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Starting on the 14/11/2003 until 21/11/2003 This years CIN Event will visit the following towns. (In alphabetical order).

 

Aberdeen

Aberystwyth

Ashford

Basingstoke

Birmingham

Bodmin

Bournemouth

Brighton

Bristol

Burnley

Caernarfon

Canterbury

Cardiff

Carlisle

Chelmsford

Chesterfield

Colwyn Bay

Coventry

Derby

Dorchester

Dundee

Edinburgh

Exeter

Exmouth

Glasgow

Gloucester

Guildford

Hastings

High Wycombe

Inverness

Ipswich

Leeds

Leicester

Liverpool

London

Manchester

Middlesbrough

Milford Haven

Northampton

Norwich

Oxford

Penrith

Penzance

Peterborough

Plymouth

Portsmouth

Preston

Ripon

Salisbury

Scarborough

Sheffield

Southampton

Sunderland

Swansea

Taunton

Torquay

Truro

Wakefield

Worcester

York

 

I hope there will be a town near you. I will add more towns if people can not get to one of the ones that I am visiting. At the moment With the provisional route I have worked out I will travel about 3,000 miles in the week.

 

I hope that as many of you will support this event as it is in a good cause.

 

More details will be posted here in the coming weeks.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

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So, no interrupted night's sleep in Chippenham Services?

 

More seriously, it would be good if you could post a rough map or simply the order in which you'll be visiting these towns so we can work out when (and where) to intercept you?

 

[Posted from the back of beyond]

 

Dave

 

Founder member of GAGB

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I will be posting the route about 2 weeks before I start. This is to give people time to comment on the towns I am visiting and to ask for any additions.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

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quote:
Originally posted by TheCat:

(In alphabetical order).

 

Aberdeen

Aberystwyth

Ashford

Basingstoke

 

etc..

etc..


I have to say that visiting them in alphabetical order is going to make it much harder. But best of luck.. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

 

..and what happened to Dewsbury & Batley?? I believe we were first to catch you last year.

 

Alex.

 

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I am not planning to visit them in alaphabetical order. I am not that daft. Ok well I am daft. As I am starting in Leeds and heading North I am sure that you might get another first find Alex.

Oh and as a side issue I have noticed I have called this thread 2004 it should be 2003 Opps.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

 

[This message was edited by TheCat on October 09, 2003 at 12:07 AM.]

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I thought Mark was visiting BBC TV & radio stations but BBC TV & radio in Kent comes from Tunbridge Wells not Canterbury or Ashford (as far as I know).

 

Lisa

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Lol Birmingham is the closest to me. I wouldn't mind a Stafford in there- I think there are at least three other cachers (The Bennett Familiy, Haywood Hornet, Bess's Friends?) who are nearby. Only prob is that Stafford doesn't have a BBC station there! icon_razz.gif

MarcB

 

Took Log Book, Left Nothing

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Will be taking 'the fox' with you Mark? It would be fun to track your progress.

 

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Perhaps someone could explain to the uninitiated of us what this is all about? How is it related to geocaching and what is a cacher supposed to do?

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quote:
Originally posted by Firth of Forth:

Perhaps someone could explain to the uninitiated of us what this is all about? How is it related to geocaching and what is a cacher supposed to do?


 

Yep, here is last year's event. Meet the Fox to claim the cache and make a donation.

 

Dave

 

Founder member of GAGB

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I am having some problems with the BBC this time as thay are not doing so many concerts as thay call them. So visits to stations will be made but as and when. I will publish a provisional route in the next few days. Remember that I will be catachable at all times I am traveling. So I will not just be stopping at the towns on the route. When the numbers are published there will be a voice number so if you are near by you will be able to request me to stop and wait for you. Also minor detours will be accomodated if there is time.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

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I have added the following towns to the route.

 

Stoke on Trent

Chippenham

Shrewsbury

 

This detour will mean I will be passing very near Stafford on the way from Stoke on Trent and Birmingham.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

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Hi Mark , As you are traveling from Basingstoke to Portsmouth, may I request a stop over in sunny Andover. I will be only too happy to make you a cup of tea and donate appropriately. Any other Andover 'area' cachers that would like to meet up at our place or some other mutually convenient spot, feel free to e-mail me for directions and I'll get the kettle on. Cheers, John.

 

It is the season now to go,

about the country high and low,

a hidden treasure's what you'll find

if you can best employ your mind.

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Having said that I would cycle to you this year, if you are in Andover on a day that I am working, I will probably try and catch you then, rather than ride to Southampton.

 

Looking forward to it!

 

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"There's Sparticus. That's him, over there."

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Just a bit more information for you all. Ian and I are working on a system that will enable you to track the fox on the internet this time. We are not sure how we are going to work it yet but the favorite at the moment is that the map will update every 10 miles that I travel plus when I stop. More information will be available when we get the system working.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

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This looks like so much fun! - I wish I could get over to do it.

 

BTW, BBC Radio Humberside is based in Hull. Although for some reason Hull appears to be in a Geocaching black hole compared to most of the country....sigh...

 

Groover

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quote:
Originally posted by TheCat:

Ok then Team Spike I have added Hull to the route just for you.


Now, Mark, if you could just add Tucson, Arizona, USA... icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif

 

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Originally posted by washboy:

Now, Mark, if you could just add Tucson, Arizona, USA... icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif


 

icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

 

That would be SO cool! It's only a small detour.... icon_wink.gif

 

Thaks for adding Hull. I'll let my dad know...

 

Groover

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You pay for the transport Washboy and I will go no problem. LOL.

Following on from some tests done this weekend I can now confirm that there will be a map on the web when the event starts so that my progress can be followed as I drive the event. Many thanks goto Teasel who has done all the codeing etc for this.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

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Myself and Ali work in Hackney, East London. How about adding it to your route........I'm assuming that you and your equipment are fully insured!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

 

Shall we just decrypt the clue?

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The nearest I will be getting to Hackney will be Enfield and Camberwell. I hope this helps. The full route will be available in the next few days for download in MapSource Format.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

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Please Note all route requests should be recieve by 23:59 this evening 13/10/2003 so we have time to get the on-line tracking system running and tested.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

 

[This message was edited by TheCat on October 13, 2003 at 12:35 AM.]

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The Fox's progress will be shown on this map (I hope!) :

fox-map.php?from=20031114

Click on the map to show the fox's current location on streetmap.

 

GeocacheUK - resources for the UK Geocaching community.

 

[This message was edited by Teasel on October 12, 2003 at 03:47 PM.]

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quote:
Originally posted by TheCat:

Ok the final route can now be downloaded by pressing here it is in Mapsource format..


 

Hi Mark,

 

Can we have it some other formats please?

 

I've no idea what Mapsource even is :-(

 

WoodSmoke

 

GeocacheUK - very useful resources for the UK Geocaching community

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quote:
Originally posted by TheCat:

For you information I used version 5.3 of Mapsource to compile the route


 

Can mapsource export to a Maptech Route file (.rxf) so memory-map can read it ?

 

Andy

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quote:
Originally posted by The Cuthberts:

Can mapsource export to a Maptech Route file (.rxf) so memory-map can read it ?

Andy


Not as far as I know but Chris's very useful Waypoint Workshop can do this and much more - try http://www.sheps.clara.net and good luck.

 

Happy to be member of GAGB and grateful user of GeocacheUK

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Just to let you know those nice guys at Garmin have let us have a Gecko101 to raffle during the CIN event.Tickets will be available when you catch me. A free ticket will also be given to each person catching the fox.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

 

[This message was edited by TheCat on October 16, 2003 at 10:07 AM.]

 

[This message was edited by TheCat on October 16, 2003 at 10:10 AM.]

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i know for fact that 1 bbc station is being missed! i walk past it every day! BBC RADIO LINCOLNSHIRE is on "Newport" is LINCOLN!

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Just an thought Mark..... but will you be carrying any GC merchandise with you? We would be more than happy to buy a couple of the rocks off you and donate what would have been paid in postage to CIN instead.

 

Andy and Dawn

(Wiltshire's contribution to the chaos theory)

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quote:
Originally posted by The Cuthberts:

....We would be more than happy to buy a couple of the rocks off you....


 

Oh no, not another Cuthberts' rock. icon_eek.gif

 

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Dog be with you.

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quote:
Originally posted by Daisy&me:

 

Oh no, not another Cuthberts' rock. icon_eek.gif

 

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_Dog be with you._


 

icon_biggrin.gif Believe me, it's a lot less painless than some of the ideas that Nattybooshka's been coming up with icon_smile.gif

 

Andy

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quote:
Originally posted by The Cuthberts:

quote:
Originally posted by Daisy&me:

 

Oh no, not another Cuthberts' rock. icon_eek.gif

 

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_Dog be with you._


 

icon_biggrin.gif Believe me, it's a lot less painless than some of the ideas that Nattybooshka's been coming up with icon_smile.gif

 

Andy


We deny everything!

 

Cheers,

Emily & Neil

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The rocks are a special order item. If you place the order I will deliver them on the way round and put the shipping charges to CIN for you. As for taking merchandise with me I will not have room as I will have all my camping gear with me but pre ordered items I will deliver, and do the same with the shipping charges. Place the comment on your order to be collected on CIN.

If you want any special order items the order must be placed by Tuesday next when I am placing my order with GC.COM

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

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Ok... we don't have a mobile phone, but I think there are enough bits of technology in place for us to give this a go. See you in Dudley or Kidderminster. Or both. Or neither!

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Following a surgestion from Stu. I have decided to carry a log book for this event that can be filled in by all that catch the fox. So there will be no codes this time.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

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Yep Dudley is on the route. If you email me at mark@geocacheuk.com with your phone numbers I will contact you when I get near to you. I will call the day before as well letting you have some idea of when I am getting there.

 

Mark (TheCat)

 

www.geocacheuk.com

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