The Cambridge Regional
The year 2016 event will be held at:
on Saturday April 23rd @ 0930
Please contact the organiser (Imre Leader) if you intend to
take part so that there is enough equipment (i.e. boards and clocks):
HOW TO GET THERE:
The postcode for the venue is CB2 1TQ
A zoomable map of the immediate vicinity of the venue can be found
Finding the room:
To reach the Junior Parlour, turn east into Whewell's Court (pronounced "hew-el's") from Trinity Street (down on the above plan). Turn right
immediately after the first arch. Climb the open-air stairs until you are just short of the top, and then turn right into T staircase. The Junior
Parlour is at the end of the passageway through the door. Wheelchair users should contact the tournament contact person for further advice.
GETTING TO CAMBRIDGE:
You are strongly advised to use Park and Ride facilities or hotel car parks (see ACCOMMODATION) as city centre parking is limited and likely
to be more expensive. The Park & Ride sites offering bus connections closest to venue are:
Madingley Road (best for M11 - J13 no southbound access - proceed to junction 12 and turn round). Alight Bridge Street just after the bus gate
(it is that thing with rising bollards in the road).
Newmarket Road (A14 West) Alight Bridge Street just after bus gate.
St Ives (A1(M)) - Busway Route B.
Longstanton - Busway Route B.
Milton Keynes (M1 J14) - X5. Alight Magdalene Street (or Madingley Road P&R for connections).
The nearest car park to the venue is Park Street
(https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/park-street-car-park which offers
Blue Badge and Streetcar spaces.
The nearest station to the venue is Cambridge (CBG) which is served by.
Govia Thameslink Railway (http://www.thameslinkrailway.com) stopping and
Cambridge Express services from London King's Cross (via Stevenage) and King's Lynn.
Abellio Greater Anglia (http://www.abelliogreateranglia.co.uk) services
from King's Lynn, London Liverpool Street (via Bishops Stortford), Ipswich, Peterborough.
CrossCountry - http://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk services from Peterborough
(connections Virgin Trains East Coast and East Midlands Trains services), Birmingham New Street (connections Virgin Trains West Coast, other
CrossCountry and London Midland City services) and Stansted Airport.
A high frequency bus service runs between the railway station and the city centre -
PLUSBUS tickets are available.
Rail travel to Bicester North (BCS), Milton Keynes Central (MKC), Bedford (BDM) or St Neots (SNO) rail stations then using the connecting X5 coach
or Huntingdon (connections via Busway B - Alight Drummer Street or change at St Ives for shorter walk using Route A) may be a better alternative
than rail to Cambridge. An X5 timetable can be found here: http://www.stagecoachx5.com,
and Busway here: http://www.thebusway.info.
By Coach (National Express):
National Express (NX) (http://www.nationalexpress.com coach services operate to
and from Norwich, London Victoria Coach Station, Luton, Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and Brighton. Infrequent direct NX services are
also available to Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Nottingham and Sheffield. All coaches call at Parkside
and some also call at Madingley Road (interchange with P&R for shorter walk) or Trumpington Park and Ride sites.
By Coach (Stagecoach Cross County X5):
This service is to and from Oxford and calls at Milton Keynes Coachway (interchange with NX services to North of England, Wales and Scotland)
A timetable can be found here: http://www.stagecoachx5.com. Through ticketing is
available from National Express agents. megabus.com fares are available on X5 route, but from
Oxford only. All coaches call at Parkside. The X5 additionally calls at Magdalene Street, its closest stop to the venue, at 1/2 mile to the
northwest. For a shorter walk the X5 calls at Madingley Road Park and Ride (this is a request stop on X5 services to Cambridge) for transfer to P&R
bus services. The English National Concession pass is valid for free off-peak travel on both the X5 and P&R services.
By local bus:
Details of service buses in the Cambridge area can be found here:
http://www.stagecoachbus.com/cambridge. The main local buses passing closest to the venue are:
(citi) 1 - Fulbourn/Cherry Hinton - Arbury via Addenbrooke's and rail station. Alight Bridge Street near bus gate.
(citi) 2 - Addenbrooke's - Science Park. Alight Bridge Street near bus gate.
77 - Madingley Road P&R - Newmarket Road P&R. Alight Bridge Street near bus gate.
Busway B - Huntingdon Rail Station - St Ives - Cambridge. Alight Round Church Street (first stop after bus gate).
Other buses tend to use Drummer Street Bus Station, St Andrew's Street, Emmanuel Street and Downing Street.
If you want to stay overnight in Cambridge, we recommend searching and booking via
Visit Cambridgehttp://www.visitcambridge.org/accommodation or
Late Rooms http://www.laterooms.com
Alternatively - players have previously stayed at:
Warkworth House (close to Parkside coach terminal) - http://www.warkworthhouse.co.uk
Travelodge Cambridge Central (close to train station) - http://www.travelodge.co.uk
Travelodge Orchard Park - http://www.travelodge.co.uk
Cambridge University colleges (http://www.cambridgerooms.co.uk) offer overnight
A number of B&B options in Tenison Road (first right off station approach) including a Hostelling International/YHA youth hostel -
This site (http://bit.ly/1uTSRNv) gives details of caravan and campsites near Cambridge,
which can be an inexpensive option for groups and individuals.
A number of options outside Cambridge are also available in:
Kings Cross, London - http://www.kingsx.co.uk/kx2.htm
Travelodge Bedford Goldington Road -
http://www.travelodge.co.uk X5 bus route stop is 0.1 miles away
in the direction of town centre (turn left out of hotel and adjacent to green space). Do not use the nearer stop across the road as the X5 does not
Travelodge Bedford Wyboston - http://www.travelodge.co.uk - X5 bus
route stop is 3/4 miles north of hotel (heading away from Black Cat Roundabout) at footbridge.
For transfer between accommodation. railhead and venue there is walkit.com (foot)
and Google Maps. The venue postcode for any search is CB21TQ
and the train station postcode is CB12JW.
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