Ant Freeze 2015, Jan 24th, Nuneaton Warwickshire

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Re: Ant Freeze 2015, Jan 24th, Nuneaton Warwickshire

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There were only eight signed up last year but more were there on the day.
I`ve not signed up this year despite someone sending me an invitation on facebook :)

Keep an eye on the Team 13 facebook page too, its easier for me to post on there from my phone so sometimes news will be there first.
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Re: Ant Freeze 2015, Jan 24th, Nuneaton Warwickshire

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I will shortly be sending out the directions to get to Ant Freeze, it is the same place as last year BUT this year there are roadworks going on and the entrance to MIRA will be closed all weekend ( I only found out this week).
There should be diversion signs in place but I will send out some updated directions and also post them on here and the facebook page once I`ve checked them out.
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Re: Ant Freeze 2015, Jan 24th, Nuneaton Warwickshire

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I am coming, but need to check what robots are working before signing up.
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Re: Ant Freeze 2015, Jan 24th, Nuneaton Warwickshire

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Directions to MIRA.
MIRA Ltd Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU, UK
www.mira.co.uk

From the North
M1 A.
At Junction 24 of the M1 take the A42 south (towards Birmingham).
Where the A42 becomes the M42 (at Junction 11) take the A444 south towards Nuneaton.
At the beginning of Fenny Drayton village, turn left.
The temporary MIRA entrance is on the right after a short distance.

Or

M1 B.
Continue south to Junction 21 of the M1 and take the M69 towards Coventry.
Then, take the A5 (Junction 1 of the M69) heading north towards Tamworth.
Continue on the A5 over three roundabouts following signs for Tamworth. At the first traffic light junction continue straight-on and over the next roundabout.
Continue through the road works until the new island at the Red Gate Steakhouse, turn right and follow the A444 towards Fenny Drayton
Pass the village and turn right along Fenn Lane.
The temporary MIRA entrance is on the right after a short distance.

From the South
M1.
At Junction 18 of the M1 take the A5 north.
After reaching the A5 intersection with the M69, continue on the A5 over three roundabouts following signs for Tamworth. At the first traffic light junction continue straight-on and over the next roundabout.
Continue through the road works until the new island at the Red Gate Steakhouse, turn right and follow the A444 towards Fenny Drayton
Pass the village and turn right along Fenn Lane.
The temporary MIRA entrance is on the right after a short distance.


From the North West
M6 A.
At Junction 4a of the M6 take the M42 heading north towards Tamworth.
At Junction 10 of the M42 take the A5 south towards London.
After about 6.5 miles you will reach the new island at the Red Gate Steakhouse, turn left and follow the A444 towards Fenny Drayton.
Pass the village and turn right along Fenn Lane.
The temporary MIRA entrance is on the right after a short distance.

Or

M6 B.
Continue south on the M6 to Junction 3.
Take the A444 north through Nuneaton, cross the A5 and head towards Fenny Drayton.
Pass the village and turn right along Fenn Lane.
The temporary MIRA entrance is on the right after a short distance.

Or

M40.
At Junction 15 of the M40 take the A46 north towards Coventry and the M69.
Stay on the A46 around Coventry, following signs for the M69 Leicester (the A46 eventually merges onto the M69).
Then, take the A5 (Junction 1 of the M69) heading north towards Tamworth.
Continue on the A5 over three roundabouts following signs for Tamworth. At the first traffic light junction continue straight-on and over the next roundabout.
Continue through the road works until the new island at the Red Gate Steakhouse, turn right and follow the A444 towards Fenny Drayton
Pass the village and turn right along Fenn Lane.
The temporary MIRA entrance is on the right after a short distance.


Or

M5.
At Junction 4a of the M5 join the M42 north.
At Junction 10 of the M42 take the A5 south towards London.
After about 6.5 miles you will reach the new island at the Red Gate Steakhouse, turn left and follow the A444 towards Fenny Drayton.
Pass the village and turn right along Fenn Lane.
The temporary MIRA entrance is on the right after a short distance.
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Re: Ant Freeze 2015, Jan 24th, Nuneaton Warwickshire

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Anyone requiring a map or further help please pm me or email.
There is a map posted on the Team 13 robots facebook page.

I have managed to book the high speed cameras so we can have a play with those, they need a bit of setting up so I plan to do that over dinner ready for use straight after.
They are full HD at 1000fps, they will go faster with a smaller resolution. They are not cheap :)

Itinery (subject to change)

9am arrive / set up / register
10am tournaments begin
Fleaweights
Antweights
Dinner – Hi speed setup
Hi Speed filming
Football
Bulldog
Chosen matches (grudge matches etc)
Anihilator
Any other business...
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Re: Ant Freeze 2015, Jan 24th, Nuneaton Warwickshire

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Oooh, high speed; that'll be fun with all the spinners :)
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Re: Ant Freeze 2015, Jan 24th, Nuneaton Warwickshire

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FREE DINNER! :-)
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Re: Ant Freeze 2015, Jan 24th, Nuneaton Warwickshire

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All signed up with the robots now.

Just to let you know, my dad is signed up under Team Antivate. I really can't wait!

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Re: Ant Freeze 2015, Jan 24th, Nuneaton Warwickshire

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I may or may not have the spinner ready for this event. depends whether the post man delivers it in time for me to secure the motor mount properly, cut the lid and make the ramp. I suppose if I don't it's one less spinner for everybody to worry about and it means I can make it all the scarier for reading :)
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Re: Ant Freeze 2015, Jan 24th, Nuneaton Warwickshire

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There will be food but don`t expect free dinner, doing sandwiches and crisps etc and there will be a kettle and hopefully we get the coffee machine again.

For those who didn`t come last year it will be held in the Sports and Social club room, which is upstairs above the canteen.
You will be asked where you are going by security and if you tell them that they will give you directions.
Tell them you are with John Denny.
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