May 21st – 23rd
Premier Inn West Harpole, Northampton
The first weekend event of the season takes you through five of the counties in the heart of England along top roads with great scenery and picturesque towns.
We will be following the usual successful format of a full day’s ride out departing at 10:00am with lunch at the Bird in Hand Witney, and a coffee stop in the afternoon before returning for more food and liquid refreshments at our hotel.
May 29th – 30th
310 miles of wriggly roads on Sat, 310 miles of wriggly roads on Sun. Unsuitable for those of a timorous nature. Sat night is reserved specifically for hangover construction. Cest tout.
June 11th – 13th
The Western Region weekend will again be based in Ludlow, Shropshire and if you’re a regular, you already know it’s the perfect base to explore the wonderful roads of Wales. There are many pubs, hotels, restaurants and fast food places in Ludlow to suit everyone’s tastes.
As before, we’ll use the Wheatsheaf Inn, Lower Broad Street, for socialising (lots of drinking and eating). This is a real ale pub and maintains the Western Region weekend tradition of the availability of good thirst quenching beer.
For the ride out on Saturday, everyone should meet in the Leisure Centre Car Park from 9.30am. and the first group will move off for 10.00am.
Take the B4361 out of Ludlow as though heading to the A49 bypass. The Leisure Centre is located within the road calming / hump area.
Ensure you have a full tank of fuel and you’ll need to go to Harry Tuffin’s supermarket complex on the Ludlow bypass for petrol or ensure you have sufficient to take you to the first stop on the ride out, which is about 90 miles.
June 2nd – July 11th
Vichy and More
Vichy and Southern France
More details to follow, but Friday overnight ferry, a few days in Vichy before heading for the sun, back home the following Sunday,
July 23rd – 25th
Richmond, North Yorkshire
This year the northern extravaganza will be held in Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Revellers are invited to start the fun on Friday evening in the Black Lion Hotel for traditional pub food and real ale (or imported rubbish if that floats your boat).
The meeting place for the ride on Saturday will be the Nuns Close long stay car park.
Meet at 9:30am for a 10.00am departure with full tanks.
There will be rides into Cumbria and around the Yorkshire Dales. Routes are usually kept flexible, especially when the clouds are heavy, and we’ll do our best to find some sun and dry tarmac
The southern posse will be taking Friday off to travel to the venue by some great roads. There will be pickups / Lunch / Fuel Stops etc at Loomies, Wantage, Banbury, The Salt Box Café, Burton on Trent, and Buxton. So, if you want to latch on put out a shout.
August 13th – 15th
The Eastern Weekend will be returning to Melton Mowbray again this year.
We will be eating independently in town over the weekend and most people will probably be found in the Kettleby Cross, Wetherspoons.
The ride out will depart at 10:00am from the Quorn Lodge car park.
We will be following the same route as last year with lunch at the Kings Head, Tealby, and a coffee stop in the afternoon in Heckington.
September 10th – 12th
Hare and Hounds, Speen, Berkshire
As usual a great finale to the weekend event season the Southern Event will once again be based at the Hare and Hounds Hotel at Speen, near Newbury.
In an excellent position just 200 yards from The A34/ A4 junction making it easily accessible for those members travelling down from the north this also means we are on the doorstep of some great biking roads.
The hotel web site is http://www.hareandhoundshotel.net/ for those who may want
another option then more accommodation can be found
Please quote 4RC when booking at the Hare and Hounds, and let Dave Irving know you are coming for dinner in the hotel on Friday and/or Saturday, especially if staying elsewhere so we can reserve tables.
The hotel has 30 rooms and have offered a superb deal for club members, early booking
is recommended though, it can get busy.
For those that book early they are offering a bed, breakfast and dinner package for 2 people in a twin or double room.