2011 Round Britain Motorbike Trip

MAP Can you imagine a 3,500 mile trip entirely within mainland Great Britain? Three brothers and a cousin are planning to take a motorcycle tour round the coast of Great Britain in July. Youngest brother Paul has always fancied such a trip and had thought of doing so in his motorhome. He mentioned his dream to brother John at the end of last year and John, having nothing better to do in the long winter evenings quickly sketched out a possible route using a mix of Garmin's "Mapsource" and Ordnance survey maps. It wasn't too difficult, "keep the sea on the left or the right" was the major choice!

We three brothers, John, David & Paul, are all keen motorcyclists and usually meet for an extended ride out together once or twice a year and so it was a "no brainer" really to make our round Britain tour a motorcycle tour. Cousin Derek joins us on these trips and will make up the foursome this time.

Our starting point will be at Woodbridge in East Suffolk where Paul lives. We've decided to ride round clockwise through Essex, London, South East Coast, South coast etc. until we get back to Suffolk again some 3,500 miles later.

We set off on Monday 11th July, and return on 26th July, staying en-route at Hastings, Seaton, Newquay, Bridgend, Tywyn, Wirral, Carlisle, Greenock, Kyleakin, Ullapool, Wick, Newburgh, Ashington, and Skegness.

We'll also be visiting the Mainland extemities: South, Lizard Point; West, Ardnamurchan Lighthouse; North, Easter Head Lighthouse on Dunnet Head; East, Lowestoft Ness Point.

David This is not a sponsored ride, we're doing it just for fun at our own expense. HOWEVER, John has a good friend Stella Hewett whose life has been transformed by the acquisition of a support dog from Canine Partners.

Stella has started her own appeal, Jenson's Colour Wheel Appeal to raise money to pay for another trained dog for someone else. If you would like to acknowledge our ride with a donation to her appeal you can easily do so online by following this link to www.justgiving.com.

Thank you,

John Warner.
Paul Derek