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Car Share Thread

Postby tmcgoay » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:40 pm

Apologies if this is a duplicate thread, i'm driving up from cornwall and the guys i normally drive up aren't going this year, i have a couple of spaces. Where is the best place for me to find someone to share the drive up with and petrol costs
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Re: Car Share

Postby Gandalf the Red » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:45 pm

Beat me to it.
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Postby tmcgoay » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:19 pm

Gocarshare only let you sign in with Facebook, not working for me.
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Re: Car Share

Postby tmcgoay » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:48 pm

It's not working
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Postby euantehclansman » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:49 am

i0th wrote:The sign in page gives you the option of logging in with an email address & password instead.


Aye they're no allowing email registration right now
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Re: Car Share

Postby thehairyone » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:14 pm

...which is why I normally start this thread a LOT earlier. Sorry, forgot to do it this year. But hopefully this will help people find a lift if they need it or fill in a spare seat!
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Re: Car Share

Postby Noodle » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:41 am

thehairyone wrote:...which is why I normally start this thread a LOT earlier. Sorry, forgot to do it this year. But hopefully this will help people find a lift if they need it or fill in a spare seat!

Aye, I forgot to remind you.

I suppose I ought to offer a seat or two here.

I'll be driving in from Nottingham probably thursday. My route will be A453, A50, A38. I can take 3. Mandatory payment: Help put up my trailer tent I'll be towing. I will accept beer as well as optional donation towards petrol.
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Re: Car Share

Postby VizardAmata » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:38 pm

This is more of a "just in case" thing, but the person who said they'd give me a lift, originally said that they were "probably" going, and is now not answering when I'm asking if they are or not. With 26 days to go, I'd rather cast my net now. (Good old reliable people... :evil:)

Will be me and a friend travelling from Dunstable/Luton area, willing to travel to nearby towns in order to coincide with your route.

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Re: Car Share

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:38 am

Likewise, my lift offer has gone silent despite a few polite emails and texts from me.

Thankfully there is a direct bus from Glasgow at 7am on the Thursday but it is £72 I hadn't budgetted for and I will need to book a hotel in Glasgow on the Wednesday night too.

Not the end of the world, but irritating and eating into my spending money
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Re: Car Share

Postby VizardAmata » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:40 am

Yeah, I can make my way there on the train, but that's £65 I'd rather not spend.

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Re: Car Share

Postby Gandalf the Red » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:35 pm

VizardAmata wrote:Yeah, I can make my way there on the train, but that's £65 I'd rather not spend.


Can you easily get to somewhere where London Midland trains run from? Bedford, Watford, Milton Keynes?

They have loads of bargain fares. Last year it was £15 return from Liverpool for us.
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Re: Car Share

Postby VizardAmata » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:01 pm

I got a bit excited then... :( Return from Bedford to Lichfield City is much cheaper, about £38, but once you count in the fare to Bedford (£8 each way), and then the shuttle to and from the festival, it's about the same.

If I can score a lift to Bedford, it might be option. Thanks anyway, though.

EDIT: Milton Keynes is looking very promising though! Can anyone tell me roughly how long it takes to get from Lichfield City station to the festival? I think MK is gonna be it tbh, just want to get a rough idea of the timings so I can book the correct train.

Thanks a lot Gandalf, I probably wouldn't have thought of that!

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Re: Car Share

Postby Gandalf the Red » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:35 pm

You're welcome. :yes:

The shuttle bus takes about half an hour or so. They're quite regular and leave when they fill up. So all in I would expect it to take less than an hour with maybe a little bit of queuing.
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Re: Car Share

Postby VizardAmata » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:27 pm

Excellent, thanks.

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Re: Car Share

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:37 pm

Gave up on my lift option as still never heard back, direct bus from Glasgow booked for £72.
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