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Ride Out Reminder This Sunday to Wootton Bassett, & Normandy (later)

Sunday the 3rd of April 2011.

Meeting at The Golden Arches Restaurant -MacDonald’s at junction 32 of the M4, Coryton Interchange at 9am before departing to Hullvaton Airfield to gather for the Mass Ride through Royal Wotton Bassett.  This ride of respect is in support of the Afghan Heroes and is well worthy of our support.

We did it last year….we’ll do it this year……and probably do it next year….  So come along and show your support.  Pre-registration on the Afghan Heroes web site is essential to ensure entry to the Airfield where bikes will be organised in to groups of 1000 before being lead through Wootton Bassett and surrounding villages.  You can be guarantee’d a warm welcome by the villagers and locals who have shown immense respect to those members of our Armed Forces killed in action overseas, and repatriated with full honour bestowed on them by the residents of Wotton Bassett on their final journey home. A humbling experience indeed.

Also coming soon, so book your place to avoid disappointment.  Our Next Tour to France.

Rouen,  The Capital of Upper Normandy. France. June 24th –  26th 2011.

Our next trip across the Channel is scheduled for the weekend of the  24th – 26th of June 2011.

For those of you looking for something different, then this is it.  Rouen and the Normandy Beaches.

Crossing from Dover to Calais on Friday morning (24th) and travelling cross country to the Medieval Town of Rouen.  Rouen is one of France’s most ancient and historic Cities.

Developed over the centuries  by the Romans and the Vikings and was taken under English control after a long siege in 1431.  It became the stage for the trial and execution of Joan of Arc, before the City was returned to French control in 1449.  Overlooking The Seine it is situated in the heart of picturesque Upper Normandy.

This will be a bike trip with a difference.  So take a tour under the watchful eye of your experienced Guide/Leader. Taking a leisurely ride through very scenic countryside, this is a great trip to experience riding in France.

If you’ve never been… then you must.

It is anticipated that this trip will be quickly sold out so please ensure you don’t miss out and let me know, and get you name on the list.

Costs are as before, and will be £350 per person*.  Cost includes return Ferry Crossing for you and your bike,using the prestigious Sea France Fleet, Shared, Twin Room Hotel Accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis, Information Pack, Maps and the services of our Experienced Tour Guide/Lead Rider.

These tours are limited to 10 bikes only and are suitable for Riders of All Abilities.  Using a Group Riding Navigation System which allows each Rider to ride at their own pace, it ensures that everyone can ride safely yet still be sure that they won’t be left behind.  (This navigation system will be fully explained).

As with the last trip you will have the opportunity to purchase a personalised ‘1st Class Rider Tours’ Polo Shirt.  Embroidered (not printed) with the 1st Class Logo on the breast and with ‘Rouen 2011’ across the back.  The left sleeve can be personalised with either your name or bike make and model.

These quality Polo Shirts proved popular for the Amsterdam Trip and are available at only £25.

France is waiting…… Come on………You know you want to……….


* Please note, if you have travelled with us on one of our Euro Tours before then a discount of 10% will be given off the tour price.  So insted of paying the full amount of £350 you pay only £315.  (You can’t not come can you…)

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