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Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby raesewell » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:35 am

I have just booked us on this weekend and I believe we have a couple of campers
Get you bookings in and let's make this weekend a success.

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby george baker » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:34 pm

HI
I'm pleased you have booked. It looks like the Fun has just begun

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:43 pm

George, that Hyosung 250 in your signature section looks to be a good bike and with UK spares available as well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyosung_GT250" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.hyosungmotorcyclespares.co.u ... .asp?uID=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby george baker » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:01 pm

Hi
it is a good bike if you like little V twins (and you did), under Learner limit (30bhp?) as well.

It was a toss up of that or the K75. I bought the 250 first then the 750 which I much prefer, even in town. Maybe I should tax and insure it and use it this summer--I may have to see the R to justify it though. I could take it to the V twin rally in Monive with my old Guzzi mates who tried to talk me in to it last year.

I have had the factory recall done on the 250 so it has had a new swinging arm as well.

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Wheyrigg Hall - now Hyosungs

Postby gogs01 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:13 pm

George, that Hyosung 250 in your signature section looks to be a good bike and with UK spares available as well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyosung_GT250" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.hyosungmotorcyclespares.co.u ... .asp?uID=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The specs quoted in Wikipedia include a top speed of 109mph and economy of 83mpg. Having seen Hyosung bikes used as commuters in South Korea I would struggle to believe either of these figures and they generally looked like 10 year old bikes after a year of use. However they are cheap, so maybe if they were maintained properly they could also be good value for money ........
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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby Twisty » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:18 pm

Hope y'all have a good time. Sadly we won't be there :cool:

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall - now Hyosungs

Postby raesewell » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:39 pm

George, that Hyosung 250 in your signature section looks to be a good bike and with UK spares available as well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyosung_GT250" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.hyosungmotorcyclespares.co.u ... .asp?uID=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The specs quoted in Wikipedia include a top speed of 109mph and economy of 83mpg. Having seen Hyosung bikes used as commuters in South Korea I would struggle to believe either of these figures and they generally looked like 10 year old bikes after a year of use. However they are cheap, so maybe if they were maintained properly they could also be good value for money ........
Exactly what has this to do with Wheyrigg Hall
Thread highjack alert :razz:

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall - now Hyosungs

Postby raesewell » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:40 pm

George, that Hyosung 250 in your signature section looks to be a good bike and with UK spares available as well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyosung_GT250" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.hyosungmotorcyclespares.co.u ... .asp?uID=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The specs quoted in Wikipedia include a top speed of 109mph and economy of 83mpg. Having seen Hyosung bikes used as commuters in South Korea I would struggle to believe either of these figures and they generally looked like 10 year old bikes after a year of use. However they are cheap, so maybe if they were maintained properly they could also be good value for money ........
Exactly what has this to do with Wheyrigg Hall
Thread highjack alert :razz:

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall - now Hyosungs

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:44 pm

George, that Hyosung 250 in your signature section looks to be a good bike and with UK spares available as well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyosung_GT250" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.hyosungmotorcyclespares.co.u ... .asp?uID=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The specs quoted in Wikipedia include a top speed of 109mph and economy of 83mpg. Having seen Hyosung bikes used as commuters in South Korea I would struggle to believe either of these figures and they generally looked like 10 year old bikes after a year of use. However they are cheap, so maybe if they were maintained properly they could also be good value for money ........
Exactly what has this to do with Wheyrigg Hall
Thread highjack alert :razz:
I'm sorry, I should have explained - careless of me;

Michio Suzuki, who founded the Suzuki Motor Corporation, stayed in the then private house Wheyrigg Hall when he was 3 years old during a family holiday to Great Britain. Bill Gumzie, who was the head gardener there at the time and didn't have any teeth, built a wooden bicycle for him to play with using the wheels from a couple of old wheelbarrows. The wooden bicycle went back with Michio to Japan.

You could therefore say that Wheyrigg Hall was the birthplace of the Suzuki Motor Corporation whose engineers also designed George's Hyosung 250.

If you go to the Suzuki motorcycle museum in Toyokawa, the original wooden bicycle which may have played a part in Michio's move into motorcycles, can be seen displayed with early Suzuki motorcyles. It bears the notice, "Bicycles can always be made better..... but any bike is better than no bike........ Michio Suzuki". :grin:
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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby raesewell » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:57 pm

Well Ced ... why didn't you say that in the begining =D>

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:26 pm

Booked Irene and I into the hotel. :grin:
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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby george baker » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:06 pm

HI
Have a good time
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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby ianl » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:44 pm

Well done. Look forward to meeting up again. :cheers:

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby raesewell » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:03 am

We now have 6 beds booked and 3 campers, seems to be taking shape nicely, looking forward to seeing you all

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby raesewell » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:02 pm

A quick update the number of campers is now 4

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby george baker » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:46 pm

Hi Rae,
that's good news, still time for people to book beds

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby raesewell » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:32 pm

Yes George there are still a few beds to be had if we have any last minute bookings

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby raesewell » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:15 pm

I would like to thank all the members that attended the Wheyrigg Hall weekend. We had a good ride on Sataurday of about 100miles round trip taking in some of cumbias finest roads including the Whinlatter pass and because of me taking a wrong turn we had to negotiate a road that was "unsuitable for motor vehicles"
in fact it was ok and perfectly fine for bikes. The weather was varied a light dusting of drizzle here and there but nothing to spoil the ride. We had a couple of coffee stops and a lunch stop at the Bluebell Inn at Dalston. After the ride we ruturned to the hotel to relax and chat a bit.
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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:31 pm

Thanks for organising a great weekend Rae and thanks to everyone for the good company! =D> :grin:
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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby Ruralman » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:41 pm

I second that, good company and nice riding who could ask for more :grin:
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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby ianl » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:00 pm

Thanks Rae for the organisation - it's a thankless task but if no one did it we'd have no events to go to, so I'm grateful for all your efforts. Shame it wasn't summer weather but nice to meet folk again.

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby Ruralman » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:48 pm

+1 :smile: thanks Rae, had a lovely time, great ride out on sat with good company! :grin:
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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby raesewell » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:54 pm

Thank you to all of you I'm glad you enjoyed it

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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:25 pm

Just posted this in the wrong section - put it in the events section under Wheyrigg, so reposted here.

Just got back after a very windy ride throuh Alston and Teesdale with a fish and chip stop in Thirsk.
Anita and I really enjoyed the weekend and it was good to meet up with everyone and to put faces to some of the usernames. Thanks again to Rea for organising the weekend and the rideout.
For anyone going up towards the northern Lake District or Dumfries, the Wheyrigg Hall Hotel can certainly be recommended for good food and accommodation.
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Re: Wheyrigg Hall Cumbria

Postby keith565 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:10 am

it sounds and looks like you all had a great weekend. glad everyone got home safe.
we would have loved to go but we have hols in a few weeks and i couldn't get the time off work. perhaps next year.


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