April 24th - Goodbrand & Ross - Lunchtime meet up link
May 28th/29th - Two Ferries tour Skye Note 2
June 12th - Loch Ness Rally Note 3
July 17th - Skink run Note 4
August 21st - Grampian Motor Museum Note 5
September 18th - Circuit of NW Scotland Note 6
October - Twisty run Note 7
November - Get Lost TBA
December - North Kessock Hotel - Xmas lunch date TBA
Note 2: Two Ferries tour Skye - An overnight camp at Ardelve, Dornie on the 28th May. Midges may be present but this early hopefully not too vicious. Meet at Ft William (Morrisons cafe at 11:00), drive to Mallaig for lunch, CalMac ferry to Skye 13:40 check in, take the Glenelg ferry, take Mam Ratagan pass and pitch at Ardelve site, Dornie (cross bridge from castle). Pub supper in Dornie that night. Following day head for Invergarry, lunch at Spean Bridge and head for home via A82, north or south, or the Loch Laggan road onto the A9. Dornie Hotel may have accommodation for the non-campers. [dornie-hotel.co.uk]. Ferry at Mallaig has limited space for m/c’s and therefore booked to own account. Ardelve campsite: 01599 555231 (no-reservations!). CalMac: 0800 066 5000 (general enq).
Note 3: Loch Ness Rally - No machine built later than 2002 can enter however one can view the machines at the rally build up (09:30 on) at Fairways Leisure centre just off the Inverness south bypass and watch them go by at various location around the loch. Staged departure from about 11:00.
Note 4: Skink run - Leave Inverness, coffee at Findhorn, coastal route to Cullen for a bowl of skink, return via ???
Note 5: Grampian Motor Museum - Meet at Huntly for coffee at Deans of Huntly, Depot Rd, Huntly AB54 8JX at 11:00, visit and lunch at the GMM, Alford.
Note 6: Circuit of NW Scotland - Meet at the Pier, Lairg for coffee, head west to Laxford Bridge via the A838. Lunch at Kylesku Hotel, return east via Rosehall to Bonar Bridge on the A837.
Note 7: Twisty run - Challenging run involving some backroads not exactly conducive to lardy motorcycles. Route will include Garbole and the Inverfarigaig bends. Fabulous, but perhaps not for the faint hearted! Lunch at Whitebridge Hotel for change of underwear and take onboard vitals.