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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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D Day Anniversary Trip to France

240px-pegasus_bridge_1944Walk in the Footsteps of Heroes.


Come with us for another 1st Class Biking Trip across The Channel.  Following on from our War Graves Tour in April, we will be visiting Normandy in the midst of the celebrations marking the 65th Anniversary of the D Day landings.

Travelling from Dover 8am Friday the 5th of June- returning from Calais 7.30pm Sunday 7th June.

The cost of the trip is expected to be in the region of the last trip. ~(£250*), which will include your ferry crossing and accommodation in France on a bed & breakfast basis, and my guided services.

Visiting the Normandy beaches and Pegasus Bridge.  A mixture of motorcycling and sight seeing, remembering the180px-1944_normandylst events that shaped the world 65 years ago.

The last trip was full on the day it was publicised,  so with the 65th celebrations going on places on this trip are expected to be in demand.   You will need to get in quick for this one!

Let me know if you are interested, and you can pay your deposit on line at our main website.

Please note that the deposit is NON-returnable as it will be used to secure your ferry and accommodation.

180px-normandy5As you can imagine Hotel places are much in demand in France at this time so I will need to confirm a booking in the region as soon as possible.

Once again I am limiting the numbers to just 10.

Don’t miss out.

*The final cost will be confirmed as soon as final hotel costs are verified.

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  1. Hello Andy,

    This sounds like a shed load of fun. I will be going to the Pyrenees this year with the boys so that its for me. I could try and fool the wife into thinking I am just popping out for some milk like the last time. 2 Days later I arrive home withought the milk.

    Hope to see you soon.


  2. Hi Andy, sounds good, was going to visit these sites at some point this year. I think the journey to and from Dover is propably the most unpleasent i’ve ever done though, have you considered the Poole crossing?

  3. I had considered other crossings but as it’s meant to be a bit of a biking trip (but with a purpose) I wanted to add in some miles over there as well. I know what you mean about the Dover bit though.

  4. Hello Andy

    In case you don’t already have one, here is a fulll and comprehensive list of events taking place along the Normandy coast (and some inland) to mark D-Day Anniversary 2009.

    Enjoy your trip!


  5. Hi Andy

    Sorry havent been to recent rideouts-been very busy getting ready to open the new official B.M.W and Ducati dealership on Sloper Road Cardiff.Please spread the word that we will be opening the doors this coming Saturday although we have yet to decide on an official date.

    We look forward to seeing you all and perhaps when we are completely up and running we can discuss having breakfast there prior to rideouts rather than at mucky ds!!



  6. Hi Andy, thanks for the link, i’ll look into that!

  7. Hi Andy, i’m not sure if you remember me, i’m the chinese man that joined you recently on the whisky brewery trip. i enjoyed riding with you all.

    Would you mind if i joined you for this trip if there are still vacancies.

  8. Hi Richard. Yes I do remember you and it was good to meet you on the ride out. I’m gald you enjoyed it.
    I have placed you on the list for this trip. I will be sending out details nearer the date of the trip. Cheers

  9. Is the breakfast at BMW free???????????????

    If it is, count me in

  10. hi andy,saturdays is always akward for myself due to work commitments,and yes the 25th is a sat i have to work,ihope you and the lads have a great time next week in france, are we going to go to garmish this year ihave spoken to tyrone and i know he is up for another trip.all the best keith

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