TJ Cycles International 'Flying Gate' Weekend 2016The 18th 'Flying Gate' Weekend will be based at Wellington, Shropshire from Friday the 2nd to Sunday 4th September.
|H.Q. will be the Buckatree Hall Hotel, The Wrekin, Wellington, Shropshire TF6 5AL
Tel: 01952 641821 Email: Sales@BuckatreeHallHotel.com
All of the accommodation for this year's event is at H.Q. There are no local campsites and no arrangements have been made with B&B's.
The rate is £55 per person per night for occupancy of double or twin bedded room.
Those wishing to share a twin bedded room should stipulate this at the time of booking and indicate names of both occupants.
Single room occupancy will be £70 per person per night.
PLEASE NOTE: Prices are fully inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast including service charges and VAT.
'Gaters' should be aware that this differs from previous years arrangements as there will be no additional costs for the dinners in the evenings.
Lunches and tea stop arrangements will be along similar lines to previous years once we have the routes sorted out.
To book - call the hotel and quote group reference REUN010916 You will be asked your card details to secure the booking, as is usual with hotels.
'Gaters' who wish to stay on Thursday 1st and/or Sunday 4th can do so at the same rate.
The hotel is of a good standard and Ken has negotiated this deal on our behalf on the basis that it is the headquarters and sole accommodation.
Crucially, once you have booked the hotel, you MUST advise Arthur Knowler. Email: Arthur@aknowler.co.uk so that he can include you in the plan and all subsequent communications.
If you don’t do this he won’t be able to tell you any of the other details for the weekend.
For those of you who have booked the hotel but not yet returned your food order to Arthur, could you please do so ASAP.
To whet your appetite for the event, Ken has written some route notes for the rides,
These are available in pdf format from the flowing links
Friday ride Saturday ride Sunday ride
Details of last years event
Chris Wright has produced a superb video using the 'Ken Burns' effect of panning and zooming of stills from the 2015 weekend https://vimeo.com/139341515
Having been inspired by Chris's video here is another well made one, using a similar technique, from Adam Robinson with some video action as well.
Flash (editor of the Hetchins website) has taken an amazing amount of photos from the weekend