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UK Annual Tiger 800 Mega/Mini Meets => 2021 Tiger Mega Meet - Germany => Topic started by: Derchef1962 on January 09, 2021, 07:18:01 PM

Title: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 09, 2021, 07:18:01 PM
Hello to everyone out there,

We had a vivid discussion today about this year's Megameet I am proud to organise.

Bottom line of this is that none of us sees a possibility that the powers that be including that bloody virus will allow us to have the meet this year in May.

So in order to prepared  and taking in account the advice of fellow members of this forum I decided to cancel the May date right now. I'll get in contact with the hotel next working day how we work out your reservations and will then let you all know what you need to do regarding reservation.

The general idea at the moment is to have the Megameet Germany in early September this year. I have checked with Dai (dallewed) as I do not want to cause trouble with a Minimeet at the same time and he  agrees with that plan.

Please stay tuned for further details in this thread regarding new dates etc. but I have to discuss this with the hotel first.

I cannot really tell you how sad this very moment is for me but right now it is the only way I see. In other words it is "without alternatives" as our chancellor Angela Merkel describes situations like this.

Stay safe and healthy this cannot go on forever and there are plenty of roads over here which need a rubber finish applied by motorbikes from the UK and the rest of the world and at some point in the future we will address this problem.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: GeoffS on January 09, 2021, 08:10:37 PM
Thanks Uli
I think that you’ve simply stated what everyone was thinking, but was reluctant to say.
It makes perfect sense to make this decision now rather than keep hoping that this “thing” would be gone in a few months.
We WILL come over to your fine country very soon, but in the mean time, thanks for everything.
Cheers (for now)
Geoff
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 09, 2021, 08:28:57 PM
*Originally Posted by GeoffS [+]
Thanks Uli
I think that you’ve simply stated what everyone was thinking, but was reluctant to say.
It makes perfect sense to make this decision now rather than keep hoping that this “thing” would be gone in a few months.
We WILL come over to your fine country very soon, but in the mean time, thanks for everything.
Cheers (for now)
Geoff

Geoff,

Your post is soothing my pain...
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Barry Tiger on January 09, 2021, 09:48:46 PM
Thank you Uli. 
I know it is a lot of work organising these events but you have made the right decision. 
Let's hope we can all meet up safely later in the year. 
Stay safe.  Martin  :0461:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Stevie.P on January 09, 2021, 10:02:23 PM
Hi Uli
Dissapointing but not unexpected, especially with the way the virus casualty count is rapidly spreading everywhere and travel restrictions changing quicker than the weather ... :006:

... and extra disappointing as we have already missed any meets in 2020.

I was further disappointed personally to use an online covid vaccine calculator a few days ago (out of curiosity, clearly only an estimate) that estimated on a few questions that my wife and I should have had the 2nd injection and have the (hopefully) full protection between 27/9 and 3/11 ... based on 1m injections per week and I believe we are currently only around 350,000 per week although noises are being made to get that ramped up ..... so unless things do seriously ramp up and vaccine supplies are equally available then I'm thinking overseas travel before next winter may be also be questionable for me if I respect having had the 2 heart issues?

Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 09, 2021, 10:24:31 PM
Stevie my friend,

Sorry to hear about all this.

What I have learned from this crisis so far : anything beyond a 2 weeks prognosis is futile.

Nevertheless given the current situation I'd rather hit the brakes very hard to prevent further damage.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Stevie.P on January 09, 2021, 10:32:01 PM
We will get there eventually, no doubt about it.  :305: :305: :305: :305: :305: :305: :031: :305: :305: :305: :305: :305: :305:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: steve@lincs on January 09, 2021, 10:39:12 PM
Firstly thanks for your efforts to organise this. I was really looking forward to my first meet, even though I've had my Tiger 7 years now.

The certainty that it is cancelled is far better than the second guessing I've been doing so far.   Not least, it would have been my first trip outside the UK post the B word, so that's another anxiety set aside.   
Much better to be able to meet in the future than risk not having one!
Thanks once more for organising what promised to be a great weekend. Steve.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Wullie on January 10, 2021, 04:56:37 PM
This, sadly, is the only decision you could make Uli - there was really no 'choice' involved.  It is still a difficult thing to have to report to the group though, so I feel your pain.

We will come over to visit as soon as this is over - September is a definite possibility I feel (hope).

Stay safe and spare a thought for us struggling with all sorts of problems over here.

Alex   :300:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 10, 2021, 05:44:08 PM
*Originally Posted by Wullie [+]

Stay safe and spare a thought for us struggling with all sorts of problems over here.

Alex   :300:

I am following the news and wish you all the best in this crisis.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Dilbert on January 11, 2021, 11:58:57 AM
Uli
I've been chatting to Dai about this fairly recently and it's becoming more and more unlikely as time goes on, as StevieP says we're only just starting to roll out the vaccine in meaningful quantities, as I know are France & Germany.

StevieP
The rollout is to 90+ yr olds first and that is well underway with around 1.3m being vaccinated so far in the UK, clinically vulnerable don't come in till stage 4 and we're way down the list at stage 7, on a personal note my mum contracted the virus and died from it in a matter of a few weeks, at the end of Nov, so I'm all on board with those most at risk being vaccinated first.

On the upside, my daughter is expecting our grandson in April, so I will be on grandpa duty well into May anyhow  :017:

(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/Vaccine-Rollout.jpg)
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Stevie.P on January 11, 2021, 02:37:41 PM
We are also in group 7 of the rollout. I don't qualify under 'underlying health issues' for my MIA's, it only lists specifically heart disease. :027:

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mum and it makes me cross that there are so many virus deniers out there still. :172:

Grand children are a sore subject. We only have the 1 granddaughter, up in Cleethorpes, who we haven't been able to visit since last February and had to cancel going up to for her 3rd birthday in October and Christmas up there due to the movement restrictions between tier levels (especially with nearby Hull being one of the worst places in the country). The saddest thing was on our last Zoom call when she turned to our daughter and said 'mummy doesn't anyone like our house anymore, don't they want to come here' ..... sh*t that was a emotional question that riased wet eyes coming from a 3yr old I can tell you. :006:

The way the UK has splintered into even stopping cross border movement between us here isn't a very encouraging thing for any imminent travel within the UK let alone over to Europe. :003:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Dilbert on January 11, 2021, 06:30:07 PM
Stevie
Our granddaughter is also 3yrs old, though her birthday was in July, we struggled to see her much on the first lockdown, other than by Messenger video calls and a couple of garden visits, we're down as essential childcare at the moment and we've had her over to stay a couple of times before the Christmas lockdown. Obviously as much for my daughter's sanity as her physical well-being, a couped up hyperactive toddler/ pre-schooler isn't the best thing when you're heavily pregnant !

We managed to have our children and our granddaughter round for Christmas Day, effectively a three household support bubble, but they all live with  20 miles of us, so travel restrictions aren't really an issue. It was only a couple of weeks after mum's funeral, so not that joyful, my wife's stage 7 big birthday was the week before Christmas, so no big celebration then either.

I was allowed in to the hospital to see mum close to the end, with more PPE than when we go on site, Covid deniers, or Covidiots as we call them, should be made to go on a Covid ward and speak to the staff and patients, before coming out with pseudo-science comments, it really is a horrible virus.

We had a similar poignant moment, when our granddaughter said that she loved NanNan and Pa and she wanted us to come round and see her, she seems to be coping Ok with it, but it's hard to really rationalise it at that age.

All the schools are now shut, but the little ones are still told to go to nursery, the staff there try their best, but 2m distancing at the school gates descends into chaos when there's more than 10-20 parents there.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: fac191 on January 11, 2021, 08:26:44 PM
Aa said above thanks for all the effort you put in. Hopefully we can get it together another time. Stay safe my friends. Rill we meet again. Mark.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 14, 2021, 07:38:35 AM
I received an e-mail from the hotel today in which they confirmed the cancellation of the Megameet in May. They asked me to tell everyone that every individual booking was cancelled. Apparently, there will be no individual cancel notice for every booking. Please make sure your booking was made with reference to the Tiger 800 Megameet.

I had asked the hotel to check availability for 10 to 13 September. They promised to come back to me.
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Stevie.P on January 14, 2021, 11:30:33 AM
Thanks for the update Uli.

Unless anyone else has, in which case please indicate here, I have no actual reference to the group on the official hotel invoice pdf, but I assume the quoted €65 per night for '1 Komfort - Queen Room for 1 Adult' would not be their normal room rate and will have been cancelled. My initial contact email referenced the group booking but that was it, though I have kept all the relevant emails. :027:

10-13 September :084: .... :164: Hopefully when my wife remembers to ask she won't be able to move her currently booked June holiday dates at work to September as she is loosely planning we have a (hopefully) post covid staycation break up and around Scotland .... (... and in fairness Uli she has got her Oberammergau holiday next summer, after its 2020 cancellation :008: )
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Dilbert on January 15, 2021, 12:25:10 PM
Thanks Uli, mine was made with the Tiger 800 Megameet reference and was a "reservation" rather than a deposit paid booking  :028:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Stevie.P on January 15, 2021, 12:54:41 PM
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Thanks Uli, mine was made with the Tiger 800 Megameet reference and was a "reservation" rather than a deposit paid booking  :028:

It does states a lot of conditions on the 'reference' confirmation though, a cancellation fee within 7 days of arrival, 90% room rate chargeable if not cancelled by 6pm on the day due arrival and that cancellations will only be accepted in writing, but I assume they are accepting Uli (who is clearly not personally responsible for us) speaking for all our bookings as our group in these unusual circumstances.

Looking at my emails I am happy it will have been cancelled relative to the information Uli has given us as I notice my communications have my initial contact 'subject' - 'Tiger 800 Megameet 2021', while all the return hotel communications have the 'subject' - 'AW: Tiger 800 Megameet 2021' so likely similar for all? :028:
Title: Re: Megameet 2021 postponed
Post by: Derchef1962 on January 15, 2021, 03:52:22 PM
well I guess if they refer to the Megameet in the confirmation you are safe that the reservation was cancelled.