Testimonial WW2 Normandy Tour 30 June – 2 July 2019

A small but friendly group for this short tour of the Normandy WW2 sights

A small but friendly group for this short tour of the Normandy WW2 sights

All arrive on the overnight ferry

All arrive on the overnight ferry

First stop the Grand Bunker

At the Grand Bunker – Richard with a mate!

Dick takes an urgent call !

Dick takes an urgent call !

Andy gets a lift off Jane !

Andy gets a lift off Jane !

“Hi John & Jen, just to say thanks to John for another brilliant tour. Though only a short tour we managed to visit the important D-Day sites and once again John’s idiot guides helped us understand the reasons for what took place at the various locations. As usual everything ran like clockwork with well planned coffee, lunch and fuel stops, great hotel and lovely mix of people. Needless to say, I will be booking another tour soon. All the best”
Dick Hallsworth, 4th tour, Triumph Sprint 1050 GT, Bedfordshire

See the original Pegasus Bridge

See the original Pegasus Bridge

And a replica Horsa glider

And a replica Horsa glider

“Hi John and Jen, I really enjoyed my last minute WW2 Tour. As usual it was well planned and actually included some sights I had not visited before. The chosen hotel in Bayeux was excellent and well situated. The two evening meals in Bayeux were most enjoyable, and the coffee stops were exactly right. We got lucky with 3 days of excellent riding conditions and weather. It was also great to be among the last group ever to visit your home, Le Champ Masse, even if we didn’t get the legendary 4 course meal! I personally will miss this peaceful location, as I am sure you both will. Hopefully I will see you next year for trip number 13. Best regards to you both, Colin.”
Colin Shaw, 12th tour, Yamaha Tracer 700, West Sussex

See the new statue at Arromanches

See the new statues at Arromanches

To commemorate the 75th anniversary

To commemorate the 75th anniversary

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See the remains of the Mulberry B floating harbour at Arromanches

See the remains of the Mulberry B floating harbour at Arromanches

Bikes lined up at Arromanches

Bikes lined up at Arromanches

Vivienne with Colin

Vivienne with Colin

Next stop the German Gun Batteries

Next stop the German Gun Batteries

“Hi John, thanks for another great tour. Your 5 minute idiot guide at each location really helped set the scene. Although this was a short break we packed a lot in without it feeling rushed or hectic. There was plenty of time to relax and enjoy the surroundings. It was really nice that the group got on so well and we enjoyed their company. I just hope the newbies weren’t put off by the price of Madeira cake!! Lol. Thanks again. I’m sure we’ll be back for tour number 6.”
Andy & Jane Hood, 5th tour, KTM 1290 Advernture T, Bedfordshire

The American Cemetery

The American Cemetery

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The Cathedral at Bayeux

The Cathedral at Bayeux

And lit up by night

And lit up by night

Next day, the German Cemetery

Next day, visit the German Cemetery

Vivienne & Ed with Andy & Jane

Vivienne & Ed with Andy & Jane

Alison & Richard

Alison & Richard

Next La Pointe du Hoc

Next stop La Pointe du Hoc

Dick

Dick’s doing the tour for the 2nd time

Jane & Andy

Jane & Andy

Airborne Museum at St Mere Eglise

Airborne Museum at St Mere Eglise

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Did you jump Rich ??

Did you jump Rich ??

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Utah beach

Utah beach

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Dinner in Bayeux

Dinner in Bayeux

Bikes at coffee stop

Bikes at coffee stop

Richard & Alison on Kawasaki ZX10

Ed & Vivienne on their Kawasaki Z1000SX

Richard & Alison on their Kawasaki ZX10

Richard & Alison on their Kawasaki ZX10

Colin on his Yamaha Tracer 700

Colin on his Yamaha Tracer 700

Jane & Andy on their KTM 1290 Adventure T

Jane & Andy on their KTM 1290 Adventure T

Dick on his Triumph Sprint 1050GT

Dick on his Triumph Sprint 1050GT

Final visit the Museum at Montormel

A visit to the Museum at Montormel

Stefan explains the history

Stefan explains the history

The group at the Tiger Tank

The group at the Tiger Tank

Ed & Vivienne

Ed & Vivienne

All back for the ferry

All back for the ferry

And for those on the tour, here are some of John’s favourite pin-ups!!

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Although a small group  – a really sociable bunch of people made for a good tour. Hope to see many of you again on future trips. Ride safe, John (& Jen)