Events 2019

(Fail to plan, and you plan to fail)

If you wish to organise an event, great, but please mail us first to avoid dates clashing. All events, where possible, should be posted at least 2 months in advance to allow time for people to make their plans.

March 15th, 16th & 17th 2019 - ' WALES 4 WHEELS FORWARD MYSTERY TOUR WEEKEND 2019'. - Something very different, yet again! We have done this for a good few years now and it is a really good trip in any car. So here it is again, but better. This will be a three day event to allow is to get further out taking in some new roads. Hopefully, doing this nice and early will still give us the best chance to slip another one in somewhere else if the mood takes us later year to extend our season of getting together a little more. Don't knock it till you've tried it people, this is a real hoot and a most enjoyable affair, in any vehicle. It is a chance for those who fancy it to dig out your 4 wheel favorite, maybe grab the Mrs (or Mr) or even a mate and get out for a weekends 4 wheeled sightseeing with radio banter, on the best roads I know. Any vehicle with 3 wheels or more that is capable of completing the 600 mile ish trip without having to be pushed by others too much, will do the trick. So the plan is to meet up on the FRIDAY Morning at the Mc D's (SY13 1JZ) on the Whitchurch Bypass, where the A495 turns off for Ellesmere, at 10.00ish for a 10.15 departure, fuel up as you arrive and arrive much earlier if you want to take breakfast and have a chat. . We will then take to some lovely quiet A & B roads (Old and New).more info...

To book your place on The Wales 4 Wheels Forward Mystery Tour 2019, hit this link, then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

Wales 4WFMT (Who's Going?)

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March 29th, 30th & 31st, 2019 - THE BTBC TOUR OF WALES WEEKEND 2019. - Here by popular demand - This is it, our very first big weekend away for 2018. Always a good excuse to get the bike out early and definitely the way to make sure you have an exciting and active year on your bike in 2019 . This is the trip where new friendships are made and plans are sorted for the rest of 2019. We will be sticking to the new 3 day format again to get time to get down south and do all the really interesting lanes that Wales has to offer. We have done this for some years now and it is a real improvement. So the plan is to meet up as usual at the EX Little Chef (Now Mc D's) (SY13 1JZ) on the Whitchurch Bypass, where the A495 turns off for Ellesmere, at 10.15 for a 10.30am departure, fuel up as you arrive and arrive much earlier if you want to take a coffee. This will allow people from further afield to travel over on the Friday Morning. Then we'll take to the back roads and do some stunning lanes heading south to arrive at our fabulous first nights DIGS in South Wales. After what is always a good night, Saturday morning after a good breakfast we'll take a nice..............more info...

To book your place on The BTBC Tour of Wales 2019, hit this link, then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

Wales 2006/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18. Who went + Who is going + The pictures and stories from years gone.

May 4th, 5th, 6th 7th & 8th, 2019 (**5 Days) - 'THE BTBC SCOTTISH HIGHLAND TOUR 2019'. - Welcome to the new 5 day format for the BTBC Scottish Highland Tour 2019. The plan is to meet up North of Carlisle at 09:45 on Saturday morning. We will then be away at 10.00am from the only services that were on the A74(North bound) (Now the new bit of the M6) north of Carlisle. The services or Todhills Rest area as it's now called, is now a Petrol Station {Shell} and a Costa Coffee, it's just after the old HGV weigh bridge on what was the A74M. From the meeting point we'll take an interesting and complicated route up through the Scottish Borders to then Cross the Clyde. Then it's over some stunning passes to our first Hotel. After a good meal and a wee drink and some sleep (Always a good night), we'll rise the next morning to head up the West Coast via a spectacular route to Applecross. Here we will spend the next two nights, giving us the opportunity for a day off, or to explore more of Scotland, a trip to Skye, Cape Wrath, or Loch Ness, are all within day-trip distance. As usual, we have already got permission to have a fire and party on the beech if the weather is good, so whichever of the two nights has the best forecast will become our annual BTBC Beech Party (Very special, weather permitting). For the first time, Tuesday we will take a new and interesting rout to include more gorgeous scenery as we head over to the East for pastures new. Eventually, we will end up at our final Hotel where we can take a dip in the indoor pool before more food, drink and banter. Wednesday morning, after a relaxed breakfast, an hour or so will see us in easy reach of Glasgow or Edinburgh well before lunch, for our early split and the ride home. This is a truly spectacular trip well worth the effort. The new format will allow us to visit new pastures as well as avioding the very long run home from Applecross, allowing people further south to easily make it back home in daylight. This trip is always over booked and can only take a limited number due to the accommodation used. If you've done it before you know to be very quick. If you’ve not done it before you should make an effort to be quicker still and secure your place on this fantastic tour. Most of the roads we use North of Glasgow are grin factor 9+..........more info

To book your place on The BTBC Scottish Highland Tour 2019, hit this link, ,then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

Who is going in 2019 and who went in 2018 + all the pictures and reports from years gone


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June 8th & 9th 2019 (provisional for your diary) - ' LAKES/N.YORKS 4 WHEELS FORWARD MYSTERY TOUR WEEKEND 2019'. - Something a little different, yet again! We have done this for a few years now and it is a really good trip. So here it is again, nice and early this year (most have heaters if it's cold) to give us the best chance to slip another one in somewhere else if the mood takes us and extend our season of getting together a little more. Don't knock it till you've tried it people, this is a real hoot in any vehicle. It is a chance for those who fancy it to dig out your 4 wheel favorite, maybe grab the Mrs (or Mr) or even a mate and get out for a weekends 4 wheeled sightseeing on the best roads I know. Any vehicle with 3 wheels or more that is capable of completing the 500 mile ish trip without having to be pushed by others too much will do the trick. So the plan is to meet up on the Saturday Morning at the Mc D's (SY13 1JZ) on the Whitchurch Bypass, where the A495 turns off for Ellesmere, at 10.00ish for a 10.15 departure, fuel up as you arrive and arrive much earlier if you want to take breakfast and have a chat. . Then we'll take to some lovely quiet roads (Old and New) with great views..more info...

SORRY, NOW FULL !!

To book your place on The Wales 4 Wheels Forward Mystery tour, hit this link, then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

Wales 4WFMT (Who's Going?)

 

July - 4th to 7th July 2019 - Goodwood Festival Of Speed. For those who partake in this wonderful event.


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July 11th to 21st 2019 (provisional for your diary) - BTBC STELLA ALPINA 2019 + - A very special trip indeed. As always, I have been working very hard to find ways to further improve our annual trip to the Stella Alpina and have come up with yet another, old school, Alpine Holiday/adventure. It will have all the very best of the old stuff, so don't worry, you will still get the chance to ride all your old favorite passes, including many of the highest and most stunning road passes in the Alps. But for this year the plann is to take it a little more relaxed, after all, we are on holiday. But still lots of new stuff for the more adventurous types amongst you. The trip will include many of the very best and highest mountain passes on route to explore the 'Big Country' Swiss Alps. This will without doubt be a most excellent and enjoyable trip with plenty of new and old places to see. This whole trip will be a biking Nirvana, doing all the best roads and passes while having a little more time for coffee, before we drink, eat and chill in nice hotels. And yes, a day on the river is planned for you twitchers and all those who want to swap the bike for a boat and a stunning day of something very different. Not one to miss..

FILLING FAST, DON'T HANG AROUND!!

To book your place on the Stella Alpina 2018 + A Most Excellent Swiss Adventure, hit this link. Send your deposit to secure your place ASAP

Stella Alpina 2018 + A Most Excellent Swiss Adventure - Who's going and who went on trips past + The pictures and stories from years gone by.

 

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August 8th, 9th & 10th - God's Own Country. Book with Pauline at Ninebanks as 8th & 9th August 2008 (obviously only 2 nights at Ninebanks). We have the opportunity to make the tide over to Holy Island ....

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August 15th,16th & 17th - RIVI RON'S RUN (RRMR) 2014. So on Friday we will start from McDonalds on A59 @

September 21, 22nd & 23rd 2017. - THE COAST TO COAST RUN 2018. - The meeting point has changed from last year and the run will be led by Ben Wheble. Those who can will meet for the run into Whitby on the Friday to hopefully give everyone the chance to join us from anywhere and give us a little more time to do the many great routes this area has to offer. However if you can only join us for one or two days please feel free to do so at anye meeting points. As Ben Wheble will be leading this run you will need to book your own accommodation at Whitby for the night of Friday 21st and Hawes for Sat 22nd September. Both towns have many B&Bs etc. plus there are camping options for those more hardy types. Some establishments are reluctant to book a single night so book what you can if you see something. Also there is often space at the YHAs in both Whitby & Hawes with many choosing to stay there along with Boggle Hole & Ingleton a bit further away. In the past, this event has been one of the highlights of the BTBC calendar. The roads we will use are amongst the best in the country with little traffic and few revenue boxes. So, put this date in your diaries and join us for a big north ride.

For full information on The Coast to Coast Run 2018, hit this link, then your digs and let Ben know you intend to come.

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September 23rd 2007 (Sunday)- "John's Jovial Run"

OCTOBER 13th & 14th - THE LAKES 4 WHEEL FORWARD MYSTERY TOUR WEEKEND 2018. Filling fast, come join us for something a little different.. Another 4WF weekend for those who like to get the car out for a gentle blast. This time we are heading for the Lakes, through North Yorkshire on the best driving roads I know. We will meet up at 9.45 in the Car Park of the Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel, Bradford Road, Bradford, BD16 1TU........more info...

 

OCTOBER 26th, 27th & 28th - (THE ALL NEW) TOUR OF WALES 2 WEEKEND 2018. - Here by popular demand and a lot different to our usual trip - This is it, our very last Big Trail Bike weekend away for 2018. Always a good excuse to get the bike out one last time and definitely the way to make sure you have an exciting and active year on your bike in 2019. This is the trip where new friendships are made and plans are sorted for 2019, not one to be missed. We will be sticking to the new 3 day format again to get time to do all the really interesting lanes that South and North Wales has to offer. We have done this for a while now and it is a real improvement. Due to the new format and routes, the plan is to now meet up at the new Services - Starbucks and Burger King (Near SY4 3DE, use this for your Sat Nav) on the Shrewsbury Bypass, on the roundabout where the A53 meets the A49 North East of Shrewsbury, at 10.30 for a 10.45am departure........more info...

To book your place on (The all New) Tour of Wales 2 - 2018, hit this link, then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

Wales 2006/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18. Who went + The pictures and stories from years gone.

November 24th & 25th - ' WALES 4 WHEELS FORWARD 2 MYSTERY TOUR WEEKEND 2018'. - Something a little different, yet again! We have been doing this for a few years now after many years of talking about it with friends, the late, great, Dave Jones and many others. For any fine weather bike riders out there, or for any one with a 4 Wheeled toy or if you want to bring the other half along in comfort to see what we do, what a blast it is. So here it is yet again, nice and late this year (most have heaters if it's cold) to give us an extended season of getting out in the lanes and getting together one last time in the year, call it an early Christmas doo lol.. Don't knock it till you've tried it people, this is a real hoot in any vehicle and the roads are well chosen for cars. So this is your last chance this year to dig out your 4 wheel favorite, maybe grab the Mrs (or Mr) or even a mate and get out for a weekends 4 wheeled sightseeing on the best roads I know. Any vehicle with 3 wheels or more that is capable of completing around 500 miles ish without having to be pushed by others too much will do the trick. Due to the new format and routes, the plan is to meet up on the Saturday Morning at the new Services - Starbucks and Burger King (Near SY4 3DE, use this for your Sat Nav) on the Shrewsbury Bypass, on the roundabout where the A53 meets the A49 North East of Shrewsbury, at 10.00 for a 10.15am departure......., fuel up as you arrive and arrive much earlier if you want to take breakfast and have a chat Then we'll take some quiet roads to arrive about 5pm at our fabulous DIGS near the West Coast. After what is always a good night for the 4WF gang, Sunday morning we'll take a nice relaxed breakfast and then take a different stunning rout back towards the boarder using more well chosen roads..............more info...

To book your place on The Wales 4 Wheels Forward 2 Mystery tour, hit this link, then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

Wales 4WFMT (Who's going?)