Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby philgsmith » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:02 pm

We went with Roy & Dawn to meet with the pub owners today to sort out final arrangements. The owners are still adamant that they will not accept gazebos and event shelters. We will see how this year goes, considering feedback from those attending, and will make a decision over the winter about an alternative venue.

We mentioned that there had been negative feedback regarding gazebos to the owners. They said that they really enjoyed last year's event and when we suggested that we may have to look for another venue the owner suggested a compromise. There is an area at the bottom of the site which will be ours for the weekend. This includes an outbuilding measuring 20ft square which has 3 solid sides and a roof. Impers who would like to set up a kitchen here can do so. We will be erecting the Club gazebo in this area and we can move some of the picnic benches to this area for our use. This area will be used for the Sunday breakfast and the Show & Shine awards. It will mean that we have an area which will be covered and can be used for seating for the whole weekend.

We have a list of campsite bookings and will be helping to site people on arrival on the Thursday and Friday morning. Late arrivals are not a problem but we would like to stress that you need to book with the campsite beforehand and not just turn up.

We hope that everyone will understand that we have done our best regarding this problem, and we'll have to see how things go.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby ImpManiac » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:34 pm

Well done, Phil and Lesley. Thank you for trying on behalf of those attending. That sounds like a good setup. :)

One day, I shall make it to WWW!

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby philgsmith » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:29 pm

OK.. this is the list of bookings with the pub - either camping or in the B&Bs.. in no particular order..

Colin Miller
George Clarkson
John Keane
Peter Hurst
Jim Frazer
Phil Smith
Roy Blunt
Tony Dowler
Dom Smith
Drew Thomas
Malcolm Anderson
Graham Anderson
Rob Cooper
Emma Cooper
Barry Bazateer Blackmore
Mikey Hearne
Sue Ellis
Dave Andrews
Gary Matthews
Peter Fitzgerald
Gill Hill
Bob Hawes
Neil Makin

If there are any changes please let us know.

There are also a number of people booked in local B&Bs too. If you have booked a B&B but not let me know recently could you drop me a short PM please?

Please avoid any problems with pitches by booking with the pub before hand.

If you intending to just join the Friday or Saturday runs please also let us know so that we have enough routes printed.

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby bazzateer » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:30 pm

Weather's looking a bit pants for the weekend. Doubt I'll bring the Slagroom Room so more likely to be in the Chamois.
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby philgsmith » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:54 pm

Metcheck is looking good for Friday & Saturday and most of Sunday.. nights not too good though.. be nice to see the Chamois.
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby bazzateer » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:11 pm

BBC weather looks better. Will leave decision until last minute, either Chamois and tent or Vogue and Slag Room.
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby jetmech » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:18 am

I am looking forward to it, whatever the weather. Hoping to be able to catch up with the Friday run at some point. If I can find you!
Staying at the Park Hotel this year.

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby philgsmith » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:13 am

It'll be good to see you Simon. We'll leave some copies of the Friday run in the club gazebo for people arriving after we've left on the run.
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby SimonBenoy » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:21 am

Hi Phil & Lesley

Karen and I and Chris and Caroline Wittering are coming and will be staying in a local B&B. See you there..

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby philgsmith » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:27 pm

Great news Simon.. be great to see you all.
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby ylee coyote » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:40 pm

Looks as if we are not going to make it this year ,Just had some minor surgery and the drive to wales would be a bit much for my stitches ,so with a heavy heart I will have to give it a miss this year ,hopefully this will open up a space for some-one else

next year then ....

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby philgsmith » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:04 pm

Sorry to hear that George. Got to put recovery first. Hope you get over it quickly.

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby ImpJimbo » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:24 pm

On Saturday we are taking stuff down to our new place in Devon. If time allows we may detour to Pandy on the way home.
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby bazzateer » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:37 am

ylee coyote wrote:Looks as if we are not going to make it this year ,Just had some minor surgery and the drive to wales would be a bit much for my stitches ,so with a heavy heart I will have to give it a miss this year ,hopefully this will open up a space for some-one else...........George + Bev


That's a shame George, hope to see you both at Ecosse 2018 if not before.

ImpJimbo wrote:On Saturday we are taking stuff down to our new place in Devon. If time allows we may detour to Pandy on the way home.


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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby imporium » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:38 am

Hi All, if anyone needs parts taking along to WWW, contact me asap please.... should have a newly remade Sport silencer with me,£170.... newly remade Mark One Ali door catch's £50 pair & newly remade Coupe rear side window seals, but with no slit for metal trim £74 pair ........ Malcolm Van001 Husky003 Imp009 Imp003
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby bazzateer » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:58 am

imporium wrote: Hi All, if anyone needs parts taking along to WWW, contact me asap please.... should have a newly remade Sport silencer with me,£170.... newly remade Mark One Ali door catch's £50 pair & newly remade Coupe rear side window seals, but with no slit for metal trim £74 pair ........ Malcolm Van001 Husky003 Imp009 Imp003


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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby phatbob » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:43 am

A quick reminder that if anybody would care to join us, John Keane and myself are meeting around noon at the Midway Truckstop on the A41 for lunch tomorrow, then heading down to Pandy.
All welcome to join us.

Midway Truckstop, Prees Heath, Whitchurch SY13 3JT

Route will be A49 to Leominster, then Three Cocks, Abergavenny and Pandy.

Also, if anybody has any "spent" parts for reconditioning by Imp Club Spares (e.g. clutches, brake shoes, radiators, water pumps), I can pick them up at WWW and drop them off at Bob Allan's place on my way home

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby bazzateer » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:41 pm

Looks like the rain may stop around 2pm so a mid afternoon arrival is what I'm aiming for. Probably going to be Rej and the Slag Room.........or maybe Chamois and smaller tent ....... decisions decisions.......
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby mikeyhearne » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:33 pm

Bring the (my old) chammy :)
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby bazzateer » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:30 pm

Tenting preference means it's most likely going to be Rej and the Slag Room.
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby Peter Hurst » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:53 pm

I know there are many pictures from WWW on Facebook but for those not on that here's one
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Up a Welsh Mountain admiring the view

Perhaps others at the event would like to post some on the forum?

Also from the orgainisers can I thank all those you attended. Planning for 2018 WWW will start soon, watch this space!
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby mikeyhearne » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:50 pm

a few pics from me . not the best quality .
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby bazzateer » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:52 pm

Great weekend, huge thanks to the organising team.

Much was different to previous events, not least the lack of the Gurners. Please come back next time guys! A few other regulars were conspicuously absent too.

Rej misbehaved on Friday when his downpipe separated from its flange. Thanks to Terry (jubilee clip), Roy (wire) and Bob (tools) I was able to bodge it enough to get to the Rising Sun. First thing Saturday dropped him off with the guys at the Skirrid garage and they executed a superb repair for not a lot of cash - great guys.

Sunday's run showed a failing clutch operation which was due to lack of fluid. Not sure where it's leaking yet, a job for the Winter. Thanks to John for the loan of some fluid (I'll let you have it back when I'm finished with it mate!).

Wet trailer tent and awning packed away and a trouble free journey home. Now I need a few hours of dry weather so I can dry it all out.

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby GURNSIMPS » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:11 pm

Many thanks to the Friday team for taking on the whole Event in our absence,I have heard that a good time was had by all,I am interested to hear of the changes that were made as if they are for the good of the Event they will stay for next Year.
Thanks for the kind words Bazza...we will be back!
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby gill » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:38 pm

The other difference that caught many of us by surprise was the runs actually departing at the advertised times :D
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby GURNSIMPS » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:23 pm

Yes I did hear there were a few had to rush to catch up!!! :lol: :shock:
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby jetmech » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:22 pm

A great weekend, well organised, good company and reasonable weather.
My car behaved its self as well, which is always a bonus.

Thanks to everyone involved.

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby neilmakin » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:51 pm

I’m sorry but I have taken loads of pictures but to load them onto here I would need a day, it’s time we had an easier way of uploading pictures to the forum, I apologise in advance if I’m missing something and there is an easy way.
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby ganderson888 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:09 pm

Just a quick note as I enjoy a pint of ‘Silly Ewe’, courtesy of Gwatkin Cider, to say a massive thank you to Roy & Dawn, Phil & Lesley and Peter for stepping up to organising a fantastic Wicked Welsh Weekend and for making us all so welcome.

Having overcome a few difficulties with the host venue the team put on a superb event with some excellent runs. The road book was excellent as were the all the other bits of info in the Welcome Pack.

Dom was great on Saturday night; the quiz was brilliant – how many of us saw a Transit van on the picture quiz? The Naffle once again provided a great source of hilarity and who’d thought Felicity Kendal would have been the star of the show and I wonder if Chris W has sneaked her LP into the bedroom yet.

The runs and the stops chosen were great with some interesting stops en route – The road around the Elan Valley was the highlight for me and a run over any part of Epynt is always pleasing. Goytre Wharf was an unexpected bonus on Sunday afternoon as was that Indiana Jones bridge on Saturday!

For those who stayed on Sunday night it was all rounded off with a superb meal and great hospitality at the nearby Park Hotel, while the Rising Sun lost out big time as they were closed…

Thanks to everyone for their good-humoured banter over the weekend – you are truly great crowd, and finally thanks for the many positive comments about my newly restored Imp at its first club event, and of course special thanks to Malcolm for his help is getting it running better for me.
It was a perfect shakedown even though I now have list of bits to put right next month.
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby eebiegeebie » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:32 pm

I'd like to echo what Graham has said there and add our thanks to the organising team and to everyone else for being such good company! :D
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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby bazzateer » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:44 pm

GURNSIMPS wrote:Thanks for the kind words Bazza...we will be back!

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Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Postby ImpJimbo » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:44 am

We managed to do a very brief WWW this year. About 4 hours on the Saturday evening. Everyone I spoke to was having a great weekend even if the venue owners seem to be slightly difficult.

Well done to the team who organised this years Welsh. We will be there next year.
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