The Yorkshire Mega week will run from Monday 30th July to Monday 6th August 2018.
The week will start with the traditional ‘Meet the Imp’ event and will close with the traditional ‘Bun and Brew’ event.
Richard Lay, Chairman for the Yorkshire Mega 2018, was kindly invited to give a heads up of the planning he and his team have been doing and the events they are looking at for the Mega Week.
A summary of the proposed events are below and will be refined once more details are released. The full Podcache Show featuring Richard Lay is available HERE or you can visit the Podcache Show main page to search through and listen to previous episodes.
Please log your will attend / going so we can plan ahead. Thank you.
Monday 30th July 2018
Meet the Imp
This will be the first event of the Mega week and will be held somewhere between Dalby Forest (Piratemania location) and Newby Hall. There is a caravan restriction on the A170 – Sutton Bank so the likely location will be somewhere south of York, possibly around the A64.
Ripon has a very very old tradition where the Hornblower starts his talk at 21:00, presenting the history and tradition of the horn. Reduced price ghost tours will be available before the event.
Bottle bar from local brewery. Following nights will be a full draught bar.
Tuesday 31st July 2018
Overground / Underground Event
Located beside Ribblehead Viaduct (as pictured on one of the YM2018 Geocoins). The event will be at road level but then there is the option for those that want to to climb to the highest point in Yorkshire which is on the nearby Whernside or smaller groups will be able to partake in some local caving experiences.
Mega Dog Walk
For those not wishing or able to partake in the hills and holes event then there will also be the Mega dog walking event at Studley Royal Park beside Fountains Abbey.
Open Mic Night / Quiz
After the very successful Devon Cachers Got Talent night then we want to give you all the opportunity to play your instruments, regale us with fine verse and gladden our hearts.
Wednesday 1st August 2018
Cow and Calf rocks at Ilkley where we will raise the Yorkshire flag for Yorkshire Day to the sounds of ‘On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at’ played by a local brass band.
Ilkley Moor Earthcaches or just wondering around Ilkley will follow the flag raising.
Night Time Terror Trail
Night Time Terror Trail based around a local tale.
Country and Western Duo
Very talented Country and Western Duo providing entertainment accompanied by a themed food night.
Thursday 2nd August 2018
The Flashmob is hopefully going to take place at the Museum Gardens. A chance to explore the vast history of York from the Vikings through to the War of the Roses to modern days. You may also want to grab the nearby virtuals and Church Micro 6000 which starts at York Minster.
Prizes for the biggest crabs caught in Whitby.
Whitby is famous for Bram Stoker’s Dracula as well as the wonderful Abbey and boat trips.
Another themed night with a spectacular steel drum band and themed food selection.
Friday 3rd August 2018
10th Anniversary of the Original UK Mega
Let’s all head back to where it all started on 3rd August 2008 – GC17W59 – in Harrogate opposite the Cedar Court Hotel.
This will form the traditional Teddy Bear’s picnic and we hope to get a talk from Robin who was part of the original inspiration for the first UK Mega Event.
10th Anniversary Party and Games Night
How better to celebrate the 10th Anniversary then a party and games night.
It’s a knockout school sports day followed by a back to school disco.
Saturday 4th August 2018
There will of course be an evening of entertainment and refreshments will be available from the bar.
Sunday 5th August 2018
Handover to 2019 Mega Team
A chance to hear what a fantastic Aberdeen Mega is planned for you all to attend in 2019.
There will evening entertainment and refreshments will be available from the bar.