Events 2020

(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 21st & 22nd 2020 - ' WALES 4 WHEELS FORWARD MYSTERY TOUR WEEKEND 2020'. - ! First Get together. We have done this for many years now and it is a really good trip in any car and a chance to get together and extend the season a little more. So here it is again, but better. This will be a two day event taking in some new roads. Hopefully, doing this nice and early will still give us the best chance to slip another one or two in somewhere else if the mood takes us. 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 400 mile ish 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 9.45ish for a 10.00 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...

SORRY, CANCELLED

To book your place on The Wales 4 Wheels Forward Mystery Tour 2020, 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 Went?)

April 3rd, 4th & 5th 2020 - THE BTBC TOUR OF WALES WEEKEND 2020. - Here by popular demand - This is it, our very first big bike weekend away for 2020. 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 2020. This is the trip where new friendships are made and plans are sorted for the rest of 2020. We will be sticking to the new 3 day format again to get time to do all the really interesting lanes that Wales has to offer. 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 10.00 for a 10.15am 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 Wales. After what is always a good night, Saturday morning after a good breakfast we'll take a nice..............more info...

SORRY, CANCELLED

To book your place on The BTBC Tour of Wales 2020, hit this link, then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

Wales 20/13/14/15/16/17/18/10. Who went + The pictures and stories from years gone.

May 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th & 6th, 2020 (**5 Days**) - 'THE BTBC SCOTTISH HIGHLAND TOUR 2020'. - Welcome to the new 5 day format for the BTBC Scottish Highland Tour 2020. The plan is to meet up North of Carlisle at 09:30 on Saturday morning. We will then be away at 9.40am 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, all are 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 t East for pastures new. Eventually, we will end up at our final Hotel for more food, drink and banter. Wednesday morning, after a relaxed breakfast, an hour or so in the saddle 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 at a reasonable time. 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 the Borders are grin factor 9+..........more info

To book your place on The BTBC Scottish Highland Tour 2020, hit this link, ,then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

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Who is going in 2020 and who went in 2019 + all the pictures and reports from years gone


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June 6th & 7th 2019 - ' SUNNY LAKES/ N.YORKS 4 WHEELS FORWARD MYSTERY TOUR WEEKEND 2019'. - Something a little different, Friday night........more info...

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.

Sunny Lakes 4WFMT (Who's Wemt?)

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

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July 3rd (4th) to the 13th (14th) 2020 - BTBC STELLA ALPINA 2020 + ALL THE VERY BEST WITH A POSH WET REST - A very posh trip indeed. As always, I have been working hard to find ways to improve our fantastic annual trip to the Stella Alpina Rally and this year its all the very best, with a posh, wet rest. A true Alpine Holiday/adventure. It will have all the very best from over the years, so don't worry, you will still get the chance to ride all your favorite passes, including many of the highest and most stunning road passes in the Alps. For this year, the plan is to make it a little more relaxed with the odd extra coffee stop, after all, we are on holiday. But still with some fantastic riding and some new stuff for the more adventurous amongst you. The trip will include many of the very best and highest mountain passes on route to explore our all time favorite roads in the Alps. But for this year we are taking the opportunity to kayak down a stunning river gorge {30+ Km} (Or you can spend a day relaxing around the pool at our 'NEW POSH' Hotel if you prefer). We will also do the best Vercors gorge roads, as well as my favourite high Alp passes and the Stella Alpina Rally.This will without doubt be an excellent and enjoyable trip with plenty of new and old places to see, while having time to chat, drink and even get a rest. This whole trip will be biking Nirvana.........

To book your place on THE STELLA ALPINA + ALL THE VERY BEST WITH A POSH WET REST (A TRIP NOT TO BE MISSED!), hit this link, then print off a booking form.

Stella Alpina 2020 + The Very Best With A Rest - 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 ....

September 18th, 19th & 20th 2020. - THE COAST TO COAST RUN 2020. - Those who can, should meet Ben on the Friday lunchtime to hopefully give everyone the chance to join in from anywhere and give us a little more time to do the great routes this area has to offer. However, if you can only join in for one or two days, please feel free to do so. As Ben will be leading this run you will need to book your own accommodation at or near Whitby for the night of Friday 18th and also at or near Hawes for the night of Sat 19th September. Both towns have many Inns and B’nBs. Some establishments are reluctant to book a single night until nearer the date but late availability is the norm. Also there is often space at the YHAs in both Whitby & Hawes along with Boggle Hole & Ingleton which are a bit further away. In the past, this event has been one of the highlights of the BTBC calendar. The roads used 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 from Coast to Coast.

For full information on The Coast to Coast Run 2020, hit ths ilink, then book your digs and let Ben know you intend to come.

 

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September 25th to 29th 2020 - ' SCOTTISH 4 WHEELS FORWARD 'APPLECROSS OR BUST' 2020'. POSHED UP , VERY LIMITED NUMBERS - Welcome to the first ever Scottish 4 Wheels Forward - Applecross or Bust, Highland Tour 2020. We will meet up at 9.45, for a 10AM departure, at the Wetherby Services, Junction 46 on the A1(M), just after Wetherby, LS22 5GT where I will hand out a Walkie Talkie for each vehicle to help with directions and general banter on the move. , . This is reasonably central with good motorway access for all and a selection of digs nearby for those who wish to stay over. We will then be away for 10.00am onto some lovely roads heading Northwest. Please fuel up as you arrive and arrive much earlier if you wish to take coffee or a breakfast. From the meeting point we'll take an interesting and complicated route up through Yorkshire and into the Scottish Borders to eventually Cross the Clyde. Then it's over some lovely roads to our stunning first Hotel overlooking Loch Fynne near Inveraray. After a good meal, a wee drink and some sleep (Always a good night), we'll rise the next morning, take a relaxed breakfast,then head up the West Coast via a spectacular route to eventually get 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, all are within day-trip distance. We have already obtained 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 hopefully annual 4WF Beech Party (Very special, weather permitting). Monday morning, after a relaxed breakfast, we will say our good-byes to the wonderful Applecross and take a new and interesting rout to include more gorgeous scenery as we head East for pastures new. Eventually, after a stunning drive, we will end up at our final Hotel for more food, drink and banter and maybe even a swim for those that fancy. Tuesday morning, after a relaxed breakfast, we will be heading south on another stunning route down through the Scottish Borders well before lunch, to eventually arrive back at our meeting place mid afternoon, giving all plenty of time..................more info

To book your place on The Scottish 4 Wheels Forward - Applecross or Bust 2020, hit this link, ,then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

Who's going on 'The first Scottish 4WF - Applecross or Bust - 2020?

October - 25th, 26th & 27th 2019 - TOUR OF WALES 2 WEEKEND 2019. - Here by popular demand - This is it, our very last Big Trail Bike weekend away for 2019. 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 2020. This is the trip where new friendships are made and plans are floated for 2020, not one to be missed. We will be sticking to the new 3 day format 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. 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 10.00 for a 10.15 am departure, fuel up as you arrive and arrive much earlier if you want to take a coffee........more info...

To book your place on The Tour of Wales 2 - 2019, hit this link, then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

Wales 2006/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19. Who went + The pictures and stories from years gone.

November 2nd & 3rd 2019 - ' WALES 4 WHEELS FORWARD 2 MYSTERY TOUR WEEKEND 2019'. We have been doing this for a few years now after many years of talking about it with friends and the late, great, Dave Jones plus 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 again, to extended our 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. We will meet up on the Saturday Morning at the usual Whitchurch meeting point at 9.45 for a 10.00 am 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?)