National meeting and Christmas Party Weekend

When will you be attending

  • Saturday only

    Votes: 7 41.2%
  • Staying the whole weekend

    Votes: 10 58.8%

  • Total voters
    17

FazerPhil

President IBA UK
Staff member
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#1
ANNUAL NATIONAL MEETING and CHRISTMAS PARTY
SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2016

The National meeting and party will again be at the Best Western Windmill Village hotel in Coventry.
(http://www.windmillvillagehotel.co.uk/ ) have use of all the facilities including swimming pool, fully equipped gym and spa. There will be an extra charge for spa treatments but the pool and gym are FOC.
The date was chosen so you can again take in Motorcycle Live (http://www.motorcyclelive.co.uk/) which starts the same weekend at the NEC which is close by on your way home on Sunday. The weekend is an ideal way to introduce wives and partners to the Iron Butt Association with a variety of activities. You can even arrive by car if you so wish. You do not have to be a member to attend.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME
Friday 18th November 20:00 onwards
Meet in the Cellar Bar to meet IBAUK officers and socialise. There is a good bar menu (http://www.cellar-bar.co.uk/)

Saturday 19th November
Pickford Suite
0900 to 1200
A morning of workshops and challenges.
Work your way around the tables chatting to the experts and getting information on safe long distance riding
This will include:
A guide to Basecamp the Garmin routing software
Puncture challenge. Use your puncture repair kit to see how fast you can repair and inflate our tyre We will provide batteries to run your compressor if that’s what you use. A prize will be issued to the quickest. Different systems will be demonstrated.
Route planning for Rallies
A showing of Hard Miles 2 the film of the 11 day USA Iron Butt Rally
How to “Farkle” your bike for safe long distance riding.
Make your own silver jewellery with Sonya (especially for wives and partners)

Pickford Suite
1300 to 1630
National Meeting
Brit Butt Rally introduction
My year of Iron Butt Riding
SPOT tracker and SPOTWALLA use
Intro to advanced riding
Dressing for Long distance riding
Planning my 1st Iron Butt Ride.

Blenheim suite
1300 to 1630
An afternoon of tea , biscuits and nail art with Sally ( mainly for wives and partners)

Pickford Suite
1930
CHRISTMAS DINNER
Buck fizz on arrival and pay bar in room
3 course meal
Crackers and novelties for the party atmosphere

Sunday 20th November
Goodbyes over breakfast
A day at Motorcycle live on the way home.

ROOM BOOKING
Make sure you mention Iron Butt Association UK to get the special rates
Single rooms £59 Double rooms £69
Ring the hotel 024 76 40 40 40
20 rooms have been put aside for us on Friday and Saturday so don’t delay in booking. We may be able to get more if we book early enough.

CHRISTMAS DINNER
The cost will be £30 per head. To reserve your dinner spaces send £30 per head by PAYPAL to payments@ironbutt.co.uk and email me with your names so I can add you to the list, include any special dietary needs. I will circulate the menus in the near future and ask for your choices.

If you haven’t been before do come along. We are a friendly bunch of like-minded souls. It’s the one time of the year when we get to really chat to each other without rushing off on another long ride.
You can glean a lot of information just by chatting to other riders.
 

John Young

Triumph Triple expert.
#3
Phil - We'll not be staying over (we have rooms already booked at PPH ;)) but will obviously be there all day on the Saturday and for the evening meal
 

FazerPhil

President IBA UK
Staff member
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#12
If you haven't booked do so now.

It's looking like we will struggle to make the minimum number to make this viable
 

FJRPilot

Brit Butt Rallymaster RBLR1000 routemaster
Premier Member
IBA Member
#14
If the numbers don't make the Saturday room and evening meal booking viable can we still all meet up there and just run a more informal meeting from the bar area all weekend instead? :p

I think they also have a smaller conference room in the building opposite the main hotel entrance.
 

JON12A

IBAUK's new Shop Keeper
IBA Member
#16
Mark said ....If the numbers don't make the Saturday room and evening meal booking viable can we still all meet up there and just run a more informal meeting from the bar area all weekend instead? :p
:D
 

orestesdjc

Premier Member
#17
Probably more to my liking than a formal dinner I'll also be going to the motorcycle show on Sunday as a few items need replacing after my 'off' during the eurotour.
 

Ziggy

Just Another Rider
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#18
Phil,

I was booked for the weekend and voted but now unable to attend Please cancel my vote.



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FazerPhil

President IBA UK
Staff member
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#20
Number are climbing steadily. They will release rooms for general sale one month before event.

The poll does not show the true story as many of the votes are for couples.!!!!
 
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