Rip off Yorkshire! (Tour de France content)

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  1. jimothy

    jimothy Read Only Funster

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    I just received an email from the CTC inviting me to join them camping for the grand depart, it looked well-organised with activities and big screens, and we were thinking of going to watch anyway...

    then I looked how much a pitch would be...

    HOW MUCH???
    :Rofl1:

    No thanks.

    Has anybody a cunning plan to go and see it? I hadn't thought much ahead other than would like to go, bu I doubt it will be like in France with campers lining the Yorkshire Dales...
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    That's dearer then Silverstone with magnificent facilities.

    But if it's your passion, what the hell, pay up.
     
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    Watch it on the telly.
    You'll get a better view anyway.

    That is one mighty rip off. :Angry:
     
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    Talk about 'Rip Off Britain'. Those charges are ridiculous. :Angry:
     
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    Easy solution, don't use it! They are pure rip-off merchants who appear to have been set up specifically to fleece enthusiasts! Please do NOT judge the whole of Yorkshire by this lot of shysters!
     
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    wtf !!

    The Tour goes about a mile away from us here in Essex.
    I reckon I can get a couple of motorohomes on the drive ... at £190 a pop, i can squeeze 3 :Wink:
     
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    There are a number of C&CC Meets/THSs around the Tour course for members.
     
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    It's a shame really.
    What should have been a great sporting spectical has already been tarnished with utter greed. :Angry:
     
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    Blimey, it would cost less to pop over to France and watch a stage!! Now there's an idea :Rofl1:
     
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    And if you break it down between 4 of you £16pn ain't to bad for what you get. like you said if your passion. Think it will be a great spectacular and might even venture up there myself if anyone knows of a meet ?.
     
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    Doesn't seem that bad for camping.

    £150 for 4 folk for 3 nights. £12.50 a night each.
    And you get to keep all the gear.

    Or did I miss summat ? :Laughing:
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...............:Wink::Wink:
     

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    I'd never do that Minx - I'm half Yorkshire! And spent 2009/2010 living in Leeds :BigGrin:

    but the Tour seems to have triggered a huge outbreak of similar acts of greed sadly.
     
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    I wish i'd received the CTC email before today. I booked my pitch a couple of weeks back for my family. :cry:

    I know it's expensive but you don't get the chance to see an event like this everyday and I looked at other sites such as Harewood house that charge a lot more!

    For our family of 5 it only works out at £12.66ish a night per person which is much cheaper than the sold out hotels in the area. I'm going to contact them to see if i can still get my discount but i'm doubtful...

    will keep you posted if i get a reply!
     
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    Is that with EHU :Rofl1:
     
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    A good option is Street Head site. the tour passes its very door. I kept a static here for 30 years, so know it well. The touring field is sloping unfortunately. And knowing the owners they will, no doubt, want to cash in on the event, who wouldn't for heavens sake! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for a site which is closed for 5 months of the year... I thought about going but I really don't like crowds!

    Catherine
     
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    Best bet is to find a quiet CL somewhere on the route and peddle to your chosen spot.
    Choose you spot carefully! Those guys are pulling a minimum of 30mph on the flat and that means LOTS of waiting for a few seconds of UTTER joy! (Could tell another story on that one but she'd kill me!:Rofl1:)
    Get a copy of the course on line and choose a good hill. Don't bother with a summit poistion cos they're choca-block with armchair enthusiast! Find some where 1/2 way to 2/3rd up, where things have slowed down a bit but the crowds haven't built up that far down.
    Climbed the Tormalet a couple of times to watch them come over! Amazing!
    Chris Boardmans last tour, I'd climbed up there and waited hours in BLAZING sun and just as I line up my photo, one of the many crowd jumped in fron of my lens! Could have cried!:cry: All that effort and waiting...........and simply cos it was just too busy a spot on the summit.
    It's an amazing spectacle but, for me, was spoiled by the shear number of people pressing for the same square foot of ground.
    Better to find somewhere quieter and make it a really personal experience..................just like cycling.:thumb:
     
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    We couldn't get onto the huez stage of the tdf last year and ended up watching most of it in a bar in Nice.... I'm not complaining either... :)

    Those prices are astronomical... But only to be expected I guess
     
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    Yeah...solo motorhomers :Sad:

    I'll stop complaining about sites that charge for up-to-2 people from now on....that's the mother of all single supplements :cry:
     
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    You are definitely FUNster First Class.

    Well done.
     
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