I really like the Croatia tour, and this is my fourth time of guiding it for Magellan Motorcycle Tours.
My ride up to Folkestone was uneventful, until I met Rich Edwards the Support rider – an old navy friend of mine just as I joined the M25. What are the chances of meeting up like that?
An evening spent eating Nepalese food in a restaurant in Hythe gave us ample opportunity to catch up and prepare for the trip the next day. After a good night’s sleep, we made our way to the Stop24 Services just off the M20, an ideal place to meet up with our troop before making our way to the tunnel. Normally arriving at 6.30 in the morning I’m the first on site, but on this occasion almost everyone else had already arrived before me. Big smiley faces and sturdy handshakes with lots of banter immediately set the tone for the trip and with the last few of the group arriving, a quick morning brief and introductions, we were off to the tunnel and onto our 8.20 train.
No delays and we are very quickly on the French motorway system riding as a group to the first coffee stop with Andre leading. The weather was awesome, brilliant sunshine and a nice breeze what more could we ask for?