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

Secure parking!

Morning coffee stop

Lunch stop

“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

“Stoner” on his KTM 790 Adv

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

Simon riding as back-marker

Arriving at 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 S1000XR, Surrey

Richard G – Tiger 1050

Charles – FJR 1300

Terry – BMW R1200 GS

Jeremy – 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

Neil – BMW R1200 GS

Keith – BMW R1150 RT

There’s a Medieval Festival

“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

Dinner is included tonight

“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 848 has a problem – time to pray!

Jump leads couldn’t help

“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

“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 S1000RR, Berkshire

Fab view of the castle

A free night tonight

Lunch stop in Germany

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

A day off the bikes, four head off to the Nurburgring

A wet day off

Time to explore

Take a Ring Taxi at the Nurburgring

View from the car – 9 min 56 sec in the rain

“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 tour, Triumph Tiger 1050, Berkshire

Simon’s spoilt for choice

Strawberry cake!

It’s Heidi’s (hotel owner) birthday


“Thanks John, really enjoyed the trip and already thinking about what to do for the next one”

Neil Hendley, 1st tour, BMW R1200GS, Greater Manchester

Lovely setting for coffee stop

More cakes

Terry with friend

Our final hotel in Belgium

The return of Rich – this time on a BMW


or Wayne Sleep?!

Richard Green…

or Geoffrey Hayes?!

Beers all round

Smoked salmon starter

Dinner is included the last night

Charles kicks off the joke telling

or is it Mr Charles Babbage Esquire?!

Then it’s Keith’s turn

Stoner’s up next

Wayne Sleep dancing!

Charles again

Then it’s Alan

Stoner again

Dave Lee’s joke has been CENSORED!!!

Charles on coffee duty

An erotic weekend!!

Final coffee stop

Kevin – Triumph XC Explorer

Keith – BMW R1150RT

Simon Green – Yamaha Thundercat

Neil – BMW R1250GS

Simon (back-marker) BMW S1000XR

Terry – BMW R1200GS

Stoner – KTM 790 Adventure

Rich – BMW R1200GS which also broke down!!

Alan – BMW S1000RR

Richard G – Triumph Tiger 1050

Jeremy – BMW R1200GS

Jimmy – BMW S1000XR

John’s Suzuki V-Strom 1000

Andy – KTM RC8

Simon has to hand over the orange vest!

Just for Rich – a reliable Ducati!!

All back to Eurotunnel

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.


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

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