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Want to plan your future trips? Here's the 2019 Diary. (Click on the image to download the PDF to a new page - requires PDF Reader)
 
Southern Section Charity Collection 2019
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
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Christmas Dinner & Boogie - December 14

It's that time of year again and Erica has kindly arranged the annual bash at North Hants Golf Club, GU51 1RE. Tickets are available at the subsidised price of £40 per head, down from a full price of 47.50, for a 3 course meal, glass of Prosecco, and dancing until you drop. Being a closed club, the drinks are very competitively priced. So, if it's dutch courage that you need before getting up on the dancefloor, a) you won't be alone and b) it won't cost as much to overcome it! Tickets and details from Erica
May 11-14 The Mega Cream Tea Run
The planning for the Mega Cream Tea Run (MCTR) is now well under way with routes agreed and hotel bookings being made. For those unfamiliar with the idea, The BMW Club is arranging an informal research trip to the South-West peninsula to test the principles of Cream Tea etiquette; cream first (Devon) or jam first (Cornwall) on your scones. The research will start on Sunday, 10 May 2020 at The Haven on the A30 near Salisbury, with a ride to The SS Great Britain in Bristol, before heading off for our first night in Clevedon, Somerset.
Crystal Ball Gazing
June - Calling all sophisticates - It’s run down to the Champagne region of France. The tour will include local rides to some of the world-famous Champagne houses as well as ride-outs into the local countryside. Erica leads with full details to follow.
July - Short tour of Brittany organised by David Appleby. Chance to see the Northern French countryside and enjoy the local cuisine with a short ferry crossing direct to the region.
September - Early in the month it’s another Mix n Match, this time looking at the Bakewell area of Derbyshire. Stay for the day or the week, there will be hotel, camping, or caravanning options, with ride-outs around the Dales, the Peak District, and a few special destinations. Bob & Susan to lead with Mike &Lesley on route planning.
September later - Dordogne holiday with gites and bunkhouse accommodation available. Full details form Erica.
Full details of all of these events and the rest of the Club calendar will be available on this page in the near future
On Monday morning we will take up the spectacular route that follows the North Somerset/Devon coast through to Barnstaple. Tuesday will take us on to Newquay and then Falmouth on Wednesday, before heading to our final night, Thursday, at Yealmpton, near Plymouth.
We will be looking to cover a fairly gentle 100 miles (ish) each day with time available to see the many sites of interest found in this part of the Country. These are likely to include, Port Issac (Home of Doc Martin and The Fishermans’ Friends), Tintagel (Home of King Arthur - possibly), Lands End and many more tbc.
If this appeals, we would recommend early booking of each of the hotels. Please email me, Webmaster, for details of the hotels and .gpx routes.
SS Great Britain - Bristol
Final destination: The Kitley House Hotel