OXFORD/CAMBRIDGE BOAT RACE COURSE WALK

  • March 31, 2013 · 2:30 PM
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It's become a bit of a Tastour family tradition.  It's our 4th year hosting this event and it is a fun day out!

Each year two rival university's compete in the OXFORD/CAMBRIDGE boat race. This event is absolutely legendary! There is a fantastic buzz- hard not to catch as the path and pubs will swarming with ten's of thousands of people. NOT TO MENTION THE EXTREMELY HOT BODS...

Needless to say this is a very good people watching event for both men and women!

I am keen to get fit this year... or at least burn off a pint or two! (that's what I said last year too!)

Join me in as we walk 2 miles of the 4 mile course starting at Putney Bridge and finishing in Barnes.  (you can keep going to Chiswick Bridge.)  We'll walk on the south side of the river, which is less crowded than the north.

[url=http://www.theboatrace.org/article/image/700/full.jpg]MAP[/url]

For more info on the race please [url=http://www.theboatrace.org/]click here[/url]

LINKED WITH: [url=http://www.meetup.com/londongirls]THE LONDON GIRLS MEETUP[/url]

MEET: Sunday, OUTSIDE OF PUTNEY BRIDGE TUBE AT 2:30 PM

Please turn right when you exit and wait along the wall

(We will wait for 15 MINUTES... then cross the river.  There is a chance you could catch up with us.  Cross the river and walk quickly to Hammersmith Bridge.  Text me and we'll meet you there (if we can)[masked]*064

WHAT TO WEAR:

As much as I would love to see your new Jimmy Choos, I would suggest you keep your stilettos at home and wear trainers or walking shoes.

FORECAST: Temp 12 degrees.  I would dress warm and wear boats in case the trail is muddy.

BAD WEATHER: If the weather is bad-like raining, we will hope on the 283 bus and go to Barnes. They have a big inside area and large screen to watch the race.

IF YOU LOSE THE GROUP: We will meet at tge Coach and Horses in Barnes (turn left at the bull pub/strada - if you get to the rail station, you've walked to far)

AFTER THE RACE:

Meet at the Coach and Horses in Barnes.

DON'T WANT TO DO THE WALK?: You can meet us at the Coach and Horses in Barnes

MEETUP COST:

£5, Free for Bon Vivant Members

INCLUDES: History of boat race presentation, guided walk, and a shot of posh Sloe Gin (it's fruity like berries) to keep us warm on the way.

plus meetup charges nearly £150 per year to have a group on the site, so some of this fee go towards that cost.  Please bring cash

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  • Vin

    Well done Kelly !

    April 1, 2013

  • John T.

    Really enjoyed the walk and the chat. Really impressed by the fact that we got to the perfect viewing point at the perfect time. Well done Kelly!

    April 1, 2013

  • Yvonne T.

    Great fun.

    April 1, 2013

  • Kelly

    Great day out, and so glad I brisked the cold instead of sitting in the flat. Really great converstations and pleased to see that 16 of us made it to the pub after! Great Thai meal too! Thanks to all!

    April 1, 2013

  • Bernard C.

    Excellent

    April 1, 2013

  • Gail

    sorry cannot come need to work on an assignment due in a few days!.

    March 30, 2013

    • Kelly

      Thanks Gail, hope you manage to get it done!!

      March 30, 2013

    • Gail

      Thanks Kelly. I am still at it but was able to see a bit of the race on TV tried to find you guys in the crowd but no luck lol. I hope it was fun!

      April 1, 2013

  • Jo L.

    Great day, thanks Kelly!

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Carlos

    Great

    March 31, 2013

  • Kelly

    My number is[masked] - text only please

    March 31, 2013

  • Kelly

    I'm here!!! I'm sitting next to the HSBC cash machines. Brown shirt, black jacket

    March 31, 2013

  • Aitch

    Not going to make it - have a fabulous time and sorry for short notice

    March 31, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello Tastourians!!!

    A quick email to say the it's bright and sunny in West London - should be a beautiful day along the river. But please dress warmly as there will be some waiting around for the group.

    The district line can have longer than average waits, so please aim to arrive as close to 2:30 as you can.

    Don't forget to turn right when you exit.

    See you in a little bit.

    Kelly

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Minor family crises; apologies for late cancellation, but unavoidable....

    March 31, 2013

  • Kelly

    Please post here if you can no longer make it. Please do not start a new tread as everyone else will be emailed. I need to make sure I have enough Sloe Gin, so please do update your rsvp. Please check you mail boxes for an update.

    1 · March 30, 2013

    • Louise E.

      Hi Kelly

      March 31, 2013

    • Louise E.

      Will meet you guys at the coach and horses

      1 · March 31, 2013

  • Catherine

    Hoping it's not too late!

    March 31, 2013

  • Deborah

    Sorry I won't be able to attend now.

    March 31, 2013

  • Vela

    Apologies - no longer able to make this.

    March 31, 2013

  • Morgane

    Really sorry Kelly but I have come down with a cold and won't make it

    March 31, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hello Tastourians!!!

    Less than 23 hours to go!!! We have a great group signed up. Change your rsvp if you can't make it.

    Reminder - THE CLOCKS

    the clocks go FORWARD by 1 hour tonight. Where to meet us:

    When you exit the tube TURN RIGHT. Please wait along the brick wall. If you're late:

    We will wait until 2:45. At this point, we'll be crossing Putney Bridge. You can try to catch up with us.

    If you are very late, please meet us UNDER Hammersmith Bridge on the SOUTH side

    If you are very very late, you can meet us at the Coach and Horses in Barnes. I expect to be there around 5pm

    TEXT ONLY:

    If you can't find us, please text me. I will NOT be checking voicemail messages. I will only respond to text Cash

    Will you please bring £5 cash for the walk, presentation and Sloe Gin.

    It's a great event and I'm looking forward to spending the afternoon with you.

    Cheers,

    Kelly

    1 · March 30, 2013

    • Kelly

      Reminder - THE CLOCKS

      the clocks go FORWARD by 1 hour tonight.

      March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In London for a week or so on a break from duties in Afghanistan. Was glad to discover the boat race is taking place while I'm here...

    March 29, 2013

    • Kelly

      Hi Marco, Glad you can join us. Looking forward to it!!!

      March 30, 2013

  • Kelly

    I'd be very happy if the weather was like to today. Bright, Sunny and I even felt a little too warm... bring on Sunday!!!

    March 28, 2013

  • Morgane

    Am a maybe for now. Will confirm closer to the day

    March 26, 2013

  • CC

    Thank you Kelly.
    I now know I will not be able to join.
    Hope you all have a great time! :)
    Cynthia

    March 24, 2013

    • Kelly

      Hello Cynthia, Great to see you at the miniTASTING, sorry you arrived late. Hope to catch up soon!

      March 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    Im away for Easter otherwise I'd be there with bells on! Love the Boat Race tradition.

    March 25, 2013

    • Kelly

      Hi Lisa, Shame would have been good to catch up when I'm not running around like a headless chicken. Hope you have a lovely time and see you soon!

      March 25, 2013

  • Kelly

    Either you all have cabin fever, wishfull thinking or are just downright in need of seeing some hot bods - or perhaps it was the sloe gin that tempted you! Looking forward to catching up and warming up at the end of the walk! Kelly

    March 25, 2013

  • CC

    Hi Kelly,
    I would love to attend; this event sounds great.
    I still cannot ensure my attendance, as may be travelling. Is there any RSPV closing date, please?
    I hope you and all of you are doing well! :)
    Thanks,
    Cynthia

    March 16, 2013

    • Kelly

      Hello. No this is a decide on the day event. Hope you're well. Kelly

      March 19, 2013

    • Kelly

      (although, that said, I'd rather people say they are a maybe in the rsvp, as I'm reserving an area for us at the end of the walk - so if you sign up and your plans change, do update your rsvp, pretty please.)

      March 19, 2013

  • Gail

    plus 1

    March 5, 2013

  • Vela

    +1

    March 5, 2013

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