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Ride Out & Tour Up dates.

P1010145 Here are some important up dates about the Afghan Heroes Ride Out, the Belgian Tour and some other items of interest.

Afghan Heroes Ride Out. 14th March.

The Mother’s Day Ride Out in Support of the Afghan Heroes has closed it’s registration, with over 10000 bikes pre-registered.  Due to the numbers attending they have changed the route details.

For those who wish to join us we will be meeting at The Cardiff Hein Gericke store for a cuppa before departing. We will then ride up together to the assembly area.  For those making their own way please note,  The assembly area is no longer the Leigh Delamare Services.

The new assembly area will be HULLAVINGTON AIRFIELD A429 just off the M4.  The ride will then travel through Wooton Bassett before dispersal.  It won’t include entering on to RAF Lyneham.

The organisers are stressing that only riders who have registered should attend and they are asking riders who have not registered to please stay away.  They have, however,  opened up a RESERVE LIST for registrations.

As the registrations are sifted for the information packs to be sent out they have noticed that there have been duplicated registrations and a few withdrawals etc.  So you can now go to http://www.afghanheroes.org.uk/bikerseventreserve.asp and put yourself on the reserve list.

For more information please visit the Afghan Heroes web site where you will get the latest up to date information.

Please note;  I am not making anything from this run and the five pound entry fee is to be paid to the organisers on arrival at the event. As always my monthly  ride outs are free.

Belgium Luxembourg Trip. 19th – 21st March 2010.

There is still space on the next Euro Trip to Belgium for a ride through the Ardennes Forest.  Please note that if you have expressed and interest but have not yet paid a deposit or supplied me with your bike registration details, then you are not on my list.  There is still time to get on the list – but not much!

If you wish to confirm your booking please email your bike registration details to me so that I can finalise the ferry booking etc.

A Shed for Santa?

I’ve had a request from Martyn Williams (a regular on our ride outs) to find a home for Santas’ Sleigh!

Martyn is a member of the Cardiff Lions Club and they are seeking a new storage area (a garage or similar) for a trailer, Christmas Sleigh and some bits and pieces used in their charity work.

So if you could offer Santas’ Sleigh a safe home please contact Martyn on 02920 620000 or on mobile 077188094495.  He will consider any offer but is looking for preferably long term in the Cardiff area. (Yeh… I thought it was kept up at the North Pole too….)

Lidl !!!

As you know I use Hein Gericke kit (mostly) but I’ve got to mention that once again Lidl are about to launch the sale of their biker clothing and kit.

From the 11th of March Lidl will be selling helmets, jackets, trousers, waterproofs etc plus tank bags, bike covers and other accessories at mega cheap prices.  As with most stuff like this in Lidl, it sells out quite quickly.  I can recommend their biker socks for just £2.99.

So get there early,  oh and in case I can’t make it…..get me a pair of socks!

Come on…you know you want to!

There Are 6 Responses So Far. »

  1. What time are you meeting at Hein Gericke for the Afghan Heroes Ride Out. 14th March.

  2. I’m not sure of the meeting time at Hein Gericke yet. I guess it will be to depart by 10 at the latest, but I’ll confirm it as soon as the organisers publish a rallying time for the start of the run.

  3. Departure time from Hein Gericke. The registration confirmation is currently being emailed out to those who previously registered for the run. They are asking for an arrival time so I suggest we go for 11 – 12. If we leaving Hein Gericke at 10 at the latest we should be up there by about half 11.

  4. Ah well, Helen and myself will have to see you guys the next time then. I’m booked in for the 12-1pm run with a group of guys from work.

    Andy J.

  5. Andy do you mind if three of us tag on to your group on sunday

  6. Hi Paul, That’s no problem at all. Meeting at Hein Gericke for a 10am departure. Cheers

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