Don't fret Andrew, it will be just me and Tom the 223 rider. He's the van man so I can't come otherwise! Can't fit me DH9 in a golf. More to the point the wife won't let me, (it's hers). We had a blast last time.
He's cool with the Yeti thing, we just want to ride a quality venue again and with you like minded folk it will be a major bonus. Anyway he'll spend more time talking than riding.
We'll be taking the helmet cam so hope to get some good footage.
P.S if you know of any 303 frames for sale I'm interested.
Hello, I am certain that address is way off as Cwmcarn is in South Wales.
I've copied some information from the official site for you though to make sure you get to us!
We are based at Cwmcarn Forest Drive, Newport, South Wales.
By Car For those of you using sat-nav, use NP11 7FA, this will take you to the visitor centre.
The pick up point for the uplift is in the main car park on the right, just before you get to the visitor centre.
By Train Currently the nearest train station is in Newport City Centre, which is about 8.5 miles away. There are plans to open up the old railway lines which go past Cwmcarn, this is due to open early in 2008. Matt
I'm local to cwmcarn. Theres a new branch railway line which has only recently opened up from newport main station to "crosskeys". which is about 1.5miles from the visitor centre. I'd check if they're allowing bikes on trains first! newport bus station is very close to the train station if you're travelling via bus. if you want to ride, the canal goes from newport, under the M4 motorway (dont go under the motorway! turn immediately left!) & follow the canal until it ends. look directly opposite & you'll be at the entrance to the cwmcarn scenic drive. the visitor centre is about 0.5miles from here. travelling light its about a 40min bike ride from newport to cwmcarn on the canal. If you choose the shorter/ busier road (via" highcross" (bridge over the M4) its about 30min bike ride from newport to cwmcarn
Thanks for your post. I am considering using a train. I looked at thetrainline.com and tried to find a connection between Newport Gwent and Crosskeys. It is there, but according to thetrainline.com the train runs via Cardiff, which seems to me a bit odd. I always thought there is a direct connection to Crosskeys from Newport and not via Cardiff. Could you investigate that and let us know. I am sure some yeti fans will find this information useful.
However, using the train makes the whole trip more difficult. I am not sure whether it is a two day Tribemeet and if so, I need some necessary stuff if stying overnight. It then translates to quite heavy backpack. Nevertheless, I will try to find someone going to Tribemeet by car and if I fail to do so, the train would be the only option.
usually the meet is held over a full weekend. Keeno's will be there friday night 'til monday morning for a bonus ride
A whole weekend - sweeeeet ;D Any idea about accommodation? Since it is a whole weekend I am keen to have some place to stay. Does anyone know whether it some sort of "collective" looking for a place to stay or people are on their own to find something? I know that some of my questions sound funny, but it is my first Tribemeet and I absolutely have no previous experience.
sounds like you need to order a shuttle bus type taxi from the train station or hire a car in London for the weekend? i know this common problem, being an ex-londoner...the cheapest option is often (and more practical) hiring a car for the weekend...you can get a deal for circa 100-150 quid, the site is circa 2-2.5 hours from london, so 50 quid or so in petrol...if there's 2 or 3 of you then it becomes cheaper than the train and taxi....