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Shared travel to away games, and travel issues

Postby Martin Shaw » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:26 am

Stickied thread:

Please use this thread for shared travel to away games.
Also can be used for travel issues to away games. e.g. accidents, road works, road closed etc

There is a separate thread for SSA away travel details.
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Re: Yeovil

Postby ironbru » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:13 am

2 spare spaces in car to yeovil next saturday.
Leaving mansfield about 8.30am ish.
Can pick up in kirkby also about 9am.
Share petrol costs about £15 each.
Expecting to get back about 9pm
Pm me if interested
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Re: Yeovil

Postby ironbru » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:44 pm

Bigger bump
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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby ironbru » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:23 pm

now only one place left
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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby Sneag » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:36 pm

I've got room for two littluns or a biggun & a littlun or one very biggun for Saturday. Leaving Woodhus 9.30 to 10am.
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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:20 pm

:lol: use a tow rope and save on petrol :lol:
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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby MansfieldMick » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:44 pm

Sneag wrote:I've got room for two littluns or a biggun & a littlun or one very biggun for Saturday. Leaving Woodhus 9.30 to 10am.


Be pushing it leaving at 10ish won't ya, M5 during the holiday season can get gridlocked on Saturdays, especially if there are roadworks too.
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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby Martin Shaw » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:50 pm

MansfieldMick wrote:
Sneag wrote:I've got room for two littluns or a biggun & a littlun or one very biggun for Saturday. Leaving Woodhus 9.30 to 10am.


Be pushing it leaving at 10ish won't ya, M5 during the holiday season can get gridlocked on Saturdays, especially if there are roadworks too.

on google maps, you can put in estimated departure day and time, and it will estimate how long it will take to drive starting off at a particular time. It uses data from previous weeks at the same time. I use that a lot and find it very reasonable.

For MTFC to YTFC it says 4 hrs 40 mins setting off at 10am on Saturday and I would guess that will be about right.
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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby MansfieldMick » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:20 am

Fair point Martin, but with only 20 minutes fudge time, it only takes 1 accident, breakdown and your behind. From previous experience the M5 can be a nightmare during the holiday season so IMO it's a bit tight. I went on the train last season as I work down south but Yeovil junction was miles from the town centre. Good luck to everyone travelling, sure you'll be coming home with 3 more points.

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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby Kernow » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:39 am

SSA Coach leaving at 8.30 !!
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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby bellwhiff » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:03 am

Leaving at 10 from Mansfield is way too late I’d think.

Leaving at ten from Guildford is enough. The A303 will be a nightmare from Amesbury to the A35 junction at this time of year. Holiday traffic will be horrendous.
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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby Sneag » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:05 am

I'll push it forward an hour. Cheers.
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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby bellwhiff » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:18 am

Think it’s sensible with holiday traffic. Don’t want to go all that way and miss the game.
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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby PHILIP » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:50 am

bellwhiff wrote:Leaving at 10 from Mansfield is way too late I’d think.

Leaving at ten from Guildford is enough. The A303 will be a nightmare from Amesbury to the A35 junction at this time of year. Holiday traffic will be horrendous.


Make sure to keep your windows shut when passing through Amesbury. ;)
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Re: Yeovil - 2 spare spaces in car

Postby Martin Shaw » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:18 am

MansfieldMick wrote:Fair point Martin, but with only 20 minutes fudge time, it only takes 1 accident, breakdown and your behind. From previous experience the M5 can be a nightmare during the holiday season so IMO it's a bit tight. I went on the train last season as I work down south but Yeovil junction was miles from the town centre. Good luck to everyone travelling, sure you'll be coming home with 3 more points.

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yes exactly, that's why I posted the estimate.
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Re: Shared travel to away games, and travel issues

Postby Tawnystag » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:53 pm

Long shot I know but looking for 3 spaces from Yeovil to Mansfield for me and my two sons. Let me know if anyone has space.
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Re: Yeovil

Postby ironbru » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:51 pm

ironbru wrote:2 spare spaces in car to yeovil next saturday.
Leaving mansfield about 8.30am ish.
Can pick up in kirkby also about 9am.
Share petrol costs about £15 each.
Expecting to get back about 9pm
Pm me if interested


Due to work commitments, one of our party has pulled out, so we still have 2 spare places as above
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Re: Shared travel to away games, and travel issues

Postby Sneag » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:52 am

Tawnystag are you just after transport back?

Looks like Ironbru & me have 4 spaces between us, would your lads split up or are they too young?
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Re: Shared travel to away games, and travel issues

Postby Bros » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:47 pm

Staying in Weston_s_Mare overnight prior to game tomorrow and spent 5 1/2 hours. So if you're coming tomorrow give yourself plenty of time. Stop start for much of M5
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Re: Shared travel to away games, and travel issues

Postby ironbru » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:54 pm

Traffic on m5 dreadful
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Re: Shared travel to away games, and travel issues

Postby Sneag » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:36 pm

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Re: Shared travel to away games, and travel issues

Postby avacta » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:33 pm

Hi does anyone know of any buses going to Macclesfield other than the ssa and Westfield?
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Re: Shared travel to away games, and travel issues

Postby ironbru » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:15 am

2 spare spaces in car to Tranmere
Leaving mansfield about 2pm
Share petrol costs
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Re: Shared travel to away games, and travel issues

Postby Foresttownstag » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:47 pm

Anybody who travels by train to away games or would be looking at doing so the following might be useful.

Macclesfield away from Alfreton, changing at Stockport is only £18.70 return with a railcard, it's around £23.00 without.

Cheltenham away from Mansfield changing at Nottingham is currently only £21.20 with a railcard, it's £33.00 without.
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Re: Shared travel to away games, and travel issues

Postby bellwhiff » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:22 pm

Early tickets are sometimes very good. I’m going to a reunion in York in Oct and got a return from Kings X to York for under 50 Sterlings.
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