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Where did we go? … Where are we going?

Thanks to all who joined me on the last ride out. The downpours that were promised never came and we stayed dry (ish) for most of the day. Some spectacular scenery and very twisty roads worked up an appetite for a Sunday lunch taken at The Horsehoes at Berriew.

It’s on the A483 just before you get to Welshpool. The staff were very accommodating and soon found room for 15 hungry bikers. Now for the Good Food Guide bit!!

The Sunday lunch was large and very welcome with a good choice. But as for the pudding!!!

I think they were overcome by the numbers and cut us portions that my children would still feel hungry after. So the main course gets my vote but if you’re going to pay a visit you might want to take a Kingsize Mars Bar with you for ‘afters’.

Thanks again to Jim Beach for taking on the task of Tail End Bike. We didn’t lose anyone but I was given a ‘lesson’ in overtaking……. I think!

A few more dates for your diary.

Sunday 29th July.

The next Ride Out from Cardiff will be Sunday the 29th of July. Usual meeting place and time.

Sunday 8th July.

This is an extra date for a Ride Out arranged from BMW Bristol. Meeting time is 9.30am. Meeting at Burger King at the end of Bath Road. Approximately 200 yards from the shop.

All are welcome.

Saturday 21st July & Sunday 22nd July

An open Weekend is being held at Bristol Mottorrad. (The Saturday conflicts with our Slow Control and Emergency Braking Day and that is still going ahead) but I will be on hand at the shop on Sunday to answer any questions or for advice on any topic. (Preferably biking or eating topics.)

Saturday 21st July.

Slow Manoeuvring and Emergency Braking Day. There are still a few places on this course so please contact me as soon as possible to secure your place. Just £50 for the day.

The course will be covering…….well the clue is in the title!

I’ll keep you posted. Please feel free to post a comment on anything we’ve done or anything you want to do and I’ll do my best to fit it in.

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  1. Sorry I missed the rideout on the 24th of June I was still getting over the last wet one. (I was in Guernsey anyway.)
    We have done a lot of Wales and the West of England, I was wondering what the feeling would be of a weekend trip to Ireland and the ring of Kerry?
    Wayne

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