2013 Scotland Tour

Discussion in 'Events, Meetings & Ride Outs' started by ColinBR, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. ColinBR

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    Ok here goes for the Tour of Scotland 2013 route.

    How does the 10th until the 13th of May sound to you all?


    Here is the link to the route planned.

    Galashiels, Scottish Borders, UK to Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, UK - Google Maps

    Here's a screen dump
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    I'll start things off with getting the list on the go, with the limit being for 18 people, as I'm sure you can understand that this will be hard enough to organise as is.

    ColinBR
    Givover ****Paid in Full****
    Jimbo Vills ****Paid in Full****
    DaveV ****Paid in Full****
    Cbr1 ****Paid in Full****
    GaryB ****Paid in Full****
    Muffking+1 ****Paid in Full****
    Thefirebloke**Paid in Full**
    Alblade ****Paid in Full****
    ShinySideUp ****Paid inFull****
    Jason ****Paid in Full****
    And7rp2. ****Paid in Full****
    lee1krr ****Paid in Full****
    TeapotOne **Paid in Full**
    HRC G ****Paid in Full****
    Gazza1

    Booked in via own Accord

    HRCTrev09
    Honda1964




    First nights stay £42 in the Craiglynne Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey, Friday 10th May

    https://ssl.booking.com/book.html?h...65712_0_41=0&nr_rooms_3557319_80850243_0_41=0

    Here is the booking conformation of the above accomodation
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    Second nights stay £38 in the Spean Bridge Hotel in Fort William, Saturday 11th May

    Here is the booking conformation of the above accomodation
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    Third nights stay £40 in the Bacckeauch Arms Hotel in Moffat, Sunday 12th May

    It is with pleasure that we confirm your amended booking with the following details:
    *
    Bed & Breakfast
    ============
    2*x Double Rooms (en suite)
    £84.00 per room/per night
    less 5% (£4.20) Bikers Discount - single night stay
    = £79.80 per room/per night
    *
    6*x Twin Rooms (en suite)
    £84.00 per room/per night
    less 5% (£4.20) Bikers Discount - single night stay
    = £79.80 per room/per night
    *
    (Bikers discount is only valid for those travelling on motorbikes.)
    (Secure overnight parking is available at the rear of the hotel.)
    *
    No. in Party:********** Sixteen
    No. of Nights:**********One
    *
    Date of Arrival:********** Sunday, 12th May, 2013
    Date of*Departure:**** Monday, 13th May, 2013
    *
    Deposit Received:* £160.00 on 01/11/12 - Receipts will be held on file for your arrival
    All deposits are non-refundable and in the event of cancellation after midday on the
    ************************* day of arrival, a 100% charge will apply to the first full day.*

    Should you require any further information please don't hesitate to contact us.
    *
    Kind Regards,
    Hayley Howe
    *
    Buccleuch Arms Hotel
    High Street
    Moffat
    DG10 9ET
    Dumfriesshire
    Scotland
    Tel:* 01683-220003
    Fax:* 01683-221291
    web:* www.buccleucharmshotel.com
    *

    Day 1 (amended route up slightly to go past Glen Eagles and via Dunkeld)

    First day is 210 miles, which when including a lunch break, photo opportunities, fuel stops will take at roughly 7hours. So if we leave at 9.30am, we will be at our Hotel by 5pm.

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    Link to revised day 1
    http://goo.gl/maps/cisGD



    Day 2

    Second day covers 215 miles, whick taking into account lunch break, the applecross route, photo opportunities, fuel stops will take an estimated 7 and a half hours. We should be at the digs around 6.

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    Link
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr...QgC1_yklT0Exl8iOSDHJPp59BWdkAg&mra=ls&t=m&z=9


    Day 3

    Third day will cover 280 miles again taking into account lunch, petrol stops, photo opportunities will take around 9 hours.
    If we leave at around 9.30am we should arrive at the B&B around 6.30pm.

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    Link
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr...f92k19SDEUFsAs9WQNBQ&oq=moffat&mra=ls&t=m&z=8

    Alternate route home taking in Glencoe and down to loch Lomond cutting out ride over to west coast, and cutting out 100 miles of journey.
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr...L4HL_ynXmRf92k19SDEUFsAs9WQNBQ&mra=ls&t=m&z=8


    All I ask is you can make payment on or before Friday 1st of March 2013 to me. If your
    Payment has not been received on or before this date? Please do not be offended but the booking will be amended and your hotel room will no longer be held.



    'People need to ensure they can be at the start point for 09.30 and this may require a hotel in the borders / Carlisle area the night before as it is a long haul to Grantown-on-Spey'
    A suggestion may be Hawick as a town for the Thurday night for those travelling from afar Alblade has arranged accomodation for this night as per following post.


    Thursday night information

    Booked directly with Elm House:
    GaryB, TheFirebloke & Givover

    Group Booking for 13 at Bed & Breakfast- http://teviotsideguesthouse.co.uk/
    (formerly known as 'Lux')
    Teviotside Guest House, 1 Teviotside Terrace, Hawick, TD9 9QR
    Cost is £35 per person including breakfast, payable locally on arrival - they are also putting 4 in the next door but one guesthouse (Northbirdge)

    1. Jason
    2. Lee1krr
    3. Dave V
    4. Jimbo Vills
    5. Muffking
    6. Muffkin' s mate
    7. Bruce
    8. CBR1
    9.
    10. Gazza1
    11. Alblade

    Rooms at Teviot Side (to sleep 9 people)
    Room 1- Triple (3 sep beds) Bruce, DaveV, Jimbo Vills – think you all know each other?
    Room 6 – Triple (3 sep beds) ? Lee1krr , Gazza1 and Jason
    Room 4 – Twin (Muffking and his mate)
    Room 5 – Alblade

    NorthBridge guesthouse (next door but one) will take 4 extras (assume this will be 2 twins)
    Room 1 CBR1
    Room 2

    Owner understands its motorcyclists and he has parking.

    Suggested venue as a meeting point in Hawick from say 19:30 for dinner - cheap food, reasonable booze
    http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-bourtree
     
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  2. Muffking

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    Id be up for that. A couple of years ago a mate i know in Falkirk sorted me a route out, but it fell through due to lack of interest. Ive still got the info and scotland tour guide.
    Id probably tow the bike up leave the car in falkirk and ride the rest of the way.

    I guess the first thing to agree on is when and how long for, although anyone wanting a shorter trip could split off into a 2nd group.
     
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  3. Jimbo Vills

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    Im in....
     
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  4. ColinBR

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    Finding out if there is interest is there is why I'm asking first, rather than jumping in head first and organising anything and wasting my time. I already have a rough idea on when to do it and have a few possible routes to do depending on the timescale of the majority for the trip.
     
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  5. ColinBR

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    I was kinda hoping you would be up for this Jimbo. Only this time it will be 1 to put in the scrapbook for keeps :)
     
  6. Garyb

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    Yep, sounds good to me. Of course dates dependant to my circumstances. How many nights away we looking at Colin?
    And exactly how big is your settee ;)
     
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  7. Jimbo Vills

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    I'll do five days over a weekend tbh. Day up, 3 days tear up and day home.

    I'll cover some weekends at work to make sure it doesn't eat my holiday. But well up for it, top man for sorting col!
     
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  8. ColinBR

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    How long for will be determined by how far you guys are willing to go (spend time away from the wife's ;) )
    Personally I'd say 3 days would be able to cover the best parts, roads and scenery. A Bank holiday weekend could be a possibility. If that doesn't suit a couple of days would still be able to take in some amazing roads and give everyone a taster for what it's like.
     
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  9. thefirebloke

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    Been there many times before but I'm sure I could squeeze another one in. :p
     
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    Guess one big thing I've chatted to Colin about is do this over a weekend, or mid week.

    Over a weekend I would say take Fri and Mon off work, but get up to 'Northern England' for Fri morning start.

    Mid week = maybe 4 / 5 days of holiday / off work.

    Is there a way to add a vote / pole for this to help Colin put wheels in motion etc.
     
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    I work for myself so anytimes good for me. C'mon Giv get yer post up!
     
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    I would love to do it but for me being away from home for a couple of nights is not going to happen.

    Best of luck with it though
     
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    If anyone travelling further afield wants to make this? But wants to split the journey up and set off on the Thursday? I'm sure our northern hospitality will spread far enough to offer a place to sleep so they can set off nice and fresh Friday morning with the rest of the northern comtingent for the push upto Scotland to meet colin at the start of the tour.
    I can/will offer the use of my back lounge where there's room for a couple of folk
    If anyone wants to take me up on this? More than welcome.

    Oh and don't go googling my name to see if your safe, the allegations were never proven ;)
     
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    I'm pulling me chair up already for a good read of this. Could be a book in it surely...?
     
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    Nice one Gary, there's room at my inn also. It's really not true what they say about you Gary :D
     
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  16. ColinBR

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    That's the spirit mate :)
     
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  17. Barney1

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    Thanks but I'm good , x2 to go and I hope I've kicked the fuck out of it
    If not then I'm getting me bike and fuck it .
     
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  18. ColinBR

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    Well there certainly seems to be some interest on this trip. (not that I doubted you guys in the slightest to be interested)

    I'll post up the main route that I was planning for you guys, that will take around the 3 day mark. Along with some dates that you can all fight amongst yourselves to decide upon.

    Remember this is all provisional, and if the amount of time/distance doesn't suit then we can always re-arrange it. There are more than a few routes for this trip and all going well we could be in for a cracking tour.
     
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  19. Nutty Tart

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    Oooo if you guys don't mind an old tart joining in ... I'm up for it
     
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  20. Jimbo Vills

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    Col, pick a date and route. Otherwise it'll be murder...

    Stick to it and be done with, otherwise you will be trying to sort people's prefered dates and preferences for a lifetime. Plenty of notice, not everyone can make it but that's life.

    My experience anyway...
     
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