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Dorset area meets

Postby ianl » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:10 pm

Are there any folk in the West Dorset/South Somerset/East Devon area who fancy a mothly meet up and/or ride out. I would prefer mid-week but know this may not suit everyone. Open for discussion at this stage. Can you let me know your thoughts/interests and we may be able to get something sorted for September. I'm based in Beaminster.
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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby george baker » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:31 pm

Hi
I hope you new place is going well and you get loads of people to meeting, Please keep a look out for a possible stopping out meeting site,

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby Ruralman » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:24 am

Indeed, there must be loads of quaint cafe stops around Dorset / Somerset !

Let's get some great meets going down south !

Show us Northern Meet Members how it's done !

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby ianl » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:44 am

I'm waiting for the first bite!

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby Ruralman » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:53 pm

I'm waiting for the first bite!

Ian
It's the waiting that's most difficult, Ced and I are sometimes on our own at the Northern Meets, but we've also had around 6, it tends to be up and down.
We ride to places that gives us a reasonable ride, always hoping for a good turnout, but if we're on our own at least it was a good ride out !
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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby leonjennings » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:58 pm

YES, great idea. my location is DT9 5..

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby ianl » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:14 am

Hi Leon. Good to get a bite! Do you have any preferences for midweek or weekend and any local knowledge about where we might meet and ride out. I take it that DT9 is east of me? Hoping we might get one or two more.

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby leonjennings » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:56 pm

Anywheres around dorset is great; DT9 is near Sherborne.
Midweek is best for me and mornings preferred

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby ianl » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:34 pm

How about the 2nd Wednesday of the month and we can add it to the events. Any suggestion for first meet - Lyme Regis, Glastonbury, Wells, Swanage.................. Perhaps if we get the ball rolling, others may join in.

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby leonjennings » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:13 pm

2nd wednesday sounds good. Meet 1000am CW motorcycles dorchester, possible route to Tynham abandoned village in Purbeck, SWanage, Arne, Wareham , Sandford back to Dorchester

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby george baker » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:54 pm

Hi
you have a meeting going on, GREAT, please fill in a risk assessment form -- do you still have a copy or do you want me to mail one?

Will you continue meets during the winter?

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby ianl » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:06 pm

Hi Leon - sounds good. I'll meet you there and hope between now and then we find others. I'll be the old guy on a silver GS.

Hi George - best mail me a form. Not sure if 2 people really constitutes a meet but, yes I'll try and keep it going. Perhaps Leon and I can get a list of meets for the next few months to put on the club events.
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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby Melian » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:48 am

I'll join you when I can guys. We're in North Hampshire so it's not too bad. So long as you don't mind the Mrs (The Old Dragon as she is known far and wide) and I turning up together we'll be fine. Apparently I'm not allowed out on my own :-)
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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby leonjennings » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:13 pm

ideas for next meet up?

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby george baker » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:30 am

Hi
you could go to the sammy miller museum, now people are back at school there should not be much traffic,

Interesting destination, cafe IIRC, I am sure you can find an interesting route.

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby ianl » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:34 am

Next Wednesday is planned date. Will think about venue. Anyone know of a good cafe to head towards - Somerset, Dorset or Devon.

George - how do you do a risk assessment of somewhere you've never been to?

Ian
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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby leonjennings » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:41 pm

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Ans ... -2.0723003

nice place Ansty PYO outside shaftesbury

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby Ruralman » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:23 pm

Hi Ian,
You have to visit the place first to do a risk assessment, if no risk assessment is completed and authorised by the club officers prior to the event then the event should be run as a non club event.
If you want a copy of the Risk Assessment I can send you one.
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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby leonjennings » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:35 pm

Hi Ian,
You have to visit the place first to do a risk assessment, if no risk assessment is completed and authorised by the club officers prior to the event then the event should be run as a non club event.
If you want a copy of the Risk Assessment I can send you one.
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surely a risk assessment can be performed on a basis of making yourself known to staff on arrival and asking for their guidance on safety issues. If its a public place what is wrong?

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby Ruralman » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:54 pm

Nothing is wrong with completing a risk assessment on the day, but to be covered by the clubs insurance and be an official club event the stated procedure has to be adhered to.
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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby leonjennings » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:07 pm

Nothing is wrong with completing a risk assessment on the day, but to be covered by the clubs insurance and be an official club event the stated procedure has to be adhered to.
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Now that makes sense as it means you don't have to go there first. thanks you.

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby ianl » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:52 pm

Seems it's easier to run as a "Does anyone want to join me".

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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby Ruralman » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:56 pm

That's of course an option, but the risk assessment is really simple to complete and we can then advertise it in the events section.
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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby ianl » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:57 pm

Hi Leon, that looks a good idea. How about meet there at 11.00 and then if you want plan a route back home. Anyone else up for a ride out?

Ian
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Re: Dorset area meets

Postby leonjennings » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:10 pm

i have been to the cafe before and the drive in is loose gravel. That is the only risk i can see. the entrance is straight onto fast road so care taken, as normal, and all is okay. The coffee and tea is hot and the cake very sweet. All to be considered.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Ans ... -2.0723003

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Ansty ... 271522!5i2


then a slow ride to Fordingbridge perhaps. Not huge distance but vey picturesque.

back via wimborne and blandford.

or

something completly different.

a trip to Riders of bridgewater.....

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Ansty ... 51.1368705


or even Speed of Exeter

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Ansty ... 51.1368705

All possible ideas.......any takers


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