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Come along on a Devon Adventure

POSTIE BIKE ADVENTURE TOURS 2020

In May 2019 The Garbage Run went across Australia, riding from Brisbane to Perth on a fleet of 9 Honda CT110 Aussie post bikes.

At the end of that trip the bikes were all shipped home to the UK, registered as UK bikes and the Postie Bike Adventure Tours was born!

I'm based in North Devon where there is some spectacular coastal roads and hidden gems of narrow lanes and beautiful views. The posties are perfect in this environment. Easy to ride and feisty enough to climb up and down the rolling hills of Exmoor National Park.

All the bikes will be insured and ready to go. You'll just need to be over 21 years of age and hold a full motorcycle licence. For longer trips, luggage is provided and for the day rides a full tank of fuel is also included. 

These are guided tours; the bikes can't be rented individually.

Bespoke tours for groups can also be arranged.Please just get in touch through the contact box at the bottom of the page. For groups of 5, the 6th goes free.

POSTIE BIKE DAY RIDE

All day rides run from 10am to 5.00pm and are priced at £110,inclusive of bike usage, guiding, fuel, bike insurance and refrehments along the way. They start and finish out of Dorothy's Speed Shop in Braunton, North Devon. These are predominantely Tarmac based adventures but do involve some narrow back lanes and winding roads, and where the group requires, we can do some gentle green lanes upon request. Maximum group size is six riders.

Friday 10th July

Sunday 12th July

Saturday 18th July

RIDERS MUST BE 21 AND ABOVE AND HOLD A FULL MOTORCYCLE LICENCE. PLEASE READ BOOKING CONDITIONS TO THE RIGHT BEFORE BOOKING,

POSTIE BIKE OVERNIGHTERS

This is a chance to combine a great postie bike adventure with a night camping on a working farm overlooking the stunning North Devon coastline.

Meet at 12.00 noon at Dorothy's Speed Shop in North Devon where we will enjoy refrehsments and introduction to the bikes before heading off on an afternoon's adventure around the back lanes and coastal roads before of Exmoor National Park, arriving at camp sometime that evening.

We'll enjoy a BBQ dinner beneath the stars, rise to an early breakfast and head off on a scenic route back to Dorothy's Speed Shop for journey's end, aiming to be finished by around midday.

DATES AVAILABLE

Friday 7th - Saturday 8th August

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th August

Price per person including bike, fuel, bike insurance, BBQ dinner, basic breakfast and sticker - £220

Please note: No shower facilities on the campsite. Riders will need to bring their own camping equipment.

When booking please advise if any dietary requirements.

RIDERS MUST BE 21 AND ABOVE AND HOLD A FULL MOTORCYCLE LICENCE. PLEASE READ BOOKING CONDITIONS TO THE RIGHT BEFORE BOOKING,

LAND'S END OWN BIKE DASH

This is a chance to get away for a few days on your own bike, explore the North Devon coastline as well as enjoy an adventure down to Land's End and back, enjoyin some of the best riding Devon and Cornwall has to offer.

Arrive at noon on the first day at Dorothy's Speed Shop in Braunton North Devon, before hitting the road for a gentle afternoon ride. In the evening we'll set up camp and dine on a working farm offering stunning views of the ocean.

The next morning we'll rise early, eat breakfast and enjoy a back road adventure down to Land's End, aiming to arrive there by early afternoon. After a souvenir photo we'll turn around and begin our journey back to the farm, taking in Dartmoor National Park along the way. A distance of around 200 miles, it'll be a full day of riding, but a rewarding one.

That night we'll get fish and chips down by the seafront, and the next morning we'll say goodbye after a great few days of adventure.

DATES AVAILABLE:

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th July.

Saturday 22nd - Monday 24th August.

Price includes two nights camping, first night's dinner, two breakfasts, souvenir sticker and all guiding services - £195

Pillion £50.

Please note: The pace will be gentle but the route involves some single track roads and rough Tarmac. A dropped man system will be used to keep the group together.

When booking please advise if any dietary requirements. There is chance for a rider or couple to upgrade to the onsite shepherd's hut lodging for an additional fee of £140 for the two night duration. That will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please inform me when booking.

NORTH DEVON OWN BIKE DAY ADVENTURES

Come and ride some of the best roads of North Devon on this day ride, beginning and ending at Bridewater, just off Junction 23 of the M5. We'll meet at Riders of Bridewater at 10am, aiming to be back there for around 5pm.

We'll take in the stunning views of Exmoor National Park and discover some of the back road gems that reveal the North Devon coastline in all its glory. The pace will be gentle but the route will take in single track and narrow country lanes with a few hairpin corners along the way. This one really does suit the smaller lighter bikes if you have that option, although for group harmony I would advise nothing less than 125cc.

Along the way we'll stop for icecream and lunch, and be in no particular rush before dropping you back off at the end of the day.

DATES AVIALABLE:

Wednesday 8th July

Wednesday 22nd July

Wednsday 5th August

Wendesday 19th August

Price includes day's guiding, toll roads and an icecream - £75.

 

POSTIE BIKE BOOKING CONDITIONS
PLEASE READ PRIOR TO BOOKING

- Bikes are covered third party fire and theft. An excess of £250 will be charged if significant damage occurs.

- Minor damage charged at cost of replacement parts. Wing mirrors £20, brake lever £20 etc.

- Riders enter at their own risk and accept that motorcycling is an inherently dangerous activity and accidents and incidents can and will occur.

- Deliberate missuse of bikes or failure to adhere to instructions will result in trip termination without refund. One warning will be given.

- Personal injury insurance is not included. If you are concerned about loss of earnings if an accident takes place then please take out personal injury insurance such as that with www.protectmyincome.com or other providers.

- No refunds issued if cancellation is within 1 week of trip. 50% refund given if one week plus notice is given.

- Riders are required to wear protective biking gear, comprising road legal helmet, gloves, sturdy boots and protection to knees, elbow and shoulders.

- All riders will need to provide relevant data including date of birth, next of kin and any preexisiting medical conditions prior to trip departure. A disclaimer will also need to be signed. This data will not be held, but is for the purpose of enusring a safe adventure.

- Please do not enter or participate if you have serious medical issues or are not fit to safely complete a riding day.

- Riders are obliged to notify the guide immediately should there be issue with a bike or the terrain or the route.

- The bikes have all been used as mail delivery bikes in Australia. They've all been across the Outback. They're road legal and in good condition, but by their nature they are not new machines, can occassionaly have minor gremlins and the auto matic gearbox takes a little while to adjust to. Please bear this in mind when booking. They are also kick-start only.

- Pease abide by whatever Covid advice is in place at the time.

- Tours operated by Dot Adventures Limited.

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To book any event please click on the corresponding date on the calender below and follow the intrustions. Any querries please just contact me through the contact box at the bottom of the page.

The tours are a mixture of one day, two day and the best part of a week. They're aimed at everyone, from the novice to the advanced, the beauty of the bikes being that they're so easy and fun to ride. Some of the tours involve trail riding. For those you'll need a sturdy outfit, with full face helmet, or open face with goggles, protective clothing with elbow, knee and shoulder protection, as well as a sturdy pair of boots with as much ankle and shin protection as you can find. Rain will no doubt be a factor so please pack an appropriate level of waterproofing and if you have any questions regarding riding kit or nature of the tours then please just get in touch.

 

The order of proceedings will be to start with an introduction and a walk through of the bikes and their features. Bikes will be allocated, once allocated you will be responsible for that machine until the end of that trip. Mechanical sympathy is expected of all riders. Fair wear and tear is of course to be expected but not misuse or deliberate abuse. Riders will be offloaded if this becomes an issue. Fuel is included unless otherwise stated. All bikes and riders are covered Third Party and Theft. A deposit of £150 will be required from each rider. Damage will be charged at a nominal fee; brake lever £15. Wing mirror £20. Any further damage will be charged on a fair and reasonable basis. Riders take part in the runs at their own risk. Personal injury insurance is not included. Upon booking, further details and information will be issued.

RIDERS MUST BE 21 AND ABOVE AND HOLD A FULL MOTORCYCLE LICENCE
 

PLEASE SEE THE LIST OF SCHEDULED TRIPS  BELOW AND IF ANY TAKE YOUR FANCY PLEASE JUST USE THE CONTACT BOX AT THE BOTTOM TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST. BOOKING DETAILS WILL BE SENT OUT IN DUE COURSE.

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ANATOMY OF A POSTIE BIKE

PARKING BRAKE

KICK START ONLY

CLUTCHLESS GEARBOX

HEEL OR TOE GEARCHANGE

 

TOOL TUBE UNDER RACK

SIDE IGNITION

CHOKE & FUEL TAP

PARKING BRAKE

SIDE STAND ON
BOTH SIDES

All tours operated by Dot Adventures Limited

ANY QUESTIONS OR QUERIES JUST GET IN TOUCH USING THE MESSAGE BOX BELOW.

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