HF Holidays – link to hotel
Cycling on the IoW – useful link
Update 12th March
An IoW WhatsApp group has been established for IoW specific chat. If you wish to join, direct your request to me. If you wish to leave the group then you are able to do this yourself on the WhatsApp app.
Update 9th March
Heather circulated an email requesting that all outstanding deposits be paid and that all participants respond to the email to confirm their acceptance and understanding of the conditions relating to Covid19 and the basis on which the bookings are being made. The deadline for both is 21st March.
There are currently 32 confirmed participants.
Update 3rd March 2021
It is assumed that all participants would take the Covid vaccine as and when it is offered. If anyone intends to refuse/delay the vaccine for whatever reason, then they should make this known to Heather and their intending room mate as soon as possible.
Update 2nd March 2021
I have been asked to let you know if you would like to join us but do not have a room mate in mind; that we have a male member who is keen to join the trip. Please contact me email or phone (01322 865147) if you may be interested.
Update 1 March 2021
The club are prepared to make the bookings on behalf of members so that we can benefit from the ‘group discounts’.
Deposits are classed by the hotel as ‘returnable’ (see below). The club do not underwrite or guarantee the financial performance of the hotel, nor are we acting as their agent. Any such risk is the sole responsibility of the individual participant.
Payment of your deposit will be seen to be confirmation of your acceptance of this arrangement.
In case your group holiday is cancelled following a Government announcement re Covid-19 restrictions we’ll give your group a choice to transfer to a different date and/or location, receive fully protected refund credit note (this can be used towards your future holidays with us, if holidays not booked by certain date it will guarantee your group a full refund) or a full refund.
If your group chooses to receive a full refund, you will be added to a refund list. We process refunds daily. Due to the volume of recent cancellations, it takes about 4-6 weeks for us to process them (we work in a request date order).
We advise people to take insurance: one option is to use: https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/about-us/bookings/insurance
Update 1 March 2021
Do you fancy a 4 day cycling holiday to the Isle of Wight staying at HF Holidays Freshwater Bay? The hotel is booked from the 21st to 25th September? We have As and B1s & B2s so far and have 5 rooms spare. (It was booked to replace a trip to Holland in June). You will gather further information from the posts below.
We need a quick decision as we have the rooms on hold for a limited time. If you would like to book please let me know; will require a deposit of £75 with the booking the balance to be paid in August.
Update 28th February 2021
To secure your booking
Please make a transfer of £75 per person to the Meridian Account. Please message Chris and I when you done this, we need this in the account by 21st March. PLEASE NOTE the information regarding payments in the email circulated by Barry; the deposit is non refundable unless the government causes a cancelation due to Covid – please read the precise wording from HF Holidays in the email circulated by Barry (dated 24/2 see below) – they recommend holiday insurance.
Update 26th February 2021
The Dutch trip planned for June 2021, (having been previously moved from June 2020) has now been moved to 6 July 2022, Updated information will be put on the website in the future.
We have arranged a short trip to the Isle of Wight from the 22nd September for 4 nights to HF Country House at Fresh Water Bay. This will be initially offered to those who had been planning to go on the June trip, this is because of a limited number of rooms. However we know that due to other commitments there will be some rooms available. All the rooms are twin and we are not allowed to use them for sole occupancy. If you feel you may like to join us please let me know and I will put you on a waiting list and also provide you with more information.
Please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know by midday on Sunday if you would like to be included.
Update: Wed 24th February 2021
To: All members who were due to go to Holland this year,
I am writing to you first to let you know what we have been doing and give you the first refusal on the offers we would like to make.
It is not straightforward and difficult to know where to begin, so first of all an update on the Holland trip.
We have cancelled this year’s trip but have arranged to go on 6th July next year (2022). You have the choice of leaving your £100 deposit for that trip or having a refund or using it for the next thing on the list.
The next thing on the list is a trip to Freshwater Bay on the IoW with HF holidays. For the period of 4 nights from 21st to 25th September we have put the 19 available rooms on hold. HF have agreed to this hold for 4 weeks, by that time we will need to pay a £75 deposit per person to confirm the booking then the balance will be required 6 weeks before the holiday, (they have said the 10th of August). The basic room cost including breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal is: £379 per person; all the rooms are twin or double and HF have stated they cannot be booked for single occupancy at this time this means that your response will have to be in pairs that have agreed to share a room (this could be with someone who did not put their name down to come to Holland). They have 3 categories of room, basic, deluxe, and superior (we have made these terms up) the deluxe is an extra £10 per person per night: the superior is an extra £15 per person per night. Of the 19 rooms 2 of them have double beds (1 basic and 1 deluxe) the rest twin. Heather and Trevor will be taking one of the double bedrooms, if we cannot fill the other one, we will let it go. Of the 17 twins, 2 are deluxe and 5 superior. If you have any questions please contact Heather (email: email@example.com or ring on: 01322 865147).
Here is a link to the accommodation
In these tricky times we have the following statement from HF
In case your group holiday is cancelled following Government announcement re Covid-19 restrictions we’ll give your group a choice to transfer to a different date and/or location, receive fully protected refund credit note (this can be used towards your future holidays with us, if holidays not booked by certain date it will guarantee your group a full refund) or a full refund.
If your group choses to receive a full refund, you will be added to a refund list. We process refunds daily. Due to the volume of recent cancellations, it takes about 4-6 weeks for us to process them (we work in a request date order).
They advise people to take insurance: the one they suggest is: https://www.hfholidays.co.uk/about-us/bookings/insurance
Health insurance and any financial risk associated with the booking is entirely down to individual members, the club cannot vouch for the financial performance of HF Holidays (your booking for Holland was made on similar terms). Personally, I will not be taking any additional insurance for the holiday, so I am not making any recommendations.
We need you to respond to this mail by return as we will open it up to the rest of the club once we have our response. As you can see, we have a limited time to respond so expect a phone call if you have not responded asap