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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan, thanks for the heads up. I just picked it off of the map. Perhaps heading west would be a better bet.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
OK, I understand that not everyone will fancy a trip on the ferries, however, I can usually get 20% discount on Red Funnel.

I organise vintage motorscooter ride outs on the Isle of Wight and the following routes have been tried and tested.

Route 1 - The east Wight
Meet at Ryde seafront next to Hovercraft terminal (toilets, pubs, cafes galore)
Drive to - Pondwell (IOW whisky distillery), Nettlestone, St Helens, Bembridge, Bembridge airport, Yaverland, Sandown seafront, Yarbridge, Brading, Brading Down (viewpoint with fantastic views over Sandown Bay, ice cream kiosk), Downend, Newport. Finish at Carisbrooke Castle (big car park, English Heritage, cafe, bar, toilets, battlements, donkeys)

Route 2 - Across the Wight
Meet at Ryde Tesco at Westridge (cafe, toilets and pub)
Drive to - Bembridge, Bembridge airport, Yarbridge, Brading Down, Down End, Burnt House Lane (tricky single track, 2.5 mile lane), Carisbrooke (through two long, narrow fords), Shorwell (thatched village with lovely pub next to trout stream), Brighstone (thatched village), Brighstone Down, Calbourne (famous for Winkle Street), Freshwater, Totland (past Lord Tennyson's house). Finish at Alum Bay (The Needles, coloured sand and The Old (and new - 1960s rocket testing station) Battery (toilets, cafe and bars)

Route 3 - The west Wight
Meet at Newport ASDA (cafe and toilets)
Drive to - Carisbrooke (through two long, narrow fords), Shorwell, Brighstone, Military Road, Chale, Blackgang (viewpoint, cafe), Niton, Whitwell, Ventnor, St Lawrence (up tricky steep lane with hairpin that will require a shunt maneouvre for LWB), Whitwell, Rookley, Gatcombe. Finish at Carisbrooke Castle (big car park, English Heritage, cafe, bar, toilets, battlements, donkeys)

Each of these routes are between thirty and forty miles. Mostly small roads and lanes. The Island is awash with Landies and virtually every weekend there is a different single make car or motorcycle club visiting for a rally. Innumerable good campsites, hotels, pubs and B&Bs if folk want to make a weekend/holiday of it.

I could also likely organise the local scooter/motorcycle clubs to act as outriders to mark the route and block junctions so that we can all get through in convoy rather than being split up. IOW police are used to this and do not object.

The choice is yours.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think that sound good, and different
Not saying w are going to do it yet i need to think, and we could have one there and another on the main land
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff's runs eclipse anything in my area. There is a distinct lack of fords down south on the mainland.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Very impressive Geoff! Itíll certainly fill an entire day with a ferry crossing or two. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff's runs do sound interesting,
I have a couple of concerns
Will people use the ferry how much does it cost
and are there enough land rovers there to make it viable they do not have to be club members to take part
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Red Funnel ferry fares vary from day to day and how far one books in advance.

I have just put in a random weekend date - Saturday 16 November. Southampton to East Cowes return for one Landy with up to six passengers (dogs travel for free). Leaving Southampton at 09:00, returning from East Cowes at 18:00. The total cost is £47.50 and, as I said previously, I can usually sort out a discount which will bring a day return down to £39.

I have no idea how many members (other than me) we have on the Island. In the run up to the event I am quite happy to make some leaflets and stick them under peoples' windscreen wipers to advertise it.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I will put the idea in the next magazine and see what response i get.
For this idea or a run on the main land
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd be very interested but would prefer sometime during bst (for lighter evenings).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i cant take part yet for obvious reason in my landy but what about meet at thruxton race circuit then head to gurston down hill climb and down to haynes motor museum ?? just a suggestion

or even end at castle coombe race track. keeping a theme and plenty of country to see
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good suggestion.
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