BKSA Blackpool Round 4

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:17 pm

van in stargate it is..... :-D :-D :-D
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Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:44 am

I guess an other option for getting to the comp zone is kite there? :?
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Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:02 pm

whats the rules on drink driving if your getting towed?? cause going on my previous bksa lash the mornings have been somewhat wobbly.. so i will be happy to pay the equivilant to a taxi fare for towing two and from the event site.. lol.
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Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:06 pm

Additional Free parking - 40 - 60 vechiles approx 5mins walk from event site

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... 6&t=h&z=17" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

However you can access site as posted above times

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:14 pm

so we have to sit around in a tent all day?
great. cant wait
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Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:49 pm

these events have been great I like to get my Vito involved van parties the vibe etc thats what I thought it was all about,. not any more then not going and probably a lot of people down my neck of the woods going to give it a miss.
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Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:07 am

I spoke to Richard this morning to get some clarification on some of the parking issues here, after reading back it isn't maybe as clear as it could be

There are going to be 150 free parking permits for the big car park next to the BLCC, this will be fine for campers etc as there is a large hard standing area that has been used as a storage site for some building work that happened recently. This is also close to the BLCC, where the evening entertainment will take place. I suspect "van parties" will happen here, but please be aware that there are residential areas very close to this car park

There is a tram stop next to this car park

There are also around 40 to 60 parking places at the next headland south of the event site (5 minutes walk) this is for competitors

There is also the BLCC south compound which will be able to accomodate several vehicles, but it would be cool to give competitors who are camping in tents, first refusal in this area!

There will be limited parking in the BLCC main compound, but tractor access is required for regular members.

If you are not competing and are having to pay for parking, I would recommend parking next to the BLCC on the big gravel car park as parking in the bays on the main road is expensive. This car park is around £2.50 for 12 hours and a tram or a brisk walk can be had to the event site.
There is also lots of room for free riding close to this area.

I'm not sure about camping for non competitors, some of the more local guys may be able to help, or do some googling!

Regardless of my involvment with the BKSA, this is my local event and I really want it to be a success, I hope this post helps to dispell some of the negative feelings towards it
If this event is a success, there is a chance Blackpool will stump up some $$ for future events


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Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:20 am

Big thanks Tony, things are now much clearer.
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Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:34 am

Although not official, there is free overnight parking on Anchorsholme promenade (Princess Way between the sea & the park). Good for kiting too, except at high tide.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF8&l ... 5&t=h&z=16

There are motorhomes parked up there all the time and, AFAIK, never get moved on. There's about 600 meters of road but it does get busy in the day, especially if weather nice so could be pot luck if you get a place.

It is a few miles out of Blackpool (better if you ask me) but there's a tram stop nearby that'll take you right to the event.
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Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:45 am

Regarding camping in tents in the south compound, it would be good if anyone wishing to use this area could contact us before hand to reserve a place! There will be BLCC members in the area who will be able to give access to those wishing to use it

I know Ned taylor and Niki normally use a tent, as do the Whitley clan

The gates to this area can be locked overnight

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Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:09 pm

Ahh, things sound better already! :-)

Please save me a place for camping.......1 van & 2 pop up tents, we will arrive with The Follow the Wind group....Thursday maybe??

Thanks 8)
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Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:17 pm

OK, no problem

If anyone wants to contact me direct with any questions about the location, i can be got on the following number


If I can't help, I will be able to ask someone who will :-)

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Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:24 pm

Can I grab a spot in the South compound please? 1 van, 1 tent.
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Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:53 pm

we should be able to squeeze those in who have asked for tent space, any additional will maybe have to squeeze in between the vans on the hard standing, so bring an air bed :wink:


Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:38 pm

cheers for that tony. I will be up mid week :-D :-D :-D
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