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Bucks Breakfast Run - Gilks Cafe - 23rd June

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After putting up a poll last year and getting superb feedback (viewtopic.php?f=242&t=86950), I've actually pulled my finger out and done some planning - we've decided at the MK meet last night that a planned Breakfast Run is "on".
[Edited 21/04/2024: Routes slightly altered Starbucks Buckingham instead of Tesco Superstore, Buckingham. Overview added.]

Amersham (Tesco Superstore) -> Buckingham (Starbucks*) -> Gilks Cafe.
*Beware Entry to Starbucks from A413 London Road, not A421 as Google Maps would have you believe

Date will be June 23rd, and we've got a provisional booking for 10.30AM and reserved use of the rear car-park. (Many Thanks to Neil!).

I make that an approx. 0730 (AM) start from Amersham, approx. 0900 start from Buckingham

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Route is two sections: Amersham -> Buckingham. Pick up some reprobates, then Buckingham -> Gilks.

1. Amersham to Bukckingham - for anybody who wishes to join me from further South; this will be via Aylesbury and A413. Approx. 1 Hour driving.
Two possible routes - we can decide on the day which to take:
A) Most direct, A413 most of the way, small twisty detour via Chequers.
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B) More twisty, avoids Aylesbury via Cuddington.
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2. Buckingham to Gilks Garage Cafe via Whittlebury, Blakesley, Preston Capes, Priors Marston & Fenny Compton. Approx 1h15m Driving.
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I will also plan a route back more direct towards Amersham, possibly to Buckingham and A413 or alternate roads back. Route, TBD.
OR we can do the same in reverse!?

I've recced the route(s) and - the bit to Gilks is superb - never driven that before!

We now need to gather numbers and confirm them - and who's coming from Amersham, who we'll pick up in Buckingham!

Please respond below (I may add a Poll later) whether you intend to take part, how many in car, and whether from Amersham or Buckingham.
  • SeanP (Sean) - Mazda RX-8 R3, Diamond Grey - Amersham
  • JoeP (Joe) - Mazda MX-5 Mk3.5, Red - Amersham
  • AMH (Ann + Neil) - Mazda RX-8 R3, Azure Blue - Buckingham
  • Fab66 (Mark + Rachel) - Mazda RX-8 40th anniversary, Crystal White - Buckingham
  • DrewR3 (Drew) - Mazda RX-8 R3, Crystal White - Amersham
  • GreySilverBeast (Nigel) - Tesla, Dull Blue - Amersham
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Not sure how many this could affect but it is in the catchment area, April 21st is Bicester Scramble which I will be attending.
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The 21st April is good for us.
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Bumped! This is now on - 23rd June. Please re-read first post and respond if interested.
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You know pond house bbq is 22nd of June Sean? Just incase you were attending again this year. πŸ˜‚
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Ollie wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 20, 2024 12:44 pm
You know pond house bbq is 22nd of June Sean? Just incase you were attending again this year. πŸ˜‚
Bugger. It seems every date I try to choose clashes with 'something' so yes I would have liked to attend that (and no doubt Joe in his mx-5), but I'm keen to do a brekky run too! So have to give it a miss now. Possibly rules out others from the brekky run too, buy c'est la vie!
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Well being on the 23rd works for me....I can attend, as will be staying in work at Benson that weekend to attend Pond House. That's Sunday taken care of aswell as Saturday. What an epic rx8 weekend I shall be having.....I will come and meet you at the start near High Wycombe, its about 35 min from me.
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DrewR3 wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 22, 2024 12:22 pm
Well being on the 23rd works for me....I can attend, as will be staying in work at Benson that weekend to attend Pond House. That's Sunday taken care of aswell as Saturday. What an epic rx8 weekend I shall be having.....I will come and meet you at the start near High Wycombe, its about 35 min from me.
Sounds excelllent! (Assume then you return to and come from Benson in the morning!?)

I've personally more-or-less ruled out fitting in the Pond BBQ, because I'd intend to drink / stay over the night etc. and I'd probably too drunk induced to drive that early in the morning anyway! Plus then a large distance to start that early in the morning! :lol:

I supopse we could just attend the BBQ / not drink / return home - like you fit in an epically full weekend of driving! :-D

*that said* it is 'only' 1h15 approx from PH to Buckingham start point, also along some nice twisties; if anybody DOES fancy more spirited driving, meeting in the morning! (Approx. 2 hours to the Amersham start point - a bit of a stretch!) :D

OR - only half an hour from PH to Gilks if folks wanted their own mini-run and meet for Brekky!?

(I'd need to be very careful with numbers meeting there - there is limited parking spaces & we need to confirm numbers with them!).
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I will return from Dan's in the evening. I'm happy to not drink/alcohol free to have a comfy bed in the evening 🀣 tents and sleeping on the floor I try to stay away from these days. Have a little lay in until 9ish and then drive out to you in morning.
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