Wife and daughter need to get to Yorkshire - Simple?

Wife and daughter need to get to Yorkshire - Simple?

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CustardOnChips

55 posts

3 months

Thursday 16th May
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Mrs Custard regularly drives from Cambridge to Baildon and back on the same day.

Tell her to man the fk up.

Break the journey up. Drive for an hour. Stop for a Costa. Keep doing that till she gets there.

This is nearly as pathetic as my mates Mrs who wont drive on her own or with the kids to somewhere she's never been before.

I think we've reached peak evolution and are going backwards.

Baked_bean

1,206 posts

133 months

Thursday 16th May
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I don’t see why the MINI or driving a large modern SUV up the A1 can be a huge problem?
I have done Kettering-Plymouth and back in a day before and that was a long day but still felt fine afterwards.

If driving is an issue of confidence then the train service from London to Yorkshire (York, Leeds etc) is great.

dhutch

3,498 posts

138 months

Thursday 16th May
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BenjiS said:
What’s wrong with the Mini? It’s only a couple of hundred miles, it’s not like they’re driving across Europe.
This

ukbiker32

11 posts

3 months

Thursday 16th May
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Is diving into the Thames and swimming up the coast not an option? Surely be no peasants along that route, sorry daft reply bit like your non issue, issue. Welcome to the real world Dave get them on the train most parts of the world are accessible via train never mind the majority of the UK how remote do you think Yorkshire is?

roadsmash

807 posts

11 months

Thursday 16th May
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I, for one, am thoroughly enjoying these bonkers threads.

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3.1416

140 posts

2 months

Thursday 16th May
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Surely you pop into Applecross and Skye via Wales then back through the Dales on the way to North Yorks?

This is PH

nuts

deltashad

6,712 posts

138 months

Thursday 16th May
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I can't see a way out of this dilemma.
My head hurts.

SAS Tom

2,350 posts

115 months

Thursday 16th May
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I don’t see what the issue is with the long journey. The majority of it will be going in near enough a straight line for hours. Just go in the Mini, it’ll be fine.

DJP

966 posts

120 months

Thursday 16th May
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Tell wife to WTFU.

I mean, Seriously?

eltax91

7,933 posts

147 months

Thursday 16th May
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Sheepshanks said:
eltax91 said:
Really? I do leicester to Heathrow regularly. Charged £150 each way, the driver has had a 7 series and an A8 and now a model s.

Mine to say Leeds is probably another £100. So surely I’m not a million miles off the mark?
Leicester is smack in the middle between Leeds and Heathrow, so if it's per mile it'd be £300. Having said that, is your guy picking someone else up, or is that price for him driving back 'empty'? If empty, that's bordering on hardly making sense for the time and mileage.
Bit of both I think. Sometimes he’s down empty to collect me. Sometimes he’s got a return fair. Occasionally he’s waiting on the supercharger station for 2 hours between trips if he’s lucky

can't remember

569 posts

69 months

Thursday 16th May
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Ares said:
I cycle from Manchester to London in one day, every year. If you think a MINI isn't ideal, try a road bike saddle and factor in your legs are the only propulsion wink
Yeah, but north to south is down hill innit?

You'd be knackered by Birmingham coming back up.

Butter Face

18,432 posts

101 months

Thursday 16th May
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can't remember said:
Ares said:
I cycle from Manchester to London in one day, every year. If you think a MINI isn't ideal, try a road bike saddle and factor in your legs are the only propulsion wink
Yeah, but north to south is down hill innit?

You'd be knackered by Birmingham coming back up.
Keep up at the back wink

Skyedriver

8,153 posts

223 months

Thursday 16th May
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My wife used to drive Yorkshire to the Isle of Skye. (That's a little island off the west coast of Scotland, Scotland is the country north of England, a far distant land where there be dragons). It was a 376 mile, 9 hour journey with two dogs in the car and our young son. The car was a 1600 Suzuki SX4. Now she has a short hop from Oban to Washington which is only 250 ish miles.

In the OPs case, why hasn't he just got the Chauffeur or Butler to drive them?

Chris1255

189 posts

52 months

Thursday 16th May
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I've done Denmark in an original mini cooper, 2 of us sharing the dining, none of of this BINI rubbish..... Do I win?

AC43

6,904 posts

149 months

Thursday 16th May
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SAS Tom said:
I don’t see what the issue is with the long journey.
What long journey?

Bill

38,918 posts

196 months

Thursday 16th May
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Chris1255 said:
I've done Denmark in an original mini cooper, 2 of us sharing the dining, none of of this BINI rubbish..... Do I win?
I've done Nepal in a 2CV, so no. biggrin

jamie w

76 posts

112 months

Thursday 16th May
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roadsmash said:
I, for one, am thoroughly enjoying these bonkers threads.
Me too..

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The Mad Monk

4,686 posts

58 months

Thursday 16th May
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dave-the-diver said:
Hmm. Yes, first world problem.


Actually, maybe train is the answer,

Mind you, £270 for first class!
£18 if you go second class?

If this link works. It's Trainline.com

https://www.thetrainline.com/farefinder/BestFares....

bobbo89

2,570 posts

86 months

Thursday 16th May
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I'm going to have a wild stab and suggest that the issue isn't comfort or confidence etc, more two women from London wanting to arrive oop north in a big posh Porsche rather than a Mini. More image than anything else....

Weekendrebuild

215 posts

4 months

Thursday 16th May
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Original fiat 500 fully rebuilt no synchromesh gearbox in this beauty from southport to Cornwall bloody great fun 57mph flat out with a head wind ! My old man took the m5 he forgot his wallet an had to wait 3hours at the shell garage for me to pay his fuel bill.