Events 2022 (Dates will be added in BLACK for your diary)

(Fail to plan, and you plan to fail)

**** All upcoming events and trips will be on as usual until they cannot take place due to any restrictions.****

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

March 18th, 19th & 20th 2022- THE 'BORDERS ON POSH' - 4 WHEELS FORWARD MYSTERY TOUR WEEKEND 2022. - So we are trying something a little different for this one. A very special early car trip to blow off the winter blues. The all new 'Borders On Posh' (BOP) - 4 Wheels Forward Mystery Tour 2022 - With all the problems of 2020/2021 hopefully behind us, this trip is a must do for anyone wishing to give their 4 wheeled favorite a good run out early in the year, solo, with the Wife, or with a good friend. We will all meet up on Friday 18th just before lunch, to hopefully give everyone the chance to join in from anywhere in the UK, and give us more time to do all the fantastic Borders routes planned more info...

To book your place on The Borders On Posh - 4 Wheels Forward Mystery Tour 2022, hit this link, then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

'Borders On Posh' - 4WFMT (Who's Going?)

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April, 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2022 - THE BTBC TOUR OF WALES WEEKEND 2022. - Here by popular demand - This is it, our very first big Bike weekend away for 2022. 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 2022. This is the trip where new friendships are made and plans are sorted for the rest of 2022. We will be sticking to the 3 day format to get time to do all the really interesting lanes that Wales has to offer. We have done this for years now and it is a real improvement. So the plan is to meet up at the NEW MEETING PLACE - RAVEN CAFE (it has better outside covered seating) - NEXTDOOR TO The Midway Truck Stop - Cafe, Prees Heath, Whitchurch SY13 3JT. Take the A41 south from the Whitchurch Bypass for 1.4 miles. The Cafe is just before the second roundabout, on the Northbound side, where the A41 meets the A49. Please be there for 9.45 for a 10.00am departure and fuel up as you arrive. Please arrive much earlier than this if you want to take a coffee/breakfast. This should allow people from further afield to travel over on the Friday Morning. We will then take straight to the back roads and do some stunning lanes, to arrive at our fabulous DIGS in deepest Wales around 5.30pm. After what is always a good night, Saturday morning, after a good breakfast, we will head..............more info...

To book your place on The BTBC Tour of Wales 2022, hit this link, then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

Wales21, Who is going + Who went in the past + The pictures and stories from years gone.

April 30th, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th 2022 (**5 Nights**) - 'THE BTBC SCOTTISH HIGHLAND TOUR 2022'. Building on the fantastic 2021 trip, welcome to the new 6 day format for the BTBC 'Fabulous' Scottish Highland Tour 2022. **The plan is to meet up as usual North of Carlisle at 9:50am 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 a Petrol Station {Shell} and a Costa Coffee, it's just after the old HGV weigh bridge on what was the A74M (fill up as you arrive please). NOTE, this is back to our usual meeting place. From the meeting point we'll take a interesting and complicated route up through the Scottish lowlands, to eventually Cross the Clyde to our first Hotel overlooking the lock. North of the Clyde. After a good meal and maybe a wee drink, we will get a good nights kip before we rise early for breakfast the next morning, to start 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 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). Tuesday, we continue north to pastures new, on a stunning loop towards Cape Wrath, then down to our next night in the Highlands in a stunning location, north of Inverness. Wednesday morning, after an early breakfast we continue south, eventually arriving at our last Hotel in Scotland, for more food, drink and banter. Thursday morning, after a relaxed breakfast, we take another interesting route.more info

To book your place on The BTBC 'Fabulous' Scottish Highland Tour 2022, 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 2022 and who went in 2021 + all the pictures and reports from years gone


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June 11th, 12th & 13th 2021. - '4 WHEELS FORWARD COAST TO COAST CAR TOUR 2021'. - With all the problems of 2020 hopefully behind us, this trip is a must do for anyone wishing to give their 4 wheeled favorite a good run out in the sun either solo, with the Wife, or with a good friend. We will all meet up on Friday 11th, just before lunch to hopefully give everyone the chance to join in from anywhere in the UK and give us more time to do all the fantastic routes and take in all the sights this stunning run has to offer. However, if you have to work on the Friday and can only join us at our Hotel on the Friday evening near Whitby, feel free to do so, just let me know in advance please........more info.........

To book your place on The all new C2C 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.

Coast 2 Coast 4WFMT (Who's Going?)

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July - 2nd to 13th 2022 (Confirmed dates) - THE BTBC STELLA ALPINA GREAT ESCAPE 2022 + ALL THE VERY BEST WITH A POSH, WET REST - This trip has now been over 2 years in the making and will be a truly superb trip with very limited numbers. A very posh, and exciting trip with some of the very best routes we have ever done and some of the very best roads I have always wanted to do, all in the old spirit of the BTBC. I had been working harder than ever throughout lockdown to find ways to improve our fantastic annual trip to the Stella Alpina Rally and make last years trip a very special trip to remind us all what we have been missing! Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be, but I did managed to secure most of the digs we needed to do it in 2022. So, with a little more fine tuning this year it will be at last, The Great Excape + all the very best, with a posh, wet rest. Some fantastic new routes will take in many of the very best balcony and Gorges roads this area has to offer, definitely not the year to miss people. This will be a true Alpine Holiday/adventure. It will have all the very best from over the years, so do not 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. But for this year, the plan is to also take in some breathtaking new Balcony and Gorge roads taking us well into pastures new, hence the extra couple of days. But make no mistake, this will still be a relaxed and enjoyable trip with the odd extra coffee and Ice cream stop, after all, we are all on holiday. But still with some old school fantastic riding and some dramatic 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 and this year we will also be taking the opportunity to kayak down a stunning river gorge {30+ Km} (Or you can spend the whole day relaxing around the pool at our 'NEW POSH' Digs, if you prefer). We will do the very best Balcony roads I know of, including the stunning quiet side of the Grand Canyon du Verdon, as well as my all-time favorite high Alp passes and the Stella Alpina Rally. This will without doubt be a most excellent and enjoyable trip with plenty of new and old places to see, while having time to chat, drink, swim and even get a small rest. This whole trip will be "Old School" biking Nirvana..................

To book your place on THE BTBC STELLA ALPINA GREAT ESCAPE 2022 + ALL THE VERY BEST, WITH A POSH, WET REST, hit this link, then print off a booking form.

The Stella Alpina Great Escape 2022 + All the Very Best, With A Posh Wet Rest - Who's going and who went on trips past + The pictures and stories from years gone by.

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September 9th, 10th & 11th 2022 - A REAL BLAST FROM THE PAST AGAIN - THE NEW 'COAST TO COAST CHALLENGE' RUN 2022. - Many of you out there will still fondly recall the heady days of The BTBC National Coast to Coast Challenge, when up to, and over 70 Bigtrailbikes would descend on Flamborough Head Light House to compete in this very special Biktrailbike navigation rally. Some of you may even still have the T-shirts or trophies from one or more of the years this remarkable event ran! So, in memory of this truly wonderful event and to celebrate eventually getting out of lock-down!, we give you the all new, 'Coast to Coast Challenge' Run 2022. This run will take in many of the very best roads and lanes the event covered over the years, all in the true spirit of the event itself, while traveling from sea to shining sea across this stunning part of the country. A real 'Old School' Bigtrailbike run, including all the very best roads and lanes that formed part of this spectacular event. All wrapped up in a fantastic weekend away on the bike with like minded people. The trip will include 3 days of riding the best and most obscure roads and lanes from coast to coast (don't worry, you won't have to worry about navigation!), along with two nights superb hotel accommodation in stunning locations on a B&B basis. All you have to do is

For full information on The Coast to Coast Run 2022, hit ths ilink, then book your place on this 'Old School' Bigtrailbike run.

The Coast 2 Coast Challenge 2021 (Who took part?)


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September 30th to October 5th 2022 - ' SCOTTISH 4 WHEELS FORWARD 'APPLECROSS OR BUST + ' 2022'. To build on the overwhelming success of the 2020 4WF Scottish (what a trip), all agreed we should do it all again in 2021.Welcome to the second Scottish 4 Wheels Forward - Applecross or Bust +, Highland Mystery Tour 2021. As many will have had to cancel some holidays this year, we have extended the trip by one night this year to make it more of a holiday and allow extra time in this stunning part of the world to take in some of the best driving roads anywhere in the world. We will meet up at 9.45, for a 10AM departure, across from the petrol pumps 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 for 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 a Loch to watch the sun go down. After a good meal, a wee drink and some sleep (Always a good night), we'll rise the next morning, take a relaxed breakfast at our lovely Hotel, then head up the West Coast via a spectacular route to...................more info

To book your place on The Scottish 4 Wheels Forward - Applecross or Bust + 2021, 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 next Scottish 4WF - Applecross or Bust + 2022 + who went in 2020 & 2021?

October - 22nd, 23rd & 24th 2021 - TOUR OF WALES 2 WEEKEND 2021. - 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 6th & 7th 2021 - ' WALES 4 WHEELS FORWARD 2 MYSTERY TOUR WEEKEND 2021'. 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?)