Jun
30

Bikers and Waterfalls Camp (34041)

Event Overview

Come and join ODL in an active weekend in the south of the Brecon Beacons joint with the Gay Bikers Motorcycle Club.  The bikers are to be staying in the hostel with us ODL guys in the campsite, all sharing an included Saturday evening BBQ and campfire.

During the day on the Saturday we will be organising a couple of walks into the countryside; nothing's confirmed yet, but we're planning on a walk out to Pen Y Fan (this'll be a 20min car journey out there and back) and a walk around the local waterfalls, potentially leaving directly from the campsite.  The biker's have been invited to join us if they so wish.

The Gay Biker...

Come and join ODL in an active weekend in the south of the Brecon Beacons joint with the Gay Bikers Motorcycle Club.  The bikers are to be staying in the hostel with us ODL guys in the campsite, all sharing an included Saturday evening BBQ and campfire.

During the day on the Saturday we will be organising a couple of walks into the countryside; nothing's confirmed yet, but we're planning on a walk out to Pen Y Fan (this'll be a 20min car journey out there and back) and a walk around the local waterfalls, potentially leaving directly from the campsite.  The biker's have been invited to join us if they so wish.

The Gay Bikers are likely to be organising three ride outs during the Saturday, and they've said ODL motorcyclists, of all abilities, are welcome to join them.

Due to the local facilities there is scope for gorge walking and a visit to Bike Park Wales to be arranged, details of which are to be determined.  If you are interested in doing this, please do get in contact as it'll be good to know if there's a big demand for either of these.

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What to bring

Camping

If you haven’t been camping since you were in the Scouts here is what you need.

If it’s your first trip you are likely to want to get away with the bare minimum.

  • Tents start off relatively cheap but as they say you get what you pay for. These tend to start from £10 upwards (‘festival tents’) that are light and do the job – but only just. You may find that they leak, break or blow away.
  • A thin foam ‘carry mat’ is good to sleep on (under £10) and you can use your clothes to make a pillow. Or if you have the room places like Tesco often sell air beds that cost as little as a fiver.
  • Don’t forget you will need something to sleep in. You can buy a sleeping bag from as little as a tenner. This will tend to be thin but will do the job at most summer camps. At camps later in the year you will want something warmer though.
  • Some places such as Argos/ASDA sell camping sets where you can buy a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and a lamp for approx. £50-£60.
  • If you have friends that camp you may find it beneficial to talk to them first and they may even lend you some kit.
  • Check if the event has a pub nearby for dinner, and buy cereal pots or porridge pots from places like M&S for breakfast. You can easily beg a cup of tea from more seasoned campers – but it helps if you have a cup, and don’t forget a plastic glass if you like your wine! If you are coming by car, a folding chair (£10) is great. As you may be sitting outside late into the evening. Some proper warm clothing always comes in handy – even in the summer. Don’t forget a torch, or you may never make it back to your tent. Finally, ear plugs are always a great idea.

Once you have been once or twice you will know what kit you need to be able to cook a full English breakfast and host a party for 8 in your tent. Until then the above basics will see you right.

You will obviously need what ever kit you need for the daytime activities.

If you still have any questions, please don't hesitate to connect to either support@outdoorlads.com or the event leader.

Food & Drink

A Saturday evening BBQ is included in the price of the weekend, but you'll need to bring food for the rest of the weekend (Friday evening meal, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch)

Meeting & Times

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Event Reference No:
34041