World Super Bikes at Magny Cours & Stupendous Roads! 6 – 10 October 2012

The shape of things to come!  Sheltering from the rain in Bourges!
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“Thanks for yet another well organised and very enjoyable tour. OK, the weather was not ideal but it didn’t stop me from enjoying the trip. As you know I’ve done this tour three times – once in the dry, twice in the wet – and will almost certainly do it again next year, which pretty much sums up how good the tour is. A nice bunch of people, good hotels, good food, good drink and stunning roads. What more could you ask for?”
Allan Gray, BMW S1000RR
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“Thanks for another great holiday, delivered to your usual high standards and fine attention to detail. Look forward to seeing you both again next year. Very best wishes”
Nigel Short, BMW K1300R
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Dinner at a traditional French restaurant in Bourges – Oli & Alun try frogs legs!
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As do Russell & Jen
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“Once again, thanks for a superbly organised tour, in spite of the weather I had a fantastic time and met lots of new friends. Very well done! I’d like to book a place on your 4×4 Tour next July… & look forward to seeing you both again next year”
Ken Cullern, Suzuki GSXR 750
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“Just wanted to say thanks for another great trip. Lovely hotels, great roads and another cracking group of people made it five days to remember. And some expert tuition from Jen certainly brought on my wet-weather riding! See you next year for some more fun”
Oliver Newton-Mason, Triumph Tiger 1050
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Most of the group go to the WSB racing at Magny Cours
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“I just wanted to say a sincere thank you for a very enjoyable trip, and for all your help on the first day in Le Havre. You went above and beyond in helping to source a repair”
Mark Guest, Suzuki Bandit 1200
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Finally – we discover a use for the V-Strom – as a helmet park !!
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Entertainment before the racing starts
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Max Biaggi with Jorge Lorenzo
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The crowds show their appreciation as Sylvain Guintoli wins the first race
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2nd race – Biaggi moves up the field to win the Championship by 0.5 pt over Tom Sykes
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Dinner our second night in Bourges
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Dinner in Dijon
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Transport into Dijon and back in the hotel courtesy bus – 13 of us in a 9 seater!!
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Visit to the Cazenove Champagne House at Reims
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Our first tasting – Martin, Russ, Oli & Mark enjoy the Blanc de Blanc
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Christina & Alun – after a Rosé we then get to choose – a Vintage or Oak Aged Champagne
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Drinks before dinner in Reims – Nigel enjoys a cup of cider
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Dinner in Reims – John presents Andy with a t-shirt for his 10th trip
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But Andy had his own idea for a logo !!!
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Just in case you couldn’t read it…
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Ken starts off the jokes then the “Bike Normandy players” Allan & Andy take over…
“is it Dithco or Country & Western?” !!!
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Russell finishes off the evening before we stroll back to the hotel via the Cathedral
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***************John, with yet another rendition of the “Penguin” !!
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A rain-free day!  Cream cakes at coffee stop -  Russell & Martin
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Oli joins in – as does Mark
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We really enjoyed the tour, the group were great company, a lot of fun and everyone’s riding was excellent in some pretty wet and misty conditions. Despite the drizzle our record however is intact as we’ve still never had rain at Magny Cours!! Look forward to seeing many of you again next year. J&J