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Saturday, 9 February, Vines, Guildford - Following the success of the Oxford Section's Garmin V /VI sat-nav workshop at North Oxford Garage, they have kindly brought it to Guildford for the rest of us. Run jointly with Vines, this is a 90 minute presentation covering the principles of BaseCamp route planning, way-points, and how to get the best out of your system. Places are limited so, please book through Vines on 01483 207000.
Bob on a ride on his R1200R from days gone by
Sunday, 10 February, Rake Village Hall Winter Talk -  Suzie, a seasoned tour organiser, has recently joined Vintage Travel, organisers of expeditions in Asia and the Indian Sub-continent. She will give us the low-down on riding their fleet of Royal Enfields across some of the most exciting and challenging routes found anywhere. 

Sunday,  17 February, Newbury Bowl -
You've had the warm-up event at the Milbury's now's the chance to represent your Club! A Ten Pin Bowling match against arch-rivals - The Oxford Section. Have an afternoon of fun with our friends from the North, belting the hell out of  even more skittles and help us recover from last year's defeat. Please let us know by 13 January to allow the booking of the lanes for the match £9.95 per competitor for 2 games (£5.00 for over-65s).
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Dover Hotel Mid-Week Break - 25th-27th June

Bob and Sue Melvin are organising an additional trip that is not in the Diary of Events. This is a mid-week hotel break, departing on Tuesday, 25th June and riding from somewhere on the Surrey/Sussex borders (still to be decided) to Dover, staying overnight at the Dover (A20) Premier Inn for two nights. The price for a flexible booking was £118 in mid-January but is likely to increase as time progresses. If you wish to join us, please book your hotel direct and let Bob know. The plan is to lead a rideout on 26th June, taking in the White Cliffs, the Secret War Tunnels, (so secret, there's a website telling you how to get there!), and other attractions, before returning to the hotel. On 27th June there will be a leisurely ride back, stopping at other interesting places en-route, possibly Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch, Dungeness, etc.

Llanwrst Mix n’ Match - Week Commencing 14 September 2019

Welcome to the BMW Club Southern Section Mix n’ Match Holiday. We are organising a week’s holiday in Llanwrst, a pretty village on the banks of the River Conwy, and gateway to The Snowdonia National Park, centred around the week commencing 14 September 2019.  There are all types of accommodation from camping and motorhome pitches, and static caravans, through to more opulent hotels. But what you choose to do is up to you. You can stay for the week or just a few days, take part in planned ride-outs, or make your own way, or do nothing at all in the company of other members.

We are putting this idea out early so that everyone has first choice of the accommodation available but once we’re together, there will be a daily gathering at a location in the centre of Llanwrst itself. When we start getting an idea of numbers, we will look at arranging a meeting place such as, Café Contessa, just a 10 minute walk, or short ride from each location, offering breakfast for those who want it, before heading out for the day.

This will work on the basis that you book your own accommodation at one of the suggested venues listed (or others if you want), then just let Bob & Susan plan some events. Please keep us in the picture to assist in coordination by email We look forward to hearing from you but better book early, there’s only 2 static caravans.

Bodnant Caravan Park and Campsite

The Eagles Hotel

Meadow Sweet Hotel

At the present time, we are proposing to keep this event to Southern Section members only but may possibly open it up to the rest of the Club later with a limitation on numbers. Your thoughts and suggestions all welcome.
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