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2018 McBASH !

Yes you read that right !

We have only just got over the 2017 meet and due to its popularity the 2018 is already open for booking !

I have just struck a deal with a Bikers Hotel in Pitlochry for the same weekend next year (31st Aug to 2nd Sept) for an all inclusive cost of £199 for 3 nights Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal per person. The evening meal would be similar to this years, a cut down version of the full menu so they can manage us all at the same time.

They have 10 doubles and 2, possibly 3 single rooms so it would be first come first served I'm afraid (plus PM's). If we need more there are other hotels nearby but I think this number would be best anyway.
So if you can pop a reply on here to let me know if you're interested.

Pitlochry is a lovely tourist town with some stunning roads all around so plenty of scope for the ride outs, which of course I will look at later !!

The hotel is the Rosemount in Pitlochry if you want to check it out, looks better than this year anyway !!

A lot of the rooms have already gone, there are a few double lest and we do have the option to get another 6 doubles so depending on the response we'll see what we take.

Either reply to this or email me at russ(at)russquinlan.co.uk

Also more details on the FB Page HERE
Just a wee reminder for all those coming that the Hotel will need the rest of your deposit by the end of next week to make sure you all get the rooms you have pre-booked

Things have been progressing, I think most of those coming don't frequent BIRD now, hence why there haven't been many updates on here, but it looks like we have 26 coming this year (and more are asking!) and at the moment it looks like the weekend will consist of the following;
Saturday - Group will split into 2 (painful!) and one group will be going to Crieff for an hours Quad Bike Trek which the other group can have a short tour around, I think Derek has some ideas but details sorted out later. Then in the afternoon the groups will swap over.
Sunday is the main ride out, looking like a 180 mile round trip from Pitlochry to Killen, Glencoe, Tyndrum and back all done on amazing roads (and hopefully no rain !)
Lots more details on who is coming and where we are going is on the Facebook Page HERE
Still room for anyone on BIRD who wants to come along just let me know.
Weekend now sorted, after everyone arrived on Friday night, meet for evening meal in Hotel.

2 Groups, 1st Group will be on a Quad Bike Safari from 11.20 to 12.20 while the 2nd Group go off on a mini tour
Everyone then meets up for a BBQ at 1.00 to 2.00
Groups then swap at 3.10 to 4.10 for 2nd Group to do their Quad bike thing
Saturday night everyone (from Hotel and all B&B's) meet up in Hotel for evening Meal and a few drinkies !

Approx 160 mile Group Ride Out through Cairngorms, short coffee and cake stop (of course!) at Goodbrand and Ross near Corgarff (COFFEE STOP HERE) then lunch at the Grantown on Spey Motormania (HERE) and then back to Pitlochry via the 'scenic' route !
Sunday night same as Saturday.

Then Monday, home !!

Just need some good weather please :)
Right we have just got home from another damn successful McBASH.
Lots of new faces again this year from all over the place and some nearer home with a total, over the weekend of 21 McBASHERS plus all the extras so at one point we had 16 bikes including the No1 Special Edition 1200 Blackbird !
Also good to see Clive & Gina call in over the weekend to join us for the evening meal and catch up.
A huge shout out to Ian Robbo and Yvonne for making a massive effort to come up for the weekend especially given Robbos medical problems so it was great to see them take part and get to know all the new guys.

Just in case anyone wants any of the older McBASH Stickers or Jacket Patches, I have just been sorting out what is left and there are lots so if anyone wants any of this lot just let me know, PM me your address and I'll post them off to you.

2018 McBASH - 25 left (I forgot to bring the 2nd batch!)
2017 McBASH - 12 left
2016 McBASH - 12 left
2014 McBASH - 4 left
2013 McBASH - 6 left
2012 McBASH - None left!
2011 McBASH - 10 left + 6 Jacket Patches
2010 McBASH - 21 left
2009 McBASs 6 left (THE original!!)

If you attended any of these and would like one, just let me know, first come first served !

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