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[Oct 29, 2015] Transatlantic EV Social and Drinks (Paddington, London)

Discussion in 'Confirmed EV Events and Meetings' started by Dennis, Oct 21, 2015.

Transatlantic EV Social and Drinks
Start Date: Oct 29, 2015 06:00 PM
End Date: Oct 29, 2015 08:00 PM
Time Zone: Europe/London +00:00 GMT

Location:
The Mad Bishop & Bear Pub - Paddington Station
The Mad Bishop & Bear Paddington Station
Paddington, London W2 1HB

Posted By: Dennis

Confirmed Attendees: 5
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  1. Dennis

    Dennis Moderator

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    Hi all. I'll be crossing "The Pond" next week to watch the Bronze and Finals of the Rugby Championship, I mean, the Rugby World Cup.

    I thought that it would be fun to meet-up with any interested SpeakEV community members in real life (IRL) and talk EVs and the like. Since I'm staying nearby and don't really know a good place to park and show off EVs on a Thursday night in London, I picked a pub at Paddington Station for this meet-up.

    I am unfamiliar with the RSVP system on the forum, so I created a shareable Google Sheet for manual signups. [added] looks like RSVP can't add +1s, so please use the Google Sheet as well, especially if RSVP for more than one.

    Sign up here - The Mad Bishop & Bear Pub - Paddington Station and the Google Map is here

    Hope to see some of you there. PM me to swap contact numbers.
     
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  2. Tim Ostler

    Tim Ostler Well-Known Member

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    Definitely a possibility -- only five minutes walk from where I work! Will confirm closer to the time.
     
  3. Jack

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    Might also be doable for me, if I am down for the weekend.
     
  4. Mark J Constable

    Mark J Constable Well-Known Member

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    I'm local - would be great to meet up

    EDIT: Oh Batfinks. I will be sitting in the IMAX at Waterloo watching Spectre in this *exact* timeslot:(
     
  5. smartie

    smartie Well-Known Member

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    Hey Dennis, would be great to meet you and others who can make it. Will be able to confirm early next week so I put myself down as a "maybe".
     
  6. Dennis

    Dennis Moderator

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    That would be great! Glad I can choose a location close to your work @Tim Ostler ;)

    C'mon down @Jack

    Trade the ticket in for another time @Mark J Constable :cool: I'm sure James Bond wouldn't mind... And we can talk the new Aston Martin RapidE instead.

    Fingers crossed that you can make it @smartie :)
     
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  7. hopbackguy

    hopbackguy Well-Known Member

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    Oh rats, I would really like to have made this but I'd need to travel up to London in the morning to make a day of it, to make it worthwhile , which I can't as I'm away from home visiting a friend during the day - Would have been great to meet everyone!
     
  8. Dennis

    Dennis Moderator

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    If you were to do the trip in an Ampera, you at least won't have to worry about unreliable DCFC on the route... Seems to be a big part of the "noise" that I see from UK Twitter folks #UKcharge and all.
     
  9. Tim Ostler

    Tim Ostler Well-Known Member

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    Paddington may I remind everyone is in Westminster but not in the Congestion Charge zone, so it's free parking for everyone -- even if you come before 6.30 pm :)
     
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  10. Sussex Trug

    Sussex Trug Well-Known Member

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    How tight is that 8:00pm end time?

    I have a work commitment from 6:00pm but as I am a guest and not a host I can make a polite excuse at 7:00pm. I still need to get from the City (Cannon St) to Paddington which is 20 mins or 30 mins if things go wrong.

    I would very much like to join you to say hello.
     
  11. Dennis

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    Here, There, and EVerywhere – Day 01
    We have an appointment at 9:30pm and I probably need to "get ready"... So, it's somewhat fluid. It's a social thing... Just wanted to give folks a window.

    Bring your co-workers! The more the merrier! If they're wondering about EV range, let them know that we spent most of May traveling 8,245 miles... ;)
     
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  12. Sussex Trug

    Sussex Trug Well-Known Member

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    Yes I followed your marathon trip.

    My co-workers are probably fed up with me taking about EVs. My round trip (just short of 1000 miles) to Edinburgh from the South coast in a weekend in April has now been used in a variety of training materials:rolleyes: in the office. Having said that, one former colleague said he had made a Model S company car conditional as part of his package when moving to a new company.

    See you next week.
     
  13. RickMGoldie

    RickMGoldie Well-Known Member

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    I'm a possible but not probable. I normally leave Canary Wharf at 7:30 so I would have to get away plenty early to do it. I will try tho'
     
  14. Dennis

    Dennis Moderator

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    Great... It's Thursday... That should be an "early get-away" day!
     
  15. GreyDad

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    I'm going to be at Paddington on MONDAY:mad:

    Off work for the rest if the week, not sure where I'll be yet. Darn darn darn
     
  16. Dennis

    Dennis Moderator

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    I think catching a drink at the Mad Bishop and Beat at Paddington on Thursday night is a good plan for your time off.
     
  17. GreyDad

    GreyDad Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, although it's a 2hour+ train ride for me :(
     
  18. Dennis

    Dennis Moderator

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    I'm a day out from jumping on a plane to cross North America and the Atlantic to land in London...

    Should I expect to see anyone from around here at the pub?
     
  19. Tim Ostler

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    I'll be there :)
     
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  20. Dennis

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    Woot... (I look like my avatar (the one on the left, not the Elvis Impersonator ;) )
     
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