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Tunnel Runs/Meets

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perryc1409

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27 posts

13 months

Tuesday 17th October
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Morning all,

Does anyone know of any tunnel runs/meets that are set up or happen regularly in the southwest?

Failing that, does anyone know of any good routes?

LordGrover

28,605 posts

136 months

Tuesday 17th October
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Sandy (MudSkipper) arranges infrequently here: SW Forum.

e.g. https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=15...


Edited by LordGrover on Tuesday 17th October 10:47

*Al*

3,772 posts

146 months

Tuesday 17th October
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Where are you located in the south west, it's a big area?

perryc1409

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27 posts

13 months

Tuesday 17th October
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Sorry should have mentioned, I'm in Wiltshire

*Al*

3,772 posts

146 months

Tuesday 17th October
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perryc1409 said:
Sorry should have mentioned, I'm in Wiltshire
Same here, Swindon. There are many fantastic routes into the Cotswolds, most of the routes I use in the car come from ride outs on my motorbike.

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perryc1409

Original Poster:

27 posts

13 months

Tuesday 17th October
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Cotswolds is a great shout, any specific roads to incorporate?

*Al*

3,772 posts

146 months

Tuesday 17th October
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A drive out to the AV8 café at Cotswolds airport at Kemble is a great start/finish place for a drive out.

F1 ASBO

418 posts

43 months

Tuesday 17th October
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perryc1409 said:
Morning all,

Does anyone know of any tunnel runs/meets that are set up or happen regularly in the southwest?

Failing that, does anyone know of any good routes?
Here is a more up to date thread....... https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

I could hav sworn that there was one done in 2017 though? Maybe it's just time flying at my age!!!

perryc1409

Original Poster:

27 posts

13 months

Tuesday 17th October
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Cheers, that threads from last year though?

F1 ASBO

418 posts

43 months

Tuesday 17th October
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perryc1409 said:
Cheers, that threads from last year though?
Yes, it was the most recent one I could find using the search function. I felt sure a run was done this year but now I suspect it's just me being in a time warp! Best thing to do is message Sandy (MudSkipper) and see if anymore are planned. I'd like to do it but so far have missed every one due to either weather or the car playing up!

I will bump that thread back to the top of the list in a min so keep an eye on it for any future plans.

perryc1409

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27 posts

13 months

Tuesday 17th October
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Alright cheers, would be great to get a run set up!

MudSkipper

2,373 posts

142 months

Tuesday 17th October
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I've been slack in arranging anything so far this year...but then I have no idea where most of the year has gone already!

It would be good to get something in the diary for this year. Part of the problem with the TRs is all the 20mph limits, speed cameras & road closures all over Bristol now. Maybe what's needed is a bit of a run out somewhere with some tunnels included.
I'll put the thinking brain into gear and see if we can come up with something. Am open to suggestions too smile

perryc1409

Original Poster:

27 posts

13 months

Tuesday 17th October
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I'm in Chippenham if you know it, no tunnels that I know of around here except the tiny ones under railways!

the chav

971 posts

116 months

Wednesday 18th October
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Tunnel run or just a drive out to pub is good

I now have a car that makes noise well some noise anyway

perryc1409

Original Poster:

27 posts

13 months

Friday 20th October
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Hi Ross, I keep meaning to head to your meets but never seem to be free 🤣 would you be up for potentially doing a tunnel run after a meet one day?

F1 ASBO

418 posts

43 months

Saturday 21st October
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MudSkipper said:
I've been slack in arranging anything so far this year...but then I have no idea where most of the year has gone already!

It would be good to get something in the diary for this year. Part of the problem with the TRs is all the 20mph limits, speed cameras & road closures all over Bristol now. Maybe what's needed is a bit of a run out somewhere with some tunnels included.
I'll put the thinking brain into gear and see if we can come up with something. Am open to suggestions too smile
Head out on the B4039 as if going to Castle Combe race track and turn left by the Salutation Inn and head towards Grittleton and you go under the M4, nice tunnel used by Top Gear and Fifth Gear a lot.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/The+Salutation...

Edited by F1 ASBO on Saturday 21st October 15:16

perryc1409

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27 posts

13 months

Saturday 21st October
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This one?

F1 ASBO

418 posts

43 months

Saturday 21st October
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Yep that's the one. It's longer than it looks! Sounds great too.

F1 ASBO

418 posts

43 months

Saturday 21st October
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A better shot... the road has been relaid since then as is MUCH better than in this shot!!!

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5135595,-2.23200...

Edited by F1 ASBO on Saturday 21st October 18:25