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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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Next Ride Out. The Longest Place Name.

Next Ride Out to;


Sunday the 5th of June.  We are going to the Railway Station that is in the Guiness Book of Records as being the longest place name, (but this has may have lately been overtaken).  Meeting at the Golden Arches at Coryton Interchange, junction 32 of the M4. Meeting for a 9.30am departure.

We are going to Gorsafawddachaidraigodanheddogleddollonpenrhynareurdraethceredigion. We’ve been there before and it had the longest name, on the smallest building.  The Station was little more than a bus shelter!  It’s name is longer than the more well known, Llanfair..PG station name by just a couple of letters.

It is on the Fairbourne to Barmouth Railway on the North West Coast of Wales.  So if you want a ride out over some spectacular mountains and along some fabulous coastline then this is the one for you.

I might give a prize if anyone can provide a translation of the place name. (but then again..I might not).

So come and join us….but if this years’ ride outs are anything to go by….bring a coat!

France is Waiting.

There are still a couple of places left on the next trip to France, the weekend of the 24th of June.  To the Ancient Normandy City of Rouen, and the beaches of Normandy.  For full details take a look at the previous blog posts, or visit www.1stclassridertours.co.uk

If you are tempted by a jaunt across The Channel then this is the trip for you.  A small group, professionally lead and hotel bed & breakfast accommodation.

Fine Company, fine food, and some great roads to ride.

Come on……… you know you want to…..

There Are 4 Responses So Far. »

  1. The Mawddach station and its dragon teeth at the northern headland road on the golden beach of Cardigan Bay”.

  2. Hi Andy cant make 05062011 Im away, but can I claim a prize compliments of google translate which reliable resulted in:
    Marsh and sponsorship on to ebb Under the peace of the peninsula are swords lost ur beach july.
    Of course,obvious wasnt it!!!!

  3. Look forward to ride out Sunday have not been for a few weeks think we need 2 coates

  4. Hi Andy

    I think I will be joining you on this one. Looking forward to it.

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