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 Post subject: Welsh Weekender Driving Tour - September
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 3:51 pm 
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Would anyone be interested in coming on a weekend driving tour in Wales

I've organised a few driving tours for Tipec , i've just come back from a fantastic weekend in Wales and am thinking of going back in September.

This time it will be Transaxles only.

I already have routes (which may be slightly modified), a fantastic hotel and tour radios
The routes are all waypointed and ready to be installed into Garmin and many TomTom's.

It willl be a three day trip starting on a Friday, with the routes heading through the cotswolds and across to our destination in Mid Wales. Roughly 4 hours driving, plus a stop for lunch.

Saturday is full on with around 5 hours of driving, plus stops.
Sunday is around 3 hours of driving before lunch, then all head home. Luch stop will likely be around Ross on Wye

The hotel is the Metropole and it has full spa facilites, so any other halves that want to come along are welcome to spend the Saturday back at the hotel if they don't enjoy being a passenger (this option was taken by a few last week and very much enjoyed)

The routes take in some fantastic fast A and B roads including different passes across the Beacons. There are also some much narrower mountain passes, which are tight and twisty and amazing fun.

Ok, so for the costs
Dinner Bed and Breakfast at £316 per room based on 2 nights for 2 adults (£79 per adult per night), evening meal is 3 course menu (choice of 4 starters, 4 main courses, 4 desserts, tea/coffee). If single occupancy rooms required rate at £208 for 2 nights.

The rooms are fantastic, none of this Travelodge stuff

I don't make anything from organising or from the hotel. I just enjoy the tours.
However a beer in the bar is always welcome

It is likely to be 16th September, just after the caravans have departed
Spaces will be limited but at the moment i'm just trying to gauge interest

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 Post subject: Re: Welsh Weekender Driving Tour - September
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 3:51 pm 
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a few pics from last week

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924S 1987 Alpine White Sold
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 Post subject: Re: Welsh Weekender Driving Tour - September
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:08 pm 
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There appears to be a whale in the first shot, I hope you put it back in the sea :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:22 pm 
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pete wrote:
There appears to be a whale in the first shot, I hope you put it back in the sea :lol:


A bloody fast whale :grin:
I drove it for 4 days a year ago through mostly fast A and B roads, awesome car and feels like a much smaller car to drive, until you get it into town and need to squeeze into spaces. Then it's huge

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924S 1987 Alpine White Sold
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986 2.7 2000 Sold


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 Post subject: Re: Welsh Weekender Driving Tour - September
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 7:21 pm 
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Keep us posted
I need to clear it with SHMBO, but might be interested
Sounded like fun talking to you last weekend

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:26 am 
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pete wrote:
There appears to be a whale in the first shot, I hope you put it back in the sea :lol:




And I've been accused of being RUDE how many times!!!

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:03 am 
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rallyimp wrote:
Keep us posted
I need to clear it with SHMBO, but might be interested
Sounded like fun talking to you last weekend


bring her with you, hotel got a big thumbs up from the ladies last week

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Custom leather interior, RS Door Cards, Momo Prototipo, JMG Remap, Race Shift

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924S 1987 Alpine White Sold
928 S2 1986 Sold
993 C4 1997 Sold
986 3.2 2001 Sold
986 2.7 2000 Sold


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:22 am 
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pete wrote:
There appears to be a whale in the first shot, I hope you put it back in the sea :lol:




And I've been accused of being RUDE how many times!!!

Never Judge a Book by it's cover...........

R


I am fairly sure Jason took it in the manner it was meant. You may want to review your metaphor.... the mote in the eye one is perhaps more appropriate or the pot and kettle one (though that is rather clichéd these days).

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 12:52 pm 
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Indeed I did, it is a bit of a whale but swims like a dolphin :grin:

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Custom leather interior, RS Door Cards, Momo Prototipo, JMG Remap, Race Shift

Cayenne S 4.5 2006
924S 1987 Alpine White Sold
928 S2 1986 Sold
993 C4 1997 Sold
986 3.2 2001 Sold
986 2.7 2000 Sold


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 Post subject: Re: Welsh Weekender Driving Tour - September
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 6:35 pm 
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All looks good. Keep me posted with progress and I'll confirm end of June. As I already live in Wales I'll probably meet you along the way if I can make it.

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