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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:12 pm
by StevieP
We have a date, the first weekend in October, which is the 4th and 5th.

We have chosen this date as we've been offered child care over that weekend.

Let me know if this is a goer.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:07 am
by SpugFab
Sounds good to me Stevie, cheers :)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:19 am
by AbFab
Yep, I'm in too.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:58 am
by benzilla
Those date's are fine with me as well! Cheers Steve.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:19 am
by JohnBarleycorn
I may be lecturing in Madrid, that weekend. But if not, I will be there !

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:26 am
by StevieP
Great, I'll start compiling some details.

Suppose I should use the dreaded FaceBook and talk to the group there too ...

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:56 am
by AbFab
[quote="StevieP"]Great, I'll start compiling some details.

Suppose I should use the dreaded FaceBook and talk to the group there too ...
Ha ha yeh - do it!!!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:22 pm
by ultra_whippet
[quote="StevieP"]We have a date, the first weekend in October, which is the 4th and 5th.

Sounds good to me. And who knows, summer might even have arrived by then :)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:54 pm
by AresQui
cool stuff I'd be in (with my bike) if I can crash at somebody's place

PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:20 am
by ultra_whippet
Cool, there should be plenty of room at Stephen's place but I can put a few people up at mine if necessary.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:16 pm
by StevieP
Hi,

Just got back from the Big Chill festival, tons for vegans if you want to be there next year.

Here is the first cut of the Saturday route:

google map.

The out route (blue) is about 22mile, and the return (which I've yet to complete) will be about the same but the terrain will be more demanding.

Deep in the Chilterns the pubs are gastro style, which means they are really nice, but expensive and vegan catering has too be prearranged. We could just make sandwiches. Any views?

The evening meal will be at a v nice omni pub that has a very big and separate vegan menu - we will organise a vegan buffet there. The prices are good. There will be a 15 mins ride home from there, and you will need some form of lights. I hope the walkers can deliver warmer clothing etc by car for the bikers.

The Chilterns may consist of gentle hills but 40-50 miles is tough riding, so there will be plenty of short cuts on country roads for those who need a bit of a rest.

Question

We are opening the weekend up to our local group on the hope that one of them will lead a walking group. Our local group consists 60/40 of vegans and vegetarians. What is VF's policy on those who attend a weekend in it's name - must they be vegans? All catering will be vegan of course.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:14 pm
by fredrikw
There are not official policy for VF events, personally I think all vegan food should be the only requirement. Nobody owns the name, it belongs to the community.

Looks like an awesome weekend btw, too bad I can't join this time...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:33 am
by ultra_whippet
Looks good to me! I'm happy with the pub meals but I suspect some people may be on a budget.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:20 pm
by StevieP
[quote="ultra_whippet"]Looks good to me! I'm happy with the pub meals but I suspect some people may be on a budget.



I was looking at The Fox and Hounds in Xmas Common, as they've done good stuff before for us, but do you know of any pubs in that area we could try that are not so posh?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:59 pm
by StevieP
More details added to event page:

http://www.t3v.veggroup.org/events/1079.html