in as long as they join the club.

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Yes...
Our general rule is:
they have to be vouched for by an existing not a new member;
we have room for them;
it's a not Syncro only event (which can be declared);
there's not more than say one or two per event.

So just get them to fill in the booking form which will include club membership fee.

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Thanks Clive - will get Paul to complete the various forms etc.

Kirsty wants to know if there is a bring & share food thing going on or each man for himself (she's thinking about what to feed us...). Will defo do a pub meal one night though.

Also Esther (age 9) wants to know if any other kids coming...?

The ladies in my life clearly have other priorities to mine....... :D :ok

Please can we have the address and postcode for the campsite......can't see it listed at the mo? :lol:

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Sorry we're out too as need to spend time with my very poorly father.

Hope you all have a great time and we look forward to seeing the photos.
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Those who've signed up will get an information pack by Wednesday with campsite details.
If you don't book in advance, you can't come - its the rules of the club.

No communal grub theme planned, but people often share informally. Bring the best tipple from the back of your medicine cupboard to share round the campfire. A cake for sharing seems to go down well!

Not sure of numbers of kids coming. Jenny?

It's been pretty dry here and the ground has firmed up nicely. A month ago it was a quagmire.
Weather forecast between now and for the weekend is sun/light showers and cool. Lambs are in the fields, so bring your mint sauce. :wink:

Final call for a fire pit. Roger - are you bringing Ian's one? If not we'll hire one from the campsite.
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Not sure of numbers of kids coming. Jenny?

At least 5 children including Esther - all different ages though!
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So, if we're not brave enough to take part, but want to come along on the Saturday and watch how it's done. Do we need to sign up?

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Hi Patrick, unfortunately we dont have any way to transport the firepit. It's now full of holes, still at Postwood tho. Julia

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If the big pit can make its way back to me in due course I will repair it.

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