Convoy to the BX CHALLENGE !

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Post by tim leech » Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:48 pm

Ok no worries Sunday it is then?

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Post by DavidRutherford » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:51 pm

ren16tx wrote:judging by the amount of VW/Mini convoys ect you see,they gather without problems,
If they're organised by an owners club where you have to pay a membership fee, then you can almost guarantee that the required insurance is in place. It's apparently not actually that expensive.

AFAIK the point of this lack of cover is to discourage "cruises" where half-a-hundered modified (IE plastic crap on a corsa) cars cruise around town all night, and then egged-on by their mates, one of them drives like a penis down the high-street, and kills half-a-dozen bystanders.

The main "get around" for this problem is that if one person has a problem, breaks down, is pulled over, or has an accident etc. DON'T all stop to help. One or two people, yes, but everyone else just keep going. That way, you weren't in a convoy.... right? What other BX's?

I won't be making this event, unfortunately. Maybe next year with a fully restored Digit.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:24 pm

I should be travelling from Stratford on avon on Saturday morning, I think my route will be down the A14 but will check nearer the time, once upon a time a number of BXs travelling together just meant the local taxi firm were having a day out :shock:
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Post by Terry Brooks » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:24 pm

Stewart (oily!) wrote: .................once upon a time a number of BXs travelling together just meant the local taxi firm were having a day out :shock:
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Post by ren16tx » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:35 am

:?: so,who's coming on the (unofficial!)convoy??!! :?: :idea:
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:13 am

We have our own little unofficial convoy from the midlands, comprising of Owen in the TGS, Mulley in his GTi and myself in the 16v, maybe we can meet up enroute some of more nothern members.

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:48 am

I don't know if I'll be travelling down with Ken(I haven't spoken to him yet)but meeting up depends on which way you're going.M1,Worksop by-pass,A1 for me
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:01 pm

Any thoughts Ken,Curtis,anybody else?
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:27 pm

I was thinking M1 A14 is the most direct route for us so we could meet at the servioces on the M1 at Junction 21 maybe?c

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Post by Kitch » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:49 pm

I'll be there, seeing as I'm local(ish) to you. And I'll be leaving on the Saturday and Julian Clarying it up over the weekend.

Damn I need to buy a tent :shock:

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:38 pm

tim leech wrote:I was thinking M1 A14 is the most direct route for us so we could meet at the servioces on the M1 at Junction 21 maybe?c
I don't know if I'll be travelling down with Ken(I haven't spoken to him yet)but meeting up depends on which way you're going.M1,Worksop by-pass,A1 for me
Miss this one,did you?Maybe we could meet up somewhere before the venue,I'll have to look at my map
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Post by Vanny » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:04 am

Im planning on tootling down on the Saturday and will travel from Liverpool, under Manchester, out through stockport, across the peak district on the A623 to Chesterfield, then crossing the M1 and continueing to Newark, then down the A1 to Godmanchester.

For me this is a 3 hour journey and a fun, interesting route. Its a weekend in the BX and not a cruise down a motorway. Times wise i expect to leave liverpool at 9am reach chesterfield at about 11am, peterborough about mid day and after a stop off at Tesco's i'll probably arrive on site at about 1pm Saturday.

by my reckoning this route will the of interest to most of the northern members and should provide some nice easy pplaces to meet up! You can PM me for my mobile if you wish to join me on this route, and i will likely have my CB radio with me as well and will let you know an expected chennel closer to the time. The route can be downloaded for Microsoft Autoroute format from here;

http://www.bxproject.co.uk/downloads/cccnational.axe

and i'll put up more on the expected route and directions/stops on the bx project;

http://www.bxproject.co.uk

If your interested in joining this route, or wish for small changes (direction or time) then contact me directly!

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Post by docchevron » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:46 am

Seems like an nice road to drive mate, but that would involve me driving 170 miles to meet you!

So I guess I'll see ya there!
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Post by cavmad » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:16 pm

Don't forget to take loads of pictures dudes and post them up on here.
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Post by mountainmanUK » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:34 pm

cavmad wrote:Don't forget to take loads of pictures dudes and post them up on here.
Already planned mate! :D
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