A free place to stay the night.....

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A free place to stay the night.....

Post by Harty » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:51 pm

I know that this exists on other forums, but not so much in the UK, but would there be much interest in fellow bikers on the ABR forum in creating a list of willing hosts to 'put up' a biker for the night in their garden. I for one am a complete tight arse and refuse to pay for a nights camping whilst on my journey somewhere, although I do often rough it! Sometimes it's nice to camp somewhere bike friendly, grab a cold beer and perhaps have tinker with me bike whilst under cover.

So, what I'm offering is a place to camp in my garden, a cold beer and access to tools to tinker with, and some Adventure Biker chin wagging! Am just of Jct 27 of M5 on the Devon/Somerset border.

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Re: A free place to stay the night.....

Post by irishtiger » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:14 pm

Yea Harty it a great idea. Done this a few times here in Ireland, met some interesting people and remained friends with a few. Beats a camp site when your travelling alone.

I've not much of a garden, could squeeze in one tent no problem. I'm about 20 mile south of Belfast. Anyone travelling over this way is welcome.
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Post by Selous » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:32 pm

HU Forum do something like that.
In a Earlier post I stated quite clearly, as I am on the Essex Suffolk Borders, & at most 20 min to a International Ferry to Europe, ppl could dosse in my Back Garden, Sofa/Floor, Tea Coffee, Tools if I have some in Bacon Butties. B)

I noticed there has been 30 views only 1 there reply, I appreciate you don't know who your letting say in your garden, I have found in all these other country's people will help with out question.

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Post by Jimbike » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:39 pm

That's a great idea. I've seen it on other sites and I'm sure it would work with this friendliest of forums.

I'm in Hayle, Cornwall and have room for any size tent.
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Re: A free place to stay the night.....

Post by Tenere Mart » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:40 pm

Awsome cool idia :cheer: Will keep in mind when out traveling .

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Post by tiger800xc » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:17 am

I Think it is a great idea should you have a need to pull over for the night.
Im just off the m6 juntion 17 but any biker would be welcome to call in for a over night rest and a brew.
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Post by Roadcat » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:13 am

I think it's a great idea too. I'm situated near Cambridge, so not exactly conveniently located between anywhere and anywhere else, but if anybody needs tent space I've got loads and if you're really fortunate I might even have a cold beer in the fridge.

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Re: A free place to stay the night.....

Post by backofbeyond » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:24 am

There is a "bike club" (not really sure what to call it) in the States like this where you get a directory of bikers throughout the country willing to help. The level of help is graded from "just a phone call if you're in the area and stuck" through to "call in, use my workshop and we'll put you up" and you choose whatever is appropriate to your circumstances and temperament.

There it's been running a while, is formalised and you get a paper directory (which is how I came across it). Something similar here would be worth getting off the ground but posting up peoples details on an open access website may not be the best of ideas - how many spammers, cold calling financial scammers and burglars do you want?

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Re: A free place to stay the night.....

Post by Norm De Plume » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:34 am

It's funny this is being discussed now, it's something that we discussed over the weekend at the EAB camping. The XRV forum run a scheme that is co-ordinated using Google Maps - http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&m ... 35582630f0

People mark their locations with a marker which says what they offer, e.g. bed/camping/tools/beer etc. Once you know who you want to contact, it looks like you have to PM them on the forum, so your contact details aren't available to all.

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