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    South Birmingham UK to South Spain commencing 22nd May 2022
    on: May 10, 2022, 08.03 am
    May 10, 2022, 08.03 am
    Really looking forward to riding with friends Phil & Nick down to South Spain
    where Phil has a second home.

    Haven't done the night Ferry Crossing ( Plymouth to Santander ) before -
    last time we went was Pre-Covid ( June 2018 ) vie Eurotunnel and France.

    This map shows the locations and dates where we plan to stay overnight, but are very
    "fluid" and subject to change depending on our progress ( or lack of ! ) along the way !



    If there are any Members in any of those areas on those dates,
    who fancy meeting up for a Cerveza or two, drop me a Private Message
    which I shoud be able to access, to confirm where we'll be !

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    Re: South Birmingham UK to South Spain commencing 22nd May 2022
    Reply #1 on: May 11, 2022, 12.37 am
    May 11, 2022, 12.37 am
    What is closest to me is the city of Burgos. But the dates don't add up to be able to meet with you.
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    Re: South Birmingham UK to South Spain commencing 22nd May 2022
    Reply #2 on: May 11, 2022, 06.11 pm
    May 11, 2022, 06.11 pm
    That's a shame - It would have been good to meet up for a few Cervezas !

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    Re: South Birmingham UK to South Spain commencing 22nd May 2022
    Reply #3 on: May 12, 2022, 08.01 am
    May 12, 2022, 08.01 am
    Brittany Ferries are superb.   I travel from Tyneside to Plymouth often on the bike to use them rather than nearer ferries.
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    Re: South Birmingham UK to South Spain commencing 22nd May 2022
    Reply #4 on: May 12, 2022, 08.21 am
    May 12, 2022, 08.21 am
    That’s reassuring to know.

    Cheers Ken  :821:


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    Re: South Birmingham UK to South Spain commencing 22nd May 2022
    Reply #5 on: May 12, 2022, 12.29 pm
    May 12, 2022, 12.29 pm
    Looks like you will be passing thru some beautiful towns & cities and from the daily distances I'm guessing you are looking to avoid motorways wherever possible? Being that close to Gibraltar I would have to day trip as have never been before, with the Trophy stripped down for the customs checks . What bikes are your mates riding and will you be using a group intercom system? I have done Bilbao to Portsmouth on Brittany Ferries and the 20+ hrs passed surprisingly quickly - lovely big ship. I was lucky with a calm Bay of Biscay though. Have a great trip & look forward to seeing some pics.  :152:
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    Re: South Birmingham UK to South Spain commencing 22nd May 2022
    Reply #6 on: May 12, 2022, 06.51 pm
    May 12, 2022, 06.51 pm
    The plan is to keep off the Motorways unless we need to make up time.

    My friends are riding a Triumph Thunderbird,
    and a Harley Street Bob ( so plenty of fuel stops !  :008: ).

    I'll be wearing my Shoei Neotec with Sena SRL,
    and have checked this with one of the others -
    and confired the "Universal" Intercom works.

    I've visited The Rock before, but only briefly,
    not sure if we will be visiting during this trip though.

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    Re: South Birmingham UK to South Spain commencing 22nd May 2022
    Reply #7 on: May 12, 2022, 08.33 pm
    May 12, 2022, 08.33 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    That's a shame - It would have been good to meet up for a few Cervezas !

    Cheers  :821:



    If it's a shame, I wish we could have those beers together.

    In Spain at the moment the highways are free and there are no tolls...
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