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Old 01 February 2015, 12:27   #21
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The 2015 Round Britain Cannonball Run

Maybe people have just decided that they can find adventure without needing an organised pseudo-race to accomplish it!
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Old 01 February 2015, 12:45   #22
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Maybe people have just decided that they can find adventure without needing an organised pseudo-race to accomplish it!

+1 I prefer to make my own adventures, rather than pay someone to do it for me.......are we having fun yet?


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Old 01 February 2015, 13:07   #23
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+1 I prefer to make my own adventures, rather than pay someone to do it for me.......are we having fun yet?


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so its true you are tight fisted then well start saving for May
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Not that the event was my cup of tea, but it seems to me that posting something up that is all a bit clandestine and you need to attend a meeting to find out the plan seems destined to fail.

Perhaps the cost of attending a meeting pales into insignificance once you have to shell out for fuel for the actual trip. But having to shell out to find out if its what you want to do is crazy.

It also means someone interested from Europe or even further is less likely...

A plan that is so loose as was described also risks drifting into no one making decisions.

If you really wanted this to work you'd have been better publixally posting a plan, an estimated minimum cost, optional extras that might be considered with estimated costs and a WebEx to discuss...
As we organised the most successful Round Britain Race of all time with 47 entries back in 2008 (IMHO) and had two very successful meetings beforehand, we are not exactly new at this type of event and had sent out info on how the Run was going to be organised and run to every person and team who showed "interest" - some 23 in total. Why this should be considered "clandestine" I have no idea. From our experience if you make an event like this totally public all you get is criticism and abuse so we decided to keep the info only available to those who were really interested.

As it was a completely new idea we needed to talk to the teams to see what THEY wanted from the event. It was being put together only for those who wanted to do the Run round GB, no one else. Although the whole thing has been cancelled because of only five entries, there are a few teams who have requested that I keep those dates open as they will be going anyway. Good for them I say and so I might yet be proved wrong that the "spirit of adventure" is dead after all which would be very good news.
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Why this should be considered "clandestine" I have no idea. From our experience if you make an event like this totally public all you get is criticism and abuse so we decided to keep the info only available to those who were really interested.
Can't imagine how that failed to work for you?

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....there are a few teams who have requested that I keep those dates open as they will be going anyway. Good for them I say and so I might yet be proved wrong that the "spirit of adventure" is dead after all which is very good news.
And so you join HMS in the ranks of those who planned a RB but saw the "competitors" set off without you.

IMO, in the days of GPS, mobile phones and the Internet, this kind of commercial "round somewhere" jolly is a dead duck - sort of Emperor's Clothes territory. Just saying...
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so its true you are tight fisted then well start saving for May

Aye, you know what they say about Yorkshire men, just like a Scotsman but with all the generosity squeezed out o' him


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Aye, you know what they say about Yorkshire men, just like a Scotsman but with all the generosity squeezed out o' him


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You can always tell a Yorkshireman,------but you can't tell him much!
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Can't imagine how that failed to work for you?


And so you join HMS in the ranks of those who planned a RB but saw the "competitors" set off without you.

IMO, in the days of GPS, mobile phones and the Internet, this kind of commercial "round somewhere" jolly is a dead duck - sort of Emperor's Clothes territory. Just saying...
I quite like Pikey Dave's quote here.

"Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience"!!
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I quite like Pikey Dave's quote here.

"Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience"!!
An idiot! When did I get the promotion?

That's the trouble with idiots, they never know when they're beaten and I guess we'll never know how much cash the competitors participants would have had to shell out to motor around the UK together quickly. Anyway, cheer up Mike - it may seem to be a dead horse at the moment but your track record suggests that you'll flog another couple before you finally call it quits.

I'll expand of my initial comment and go out on a limb by saying that in this age, the idea of a few chaps taking boats around the UK fails to release the adrenalin. When people are parachuting from space, wing suiting from mountains, ballooning across oceans and sailing over them as fast as powerboats, a "round something" extravaganza is a bit pedestrian. I'd suggest that you're trying to relive your glory days but no-one else is buying in - literally.

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a "round something" extravaganza is a bit pedestrian.
Better tell Alan Priddy to give up then
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