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Hi guys I have decided that it is time to start organising a central midlands meet, as I have seen on many occasions people from the staffordshire/birmingham/dudley areas enquiring about meets.

This thread is to judge your interest, availability and choice of venue.

Firstly the time and date. I would like to suggest Saturday 15th April, meeting at around 12 - 12:30pm.

Now the location, I will suggest a couple. If you have another suggestion then please make it!

Bassetts Pole Pub on Bassetts Pole island, A38 between Birmingham and Lichfield. This location has become very well known for meets in the last 10 years. Every tuesday it was used for huge biker meets who would then tear up and down the nearby A38 and A446 for the amusement of spectators (we can have some fun on these roads). It has also been the meeting point for the midlands divisions of PGAC (pug gti club) and SSC (saxo sports club) for the last 5+ years. They have a decent sized car park and the food is pretty good and well priced, there's also a maccys next door [:p] Approx travelling times by car:

Burton upon trent (south staffs/north birmingham area): 10 minutes
Birmingham City Centre: 25 minutes
Stourbridge/Merry Hill area (south birmingham area): 40 minutes

Star City off M6J6. Those who live in the Midlands area will be familiar with star city. They have a number of restaurants and eateries, as well as cinema, bowling, arcades etc. The car park is huge and its pretty easy to get to. It is not far from bassetts pole therefore when I used to attend SSC meets we would meet and eat at bassetts pole and then travel down the road to star city when we got bored. (The roads from bassetts pole -> star city are pretty nice [:D]) Approx travelling times by car:

Lichfield (south staffs/north birmingham area): 20 minutes
Birmingham City Centre: 10 minutes
Stourbridge/Merry Hill area (south birmingham area): 25 minutes

Merry Hill Centre. The Merry Hill centre is a large shopping complex in brierly hill near stourbridge. It has a number of restaurants and eateries plus cinema, nearby bowling etc. It has become well known as a boy racer location due to the very large meets that used to occur here regularly which would almost always result in organised street racing and large police presence. I have not been to these meets for some time but 3/4 years ago when I did attend regularly it was a hugely publicised issue with ongoing battles between the local group (KroozMidz) and the police.

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Thanks for taking the time to read!
 

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Bassets Pole for me, not far at all as I am just outside Lichfield on the way to Burton...can't do the 9th because I will be going to the NW meet, so it would have to be the weekend after.

Cheers, Tom
 

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star city would be a better location as the car park is huge and the roads surrounding star city you can have fair amount of fun with...
 

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star city would be a better location as the
car park is huge and the roads surrounding star city you can have fair
amount of fun with...
I second that star city has some good roads and a dual carriage way up
to it, also a nice place to be as theres loads of stuff to do, if you
like your shisha they've got a shisha lounge there aswell [:D] and a
casino.

Sat
 

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You can have it at our place in bromsgrove if you like, just off j1 of the m42 and j4 of the m5.

we can do a dyno day of it if you like as well.
 

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Nice to see a bit of interest!

Bassetts Pole is not far at all from Star City, bout 10 mins. Bassetts is a good meeting spot and the roads to star city are pretty good (A38 out of Lichfield then some dual carriageways on the approach to star city). So for those who want to go to Star City maybe consider meeting at bassetts first then heading to Star City? As bassetts pole is ahead on the poll right now.

Also what about dates for people? Only one person has said they cant make the 9th... hows saturday the 15th?

Also ChippedUK what sort of prices can you do RR sessions for? Personally my money is a bit tight right now!

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9th April sounds good, and I too am based in Bromsgrove[:)].

RR sounds interesting, so maybe get a group discount[;)].

Otherwise Marry Hill or Star City for me too.
 

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One person has said they cant make the 9th and I'd like everyone to be able to come as its the first one... and then hopefully we will have a decent amount of people and be able to keep the meet going.

Does anyone so far have a problem with Saturday 15th April?

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15th would be a maybe (money dependant)

9th no good as i will still be very drunk as its my birthday the 8th (hic hic)
 

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First post edited as have had no complaints about the 15th and several about the 9th! Saturday 15th April it is!
 

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Argh!!! just seen this thread!! can't make the 15th "damm" I'm in Dartmouth!

Gosh, I live in the midlands and i've been to more London meets[:O] and only 1 Midland meet, (oh yeah and Bristol ones)

Oh well Have a good one peeps!
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
I will start a new thread now...

It will be saturday 15th april at Bassetts Pole pub at around 12:30pm and probably moving on to star city.
 
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