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Its on - off roading in Galloway forest.

Date is the weekend of 13th/14th/15th April. Arrive Friday 13th, set up camp, socialise, eat&drink. Ride through the forest on Saturday 13th leaving at 9.30 to 10am. The ride will be about 150miles in total about half of which is on forestry tracks. There is fuel near the start, after about 25miles, 75miles and back near the end. The off road bit is most of the middle section of the ride and concludes with a ride up a 2000 foot mountain. The tracks are easy well graded forestry tracks easily doable on an AT, a TA, a Vara, a GS and even on an R1200RT (although easy might not be correct in that case).

The Scottish Forestry Commission charge for access to the forest, last year it was £100 plus £5 per bike. Assuming its the same I will need £10 off each rider. Post me cash, a cheque (pay Austin Winckler) or bank transfer - same as last year if you have it or pm or mail me for details. Post to Baron Austin von Winckler, 40 Croston Road, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1HR.

There is a limit of 25 riders.

I need to have a copy of your motorcycle insurance in my hands by Monday 9th April to send onto the SFC so they know paricipants are legit and sticking to rules of the event that I have agreed with them: email austin-at-winckler-dot-org-dot-uk (without the dashes) or post as above.

Base for the weekend is the Galloway Activity Centre, Loch Ken. Link Camping costs £7.50 per person per night. In addition to the camping there are various accomodation options as below. Please book direct with the campsite if you want to take them up.
Bunkhouse – 4 people per room (4 rooms available) @ £16.50pp per night
Large Cabin – 4-6 people @ £75.00 per night
Small Cabin – 2 people per cabin (3 cabins available) @ £34.00 per night
Yurt – 6 people @ £80.00 per night (1 Yurt available)
Tipi – 4-6 people @ £60.00 per night (1 Tipi available)

The camping is all sorted too. I will be providing the campsite with a list of names - real and forum names. When you arrive report to reception to book in and pay and make sure your name is checked against the list. If no one is around just pitch your tent near the big climbing tower and deal with reception later.

I have completed the SFC's application form, updated the risk assessment, and we have a public liabilty insurance policy courtesy of daveS and the forum.

Next post has list of participants - first 25 get to go, rest are on the reserve list. It will go in the calendar too.


I have probably forgotten some stuff so keep checking back here for updates - which will be clearly identified.
 

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Participants

1. Austin.....paid & insurance
2. Mrs Austin (Anne).....paid & insurance
3. Lord Vader.....insurance & paid (Envelope addressed to the Baron Austin von W; with a note saying from Lord vader - made me smile anyway).
4. WinXP (depsite various threats and bribes I will let him come) paid & insurance.
5. Palerider......insurance....paying on the day
6. Stuart.....insurance & paid
7. Barrowload.......insurance &paid (R1200RT:thumbright:)
8. SteveT....insurance & paid
9. Ken McLeod (Boris's mate)
10. Mudwiz......insurance & paid I think - mr C Prickett???
11. Boris....................…..paid & insurance
12. Bandit and son.....paid & insurance
13. PaulS........paid & insurance
14. Foz1969 ......paid & insurance
15. Bimbler......paid & insurance
16. CharlieW....paid & insurance
17. Outrunner....paid & insurance
18. Rickskye...... Insurance and paid
19. Lowflier .....Insurance and paid
20. Raymo....insurance
21 micksylver......paid & insurance.
22. "Crasher" XT6 ....insurance & paid
23. Africajim.......paid and insurance
24. Ianbiggar. .....insurance & paid
25 Roamer....paid and insurance
Reserves
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27
28

I will add to this as people confirm via this thread that they want to come. Once it reaches 25 its reserves after that. You can come but may not be able to ride the tracks.:(

Coming but not riding the tracks:
1. Piguglyshandydrinker
2 Vanessa
3. steveR
 

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Realy looking forward to this missed last year because of an accident the night before. :blob8: :blob7::blob8::blob8:
 

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Oh dear , I am Not going to make , so peeved about that .. forced to go on a cruise instead. :rolleyes::(

I am sure everyone will have a great time , just like the last 2 years that I attended .

Well done for organizing again, Austin , catch up up you at the next event... :)
 

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Please put me on the list Austin, thanks for organising this again...................you are a star! :thumbright:




Andy.
 

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To be said in a Ferro Roche styly voice . . . .

"EXCHELONTAE"

Thanks yet again Austin for setting yet another epic weekend in motion. Can I ask that one Adam T be added to the list please. He tried to make it last year but things conspired against him. Hopefully this year will be diferent.

Think the F8GS needs to get a dusting this year :D

Steve T

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Cheers Austin, your a star m8, can't wait!

Thats a shame that Craig because you did a superb video last year, oh and i do hope it's not a Costa cruise, there record of late leaves something to be desired!!
Thanks Craig . . nope its a Caledonian Cruisers Holiday , starting in Inverness , through to Fort William .
Did it before 4 years ago , great fun .. but this year has caused some friction as I am missing 2 great biking events..
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Ahh, your home Mr Lowflyer. Glad you've seen this thread and tagged on :thumbup: Looks like we might have us a convoy heading south from the Highlands on the 13th April.

Austin, I think you might like to add Raymo to the list - he said either date was good for him on your original thread. I'd hate for him to miss out on another trip in a relay truck :D ;)

Steve T

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I'm in please Austin
 

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Hopefully I will be joining you as a "social attendee" only, owing to the lack of suitable machinery for a bimble around the Forest, at present. Unless of course I bring the quad up in a pickup ;)

YHM Austin
 

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Money sent, Ins on Monday.


I will probably travel thursday and have a bimble around Friday, if anyone else want to join me.
I've taken the Friday off and the campsite is only an hour and a bit away from here so I could be up for a run.
 
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