4 x 4 (Four Nights in Four Countries)  30 Sept – 4 October 2014
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The Group at the Nurburgring – a great bunch of new guests together with some familiar faces made this a fantastic end to our road-riding season
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With some guests having arrived the previous night we meet others at Eurotunnel. After a quick briefing we set off.
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“Just a quick note to say a very BIG THANK YOU for a really fab week with you all.  As usual John and Jen exceeded all expectations and I have to say that the company was great.  Hope to see you all again on another tour.”
Kirsty & Steve Eaton, 3rd trips, BMWK1300S
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At coffee stop Ken has his own flask (along with pasties!!)
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“Just to agree with all that’s been said so far, what a great time, a well organised tour with a great bunch of bikers…I can’t concentrate at work & keep giggling to myself thinking about what went on during the day & in the evenings!! All the best & ride safe everyone.”
Ken Cherry, 1st trip, Suzuki V-Strom 650
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Bikes at lunch stop
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“Hi all,
Many thanks for your company on this trip, it was a great week for me which i will remember for a long time.
John/Jen,
You  have exceeded my expectations once again. A fantastic trip, great roads, good hotels, superb food and wonderful riding companions. The scenery was amazing and the lap of the ring is something I will never forget. Look forward to catching up with you next year.”
Mick Wadham, 3rd trip, BMW 800GT
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“Dear John & Jen,
This was by far the best holiday I have had. Hope to see you both next year”
Martin Clist, 1st trip, Triumph Daytona 675
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Pizza’s for lunch
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“Many thanks to John and Jen for a fab week and all the hard work that went into organising the tour. Each day was an adventure for me and every day was different with the scenery etc. The trip to the Nurburgring was something that I enjoyed very much and was glad that I rode round the track in the end. Found all hotels, routes and meals that were provided very good. Thanks again for a wonderful time.”
Russell Gregory, 1st trip, Honda ST1300
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“Hi John and Jen, a brilliant trip – many thanks, Nick.”
Nick Stevens, 1st trip, Honda CBR600
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Bikes parked up at coffee stop
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“John/Jen,
I think I speak for all when I say it was a great trip!”
Bob aan Boord!, (Bob Eve) 3rd trip, BMW 1200RT
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Our hotel the first night in Belgium
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Hi John & Jen
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, very well run buy you both, routes and hotels spot on as was the weather and the company. Hope to tour with you again in the future. Regards”
Steve King, 1st trip, BMW K1300S
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Drinks before dinner
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“John and Jen,
I had a really great time – thanks very much. Great roads and great company, and the sun shone which was a bonus. Thanks again. Regards”
Steve Dyer (Martha), 2nd trip. Triumph Explorer
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Evening meal with wine is included
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“Hi John & Jen,
Fantastic time , roads & weather & especially the company – nice bunch all of you.
It was a shame you wasn’t riding John, so I have attached a picture from a previous tour I have been on with you. See no trousers J!!”
From Mick Harper (Arthur), 3rd trip, Triumph Tiger 1050
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Coffee stop day two is at pretty Monschau
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“Many thanks, the tour was brilliant, great bunch of people, great roads, great weather.
Thanks again,”
Mick Woolley, 1st trip, Yellow Honda Hornet
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Martin Clist with chocolate cake…others opt for coffee & apple strudels
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Kirsty makes sue we know it’s Steve’s chocolate cake – not hers!!
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Next stop – the Nurburgring
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“Hi everyone, just want to say what a great time I had last week…..a special thanks to John and Jen, and the company was superb too.”
Paul Gore, 1st trip, Honda VFR800
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All those who decided to do a lap of the ring – missing Nick who’s behind a hedge (and not for the last time either!!)
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Riders lined up before the circuit opens
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Clive Homan on his Honda Blackbird
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“Hi all, thank you to the group for a great time on and off road and to John & Jen for all the effort you put into making our day and evenings a fantastic holiday. This was my first trip with you and no doubt it will not be my last. The weather you booked for us was exceptional that and great roads, hotels, food and laughter !!!!!”
Clive Homan, Honda Blackbird
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Nick Stevens on his Honda CBR600
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Martin Clist on his Triumph Daytona 675.
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Ready for the off…
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Mick Woolley on his Honda CB600 Hornet behind John Davies on his BMW 1200GS
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Bob Eve on his BMW 1200RT, Paul Gore on his Honda VFR800 and Russell Gregory on his Honda ST1300
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Steve & Kirsty Eaton on their BMW K1300S behind Mick Wadham on his BMW 800GT
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Mick Harper on his Triumph Tiger 1050 behind Steve Dyer on his Triumph Explorer
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Time after everyone had entered the track
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First back – Clive & Martin
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Nick
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Under 13 minutes for the first back
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Paul
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Russell
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Bob
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Steve & Kirsty followed by Ken
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Martin & Denise White on their Triumph Explorer – our “backmarkers” on this tour
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Ken Cherry on his Suzuki V-Strom 650
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John followed by Mick Woolley
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Mick Wadham
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Mick Harper & Steve Dyer
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They just can’t stop grinning!!
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Our hotel in Cochem – most guests choose to dine in the hotel restaurant
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A misty morning in Cochem
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Coffee stop at Boppard
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Lunch at Bernkastel
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Currywurst anyone??
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Our hotel in Luxembourg with its fabulous swimming pool
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Steve King & Martin Clist enjoying the jacuzzi…John in the pool
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The fab view of the Castle from in the swimming pool
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Guess who?…Steve takes a pounding!!
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Then Clive…
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Warm enough for drinks outside
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Viandan Castle by night
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Some of us choose pizza for dinner
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Another misty morning – there really is a Castle in the background!!
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 The sun shines for coffee & lunch stops
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We stop to take in the view in the Belgian Ardennes
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Kirsty & Steve…chill-out at afternoon coffee break
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Drinks outside our hotel
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Our last supper together…a few thank-you speeches to start…
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Jen is presented with a lovely necklace for leading the Tour (thanks everyone!)
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Then the jokes start…Mick Harper, Bob and Brian all take a turn…
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Our hotel is opposite the Fort at Sedan
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Markets & town fairs are at coffee & lunch stops where some of the group part company to take in some WW1 sights on the way home
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Unbelievable!! Having had five days of sunshine we arrive at Calais and the heavens open!!
Thanks to everyone for making this a great end to our season…fantastic weather, roads, riding and company – what more could you want. We hope to see many of you again on future tours.
Regards, John & Jen.