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Drop off point

Postby sugarmouse » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:06 pm

Do we have one this year?
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Re: Drop off point

Postby Bizza » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:10 am

Yep but it's in the carpark anyway so pointless really.
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Re: Drop off point

Postby Noodle » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:59 pm

I wouldn't call it pointless. It still gets you closer to main entrance than the car park and makes marshals and security's jobs much easier monitoring how long cars have been parked and whether they possess parking passes. It still fulfills its role as a "pick up amd drop off" area.

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Re: Drop off point

Postby sugarmouse » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:52 pm

Ok. I'm impacted by it having a quite severe back condition so I have to factor in getting there much earlier as I know I will need several trips in order to carry things one bit at a time.
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Re: Drop off point

Postby sugarmouse » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:58 pm

It was one of the perks of the festival for me if I am honest as I felt it meant bloodstock cared about their customers wellbeing. It being situated in the carpark is a major difference to before.
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Re: Drop off point

Postby Noodle » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:39 am

According to the info page there are shuttle buses for those less able to walk from the drop off point. It will drop you at the main entrance
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Re: Drop off point

Postby sugarmouse » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:05 am

It states for the disabled. Are they going to ask me for proof? I'm not a blue badge holder. I just have chronic pain and am trying other treatment before I resort to an operation. I know nobody is legally allowed to ask for proof but in short, will someone like me be permitted to use the bus?
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Re: Drop off point

Postby i0th » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:21 am

People who have serious mobility or other issues will be in Niflheim camp (disabled camping) which has parking in it. The shuttle bus service will be exactly for people like yourself that need a bit of support getting to the entrance.
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Re: Drop off point

Postby sugarmouse » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:48 am

Thank you i0th. :)
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Re: Drop off point

Postby sugarmouse » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:00 pm

I've looked at the info page and googled and all I can find is that the shuttle bus travels from nearby train stations etc. If I was to want to get it from the car park to the main entrance, where do I wait for it? I assume the drop off point? I have a feeling it just wont stop there lol
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Re: Drop off point

Postby SuperMeisty » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:03 pm

http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/event-info

The first paragraph mentions the shuttle bus for people who cannot walk the 900 metres from the carpark to the entrance:

"We have shuttle buses available for those with disability to use if you are unable to walk the 900 metres from the car park to the site entrance."

There is usually a shuttle bus stop in the car park for this purpose.

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Re: Drop off point

Postby sugarmouse » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:22 pm

I saw that, I just didn't see where it goes from (the car park being a big place).

And again, it says 'with disability'. If you say there's a stop for the purpose I will believe you though :) I can still see my being refused on it however without some sort of proof I have a back condition.
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Re: Drop off point

Postby WorMzy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:49 pm

Create a topic in the Ask the Organisers subforum and hopefully someone behind the scenes will clarify the situation.
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Re: Drop off point

Postby Tet » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:17 pm

sugarmouse wrote:I saw that, I just didn't see where it goes from (the car park being a big place).

There's a bit of scaffolding in the car park with a sign saying it's the shuttle bus collection point.
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Re: Drop off point

Postby sugarmouse » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Thanks Tet/Wormz.
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