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Next Ride Out British Superbikes. 18th April.

spacerspacerWooton Basset3Were you there?  This picture was taken at the Wootton Bassett Charity Run for the Afghan Heroes.  A fantastic event that so far has raised over £102,000. Over 10,000 bikes took part.  It was the longest queue for a burger van that I’ve ever seen!

Next Ride Out. The next ride out has been set for Sunday the 18th of April.  To the British Superbikes Race Day at Thruxton Circuit, near Andover.  Saturday is the practice day but Sunday is the full race programme.  Tickets are £22 in advance via the British Superbikes web site, or £26 on the gate on arrival.  Parking is free, but just note that last time I went it was parking in a field so you may need a pad or support for your side stand to stop it sinking.

As Thruxton is a 2 hour ride if we take the Motorway it will need to be an earlier start if we want to go cross country, to get you money’s worth of the racing.

So as I can’t expect the Chums at Hein Gericke to get up too early for this Ride Out the meeting point will be ‘Old Faithful’  The Golden Arches Restaurant (McDonald’s for those who don’t know) at Coryton Interchange at junction 32 of the M4 for an 8am departure.

For those who want to go for a ride but don’t want to watch the racing then Stonehenge is just up the road and is well worth a visit (Yes…. I know….just another pile of old stones, but these are standing up.  Ooooooh !)

The Euros.

Thanks to those who joined the recent Euro Trip to Belgium.  Fab riding through some fantastic countryside and oh yes, of course a bit of food along the way!  Monsiuer Le Tommy’s cafe saw us pay a visit again.  So if you missed this one join us on the next one coming soon. The next one will be based in Arras and taking in Ypres, The Menin Gate and surrounding areas. Details will be published soon.

Good Food Guide.

I’ve been asked many times for some guidance on where to eat when out riding and if I could do a Mr Food’s Good Food Guide. Well here it is….. Yes, Food is Good!

So join us…go on… you know you want to!

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  1. See you on Sunday Andy, have missed a few due to work commitments but looking forward to Sunday!

  2. Helen and I are probably going to miss out this time. I’m going to play with Minimoto racing today so I doubt I’ll be in any state to go for a long ride the day after. Enjoy yourselves guys.


  3. Hello Andy,

    Could you send me the contacts for the Hotel in Dover that we stayed at on our way to Belgium


  4. sorry wont be able to make aberdare 🙁 as off to isle of wight that weekend
    but i am looking forward to stonehenge

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