Testimonial 5×4 (Five Nights in Four Countries)  18 – 23 May 2019

The group at the Nurburgring - a great bunch of guys for the second tour of the year

The group at the Nurburgring – a great bunch of guys for the second tour of the year

Secure parking...!

Secure parking…!

“Apart from all my mechanical issues, it was yet another fantastic trip. Your attention to detail is amazing and we get to stay in lovely hotels with great service and excellent food. The scenery you take us through is stunning and what a pleasure to simply ride a pre-planned route without having to think of anything other than “what a great time I am having”! Many thanks once again for a memorable trip and looking forward to the next one already. PS – Both the Ducati and the BMW are now up for sale and next time you see me I will be on a brand new ??????? Very best regards and love to Jen.”
Rich Russell, Ducati 848, then BMW GS1200, 3rd tour, Wiltshire

Morning coffee stop

Morning coffee stop

Lunch stop

Lunch stop

"Stoner" on his KTM 790 Adv

“Stoner” on his KTM 790 Adv

Afternoon coffee stop

Afternoon coffee stop

“I am astounded that one can enjoy so much a simple tour in cold wet conditions. It is testament to your organising skills and in-depth preparation, this with a great group of chaps that treated me with the greatest of respect is why I continue to ride and enjoy its freedom. Looking forward to renewing our relationship in August’s Italian Lakes Tour. Thanks for everything.”
John Stone “Stoner”, 3rd tour, KTM 790 Adventure, Cornwall

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Simon riding as "back-marker"

Simon riding as “back-marker”

Arriving at the first hotel

Arriving at the first hotel

“Thanks for a fantastic trip. Some fantastic roads and routes through awesome countryside.  Being backmarker I didn’t expect it to be quite as exciting as it was some days, when you just didn’t know what you’d find around the next corner.. smashing.  As always with a BN European Tour, the hotels were great and the food excellent. And like all BN trips there were jokes, some old, some new and some better left unsaid…I won’t mention dad dancing to shaking that arse or the young ones reunion. Great tour, looking forward to the next (minus the dancing, no one needs to see that ) “
Simon Brown, 6th tour, BMW S1000 XR, Surrey

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Richard G on his Tiger 1050

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Charles on his FJR 1300

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Terry on his BMW R1200 GS

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Jeremy on his BMW R1200 GS

“Hi John, thank you for a wonderful tour – good hotels, good food, wonderful roads and a great set of lads to spend a bike tour with. John you made a great tour into a very special tour – it was exceptional. Looking forward to my next tour.”
Keith Tebbatt, 1st tour, BMW R1150 RT, Leicestershire

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Neil on his BMW R1200 GS

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Keith on his BMW R1150 RT

A Medieval Festival is taking place

A Medieval Festival is taking place

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“Hi John, the selection of hotels for the trip were spot on with a great variation of accommodation and variety of meals as part of the competitive costs. The routes throughout the tour were superb and the mixture of twisties and fast flowing roads is what I look forward to. Your guidance through the tour leaves us all with nothing to do other than to enjoy the trip. All the best”
Simon Green, 3rd tour, Yamaha Thundercat, Berkshire

Time for drinks before dinner

Time for drinks before dinner

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Dinner is included tonight

Dinner is included tonight

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“Hi John et al, I really enjoyed the tour, and the organisation, routes, hotels, coffee stops, food & even the company were exceptional. I even got to enjoy riding in the wet, which is saying something. I’ll be back as someone once said. Many thanks “
Jeremy Davies, 1st tour, BMW R1200 GS, Worcestershire

Rich's Ducati has a problem...

Rich’s Ducati 848 has a problem…time to pray!!

Jump leads couldn't help

Jump leads couldn’t help either!

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“Hi John, that’s a really great group photo, everybody smiling, which really sums up the trip. Despite the mixed weather we had a great time, in no small part to your organisational skills, nice hotels and great company. Shame you missed the firework display, but I appreciate you were there in spirit with your “Oi” booming out across the town. To see 6 men with a combined age of over 300 years running at the sound of your shout still makes me laugh! Many thanks for everything, shame no-one appreciated my joke but I am sure it will be resurrected by you on future trips to lower the tone should it ever become necessary!  All the best, see you again soon”
Dave Lee, 3rd tour, Triumph Tiger Sport 1050, Somerset

The group in Luxembourg

The group in Luxembourg

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“Jeez what a bunch of old farts! haha lol ! Apart from the trip being a sausage fest (ie no females) it was as great as ever John, and a lovely bunch of people 😊Tips for future trips:

  • Don’t bring a bloody Ducati;
  • Don’t throw your bikes up the road in enthusiasm!;
  • Don’t trust the weather!;
  • Do put your sidestand down when stopping…
  • Do have a great laugh which I think we all did 😊

Tour comments: mega hotels topped off with the Monastery stay were all fantastic! Thanks John for the F16 pair who welcomed us into Dinant – that was awesome! Brilliant back marking by Simon – thanks Si! Last night fireworks display was a nice touch John 😝 Shiny side up!”

Alan Rogers, 1st tour, BMW S1000 RR, Berkshire

Fab views of the castle

Fab views of the castle

A free night tonight

A free night tonight

Lunch stop in Germany

Lunch stop in Germany

Four go missing - found on "Dick Street"!!

Four go missing – found on “Dick Street”!!

 “Hi all, thank you for an excellent tour, I really enjoyed myself and hope to ride with you again in the future”
Charles May, 8th trip, Yamaha FJR 1300, Wiltshire

Arriving at the hotel in Germany

A day off – four head off to the Nurburgring

A wet day off the bikes

A wet day off the bikes

Time to explore

Time to explore

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Take a Ring Taxi at the Nurburgring

Take a Ring Taxi at the Nurburgring

View from the car

View from the car – 9mins 56secs in the wet !

“Hi John, thanks for a brilliant tour. Thought the roads, hotels, food and group mix very good.  All the best for your future tours.”
Richard Green, 3rd trip, Triumph Tiger 1050, Berkshire

Simon's spoilt for choice

Simon’s spoilt for choice

Strawberry cake !

Strawberry cake !

It's Heidi's (owner)  birthday!

It’s Heidi’s (owner) birthday!

Cheers !

Cheers !

“Thanks John, really enjoyed the trip and already thinking about what to do for the next one”
Neil Hendley, 1st tour, BMW R1200 GS, Greater Manchester

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Lovely setting for coffee stop

Lovely setting for coffee stop

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More cakes

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Terry with friend

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Our final hotel in Belgium

Our final hotel in Belgium

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The return of Rich – this time on a BMW !

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Terry…

or Wayne Sleep ?

or Wayne Sleep ?

Richard Green...

Richard Green…

or Geoffrey Hayes ?

or Geoffrey Hayes ?

Beers all round

Beers all round

Smoked salmon starter

Smoked salmon starter

Dinner is included the last night

Dinner is included the last night

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Charles kicks off the joke telling

Charles kicks off the joke telling

or is it Mr Charles Babbage Esq ?

or is it Mr Charles Babbage Esq ?

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Then it's xxx turn

Then it’s Keith’s turn

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Stoner's up next

Stoner’s up next

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Wayne Sleep dancing !!

Charles again

Charles again

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Then it's xxx

Then it’s Alan

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Stoner again

Stoner again

 Dave Lee’s joke has been CENSORED !!

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Charles on coffee duty

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Erotic weekend !!

Erotic weekend !!

Final coffee stop

Final coffee stop

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Kevin on his Triumph XC Explorer

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Keith on his BMW R1150 RT

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Simon Green on his Yamaha Thundercat

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Neil on his BMW R1200 GS

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Simon “back marker” on his BMW S1000 XR

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Terry on his BMW R1200 GS

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Stoner on his KTM 790 Adventure

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Rich on his BMW R1200 GS which also broke down !

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Alan on his BMW S1000 RR

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Richard G on his Triumph Tiger 1050

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Jeremy on his BMW R1200 GS

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Jimmy on his BMW S1000 XR

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John’s Suzuki V-Strom 1000

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Andy on his KTM RC8

Simon has to give back the orange vest !

Simon has to give back the orange vest !

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Just for Rich – a reliable Ducati !!

All back on the Eurotunnel

All back on the Eurotunnel

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Thanks to all the guys for a great tour (looks like I missed a fun group – Jen). We look forward to seeing many of you again on future tours. Ride safe, John & Jen.

And finally…

Oi !!  For the six who scurried away - this is what a real firework looks like !!!

Oi !! For the six who scurried away – this is what a real firework looks like !!!