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sgilmour



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Arles Blue
Last minute Thetford trip

After missing out on tickets to the LRM off road event in Milton Keynes I'm keen to use this Saturday to use the Defender. Would like to get to Thetford (4th time lucky!) but have seen several warnings not to go on your own (bad signal + breakdown = bad day!) so is anyone on here already a planning to do a few lanes this weekend that I could tag onto?

If not Thetford specifically then anywhere in the Essex/Herts/Cambs/Suffolk area too.

Cheers all,
SG 1994 Defender 90 300TDi
2002 Disco II ES Td5 Auto (SOLD)
2011 BMW 120d M Sport
2012 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0 TDI (Other halfs)

Post #656528 11th Oct 2017 11:57am
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JOW240725



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Hi SG, I would have loved to have a day out as I'm long overdue one. However, can't make this weekend. Big Cry

If you're on FB try looking at All Terrain UK page or try their forum http://www.allterrainuk.com/current-site/index.html they are often out in Thetford. They posted some photos of a lovely 50th Anniversary Defender out yesterday. James

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Post #656545 11th Oct 2017 1:29pm
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Cupboard



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I haven't got a trip planned in the area, but do live round there and have got a free weekend!
I could put a bit of a route together if you like. Thetford is a good winter area because it's sandy and well drained, not much in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire area has a lot that get closed on October 1st. I know nothing about Essex lanes, and I have a nice route round Herts if I can find it.

How about it?

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JOW240725



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If it helps I still have Peter (aka Merlin) route from the previous expedition! Obviously might not still all be open but might help? James

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Post #656595 11th Oct 2017 5:23pm
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Cupboard



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I'd certainly be interested!
If nothing else would provide a starting point.

Post #656710 12th Oct 2017 7:39am
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sgilmour



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Thanks for the response all!

Cupboard - Let's try and get it organised. I don't mind where we go, I've not done Thetford despite trying several times on here! Haven't done a lot of Herts either but have done a lot of the North Essex lanes.

Where would be your preference? If there's a route already laid out somewhere might be our best bet last minute?

Any other takers? 1994 Defender 90 300TDi
2002 Disco II ES Td5 Auto (SOLD)
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2012 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0 TDI (Other halfs)

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Mo Murphy



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I'm free Saturday so happy to join if you put something together.
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.

Post #656808 12th Oct 2017 4:21pm
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sgilmour



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Arles Blue

Sure thing Mo, more the merrier! Thetford/Herts? 1994 Defender 90 300TDi
2002 Disco II ES Td5 Auto (SOLD)
2011 BMW 120d M Sport
2012 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0 TDI (Other halfs)

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Mo Murphy



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From a purely selfish point of view, Herts works for me 😆
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.

Post #656839 12th Oct 2017 6:14pm
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markespark



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Going up Sunday to Thetford 👌

Post #656876 12th Oct 2017 8:47pm
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Cupboard



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I'm happy to lead, either starting at Redbourn or Barton Mills.
I'm happy to tag along too.

Let me know either way and I can load the route in to my GPS.
Preferably Saturday morning for me.

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OK, I'm meeting Mo at 10AM Saturday near The Hub in Redbourn.

If anyone else is planning on coming then give me a shout! It would be handy if people have CBs.


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Post #657023 13th Oct 2017 11:59am
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sgilmour



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Thanks Cupboard, we'll see you tomorrow at 10AM.

I don't have a CB though Sad

Look forward to it! Thumbs Up

SG 1994 Defender 90 300TDi
2002 Disco II ES Td5 Auto (SOLD)
2011 BMW 120d M Sport
2012 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0 TDI (Other halfs)

Post #657025 13th Oct 2017 12:22pm
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Mo Murphy



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Cool, see you there.
I have a cb.
👍
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.

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Merlin



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Can't make tomorrow, but have a good one!

Merlin

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