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Morph-a-Doodle
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Lets get this thread started to gauge interest...

Dates
30/31st August

Start destination Fountains Abbey near Ripon

Come one come all

Last years Video​

Rams


It's back again ladies and gents, and this time it will be better than ever.....

The runs previous to this event have lots of fond memories shared by hundreds of people, myself included!!!

The start destination will be Fountains Abbey, Studley Roger near Ripon
Fountains Abbey, National Trust, Yorkshire, Deer Park, Visit

This beautiful backdrop will provide the perfect arena to start this run

Start time will be 10am prompt from Fountains Abbey 30th Aug, Ripon
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden
Ripon
Nr Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG4 3DY

Sunday 31st August will start at 10am

Abbots House Farm
Goathland
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO22 5NH​
The run date will be 30th/31st August 2008 Now Confirmed

This year of 2008 is the biggest yet for the Heartbeat Run, it's a two day event.
Accommodation/Camping suggestions are at the bottom of this thread.

The camp site most will be using is Abbots Farm in Goathland, book early guys you don't want be stuck for somewhere to sleep.
The Second part of the run will feature roads which are great fun to drive, Goathland and Dalby forrest will feature on the Sunday meet, the final destination will be the beautiful city of Ripon​
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The event which is one of the pinnacles of the Mini2 calender, is such a fun run to organize, great roads, beautifully scenery and plenty of diversity.

I feel this run will promise to be as popular as it's predecessors, so pop your name down early.

So what will this run offer :Without giving too much away.... It covers a large portion of North Yorkshire, featuring stunning views and great roads, it boasts long straights, beautifully curved corners and views for miles, selected parking and toilets will be included!!!!!!
I'm going to try and simplify things by adding pictures to maps. I don't know of anybody else who has done this before but it has occurred to me that pictures can and will make all the difference on a route like this, I've attached a couple of snaps below of various road signs, danger points, Points of interest and Road layouts to ease the chance of getting lost. All points will be color coded

I've selected points on route where video footage WILL be taken, I've chosen these points purely to make one of the best videos yet and to try and get everybody's car on film.
I'm wanting to make a different film from following the same mini, I want to make it more professional with cut-aways to wheels turning, people enjoying and beautiful scenery all around.

I understand the ethical laws with regards to filming/photographing persons and there cars against there will, on entering this event you must be fully aware footage will be recorded , nothing illegal will be shown, and every piece of footage will be edited. Any questions or concerns please feel free to PM me.






Pictures and Keys
1, Hazards such as cattle grids and narrow bridges in Red
2,Junction layouts will be in Blue
3,Village Signage will be in Slate Grey
4,Road Signage will be in Yellow Green
5,Points of interest will be in Green

I'm scanning the web sites as we speak for accommodation in thirsk and surrounding areas, also I will include various amenities such as dining, cash points and petrol stations.
I will place the links to these points of interest as soon as possible.
Usefull Links
Accommodation: Thirsk Hotels, England
http://srv01.information-britain.co.uk/counties.cfm?county=40
Cash Machines: Four in the town center
Petrol stations: Half mile away from the square
thirsk motors
Route Map to Thirsk Start point can be inputed via AA web site:
Route Planner (GB) : Maps and directions - The AA

The run has meticulous picture prompt run notes and will be ready on this thread soon enough.

2005 Heartbeat Run Photo Gallery...check it out
http://mini2.xylene.biz/

2006 Hearbeat Run Photo Gallery
Heartbeat 2006 Run

I'll initially limit the numbers to 100 cars, judging on the parking space and route.


Because the Heartbeat run is so big I need split the cars into groups,

1st Group: The more spirited driver
This group will consist of veteran runners, those who have done more than 3 runs.

2nd Group: Run Buddies Those who usually have been on runs before or those who have a good navigators.

3 Group Puddlers Group Run Virgins, a slower paced group.

How the run works is like this-
Because we're all following the same route the first group arrives at the first stop point, waits for the second group and sets off to the next re-group point, the second group then rests and waits for the 3 rd group and does the same as the 1st group and so on.

The notes will have approximations of rest time and should be adhered to rigidly, there is plenty of time in each stop.
There are 3 official stops including 1 dinner break, where we will all meet up together (Helmsley).

To allay any fears from the first time runners

These runs organised by myself and a handfull of M2 members are fantastic days out and enjoyed by all who partake in them.

Mini fans all brought together from different parts of the country to enjoy great roads, wonderfull scenery and a good natter.
It's also a good way to put a face to a user name!

A good mix of male and female drivers, with no boy racers :wink:

I am very passionate about good organisation and will try to answer any question raised.

Once at the first meeting point of Fountains Abbey, runners will be briefed and sorted into groups.

Try not to be late at the starting point, a reasonable amount of grace is given to late runners, but running to a schedule this time will be limited.

I have set some very basic rules in which everybody has a safe and enjoyable time on the run, anyone who I feel has contraveind any of the following rules will be asked to leave.


Rules of the run

1, Don't drive too close to the car in front.
2, No threatening driving such as honking the horn or bully boy tactics.
3, Unlawful behaviour to other road users.
4,At any of the stops, No wheel spinning, very loud music or being discourteous to members of the public.
5, It is not a RACE!!!


If you do have any more concerns please feel free to PM me.

Rams

Previous years Run
The Heartbeat 2005 video is now fully working and ready to go... you need the following file to show content http://download.divx.com/divx/DivX521XP2K.exe

Previous years Run thread: http://www.mini2.com/forum/showthread.php?t=88900&page=32&highlight=heartbeat+run

Download that, run the installer and it will happily integrate itself with your media player/realplayer etc etc

HeartBeat Video is at http://81.171.135.187/Heartbeat1.avi (right click, save as)

Run notes









Meeting Points​
The first meeting point for all those travelling up from the South & North West, the first meeting place will be the Sainsbury Car - Park just off the A1(M) Juction 46.Colton retail park

Meeting time here will be 9am








To all those who are travelling from the north come off at the junction 49 of the A1 signed for Dishforth then head towards Studley Roger onto Fountains Abbey​




For those travelling from Harrogate way, make your way down the A61 towards Ripon, Studley Roger then onto Fountains Abbey

Start time will be 10.00am please try and get there about 9.00 / 9.30am


Meeting time here will be 10am







Important Information please download

I'm not saying anything will happen but please download and fill out this disclaimer if you are partaking in the run.
Many thanks

The Heartbeat Mini Run Disclaimer

I am aware that by undertaking this run that I omit any liability/responsibility to the organizer Mr Ramsay Strelczenie.
I also acknowledge that my car is fit for road use, insured taxed and tested if applicable.
Any speeding fines and/or dangerous driving convictions are solely my responsibility.

Many of the roads will include fords and other such Hazards which may be dangerous to me and my vehicle.

Some roads on the run will be through towns and will of course abide by the various speed limits applicable.

Rules of the Run
1, Don't drive too close to the car in front.
2, No threatening driving such as honking the horn or bully boy tactics.
3, Unlawful behavior to other road users.
4,At any of the stops, No wheel spinning, very loud music or being discourteous to members of the public.
5, It is not a RACE!!!

It is accepted that 3 groups are available for me and my car to join
1st Group:
This group will consist of veteran runners, those who have done more than 3 runs.

2nd Group:
Those who usually have been on runs before or those who have good navigators

3rd Group:
Run Virgins, a slower paced group.

A charge of no more than £10 will be charged on the day, to cover parking fees, sticker, run notes and a small charitable donation( About £1) which will be donated to the West Yorkshire Guide Dog foundation.
No profit is to be be made from this run, and all proceeds that arn't fixed costs will be donated to the above charity.

Be aware that the second day may include a small fee will be charge by North Yorkshire CC to travel through Dalby Forrest


I have read all the above information and agree to the terms and condition set out by Mr Ramsay Strelczenie, any concerns regarding these rules please contact the organizer immediately .

Vehicle Reg________________________

Colour____________________________

Model __________________________

Name Print________________________


Signature__________________________

Enjoy yourself on this run guys and galls!

If anyone has any concerns or feels they can't abide by the above disclaimer please contact me via email.



Heartbeat 2008 official runners
1,Bad Dog
2,Mess
3,AlexBRG
4,Scottyboy
5,Gary Bartle
6,Mini-Stef
7,Mess
8,cooperaidy
9,MattL
10,Scream
11,doggonwheels
12,M4 CUS
13,Philly C
14,nidgea5vrk
15,scubasteve5
16, Fire-starter Tony
17,james genders
18,Robert Isles
19,Tobes
20,Vhyper
21,Alison Cummings
22,miniota 0001
23,ASTON



Possibles
R99
ben__allen


Camp Site BOOKED​

Abbots Farm at Goathland​

Phone through your booking now for camping.​

Tell them that your part of the Mini Heartbeat Run 01947 896026​
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It's only 5 miles from Whitby and has all the facilities needed.
Any problems with the booking send me a PM, and I'll go sort out the geezer :D


It Should be no more than 15 pounds to camp there for one night, if you are staying on the Friday ask Ian about the rates.​

Some more info on East/North Yorkshire
DiscoverYorkshireCoast.com - whitby - Whats On - Home
Whitby Home Page

The Big List of Campers




Available Hotels in the surrounding Area

The Crown Hotel
Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2RZ
Tel: 01423 567755 Booking Line: 0845 45 66 399
1 x Double Room inc Breakfast £90.00

The Studley Hotel

28, Swan Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2SE
Tel: 01423 560425 Booking Line: 0845 45 66 399

1 x Double Room £95.00

The Yorkshire Hotel
Prospect Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1LA
Tel: 01423 565071 Booking Line: 0845 45 66 399

1 x Double inc Breakfast £125.00

Holiday Inn Harrogate
Kings Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1XX
Tel: 0870 4431 761

1 x Double Room £71.00 room only, £62.00 inc breakfast

THE ASCOT HOUSE HOTEL
53, Kings Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5HJ
Tel: 01423 531005 Booking Line: 0845 45 66 399
1 x Double Room £90.00 inc breakfast

Hotel Du Vin & Bistro

Prospect Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1LB
Tel: 01423 856800

1 x Double room £120.00 £13.50 for Continental breakfast

Balmoral Hotel
Franklin Mount, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5EJ
Tel: 01423 508208

1 x Double room £55.00 per person inc breakfast

Scotia House Hotel
66-68, Kings Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5JR
Tel: 01423 504361
1 x Double room £65.00 inc breakfast

Arden House Hotel
69-71, Franklin Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5EH
Tel: 01423 509224

1 x Double room £75.00 inc breakfast

The Belmont Hotel
86, Kings Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5JX
Tel: 01423 528086
1 x Double room £60.00 inc breakfast

The Kingsway Hotel
36, Kings Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5JW
Tel: 01423 562179

1 x Double room £60.00 inc breakfast

Travelodge Hotels Ltd
The Royal Baths, Crescent Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2RR
Tel: 0870 1911737

1 x Double room £61.00 £4 for Continental breakfast

Lamont Guest House
12, St. Marys Walk, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0LW
Tel: 01423 567143

1 x Double room £65.00 inc breakfast

West Park Hotel
19, West Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1BJ
Tel: 01423 524471

1 x Double Room £95.00 inc breakfast

Ash Grove Guest House
72, Kings Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5JR
Tel: 01423 569970

1 x Double Room £55.00 inc breakfast
 

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Morph-a-Doodle
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Not sure I can come but I've always wanted to go to Yorkshire :)
Believe me & I'll stick my neck out here if you don't enjoy these roads or this run I will pay half to your petrol* (Can't say fairer than that!)
I've only just posted this just 10 mins ago watch the numbers go....

Rams

*Please note this is a one off offer to one person only!!!!!!!
 

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Believe me & I'll stick my neck out here if you don't enjoy these roads or this run I will pay half to your petrol* (Can't say fairer than that!)
I've only just posted this just 10 mins ago watch the numbers go....

Rams

*Please note this is a one off offer to one person only!!!!!!!
Wow what a great offer!! I would love to go, but I just don't have a MINI yet!! :) If anyone needs a Navigator I can be available ;)
 

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Stick me down mate, it would be rude not too. Are you going to post it on NM, that would make it your first post :D
Just tried that Paul it only limits me to 10000 characters though can you do anything with that?

Thanks

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Stick me down as a possible, as have always fancied doing this - but, as ever at the mo, it all depends on job/where I will be living and working by then :-/

Ace bit of the country tho! :-D
 

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Stick me down as a possible, as have always fancied doing this - but, as ever at the mo, it all depends on job/where I will be living and working by then :-/

Ace bit of the country tho! :-D
Ok mate will do
 

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Rams, Cant believe you havent already put my name down and i have to confirm it again :eek:

Put me down! :rolleyes:

Loved last years run so going to enjoy this again. :D
ok ok your on mate!

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I'm not sure if im reading it right.

So meet up on day one, at fountains abbey, drive to whitby area, stay the night? then next day have a nice drive about the dales?

If im being stupid tell me lol. well u will remember me and my mates.... was driving blue cooper with underground roof at lakes and met us at pub in keswick
 

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I'm not sure if im reading it right.

So meet up on day one, at fountains abbey, drive to whitby area, stay the night? then next day have a nice drive about the dales?

If im being stupid tell me lol. well u will remember me and my mates.... was driving blue cooper with underground roof at lakes and met us at pub in keswick
haha omg im a right div. ye should try make it, with me workin weekends, and me already having alot of weekends off for other mini events it maybe difficult, but will try my best, and mayb try get mates to come in their minis.
 

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Pretty detailed write up Rams, fancy helping me out with one of mine? <sorry off topic>
No Worries Paul, If I have the time I defiantly will.

When are you doing your run?

Rams
 
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