Details from Arthur Knowler
Arthur can be contacted at email@example.com for all matters relating to the Flying Gate weekend.
The 2019 weekend will be based at Market Bosworth in western Leicestershire, near the site of the Battle of Bosworth.
This was the decisive battle in the War of the Roses which saw the final loss of the Yorkist cause in 1485, the death of King Richard III (the last Plantagenet King)
and the start of the Tudor era with the ascent of Henry VII. You will recall that King Richard’s remains were recently found in a car park in Leicester and re-interred in Leicester Cathedral in 2015.
Our base will be The Bosworth Hall Hotel, The Park, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton CV13 0LP. www.britanniahotels.com/hotels/bosworth-hall-hotel-spa
This meets all of the requirements for the weekend, we have spacious bedrooms, a private dining room and secure cycle storage.
This year we have been required to sign a contract with the hotel and I have listed the pertinent details below; but first a little about the area.
The town of Market Bosworth is situated among some very pleasant cycling roads, being generally flat and slightly rolling.
Dave and I recently drove parts of the routes along deserted minor roads, through small country towns and villages and crossing the occasional A road.
There is a good supply of traditional pubs and cafés for lunch and tea stops. Dave and Taz are currently working on the routes and identifying things to do for those of us not riding.
Under consideration are visits to the nearby Triumph motorcycles factory museum, local battlefields and the Cyclists War Memorial at Meriden.
The nearest station is Hinckley which is on the Birmingham to Leicester branch line and has an hourly service (half hourly if you like changing trains at Nuneaton).
The Bosworth Hall Hotel is part of the Britannia Hotels group and operates a central reservation system.
Bookings should be made by phone calling 0161 923 9170 and you must quote reference FLY1290818 when making your booking.
We have arranged for rooms to be held for us until 31st May, so you will need to book your room BEFORE that date.
The rooms are £80 per room per night for two person occupancy, either double or twin, (£40 per person) or £65 for single occupancy.
There are no single rooms. If you are willing to share, but don’t have someone to share with please let me know and I will try my best to match people up.
For those arriving on the Thursday evening there is a carvery in the hotel at £14.95 per person payable on arrival.
Our Friday and Saturday dinners are £25 per person for 3 courses.
I have asked for a price for two courses, but the hotel has not yet responded.
This year I have paid a deposit to the hotel for the dinners and will need to pay the entire balance to them at the end of July so will include this in the joining instructions which I will send out in the new year.
Lunches and tea breaks have yet to be finalised and I may need to send these details out separately – watch this space.
Finally, for those of you with mobile homes or caravans, there is an “Adults Only” caravan site about ½ mile from the hotel with pitches for caravan and two adults at £22 including electric hook up.
There are “Super Sized” pitches at £25. I don’t know if this has anything to do with it being Adults Only. There is NO camping at this location.
We have not made any special arrangements with them.
Contact details are:
Bosworth Caravan Park
Camping is available a couple of miles away at Bosworth Water Park, the other side of the town. Prices are as follows:
Thursday/Friday/Saturday with electric hookup £91, without £79
Friday & Saturday with electric hookup £64, without £56.
Contact details are:
Bosworth Water Park