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Re: Mick's Motoring March Meander

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Yes Steve it is Whitby, I hope to get a shot or two of the abbey on this trip. Also hope to swing by Redcar as I have not been there since the eighties and imagine it has changed somewhat! I will see if I can improve the source map for better viewing. :)
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mickthemaverick wrote: 30 Nov 2019, 12:38 It would be great if you and Steve and anyone else around could make it to The Drift Cafe on the 24th? :)
All being well MIck it would be good to make it happen. Sort out the logistics when the time comes.

Interesting trip. Just a little way from the Tyne Tunnel is the original Tyne Tunnel....the pedestrian and cycle tunnel used by the shipyard workers. Was getting a major refurb which delayed and delayed its reopening.

Have a scan through this, you may find some of it to your interest

http://www.tynepedestrianandcyclisttunn ... e-2019.pdf

and the good news is that six years after it was closed for refurbishment it is now open again

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-49261527

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One of my daughter's boyfriends lived in South Shields and worked in Shields Road Byker - which is on the opposite side of the Tyne.
He rode his bike through that tunnel almost every day.
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If you had difficulty reading the map have another look as you should find the definition much better now! Sorry about that! :)
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Following a new discovery in the "garages.............." thread I have rerouted as this map now shows:

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A diversion here would get you another cathedral, Hereford Worcester and Gloucester are the Three Choirs Festival sites, Hereford also houses the Mapa Mundi.
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Take a detour down to the Haynes Motor Museum and Bovington Tank Museum > ?

Haynes : Somerset
Bovington : Dorset
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Gibbo2286 wrote: 15 Dec 2019, 11:30 A diversion here would get you another cathedral, Hereford Worcester and Gloucester are the Three Choirs Festival sites, Hereford also houses the Mapa Mundi.
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Thanks for the thought Gibbo but I won't have time on my last day as it is already tight, and there is no point in it turning into a mad rush. However I will add Hereford to my list for future tours.
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Stickyfinger wrote: 15 Dec 2019, 12:19 Take a detour down to the Haynes Motor Museum and Bovington Tank Museum > ?

Haynes : Somerset
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Nice thought but no time on the run back from Bloodhound. I have been to the Haynes museum already but I'll add the tank museum to my future list. Cheers
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Happy to meet up for a coffee and a bite to eat when you're passing through the Thames Valley, somewhere nice! i.e. Not Slough or Maidenhead!
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Michel wrote: 15 Dec 2019, 19:48 Happy to meet up for a coffee and a bite to eat when you're passing through the Thames Valley, somewhere nice! i.e. Not Slough or Maidenhead!
Great stuff. Somewhere between Newbury and Reading might fit for a 6pm ish meet. If you can pick out a place we'll arrange it nearer the time ok? :)
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Henley on Thames might be nice, if somewhat expensive!
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Might you make it too James? Henley is a possible because I can cut across from Didcot via Nettlebed. :)
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It depends on what day you arrive. Because of work my 'weekend' is Tuesday/Wednesday.
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That's a pity, it will be Thursday 26th. :(
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