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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:31 pm 
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March 30th to April 2nd, Friday to Monday, Easter Weekend.
2018 UKBEG Buell Challenge.
Event will take place in England, Scotland and Wales. Approx. 1600 miles in 4 days.
Full details to follow in January.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:06 pm 
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Thanks for the heads up, Chris. It's in the diary 8-)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:43 am 
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Steve, thanks for your interest. This will probably be the last in our occasional series of 'Buell Challenges' so we thought we'd do one in the UK to give others a better chance of taking part.

The last one was the Buell Nordkapp Challenge in 2015: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=19533&hilit=nordkapp+challenge

We will post full details of the 2018 event on here by Sunday 7th January latest.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:00 am 
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Peeps have been asking which nine iconic bridges form part of the 2018 Buell Challenge, so here’s the list.

Jane and I will start at the Humber Bridge and finish at Tower Bridge, travelling around the UK in an anticlockwise direction. Entrants can choose their own most convenient start and finish points.

Humber Bridge: http://www.humberbridge.co.uk/
Tyne Bridge: https://co-curate.ncl.ac.uk/tyne-bridge/
Forth (Rail) Bridge: https://www.theforthbridges.org/forth-b ... tage-site/
Skye Bridge: https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ ... index.html
Menai Britannia Bridge: http://menaibridges.co.uk/history/britannia-bridge/
Ironbridge: https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/
Severn Bridge (M48): https://www.severnbridge.co.uk/Home.aspx
Clifton Suspension Bridge: https://www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/
Tower Bridge: http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:14 am 
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Registration is now open for this event, please email the completed form to buellchallenge@gmail.com or alternatively send all the information requested via a PM.

We will bring some registration forms to Cabin Fever on Saturday: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=22807

At this stage we just need to get a feel for the numbers interested, completing the form doesn't commit you to anything. The T-shirts to commemorate the event will cost £15, are optional and will only be available to entrants.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:39 am 
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Don't forget it's the Queensferry Bridge now :D

Assuming I'm here, I'm up for the Scottish leg(s) :yup:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:31 pm 
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Clive, thanks for your interest.

It's the Forth Bridge, not the new Queensferry Bridge. The idea behind the 2018 Buell Challenge is to take a photograph of your motorcycle with each of the nine iconic bridges on the list. Like this....


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:58 pm 
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You'll not be going over the Forth Road Bridge, it's closed to all but buses and L rider/drivers.

That photo must have been taken a while ago :shock:

You'll get a photo no problems, of all three bridges if required.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:14 pm 
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photoshop?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:11 pm 
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Clive, our intended route won't involve crossing the Forth but I now understand what you meant about the new Queensferry Bridge, thanks. Heading north we'll use the M9 west from Edinburgh to Stirling, then the A84/A85/A82/A87 to the Skye Bridge. Returning south we'll use the A87/A82 to Glasgow.

I'll post full details when we've finished all the route planning and booked the overnight accommodation stops.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:33 pm 
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What better way to spend a cold, snowy morning in West Yorkshire than planning for next year’s adventures on two-wheels :P....

Our itinerary is shown below. We've booked all our accommodation. We intend to use my XB12X Ulysses and one of Jane's Guzzi 750's for the 2018 UKBEG Buell Challenge.

All these details are on a PDF to download at the bottom of this list.

Friday 30th March, total = 433 miles / 10.5 hours
Friday night accommodation, Spean Bridge Hotel: http://speanbridgehotel.co.uk/
Home to Humber Bridge = 60 miles / 1.5 hours.
Humber Bridge to Tyne Bridge = 120 miles / 2.5 hours.
Tyne Bridge to Forth Bridge = 120 miles / 3 hours.
Forth Bridge to Spean Bridge = 133 miles / 3.5 hours.
Humber Bridge: http://www.humberbridge.co.uk/
Tyne Bridge: https://co-curate.ncl.ac.uk/tyne-bridge/
Forth Bridge: https://www.theforthbridges.org/forth-b ... tage-site/

Saturday 31st March, total = 436 miles / 9 hours
Saturday night accommodation, Holiday Inn Express Preston South: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/h ... oteldetail
Spean Bridge to Skye Bridge = 66 miles / 1.5 hours.
Skye Bridge to Carlisle = 280 miles / 6 hours.
Carlisle to Preston = 90 miles / 1.5 hours.
Skye Bridge: https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ ... index.html

Sunday 1st April, total = 394 miles / 8.5 hours
Sunday night accommodation, The Crown, Aldbourne: http://thecrownaldbourne.co.uk/
Preston to Menai Britannia Bridge = 116 miles / 2 hours.
Menai Britannia Bridge to Ironbridge = 105 miles / 3 hours.
Ironbridge to Severn Bridge = 100 miles / 2 hours.
Severn Bridge to Clifton Suspension Bridge = 22 miles / 0.5 hour.
Clifton Suspension Bridge to Aldbourne = 51 miles / 1 hour.
Menai Britannia Bridge: http://menaibridges.co.uk/history/britannia-bridge/
Ironbridge: https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/
Severn Bridge (M48): https://www.severnbridge.co.uk/Home.aspx
Clifton Suspension Bridge: https://www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/

Monday 2nd April, total = 280 hours / 7 hours
Aldbourne to Tower Bridge = 75 miles / 2 hours.
Tower Bridge to home = 204 miles / 5 hours.
Tower Bridge: http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:30 pm 
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Have you slipped in a tenth bridge, Chris? Of course you'll know that Spean Bridge was named after the Iron Bridge which is now no more than a couple of pillars and has been replaced by another of Telford's creations lOl Don't you love Wikipedia?

Of course this does mean that the wee marine will have to take two days to do the Scottish leg with an overnight stop at his spiritual home. :yup:

I was thinking about starting at the Clifton Suspension Bridge with a leisurely breakfast with Pash then going clockwise from there. Maybe it's time for a rethink, an early start there then a real heavy mileage day to Spean Bridge on Friday night :idea: "This land was their training ground :worthy: " See you there, Royal :4roz:

Of course, you do know you won't be eligible for a T-Shirt unless you complete the full challenge :ner:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:29 am 
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ursus americanus wrote:
Have you slipped in a tenth bridge, Chris? Of course you'll know that Spean Bridge was named after the Iron Bridge........

Steve


No, purely coincidental, but appropriate given the nature of the event. We've stopped at the Spean Bridge Hotel on previous trips and we loved the village and surrounding area. This hotel also contains the Commando Museum: http://commando.speanbridgehotel.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:16 am 
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interested in doing humber to menai any more n id be too fuked up :rotfl: :rotfl:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:46 am 
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William, it'd be good to have you along for the ride.

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