Update – 31st October 2015
I have just received some further information from Carlos regarding the Colombian trip next year.
Due to the planned visit to the Amazon and also the island of San Andreas in the Caribbean Sea, the Rally will be for 3 weeks duration.
The dates are now: Monday 12th September (Outbound) and Returning into the UK on Monday 3rd October.
Anyone considering this trip, please ensure you are available and get back to me by the 1st December. This is when Carlos requires names of those intending to go.
(Original post – 4th October 2015)
See below an e-mail from YCC Colombia.
Initially they require numbers, so if you are interested in attending at this stage, please let me know, so I can respond to Carlos on the 1st December.
At the moment, they have 16 bikes, and some if not most, requires you to ride with a pillion (especially if you are a couple). This allows the bikes to stretch around more members, either from the UK or other YCG countries.
I am unaware if anyone intends going from the UK as I have only received the e-mail today. There are several members that have been on the Colombian trip before, so ask them if you know anyone, what a great time they had. Carlos says to me that the costs over there are a quarter of what things cost here. The only major expense is the flight to Bogotá (thought to be around £650 return).
As I said, names of those interested by: 30th November 15 please to: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Good morning YCGE
Traditionally our country has made a special MEETING ON THE ROAD, with some breaks, it has been difficult some times, but in the end we all end up happy.
We do not want to lose the tradition every two years and to continue this great effort to get your motorcycles. First we need to know how many people are interested in participating.
These are the dates we have planned:
- Arrival in Bogota Thursday September 8, 2016
- Rally starts on Saturday September 10, 2016
- The rally ends on September 22, 2016
- Leave the country from September 23, 2016
At the moment we have 16 motorcycles for the rally. We hope to get some more, but if some members do not worry about riding a m/cycle too often, we can have more people.
This time we’ll plan something special and for you to visit the Amazon jungle and the island of San Andres Island:
ISLA SAN ANDRES: See some photos here
LETICIA AMAZONAS: See some photographs here
I want to thank Kevin Hoyte for your bikes, the reception and support for the Colombians in the Rally 2015 England was a wonderful rally. Also, thank Trevor Bridgwood for the perfect plan for the Tour England, Scotland and Wales.“
I want to know the approximate number before the 1st December 2015
Chairman – Virago Star Owners Club