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Roverfest 2021

#1 Post by JEASPEKE » Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:55 pm

I am booking into Roverfest 2021 on 8th August

I see 6 Rover 200’s already registered.

Anyone here going?

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#2 Post by henryiett » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:41 pm

I can't as I haven't learnt to drive yet and mine Is still out of action
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#3 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:21 pm

Think I'll be up for it up won't know till closer to the date due to work etc

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#4 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:56 pm

My entry from last year has been carried over.

It's looking more likely that outdoor events such as this will go ahead this year, as long as we don't all go on holiday to Benidorm :laughing2
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#5 Post by 216secoupeessex » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:40 pm

Am very tempted to go i was hoping to do a few this year but am thinking this and Gaydon

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#6 Post by itcaptainslow » Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:10 pm

I’ll make my booking over the course of the next week. Definitely up for going!
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#7 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:51 am

itcaptainslow wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:10 pm
I’ll make my booking over the course of the next week. Definitely up for going!
I'd just hang on a bit if I were you, as there's an announcement coming....
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#8 Post by itcaptainslow » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:31 am

GTiJohn wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:51 am
itcaptainslow wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:10 pm
I’ll make my booking over the course of the next week. Definitely up for going!
I'd just hang on a bit if I were you, as there's an announcement coming....
You tease, you! Hopefully it’s not one involving cancellation... :S
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#9 Post by JEASPEKE » Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:20 pm

Hmmmmm....?

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#10 Post by Plodder » Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:19 am

I'm hoping to go .
But will wait a little longer before booking - can't be done with anymore disappointments :laughing
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Re: Roverfest 2021-postponed

#11 Post by ReubenVP » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:01 pm

Sorry to bearer of bad news, just received this last night

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It is with great regret that the Joint Rover Clubs committee has decided to postpone Roverfest until 2022.
We were looking forward to putting on another spectacular event for us all in August. In the UK, England has started its journey on a roadmap out of lockdown with a programme of vaccinations and plans to gradually relax Covid restrictions if circumstances permit. But there are warnings of another wave of Covid infections on the horizon.
The UK’s other devolved administrations are on similar but different timetables. This could affect travel in the UK and it seems unlikely that international visitors will be able to come to the UK for Roverfest in the short term.
Whilst we are all hoping that Covid 19 lockdown restrictions will be lifted by the summer and larger events may continue, that depends on the roadmap holding and a Government pilot scheme showing that this is feasible. It is likely that some restrictions on social distancing will still be in place. We note that some early events are planned from May and June but these are pre-booked only, to control attendance, with no turn up and pay on the day option and the events are liable to short notice cancellation.
Our events have always welcomed friends who choose to turn up on the day, boosting rally attendance. We don't know whether the book in advance requirement will be lifted and could be faced with a "booked in only" Roverfest event for 2021 with very little time remaining to make potential "I'll do it on the day” visitors aware given Club magazine issue dates and ultimately, not covering our expenses, which ultimately would have to be covered by the JRC clubs.
Now is the time of year when we normally start reserving, booking and paying for infrastructure and services for Roverfest, Covid safety measures are additional to our normal requirement. If we are unable to guarantee recouping at least the costs for these outgoings, then as a committee we will be acting irresponsibly in our duties to safeguard finances. Given the uncertainties we all face in the near future we do hope that you understand the rationale behind taking this difficult decision.
We are pleased to say that Sywell Aerodrome have carried forward all bookings for the on-site Aviator Hotel to the new dates 5th, 6th and 7th August 2022. If you intended staying at other hotels, you will need to change arrangements with them.
Roverfest entries and rally entry fees will be carried forward or can be refunded, if you prefer.
The JRC Committee hope that you will join us at Roverfest 2022.

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#12 Post by JEASPEKE » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:03 pm

Seems overly cautious thinking by committee
Given the pent up demand for shows I think a book ahead scheme would have worked
Won’t go in 2022 on principle now.

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#13 Post by scoubix » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:39 pm

JEASPEKE wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:03 pm
Seems overly cautious thinking by committee
Given the pent up demand for shows I think a book ahead scheme would have worked
Won’t go in 2022 on principle now.
Totally disagree on this, sorry. It's a decision made by all clubs of the Joint Rover Clubs committee, and all the reasons they gave made perfect sense.
As a club chairman myself, I perfectly understand why they made that decision. Events of this scale just can't go on when there is such uncertainty on the near future.
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Re: Roverfest 2021

#14 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:43 am

JEASPEKE wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:03 pm
Seems overly cautious thinking by committee
Given the pent up demand for shows I think a book ahead scheme would have worked
Won’t go in 2022 on principle now.
The possible risk of cancellation due to future changes mean that the clubs would end up carrying the financial risks and being a cautious group, we're not comfortable with that.

The seed-funding and potential profits and losses are shared evenly between the JRC clubs, meaning that the smaller clubs would bear a disproportionate risk compared to their revenue.

I trust you'll reconsider your decision :)
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#15 Post by Plodder » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:25 pm

Certainly disappointing :mad
I’m aware that other car clubs organising big events in the summer are struggling to make a decision as whether to go ahead or not, with the continuing uncertainty of the situation and the possible financial repercussions if things go the wrong way.
But I’ll certainly be looking forward to 2022 Roverfest
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