Transport – April 2012

To ensure the club always has enough volunteers to drive the club Ford Transit 12-seater minivans when heading away each weekend we are going to hold a Minivan Famil session on the morning of either Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd April, depending on peoples preference.


The famil, open to members and non-members who are looking to join the club, is ideal for those who wish to help out in some way but may lack the experience or confidence to drive a larger, manual transmission vehicle.


It is an opportunity for people to practise driving the vans in a quieter, slower and more comfortable environment than that of a Friday night departure with a noisy van full of trampers and packs.


The session will depart from the train station and last about 3 hours depending on numbers.


The session will be led by Steve Austin who will run through:

  • the features of the van
  • what to do in case of a flat tyre or other mechanical problem
  • where the vans are stored and
  • how to pay for diesel

and everyone attending the session will be given the opportunity to drive the van.


If you are keen to come along, or have any further questions, please email me on with your preference for either Saturday or Sunday morning.

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