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magicmitch
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2013 Zedblats

Post by magicmitch » Mon 04 Feb, 2013 16:21

Greetings and happy new year (I don't do many posts!!)
Just planning this years "weekend Zedblats" and thinking about adding the Isle of Man to the wish list, has anyone done this?? If so can you confirm or deny the myths about the speed limits (ie there are none outside of towns). Also planning to thread along the Welsh Coast in April/May from south to north, so any tips also welcome.
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Re: 2013 Zedblats

Post by Phil » Mon 04 Feb, 2013 16:43

Done the Isle of Man a few years ago and out of town no speed limits. Best to get out on the TT circuit early in the morning before there is traffic and enjoy. The mountain section is awesome and you can really open up your car and enjoy even if you see a police car.
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Re: 2013 Zedblats

Post by geminimustang » Mon 04 Feb, 2013 16:59

North Wales Police issue more speeding tickets than any other Force in the UK.The A55 for the most part is 70mph but around Conway is 50mph.Llandudno is worth a stop as the beach and sea front are beautiful in summer,Conway Castle and Beaumaris Castle are great to visit but Caernarfon Castle is a must.Used to be a good Market day there too.There's a few National Trust properties in the area and we always like to stop there for a break and a meal.In the past,fuel was always more expensive the closer you got to Anglesey but that doesn't seem to be the case of late.On a hot summers' day,North Wales is a great place to see.

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Re: 2013 Zedblats

Post by Vic-Z3 » Mon 04 Feb, 2013 20:57

You must do Portmeirion .................

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmeirion

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Re: 2013 Zedblats

Post by magicmitch » Tue 05 Feb, 2013 12:54

many thanks for your tips, much appreciated! Isle of Man is looking like a must!! One of the few places where you can legally give the 6 pot a proper work out!
Regarding Portmeirion, we did that last year as part of a tour starting in Hay on Wye and threading through as many un-named mountain roads as possible to Aberystwyth and then on through Snowdonia via Lake Vyrnwry,( a drive around the lake should be on every Zedders list by the way, stop off at the hotel for a pint on the balcony overlooking the lake - fantastic!!) I can only agree with surreal as a word for Portmeirion, I'm still not sure if I "get it", its weird, photo below, unfortunately they don't allow cars in!! I was a big fan of The Prisoner as a kid back in the 60's and it was the Lotus 7 which fired up my love of sprts cars, I still want a Caterham 7, but its just so impractical and the Zed 3 litre is a reasonable compromise if not quite as raw!!
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