Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:41 am

Appears to be a lot of interest in the GTG, remembering that the CWE Group and CW directly have been promoting the GTG as well.

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I need to get names of those attending to CW later today.

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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by Hicksmat » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:28 pm

I managed to get on, so would be cool to finally meet some of you!

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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:09 pm

For those who will not be able to attend the GTG, as anticipated CW will be streaming the 'Chat with the Co-Founders' Live on YouTube.

The link for which is;-



The Chat is due to start at 3:00pm BST and the link will go live shortly beforehand.

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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by MiniMpi » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:16 am

Thanks for the link Guy ;)
Not long now, I hope everybody going has a great time.
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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:32 pm

iain wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:20 am
iain wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:16 am

Coming from Suffolk it will be up north via A1 or M1 then M62 west, M60 and into manchester via the M602 at J12 of the M60.

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Just realised if you look on a map, this route seems a bit daft as it appears to take you round manchester and looks a long route.

Don’t be tempted to come off earlier though as it will take you through Manchester as the GTG are on the other side of the city. It is best accessed via this route as it will be quicker then crawling across town.

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Hi Iain,

I'm coming up from Hertfordshire, can see the merit, and am familiar with, the A1 / M62 / M60 route being straightforward and fast (avoids the M1 / M6 too).

Google maps has suggested an alternative of not going quite as far north up the A1 by turning off at the M18, then M1 onto A628 (Woodhead Pass) and M67 / A57 into Manchester from the South East.

Quite a bit shorter, 25 miles, more entertaining and the same journey time.

Any thoughts or experience?

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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by TigerChris » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:00 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:32 pm
iain wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:20 am
iain wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:16 am

Coming from Suffolk it will be up north via A1 or M1 then M62 west, M60 and into manchester via the M602 at J12 of the M60.

Iain
Just realised if you look on a map, this route seems a bit daft as it appears to take you round manchester and looks a long route.

Don’t be tempted to come off earlier though as it will take you through Manchester as the GTG are on the other side of the city. It is best accessed via this route as it will be quicker then crawling across town.

Iain
Hi Iain,

I'm coming up from Hertfordshire, can see the merit, and am familiar with, the A1 / M62 / M60 route being straightforward and fast (avoids the M1 / M6 too).

Google maps has suggested an alternative of not going quite as far north up the A1 by turning off at the M18, then M1 onto A628 (Woodhead Pass) and M67 / A57 into Manchester from the South East.

Quite a bit shorter, 25 miles, more entertaining and the same journey time.

Any thoughts or experience?

Guy
Hi Guy,

I have plenty of experience of Woodhead. If you are wanting to try it, its a beautiful drive, just drive carefully. I wouldn't go up to the M18 though, I'd head off at Worksop and across the 57 to join the M1 at J31, then off at Tankersely, through Stocksbridge and onto the 628 that way (it misses out going through Penistone, which can be very busy on a Saturday). I can give you all sorts of different scenic routes through the peaks etc.. if you like :D

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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:41 pm


TigerChris wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:32 pm
iain wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:20 am


Just realised if you look on a map, this route seems a bit daft as it appears to take you round manchester and looks a long route.

Don’t be tempted to come off earlier though as it will take you through Manchester as the GTG are on the other side of the city. It is best accessed via this route as it will be quicker then crawling across town.

Iain
Hi Iain,

I'm coming up from Hertfordshire, can see the merit, and am familiar with, the A1 / M62 / M60 route being straightforward and fast (avoids the M1 / M6 too).

Google maps has suggested an alternative of not going quite as far north up the A1 by turning off at the M18, then M1 onto A628 (Woodhead Pass) and M67 / A57 into Manchester from the South East.

Quite a bit shorter, 25 miles, more entertaining and the same journey time.

Any thoughts or experience?

Guy
Hi Guy,

I have plenty of experience of Woodhead. If you are wanting to try it, its a beautiful drive, just drive carefully. I wouldn't go up to the M18 though, I'd head off at Worksop and across the 57 to join the M1 at J31, then off at Tankersely, through Stocksbridge and onto the 628 that way (it misses out going through Penistone, which can be very busy on a Saturday). I can give you all sorts of different scenic routes through the peaks etc.. if you like :D
Hi Chris,

Many thanks for that. All makes perfect sense.

I'm familiar with the first bit of the A57, as I have an Aunt & Uncle in law who live in Worksop.

Also the bit to the M1 is the base of an isosceles triangle. Going to save me 5-10 miles without being appreciably slower.

I thought to do the Woodhead Pass would be interesting as its one of the first to get closed with snow, along with the Snake Pass. I'll come back via the M62.

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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by Hicksmat » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:51 pm

Looking forward to meeting some of you tomorrow. Swapped my watch over for a CW especially.


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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by TigerChris » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:57 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:41 pm


Hi Chris,

Many thanks for that. All makes perfect sense.

I'm familiar with the first bit of the A57, as I have an Aunt & Uncle in law who live in Worksop.

Also the bit to the M1 is the base of an isosceles triangle. Going to save me 5-10 miles without being appreciably slower.

I thought to do the Woodhead Pass would be interesting as its one of the first to get closed with snow, along with the Snake Pass. I'll come back via the M62.

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No probs Guy. When you've been caught on Woodhead and had to sleep on there in your car in the snow it sort of loses its appeal a little :lol: Have a safe trip. I'll be heading across the M62 to Wigan to watch us probably get hammered as we have 11 out of our first 17 sat in the stands either injured or suspended! Good chance for some of the kids to step up though. All good fun

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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:04 am

Have a great day, everyone. :wave:
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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by what-time-is-it » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:49 am

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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by Hicksmat » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:21 pm

Great event. For those of you who were there I asked loads of questions and am the guy who mentioned Roger Smith and MMU. Cheers


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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:20 pm

Polite reminder that photos of the Trident Mk3 are still embargoed until 1st May, and should not therefore be posted on the Forum.

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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by EddieTheBeast » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:23 pm

Hicksmat wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Great event. For those of you who were there I asked loads of questions and am the guy who mentioned Roger Smith and MMU. Cheers


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I agree, it was an excellent gtg!! I’m the chap who was sitting next to you during the questions.

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Re: Manchester GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 27th April 2019

Post by EddieTheBeast » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:24 pm

Whoops! Just read Guys message. I won’t post any photos yet!
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