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Hi love to come ,but my young lady is not to keen on camping that
time of year is there room on the floor or a b+b near bye ?

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Accomodation info can be found on the village website


Although not included on the B&B page the Cheesewring Hotel on the businesses page also do accomodation.





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Hi just contacted the Cheesewring Hotel, they have availability for the weekend 24-25 Feb. Their tariff is £30 per person per night. I was advised that they were in the process of redecorating rooms and installing new beds!
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Got room for a couple more ,thats if my son passes his test,was going to the dragon but missed out on the ticketsbut this sounds like fun so the date doesn't matter to me
Definitely going now,my son passed his bike test today(well done jack)
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Hi Rossi, last year was great especially the green laning. Bought myself a new toy and this will be a great opportunity to try it out if you are planning a similar route this year. Count us in for sure (+2).

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I'm sure there's room somewhere down the bottom of the garden. Ground has been pretty waterlogged recently but it is a bit firmer today (-5 last night)

Trail ride will be pretty similar to last year although I haven't been out for a while so it might be pot luck on trail conditions. I will definitely be taking off the road biased tyres and going with knobbly front / trials rear.
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Hi Rossi,

It looks like I'm not going to make it this year, So thats one more space in your garden.

If it's as good as last year youre all in for a good one
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weather pending

Hi Rossi, if you have space for two more tents, I have managed to get time off. Diehard is finally back from Ireland after being stuck there for the best part of 10 months and he wants to come along. Weather pending and roads being passable we will be there. PM me the postcode for the little lady who lives in my satnav.

Diehard might do the ride out, I wont as riding down there is enough for me and I have road tyres. Last year was brilliant and so far it looks like this will be the only one I can attend til at least July due to prior commitments.

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Well this sucks...

I'm working that weekend and due to my new contract at work, I can't take any holidays until the middle of March
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Well, I'm off out to recce the route for the trailride tomorrow. Not sure yet whether I will do the same / similar route to last year with the pasty stop at Lerryn or go for something completely different. Either way the level of challenge will be similar. I do have tyre levers, a bike stand and foot pump if required. I'm off to use them next.

For anyone joining the trailride it would make sense to top up on Friday evening. No need to fill up if you have a supertanker though. Who was it last year with the R85? Glad the tank wasn't full. A tytpical trail bike tank of around 10L would be plenty. If you have 990 then you might need a bit more but you know your own bike.

If you are turning off the A38 at Liskeard, follow signs for St Cleer then Minions. There is fuel in Liskeard at Morrissons and a BP station you will pass on your right a bit further on.
If you are taking the A30, there is a petrol station near the turn off at Launceston, head right at the roundabout and go under the A30 towards the town. You will find the petrol station about 1/4 mile along the road on the right. Head back to the roundabout and follow the B3254 initially signed to South Petherwin. Straight on for about 8 miles, passing through 1 X-roads on the way. Turn right at Upton Cross for Minions.
From down west, well you probably know the way. A38 Glynn Valley and turn off at the top of the hill after Trago. If you need petrol there is some in Bodmin, if you are passing through, or head down to Morrissons in Liskeard and turn off there.

Once in Minions, head for the car park on the west of the village with a brown tourist sign for The Hurlers.

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I will have a gas bbq set up and garden furniture out.
There are no street lights and it does get dark - bring a torch.
We live at the top of a hill, it rains a lot and gets windy.
We have 2 dogs. Please be careful if you give them any food as one is allergic to wheat. The effects are not pleasant in a confined space! Otherwise they are harmless.
The garden is pretty big so there is no need to sleep on top of each other but it would be helpful to pitch the tents fairly close together. Hopefully all the tents will fit at the far end of the garden which is fenced off from the dogs. Please try to keep the dogs out of this area as it is not secure and they do escape.
There are public toilets 50m down the road, opposite the pub and the village shop.
For anyone not riding on Saturday, we are in a lovely spot to go for a walk. If the weather is bad you could always head down to Darite for the coffee morning. I think the locals were quite bemused last year at the sight of a group of bikers sitting round playing scrabble.
I will get some menus from the pub. To help them get dinner sorted on Saturday night, the plan is to give them an order earlier in the day. Make sure you get your name on the list before leaving for the trail ride.

No doubt be a few other things I remember over the next week.
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trail ride

A successful day today sorting out a route which is slightly different to last years. The first few lanes are different which means we will miss out the climb which gave some problems last year. We do those lanes on the way back so we are not missing anything. The extra lanes at the start include a bit of moorland which is good fun and while it is still challenging is less hazardous than a rocky climb. Having said that conditions were fairly dry today and nothing was particulary green or slippery. With a mostly dry forecast for the next fortnight it should be a good day. The pasty stop at Lerryn is still on the route as well.
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Hi Rossi,
Thanks for all the info.
I've been following this thread for quite a while - it's been a long time since Ripley 2009. And I've now got everything arranged so I can be there.

How's the tent space looking? Still room for a small'un?

Will look forward to it.
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Sure I can squeeze a small one in somewhere
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Looking forward to it as long as the police get my bike back to me soon!
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Got her back :D

Put a new switch in and need to put a gear selector shaft in
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