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Andy Smith is a former Police Motorcyclist with years of experience in motorcycle training at all levels. He offers training through 1stClassRider.co.uk, and ride outs through his newsletter blog right here. To contact Andy click here.

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August Ride Out Reminder. Saturday 25th That’s Tomorrow!

August Ride Out. Saturday 25th August.  Erwood Station Celebration Event. Meeting at 9.45 for a 10am departure.

Meeting at The Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar, at the top of Caerphilly Mountain just off the A469.

The Old Railway Station at Erwood will be familiar to anyone who has trained with me or done a Ride Out in the past.  The picturesque location alongside the river (just over the rickety bridge!) is now a quaint tea rooms and quiet craft centre. But on the 25th of August the place will be bustling with ‘rail traffic’ once again as they commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Erwood line being closed down.

There will be memorabilia on display, miniature railway rides and many other activities to mark the occasion.

After a Stop at the Station we will continue for a Ride through Hundred House and up to Crossgates.

The Scottish Splendor Tour. 2013.  24th – 27th April.

This trip will be lead by our Scottish Expert, Russ who is a highly skilled rider and had passed the RoSPA Test to the highest level. Also well able to pass on his skills as an Advanced Tutor in the RoSPA Group.  He knows how to ride….. and he knows how to ride in Scotland!

This trip will consist of riding arguably some of the best roads in Europe and undoubtedly the best in the UK. Russ says, “For me the Scottish Highlands is the best all rounder bike trip anyone can wish for.  The mixture and high quality of roads, scenery, view points, cafes and restaurants etc all add up to making this an amazing trip”.

Accommodation has been secured for four nights at Kelso, Skye, Ullapool and Drymen.

The cost of this amazing trip is just £295 per person and included in that price you will get;

2 x nights accommodation = bed, breakfast and 3 course evening meal. (Wednesday & Saturday).

2 x nights accommodation = bed and breakfast. (Thursday & Friday).

1 x Trip Information Pack & Tank Bag Map.

2 x Experienced Tour Guides.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the famous 1st Class ‘foreign’ Tours but with out the need to get your ‘Euros’ first.

The last trip was a sell out so get your name on the list as soon as possible.  To get on the list please email Russ@1stclassrider.co.uk as he is handling all the bookings for this one.

A deposit will be required and this will be explained by a return email.  To get an idea of fuel costs for your bike the trip will cover approximately 1,600 miles.

So hopefully there is something there for each and all of you, so please feel free to join us.  This blog has it all, boats, trains, bikes, seaside, mountains, lakes, Highlands, Islands, haggis and deep fried Mars Bars!

Come on….. you know you want to…….

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