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Postby StevieP » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:12 pm

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.
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Postby SpugFab » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:07 am

Sounds good to me Stevie, cheers :)
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Postby AbFab » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:19 am

Yep, I'm in too.
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Postby benzilla » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:58 am

Those date's are fine with me as well! Cheers Steve.
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Postby JohnBarleycorn » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:19 am

I may be lecturing in Madrid, that weekend. But if not, I will be there !
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Postby StevieP » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:26 am

Great, I'll start compiling some details.

Suppose I should use the dreaded FaceBook and talk to the group there too ...
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Postby AbFab » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:56 am

[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!!!
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Postby ultra_whippet » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:22 pm

[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 :)
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Postby AresQui » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:54 pm

cool stuff I'd be in (with my bike) if I can crash at somebody's place
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Postby ultra_whippet » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:20 am

Cool, there should be plenty of room at Stephen's place but I can put a few people up at mine if necessary.
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Postby StevieP » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:16 pm

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.
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Postby fredrikw » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:14 pm

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...
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Postby ultra_whippet » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:33 am

Looks good to me! I'm happy with the pub meals but I suspect some people may be on a budget.
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Postby StevieP » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:20 pm

[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?
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Postby StevieP » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:59 pm

More details added to event page:

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