Mostyn Revisited!


The 7th British Unicycle Convention


 
 


1st - 3rd September 2000

At:- The Broli Performing Arts Centre,

The Clocktower, Mostyn, Flintshire, CH8 9HF


*New*

Final provisional program now available


What Is The British Unicycle Convention?

The British Unicycle Convention is an event run by unicyclists for unicyclists, allowing unicycle enthusiasts from all over the country - and abroad- to meet, have fun, and share ideas and tricks. The Convention provides the opportunity to compete against others in events - both competitively and for fun - and to hold the "annual" British Unicycle Hockey championship.

The appeal of the event is broad, with workshops for all areas of unicycling, including ones for absolute beginners.

The Convention is open to people of all ages and abilities, and there will also be the opportunity to meet and/or purchase equipment from the world leading manufacturers of unicycles and associated equipment.
 

What Does This Year's Convention Have To Offer? (in brief)

The Broli Performing Arts Centre is based at the superbly equipped Clocktower, which is a listed building with a 200 seat auditorium, that has recently been developed as a centre for the Community and for Performing Arts. Situated only 45 minutes from Chester/Liverpool/Snowdonia, there is dormitory style accommodation for 24 people; camping area nearby; a café (catering for both omnivores and vegetarians); a licensed bar (just what you need after a hard day's unicycling); an outdoor performance and function area; Skate ramps; and an abundance of tarmac to fall off on. There are also shops and bars nearby. The convention will open at 12:00pm on Friday 1st September 2000.
 
 
Convention history
 
 

Some photos from previous events:

The Location

The Broli Performing Arts Centre is based at the superbly equipped Clocktower - a listed building with a 200 seat auditorium.  Situated only 45 minutes from Chester, Liverpool, and Snowdonia, there is dormitory style accommodation available for 24 people, a camping area nearby, an on-site café, an outdoor performance and function area, a skate ramp, lots of tarmac for falling off on, and this year, the on-site bar will also be open.
Nearby, there are numerous shops and pubs, the Abacan outlet factory shop, and a splendid market on Sunday morning - just ask Rob Stone where he got his handbag from last year!!

The Plan

The convention will kick off at midday on the Friday, for a relaxing afternoon of settling in, catching up with each other, and generally playing on one-wheel.  In the evening, there will be a gentle ride to a nearby pub or three or four or five . . . . for those who don't drink (or those who do drink and want to do everything!) there will be something to entertain you at the site. 

Saturday will be filled with a mixture of racing, hockey, basketball, and workshops.  And in the evening, a chance to show off your skills (not necessarily with a unicycle) in the Cabaret - SO BRING AN ACT, YOUR CONVENTION NEEDS YOU!

Sunday will play host to the MUNI, with a choice of a strenuous expedition for the really keen, and a not-so-strenuous expedition for the not-so-keen or those suffering from an incurable hangover.  For the don't-want-to-go's, there is of course, that wonderful market just five minutes away as the wheel rotates.  This will be followed (eventually) by the Business Meeting, "awards" ceremony, and raffle (all donations gratefully received).  The site will close at 5:00pm.

Following the success of the photo-caption competition last year, we've come up with another crazy idea for this year:-  The "Best Unicycle Mishap" competition.  All you need to do, is tell us - on no more than one side of A4 paper - your story, and we'll award a prize to the most deserving story. You can, of course, enter more than once.

Oh yes, almost forgot - you will need to bring a fancy dress costume along, which may or may not include your unicycle.  We're not saying yet why you need one, but you do!

The Nasty Bit - Money

Pre-Registered

Non-Registered

 Weekend Pass:-  

Rider

£25.00

£30.00

                             

Un-Waged*

£20.00

£25.00

                            

Non-Rider

£10.00

£12.00

Saturday Pass:-

Rider

£15.00

£18.00

Un-Waged*

£12.00

£15.00

Non-Rider

£ 5.00

£6.00

Sunday Pass:-

Rider

£10.00

£12.00

Un-Waged*

£8.00 

£10.00

Non-Rider

£5.00   £6.00

Accommodation:- Per night, Per person**

£12.00 £12.00

T-Shirts:- 

£10.00 £10.00

* For the under 16's, students, and the unemployed.  (Proof of status will be required for the last two categories - and also if you're six foot tall, with grey hair, wrinkles, and claiming to be under 16!!)

** As there are only 24 beds (dormitory style) available, they will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.  It is advisable to pre-register if you want a bed for the night.  There is a camp site, but there will be NO accommodation OR camping available on Thursday or Sunday evening.

To help with cash-flow and organisation, you will greatly assist the Boss-Mob by pre-registering (and you'll have more pocket-money for the weekend).

Pre-Registration closes on Monday 18th August 2000.


OK, I Wanna Be There, What Do I Do Next?

Give us a call and we will send you a registration form or get it here then send it to us with some dosh.

If you have any questions Email the convention Organisers

Or contact us separately......

Tim :- Tel - 0973 426 372 E-mail - Timfoolery@enterprise.net

Ali :- Tel - 01452 617825 E-mail - Ali.Tugger@breathemail.net

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Right, Now Then, How Do I Get To This Wonderful Place!

By Car:

Mostyn is on the North Wales coast, 20 miles North West of Chester.  At the end of the M56, turn left at the roundabout towards Chester.  Then left again at the next set of traffic lights this should be signposted Flint, and will take you through an industrial estate. Keep following the signs to Flint, which will take you to the A548 this is the coast road to Mostyn.  When you get to Mostyn, keep going past a large white ship on your right, past Abacans Fabrics, and The Clocktower will be on your left.  (If you’re lucky, we might even put some signs up to help you on your way!)

By Train:

There are regular trains from Chester to Flint, every 1/2 hour. It is 7 miles to Mostyn from Flint. Then, bus: The 11a goes to The Clocktower (running every half hour up to 18:30) or taxi: It will cost approximately £7.00.  You can find timetables from Rail Track

By Bus:

There are also buses from Chester the 18a and the 11 both go to The Clocktower.  The last bus is at 17:20. The 11 will take approximately 1hr 10 min, the 18a is faster.

By Unicycle:

Slowly . . .

 

See you there......

 

Oh one more thing: STRICTLY NO DOGS ON SITE, BUT ALL IGUANAS WELCOME !

 

 


Last update: 30 August 2000