You Don't Need to go Far
For a start, it is true, if you want to understand adventure, how to really do it, you don't need to go far. I will be announcing top class experts to help us learn how to travel less expensively. I'm the last person to talk, but it's useful to be reminded that adventure need not be defined by distance. Here in beautiful mid-Wales, some of my best rides have been within 50 miles of where I live. The self-fulfilment from having had a great ride to build up those all essential stories, is actually on our doorstep and this "Adventure Gathering" will help you find them.
What you get at the Adventure Gathering
Expert Workshops - tyre wear, engines, safer riding, cheaper adventuring
World Class Speakers - Desert expert Chris Scott - confirmed - more to come
Talk by Nick Sanders - how he kept world biking for over 40 years
Inspirational films in the Cinema - adventures from around the world
Small group ride-outs with instructors - IAM or police rated riding observations
Off road green laneing - sign up to Steph Jeavons's off-road school
Craft beer and cocktails in the onsite Biker Bar - live music every night
Home cooked food from Dr Caroline's kitchen - proper grub, proper low prices
We know the routes.
We'll give you the maps.
Explore hidden away cafes via hidden away back roads ...
... or stay on site and meet inspirational speakers and informed intructors to help you get the most out of your bike ...
luxury onsite accommodation
... if you fancy a special treat, you know you want to! Pre-pitched tents if you can't be bothered to bring your own, bell tent glampers with coya matting and fresh cotton sheets but also check out our brand new Shepherds Huts and beautiful new Cabins.
or ... Great camping
... views in mid Wales on our hilly but very pretty campsite by the Centre overlooked by the great Welsh mountain, Cader Idris.
... and like Mini-Mach, our food is on another level - prepared entirely by Dr Caroline and her kitchen crew. Inexpensive, hot and fresh out of the oven. The best ...
... check out the Biker Bar, a phantasmagoria of travel, a respite for travellers from all over the world and pours a great local ale, cocktails if you mind, incredible Ty Gwyn, our house cider since the beginning.
... and if that isn't enough, great motoring films in our onsite cinema and yes, with popcorn ...
Continental launched their TKC 70 and Road Attack tyres at the Expedition Centre whilst Yamaha launched the Ténéré 700 and more recently the Tracer 09 GT
... and great competitions. Seriously, in the grand tradition of the 'motoring treasure hunt' check out "The Adventure Quest," - a fiendishly interesting way to really get to know a place and meet some of the folks. it's community based around Machynlleth , Llanidloes and Dolgellau, the Bwlch y Groes and Lake Bala in between. Riding super close by - this will become a winner ...
... and finally, great people. We get the best and Caroline & myself love doing it for you:)