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Slack Alice

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Potential new venue
« on: 29 August 2019, 07:36:58 pm »
Iíve been looking around up here for another venue for cyclekarting, and have come across a kart track in Middlesborough.....http://www.teessidekarting.co.uk/.
I feel that another venue further north might encourage our Scottish friends to get involved, and locals of course.
It would mean substantial journeys for some people.
Perhaps, like Tieton, it could be treated as a one off, Grand Prix type event, where everyone would make an effort to attend?
 
Iíve spoken to the track manager, (Paul) who sees no problem in us playing there.
He says we could have a half hour session at the end of every Ďcorporate hourly eventí
Potentially that would mean 4 hours play per day. £35 per cart.
There are camping facilities in the paddock for about 10 units, electrical hook up and showers.
 The track we would use is 1100 metres long, not the 2.1km one ! Longer than Stretton.
Have a think about it, and it can be discussed further at Stretton if needed.

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #1 on: 29 August 2019, 08:17:16 pm »
That's great Dave. Let's review together on Sunday.

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #2 on: 29 August 2019, 10:33:13 pm »
Sounds interesting.
Yes it's a bit of a drive, but it's another venue :-)

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #3 on: 29 August 2019, 11:37:58 pm »
Great, Iím sure we will all be keen for a trip ď up northĒ

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #4 on: 30 August 2019, 06:28:46 am »
Sounds great to me. If there were to be a weekend event, could other surfaces be considered too? Eg Farm field, long distance..

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #5 on: 30 August 2019, 08:39:27 am »
It would be great to have a northern venue, as you say perhaps it would attract the Scots too. My circumstances mean its beyond my range at the moment unfortunately. 

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #6 on: 30 August 2019, 01:17:13 pm »
Chris...you will have to make the effort! We need you there.
Rhys, Iím a bit nervous about off roading. I would need a good sprocket protector at least. Iíve spoken to the track manager and he says there is no grass surface that can be used. It would mean another location.

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #7 on: 30 August 2019, 02:53:18 pm »
That would be a long haul for us, but Iím all for developing more venues so go for it.

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #8 on: 30 August 2019, 03:21:09 pm »
Much as I'd like to, work, a 96 year old mother, and probably a 6 hour drive conspire against it at the moment. That dosen't mean I wouldn't attend at some stage, I'd love to, just not in the foreseeable future.

On the other hand once my Morgan is finished, I've got my eye on a few South/Mid Wales venues.

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #9 on: 30 August 2019, 06:00:21 pm »
What are the sandwich arrangements Dave? :D ;D

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #10 on: 30 August 2019, 06:07:21 pm »
Chris...you will have to make the effort! We need you there.
Rhys, Iím a bit nervous about off roading. I would need a good sprocket protector at least. Iíve spoken to the track manager and he says there is no grass surface that can be used. It would mean another location.

Because I have done many miles off road at my own property, beaches in NZ, and a fair few other spots, eg the last Gittreville event in a CK and every Tieton does most off road, I absolutely know it's not only possible, but also a whole lot more fun. Also safer and less harsh on the cars.
However if it's the will of the group..

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #11 on: 30 August 2019, 07:48:04 pm »
I ran the Morgan around the paddock today as a pre-Stretton test, and it was fine on short grass, the only difficulty was the confined space. One of the possible locations I have my eye on is grass, but I need to persuade the owner, and it'll have to be at a time when there are no sheep in it!!  ;)

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #12 on: 30 August 2019, 08:25:16 pm »
Donít get me wrong Rhys, Iím well up for off road action. I just canít think of anyone who has the space. The surface must get churned up and this must put most people off inviting us. Iím still looking around.

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #13 on: 30 August 2019, 10:46:56 pm »
Off roading is perfect in my eyes, especially on a dust/dirt circuit rather than grass as a cyclekart is rear weighted and has a solid rear axle and therefore a perfect drifter as shown by many Americans. Maybe looking into Devon area or just south of Yorkshire is full of farmland so may have a good venue.

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Re: Potential new venue
« Reply #14 on: 31 August 2019, 06:45:26 am »
I am so glad there is a bit of a shift. I used mine all over our place for hours, mud, dry and all. There is surprisingly little chewing up of the ground, light weight, low power?
I won't say it again don't ask for a place to race!
Tracks and trails are great, forestry trails might be worth an attempt to be allowed to use. If there is a multi (1+) day event I don't see any reason why it would need to be a single venue. Tieton is officially 2 days, used 4 different venues last time I was there. No there was no loading on trailers between.