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Accommodation, the night before……….

Discussion in 'Bedford 9th March 2020' started by SlapHeadDiver, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. SlapHeadDiver

    SlapHeadDiver Administrator

    Welcome to a new season of MGs on Track, we look forward to seeing to you all at our track days and for those who are looking to stop overnight prior to the event why not consider booking into where you will some likeminded people to chat and have drink with the night before your track day.

    Track name: Bedford
    Track post code: MK44 2YP

    Hotel name: Holiday Inn Express
    Hotel Address: Elstow Interchange A6/A421, Bedford
    Hotel post code: MK42 9BF
    Hotel webite:
    https://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/gb/en/find-hotels/hotel/rooms?qDest=Bedford MK42 9BF, UK&qCiMy=22020&qCiD=8&qCoMy=22020&qCoD=9&qAdlt=2&qChld=0&qRms=1&qRtP=6CBARC&qIta=99627964&qSlH=XQDBF&qAkamaiCC=GB&qSrt=sBR&qBrs=re.ic.in.vn.cp.vx.hi.ex.rs.cv.sb.cw.ma.ul.ki.va.ii.&qAAR=6CBARC&qWch=0&qSmP=1&setPMCookies=true&qRad=30&qRdU=mi&srb_u=0
    Room rates: Fr £48.50
    Restaurant? Meals available
    Breakfast: Breakfast available in time
    Parking: Good
    Parking for trailers: We managed ok
    Distance from track: 14 miles
    Travel time to track: 25 mins
    Places nearby to eat: Within 20mins walk

    An alternative

    Hotel name:The Sharnbrook Hotel
    Hotel Address: Park Lane (off A6), Sharnbrook
    Hotel post code: MK44 1LX
    Hotel webite: https://www.thesharnbrookhotel.com/
    Room rates: Fr £60 [offers]
    Restaurant? Yes
    Breakfast: Yes, opens 7am
    Parking: Yes
    Parking for trailers: Please check
    Distance from track: 4 miles
    Travel time to track: 11 mins

    Please note I stayed last year at the Holiday Inn with 4/5 other drivers and we had a great night talking about all and sundry. We decided to eat in and breakfast opens soon enough to be able to partake before heading upto the circuit.

    If you do book then I suggest you make this known by replying to this thread so that others know there are other members staying and I look forward to seeing you there. This will be my first outing of the year accompanied by my son Duncan. Can’t wait :)

    If you have any recommendations for this or other track days as to other places to stay and eat the night before please let me know
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2020
  2. Howard45632

    Howard45632 Junior Member

    Hi all, have just booked the track day - very exciting! Will definitely be staying the night before and keen to join in with the group and the banter, so waiting to see if a consensus forms before booking the accommodation. See you there ;0)
  3. SlapHeadDiver

    SlapHeadDiver Administrator

    Hi Howard, I get the feeling this maybe your first track day, at least with MGS on Track. I think you will find it a great day out with drivers who follow the rules of the track so that you can drive with confidence without unduly being concerned of others out there. You'll find plenty of space, particularly at Bedford as it it's a long circuit.
    My son and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express last year and had a good night. We originally planned to walk to another place to eat but the evening just floated on with general chatter until it wasn't worthwhile going out so ate in. I'm going to speak to my son over the weekend but I suspect we'll chose the same venue, whilst it's a bit further away we'll be able to have breakfast before heading out :)
    I look forward to meeting you
  4. SlapHeadDiver

    SlapHeadDiver Administrator

    I've just booked twin room for Duncan [son] and myself at the Holiday Inn Express for the Sunday night
    I hope other drivers are able to join us
  5. MG04COL

    MG04COL Junior Member

    I'm making my way down on the morning of the track day but it will be my first outing and I can't wait!!! ;-)
  6. NigelS

    NigelS Chairman

    Hope you have a great day at Bedford, its a superb circuit and great for your first time, although there are quite a lot of corners and you will find that it takes a few laps to find your way around. A session with an instructor would be a good addition to your day, if you haven't already booked a slot. This link is a lap of Bedford I took last year when we were there in March:
  7. AndrewSmith56

    AndrewSmith56 Active Member

    Hi, I have just booked the Holiday Inn. See you there, its a great track - loved it last year.
  8. SlapHeadDiver

    SlapHeadDiver Administrator

    Hi Andrew, look forward to meeting up with you again, it's been awhile. Duncan and I are looking forward to taking the MG out again, it'll be the first track day since the engine rebuild so a bit of relearning. Off to Stoneleigh in the morning in the MG to get some steady miles in before Bedford and possibly pick up some bits too.
    Enjoy Goodwood, might get there again in October
  9. Rich

    Rich Active Member

    I'm staying at the Premier Inn, Priory country park, Bedford. £29.50 without breakfast!
    Looking forward to the day, only been to the Autodrome once a few years ago on a day shared with the Lotus guys, scary when you haven't got a lot of power.
  10. SlapHeadDiver

    SlapHeadDiver Administrator

    Hi Richard
    Looking forward to seeing you at the track. My son Duncan & I did it last year for the first time and had a really good day. I'd be interested to hear what the Premier Inn is like, particularly for parking a van and trailer as we tend to bring the car on a trailer when it's more than an hour from home. Also what time does it start serving breakfast, many don't start till 7am which is too late as a rule hence we re-booked the Holiday Inn for both parking and breakfast :)
  11. Andy Butcher

    Andy Butcher Junior Member

    Looking to stay at the Holiday Inn if they’ve got spare rooms. Looking to book tomorrow or Monday. Hope to see you there whoever is staying.
  12. SlapHeadDiver

    SlapHeadDiver Administrator

    Hi Andy, looking forward to meeting you on the Sunday evening and/or at the track
  13. Howard45632

    Howard45632 Junior Member

    Holiday Inn Express just booked, looking forward to meeting everyone there, Howard
  14. SlapHeadDiver

    SlapHeadDiver Administrator

    See you there Howard:)
  15. Rich

    Rich Active Member

    Hi Mark,
    Only been to Bedford once, with Lot opl day. I stayed in the Travelodge north of the town, closer for the circuit. (No breakfast).
    Not been to the Marina Premier Inn, chose it because it has free parking, (and v. cheap), unlike the one in town where you have to use the multi-storey.
    I'll let you know what the car park is like, for future reference, when I see you.
    I usually have breakfast at whichever circuit, gives me an extra half hour in bed :).
  16. SlapHeadDiver

    SlapHeadDiver Administrator

    Hi Richard
    See you at the track and we can compare notes :cool:
  17. Andrew1966

    Andrew1966 Junior Member

    All booked at the Holiday Inn. Looking forward to meeting some guys from Brands again and some new faces. There’ll be three of us.
  18. SlapHeadDiver

    SlapHeadDiver Administrator

    I look forward to meeting you. Brands, was that Aug or Dec, we were at the former

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