Oak Tree have confirmed they have enough space for us on the 31st January. I need confirmed names for this amazingly great social weekend by end of this week – 26th Oct otherwise you might miss out on space. (http://www.oak-tree-inn.co.uk/)
the idea is that we will descend again (quite literally off the top of Conic..) to the doorstep of Oak Tree, Balmaha, welcomed in by a warm fire, cold beer a feast of food and good banter. When that all gets too much you can rest your weary head on the pillows of Oak Tree and awake refreshed for breakfast and a cycle home.
What could possibly be better? Now the details – if you’ve read this far your definitely interested.
The plan –Meeting in Bullands ~930am fuelled with coffee n bacon rolls on Saturday 31st leaving ~1030am and using pedal power alone to drive you along the westie to Balmaha. En route there is a sociable lunch stop in Drymen where the hardcore hit the pub and the not so hardcore hit the coffee shop for scones n tea. Arrive (preferably in one piece, particularly those who have been in the pub…) at Oak Tree Inn just before dark. Quick shower, change – fresh as daisies, for dinner around 630-7pm. More beers, banter followed by crashing out. Wake up (hungover?), breakfast ~9am – cycle back along westie to Bullands arriving back ~2-3pm on the Sunday.
Prices – Oak Tree have said they will honour same prices to last year. Thus twin and double rooms will be £37.50 and the bunkroom (housing 4 in each house) will be £12.50ea this includes breakfast also. Dinner and beer is extra – the menu is quite substantial and is yummy with something for everyone.
Logistics – last year we got a taxi to pick up and bag drop for us. It cost around £4 ea for delivery to and from the oak tree meaning you didn’t need to carry any baggage on the bike trip. This worked well as there was approximately 20 of us so the price could potentially fluctuate dependent on the number of people going. Alternatively we can see if we can work something out with cars and people nearer the time.
If your interested list your name below with what accommodation you’d like before the end of this week, twin, double or bunkhouse (there is also single rooms too)
Hopefully see you all there!