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Ride Outs Resuming. Gun Powder Plot, Bike Show, Teddy Bears and More


After a bit of a break, our Ride Outs are resuming.

This Blog gives details below of the following events. I hope you can join us.

Sunday 26th October. Join Members of South East Wales Advanced Riders for a ride out.

Saturday 8th November. Gun Powder Plot – Last Stand Ride Out.

November on a date to be fixed. NEC Birmingham for the Bike Show.

Sunday December 7th. Teddy Bear Run to UHW.

May 2015. 12th – 17th. Our next 3 Countries Advanced Course.

Here are the details.

Sunday 26th of October. Join Dave Payne and members of the South East Wales Advanced Riders & Blood Bikes Team for a Ride Out to the Magnificent Elan Valley. This is a stunning place whatever the weather.
Meeting at 9.30 at MacDonald’s – The Golden Arches next to Asda at Coryton Interchange at junction 32 of the M4.

Pick up plenty of tips from some expert riders. They are a great bunch, and they don’t bite…. except for the Egg McMuffin. So feel free to join them. ( I can’t come along as I’m working but rest assured that Dave will look after you).

Gun Powder Plot – Last Stand Ride Out. Saturday the 8th of November

Gun Powder Plot – Last Stand Ride Out. Saturday the 8th of November.
We all know that Guy Fawkes was discovered beneath the Houses of Parliament in the early hours of the 5th of November in 1605, foiling the Gun Powder Plot, but do you know where the last stand of the remaining, fleeing rebels took place on the 8th of November. Pictured in the engraving above, the house where the conspirators were captured and some were killed, still stands. It is now a private nursing home so we may not get in….. as we may not get out again! But the ride out will take us there to hear the story of that fateful day.

Meeting at Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar at 9.30 to depart shortly after!

Our Annual Trip to the NEC Bike Show/strong>

On a date to be fixed towards the end of November show dates we will visit the show where all the shiny things live. You know… All the shiny things that you didn’t realise that you simply couldn’t live without until you got there.

Meeting at Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar for a 9am DEPARTURE. Please note its an earlier start, because it’s a long way! The date will be fixed and published shortly.

The Umpteenth Christmas Hospital Teddy Bear Run.

Sunday December the 7th. Please bring a Teddy Bear, or two, or three, or more.
The turn out and response was outstanding last year with thousands of Teddy Bears finding a new home for Christmas, so please help again this year. You don’t need to wrap them. Just bring them along. Smaller Teddies are better, as we can fit more in and won’t get in the way of any treatment that the kids are having, like a Giant Ted would.

Meeting at Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar at 10am to depart to the Children’s Casualty Unit at the University Hospital of Wales – Heath Hospital.

3 Countries Advanced Motorcycle Course May 2015

The dates have been set for our next 3 Countries Advanced Motorcycle Course. The Classroom based Theory Presentation is scheduled for Tuesday the 12th of May, with us departing for Scotland on Wednesday the 13th until Sunday the 17th.

For full details of this outstanding and intense training experience please take a look at the Advanced Training page of our main website.

So please join us on these events if you can, and if anyone wants more details of the 3 Countries Course, or to speak to those who have already done it, please let me know.

Text me on 07545567273 or email me and I will get details to you.

The Ride Outs are back. Join us…… Come on you know you want to…..

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