Black Forest & Vosges Mountains Tour 23 – 29 August 2016
|“John and Jen, I would just like to say how much I enjoyed the Black Forest Tour. It was the second time of doing this one and it was even better than the first. Fantastic roads and scenery. The hotels and food were faultless, all of the people on the tour were so friendly and we all had a great laugh. Everyone appreciates all of the hard work you both put in to make these tours so successful. Regards”|
|John Heaney, 5th visit, BMW 1200GS|
|“Hi all, well I will start with the two people, Jen and John, who have changed my view of touring on a motorcycle. It was the most organised trip I’ve ever been on. All aspects of the trip, Hotels, Food, Roads, Fuel stops, inc Duel fueling, best marker system, things that really help when you are a newby! I’ve learned some new lines around the corners. So overall I would like to thank everyone on the trip, a nice bunch of individuals, and a little extra thank you for the rear gunners who acted faultlessly. So what next…Book another ride is very likely as I thoroughly enjoyed it. So all the best Guys and Dolls and ride safe. Thank you”|
|Trevor Swindells, 1st tour, MV Augusta F4RR. (The only Northern MV owners club member)|
|“Hi All, firstly thanks to John and Jen for putting on such a great tour. I’m missing it already. Secondly thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome and part of the group…which isn’t always easy. I thoroughly enjoyed riding, dining and chatting with you all. Such great fun with great people. Cheers”|
|Phil Ashworth, 1st tour, Triumph Tiger Sport|
|“Hi John and Jen, I know the four of us [Chris, Paul “Parker”, Pete & Trevor] enjoyed ourselves and I know Trevor really enjoyed the great roads – it was good of you to put in some motorways especially for “Parker”! Speaking personally, I had a great time, good food, good beer & a great group of people. I am amazed at the quality of the routes you find…and the hotels and locations really are second to none. You can rest assured we will keep the pressure on Pete to do the Rhine in Flames next year and Paul and I will be there even if Mr Grumpy doesn’t make it! Regards”|
|Chris Martin, 8th visit, Suzuki V-Strom 650|
|“This was the best thing I’ve ever done on two wheels. If you’re looking for a European tour look no further – you won’t find better. Many thanks Bike Normandy.”
| Jamie Plaister, 1st tour, Triumph Speed Triple R
|“Thank you all for a fantastic trip, 6 days of wall to wall sunshine, 1 day of showers, can’t be bad. Good food, good hotels, good roads, and very good company, we shall remember this trip for sometime, and hope to see some of you in the future. Thanks to John & Jen for another great trip.”|
|John & Sandra Shepherd, 6th visit, Honda Deauville
|“Hi John and Jen, I had to write and say a big thank you for organising yet another fantastic tour. Even though this is the second time we have done this one we still found new things to see and enjoy the great routes that you choose. As always there was a great bunch of people on the tour and everyone was able to enjoy the routes at their own pace with the excellent marker system you use. Looking forward to see you again in the future, many thanks”
|Rob Jones, 5th trip, Honda Crossrunner|
The official BN Poet Laureate!! Here is Fran’s poem:
This Poem has been inspired by the presentation of the Ten Trips with BN T-shirt to Terry (written in his voice!)
Ten years of doing it, I so enjoy the ride,
Ten years of doing it, feeling the warmth inside.
Ten years of doing it, getting better and better,
Ten years of doing it, getting wetter and wetter.
Ten years of doing it, it has been so much fun,
Ten years of doing it, Fran`s got me on the run!
Ten years of doing it, she says that I must pace it,
Ten years of doing it, there`s no need to race it.
Ten years of doing it, never mind the weather,
Ten years of doing it, we love to `come` together!!
And from Vince & Chris “Nasher” – great card guys!