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UK Annual Tiger 800 Mega/Mini Meets => 2021 Tiger Mega Meet - Germany => Topic started by: Derchef1962 on January 19, 2021, 07:30:29 AM

Title: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 19, 2021, 07:30:29 AM
Hello everyone,

the new date for the Megameet 2021 is 10 to 12 September 2021. I have just received an offer from the H+ Hotel and the conditions are the same: 65 Euros single room, 75 Euros twin room both including buffet style breakfast and free WiFi. Rooms need to be booked individually, please use the "Tiger 800 Megameet 2021" contingent and make sure it is quoted on your booking confirmation. Rooms can be cancelled free of charge 7 days prior to the event. There is no deposit but they will ask for a credit card number. Rooms are blocked for three days that 10 to 13 September so if you want to take part in all the events you arrive Friday and leave Monday morning.

Everything else will also be the same: arrival Friday 10 September, rideout on Saturday (Rhine and Taunus Hills), rideout on Sunday (Taunus Hills, Lahn Valley).

Let's hope we have kicked that virus out of our lives by September.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Wullie on January 20, 2021, 08:49:43 PM
Thanks and well done Uli, I will book this tomorrow.

Fingers crossed!

Alex   :300:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: jimmy60 on January 21, 2021, 02:32:45 AM
Uli my friend,
Thank you for your efforts on the meet. I will book my rooms for the new date. 👍👍
Lets hope we can all make it then!
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Dilbert on January 21, 2021, 11:33:03 AM
Thanks Uli
I've just sent an email to re-book for September  :028:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: dallewed on January 21, 2021, 01:00:21 PM
Thanks Uli

Contacted the hotel to rebook a room for the dates.

So fingers crossed...............
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: GeoffS on January 21, 2021, 03:08:08 PM
Sorry Uli, can't make it.
I'm sure it will be an fantastic weekend for everyone; well done for sorting it all out.
Cheers
Geoff
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Dilbert on January 21, 2021, 04:28:55 PM
Uli
Message back from the hotel ?

Dear Mr. Steven,
thank you for your email.
Your booking ist cancelt for the date in may.
The booking for the new allotment is not possible yet because the allotment has not yet been released for booking.
Please come back with us at the end of next month.
Wish you all the best.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: dallewed on January 21, 2021, 04:30:07 PM
Just had this response from the hotel.....

thank you for your email.
 
Your booking ist cancelt for the date in may.
 
The booking for the new allotment is not possible yet because the allotment has not yet been released for booking.
 
Please come back with us at the end of next month.

So, no booking rooms until end of next month???
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Wullie on January 21, 2021, 04:38:48 PM
Just received the same response.  Perhaps not all the staff have been informed yet of our importance!

Alex   :300:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 21, 2021, 06:20:12 PM
Oh my...

I'll get in contact with them tomorrow.

Stupid people, are they really asking for trouble with a bunch of bikers in black leathers? We are not the Hells Angels, but we can get angry.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 22, 2021, 08:08:49 AM
Reservations should work now,  please try again everyone and keep me posted of any further trouble
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Dilbert on January 25, 2021, 09:57:55 AM
Had an email from them this morning and they do now say they are taking bookings from us, I had to add all my details over again, but hopefully these will now be accepted  :028:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Dilbert on January 25, 2021, 10:33:30 AM
Uli
This is the email that I received from Annika Kerst, Reservation Agent, the last line is somewhat disconcerting, I'm not sure, but it looks like she thinks I'm booking for everyone ???

"Dear Steven,

thank you for your email.

We can book the rooms now.

Could you please tell me the Rooms with the first and last names?

There are so many with the same names that Im not quite sure which rooms you mean."
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 25, 2021, 08:06:32 PM
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Uli
This is the email that I received from Annika Kerst, Reservation Agent, the last line is somewhat disconcerting, I'm not sure, but it looks like she thinks I'm booking for everyone ???

"Dear Steven,

thank you for your email.

We can book the rooms now.

Could you please tell me the Rooms with the first and last names?

There are so many with the same names that Im not quite sure which rooms you mean."

Sorry no idea what she is up to..

Ask her what she wants, if you cannot come to terms with them pm me with your full name etc. I will try to sort it out
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: dallewed on January 26, 2021, 02:41:20 PM
Room confirmed by the hotel for the Lleweds 😉
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 26, 2021, 03:38:23 PM
*Originally Posted by dallewed [+]
Room confirmed by the hotel for the Lleweds 😉
*irony mode on:
if the Welsh can manage to book the room what's wrong with the English?
*irony mode off
:492:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Dilbert on January 26, 2021, 05:28:56 PM
Sorry to disappoint, but the English have also managed to book and get theirs confirmed, or at least I have  :028:

Some of us have to do a little bit of work during the day  :016:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 26, 2021, 06:11:41 PM
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Sorry to disappoint, but the English have also managed to book and get theirs confirmed, or at least I have  :028:

Some of us have to do a little bit of work during the day  :016:

Excellent you restored my faith in the British
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: JMc on February 01, 2021, 01:40:52 PM
Unfortunately is doesn't look like I'll be able to come on the new dates  :431: I have other arrangements in place, but I'll let you know if things change before then.

JMc
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: healdem on February 02, 2021, 02:21:04 PM
for those of you looking for the contact details of the H+H hotel (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,27831.msg304160.html#msg304160)


Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Derchef1962 on February 02, 2021, 10:09:51 PM
*Originally Posted by JMc [+]
Unfortunately is doesn't look like I'll be able to come on the new dates  :431: I have other arrangements in place, but I'll let you know if things change before then.

JMc
you will be missed for sure and I am convinced we'll meet again at some point
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Tonkamotorbikes on February 05, 2021, 01:54:51 PM
Room booked for new dates, see you all in Frankfurt,
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Barry Tiger on May 08, 2021, 11:16:34 PM
Hi Uli
I should let you know that I have rescheduled my main holiday to Spain from June, to the end of September, in the hope I will be able to travel.  This means I am unable to take time off work in early September to travel to Germany.  Therefore, with heavy heart, I must pull out of the Megameet, sorry.  I will let the hotel know.
Best wishes
Martin
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Tonkamotorbikes on May 09, 2021, 04:13:12 PM
Hi Martin
Have a good trip to Spain
Regards Nigel
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Barry Tiger on May 09, 2021, 04:57:17 PM
Hi Uli
Andrew Morgan has asked me to let you know he is also unable to attend the Megameet.  He sends his apologies.
Regards
Martin
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Dilbert on May 10, 2021, 07:17:23 PM
Sorry Uli, but due to struggling to get out and ride, distinct lack of enthusiasm for anything much at the moment and the likelihood of having to make site visits and works testing for the project I'm working on, we're going to call it quits for this year at least.

Hope to catch up again sometime fairly soon  :028:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: healdem on May 11, 2021, 02:49:46 PM
Ive just hasd an email from the hotel. being trying to make certain they had a booking in myu n ame, as I had no reply from the original attempt to book.

yes we have a reservation under your name.

All other guests from these group cancel the reservations.

With best regards

Isabell


im confused, OK zo its easily done these days, but ALL?
Is it still going ahead?

Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: dallewed on May 11, 2021, 05:52:26 PM
*Originally Posted by healdem [+]
Ive just hasd an email from the hotel. being trying to make certain they had a booking in myu n ame, as I had no reply from the original attempt to book.


im confused, OK zo its easily done these days, but ALL?
Is it still going ahead?

Hey Uli

Quite a few are dropping out and even though there are signs of getting back to some form of normality, some folk may be contemplating to pull out or suggest to delay further.

May be worth doing a spot check to see the actual numbers - it would be awful to put all that effort in to the event and only have a small number attend.

What do you think?

Dai
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Derchef1962 on May 11, 2021, 09:53:35 PM
*Originally Posted by dallewed [+]
Hey Uli

Quite a few are dropping out and even though there are signs of getting back to some form of normality, some folk may be contemplating to pull out or suggest to delay further.

May be worth doing a spot check to see the actual numbers - it would be awful to put all that effort in to the event and only have a small number attend.

What do you think?

Dai

I stopped thinking when this virus crisis started...

Honestly, Dai you are right, we should check the actual participants.

However, I do think (tried it, still works) I am going to do that when we get nearer to the date, so I do my round of asking midth of June, see how many of you try to get over. Things are changing rapidly regarding the virus, so what seems to be wise today may change in a week or two. Over here we had a major discussion whether we should give people with full vaccination or having recovered from the Covid 19 9 illness more freedom and yes, the powers that be said yes to this. So maybe this is something personal in the end: can you show your vaccine record please or proof that you have recovered?

The good thing is anyone can easily cancel his reservation two weeks prior to the scheduled date with no cost. So let me do a head-count midth of June and again end of July. Personally I think (wow I did it again) we need 10+ bikes to make this happen. Should not be that difficult...

Anyhow, I am open to your suggestions, if you feel I should act now, I'll do it.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: healdem on May 11, 2021, 11:01:59 PM
Given the current circumstances I think waiting is a smart call. Although Id hate to let the hotel down by dropping out at the last minute there is an option call approximately 2..3 weeks before the event, mid to late August when we can cancel the bookings.
However, given Jimmy60 is also plannign comiung the decision point may need to be a wee bit earlier... might be usefull if the Bowndah can give an ida of his decision point.. IE when he has to book holidays, sorry vacation dates. when to book flights....

For me this meetup has been a beacon of light "when things get back to normal"... Right now its in the diary as MUST plan around that weekend. We are close to exiting this panic, to shut the door to early would be unfortunate, and if it turns out all is OK come September we will all look foolish throwing away life for FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt).

The only way to stay sane running anything, right now, is to keep planning to do things, and if y'can't well formulate a new plan, do different things. That is after all how we ended up with the proposed Welsh Autumn 2020 date that was also a victim of this crisis.

It would be great if people removed there names from here (https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,27248.70.html) if they can no longer make it. Of course anybody wanting to come probably should ADD there names  :017:

Its still early days, more could drop out, assuming we can go ahead.

As the organizer this is YOUR event, and therefore its largely your call. You can see how things are developing in Germany. Id like to think that Dennis or Neilzz could help with the Netherlands. Given that I live in the North(ish) of England I will be planning to travel via East Anglia, The Netherlands and onto Germany. I would not be at all surprised if our neighbours to the South play silly beggars with ferry sailings or train services.

I understand your feelings as its the groups meetup. yest it is, but you are putting the effort in. I fear many people dont' appreciate the effort and thought that goes into planning these sort of events. That's why in MY books this is YOUR event, and therefore its largely your call.

So I'd be sad to see it closed down with some 120 odd days to go.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Derchef1962 on May 12, 2021, 10:54:36 PM
*Originally Posted by healdem [+]
Ive just hasd an email from the hotel. being trying to make certain they had a booking in myu n ame, as I had no reply from the original attempt to book.


im confused, OK zo its easily done these days, but ALL?
Is it still going ahead?
I'll check that
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: healdem on May 13, 2021, 09:32:49 AM
Fwiw they have confirmed my reservation. It was the comment
All other guests from these group cancel the reservations
that made me concerned.....
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Derchef1962 on May 13, 2021, 01:45:40 PM
Guys,
taking in account what Dai and Matt posted, I came to the following conclusion:
1. right now it is too early to decide whether we should cancel the Megameet, the figures in Germany are dropping day by day and it is not unlikely that restaurants may cater for guests indoor in 4 weeks time, provided guests can show a negative corona test or already had two vaccine shots. Outdoor catering might be possible in two weeks.
2. In general I agree with Matt's position that is my call as the organiser to cancel the Meet, modify the circumstances etc. etc. But I won't take any decision without consulting the group first. That is not only a matter of good manners but also helpful for me.
3. right now the list is down to 26 people - thanks to everyone who updated the list - that's a fair crowd. I do not have a minimum number of participants in mind and why should I? The work is mostly done and if it were just 4 or 5 riders, that would be sad but nevertheless worth doing it from my point of view. On the other hand if you guys from that small island of yours and Jimmy from that big island across the big pond wont't take the trouble coming over if it were just 4 or 5, I'll understand that.

Let's keep our fingers crossed then... the outlook is not as bad as it was when we cancelled Wales or the May date for the 2021 Megameet.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: SteveTT800XRT on May 13, 2021, 07:05:42 PM
Shitty virus, living in the Netherlands we had booked a hotel in Alsfeld for our motor holiday in May, had to cancel cos of covid, hoping to go in september.
Hope you guys get something arranged that suits you all :300: :300:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: steve@lincs on May 13, 2021, 07:35:33 PM
I'd be happy to come with fewer numbers, but equally happy to abide with the consensus . I'll simply wait for a definitive answer, arranging ferry etc isn't a big deal at short notice. Thanks for your efforts for us all.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Derchef1962 on May 14, 2021, 09:09:45 AM
*Originally Posted by healdem [+]
Fwiw they have confirmed my reservation. It was the comment  that made me concerned.....

Got a reply from the group reservation department of hotel, apparently your email went to the individual reservation service of the hotel group. The group reservation people apologised for the wrong information and told me that 6 rooms are booked and just one was cancelled.

From what I have understood the email address given to you with the confirmation of your booking is the individual reservation service whereas I deal with the group service. Quite confusing, but as I only blocked a contingent from which participants can individually book rooms from this is the way it works with that hotel chain.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 now 10 to 12 September 2021
Post by: Barry Tiger on May 14, 2021, 09:55:41 AM
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]

 and told me that 6 rooms are booked and just one was cancelled.


Well I have cancelled two rooms, for me and Andrew Morgan, so presumably we weren't included in the group booking?  At least I have a confirmation they are cancelled free of charge  :002: