Riding over to Silverstone MotoGP this year

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Chat' started by petemotox, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. petemotox RMS Member

    petemotox
    Location:
    South Down
    Hey folks,

    I'm riding over to Silverstone this year on small capacity bikes with a bunch of mates. Does anyone have a good route suggestion (avoiding motorways)? I've ridden over before but I horsed it straight to the track. We don't mind stopping over somewhere enroute for a night or two :grinning:

    Cheers in advance,
    Pete
     
  2. Dusty RMS Regular

    Dusty
    Location:
    Co Armagh
    Drives:
    Honda CR-V
    Mate of mine gets the Dublin ferry and heads over the Welsh mountains. Not sure if the exact route but it's a start...
     
  3. Apis RMS Regular

    Apis
    Location:
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    HondaST1300
    Ive only been to SS via the motorway, but have travelled to Birmingham once via Dublin, Holyhead through North Wales and it was good, but didn't do the mountains.

    Sounds like a fun trip for sure; chin on the tank, slipstreaming your mates down the hills.

    Try the RAC route planner. Something like Holyhead to Silverstone and click advanced options, avoid motorways. Or ferry to Liverpool and go from there. Its a bit closer.
     
  4. petemotox RMS Member

    petemotox
    Location:
    South Down
    cheers, yeah I've stuck it into google maps to avoid motorways. It would be cool if someone knew of anywhere worth stopping for the night enroute etc
     
  5. Apis RMS Regular

    Apis
    Location:
    NW
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    HondaST1300
    I stopped in Chester once to waste half a day before getting the boat. Nice town and friendly people but can't for the life of me remember the name of the place I stayed, lol.
     
  6. Dusty RMS Regular

    Dusty
    Location:
    Co Armagh
    Drives:
    Honda CR-V
    What dates are you planning mate? A few of us are riding over on 600's.

    Possibly leaving 24th, camping at nearby site, coming home monday 26th.
     
  7. petemotox RMS Member

    petemotox
    Location:
    South Down
    24th to the 28th are our dates atm! Def will have to meet for a bit of craic, are you planning on riding directly to the track on the thurs?
     
  8. Dusty RMS Regular

    Dusty
    Location:
    Co Armagh
    Drives:
    Honda CR-V

    We're catching the 8.45am ferry out of Dublin and if the weather is good we're maybe going to swing by the Mach Loop and catch some fast jet action if there is any that day. If the weather is pish it'll be "waterproofs on, get there as quick as possible and find a pub"

    Whittlebury camp site is £36 for a bike and tent if it's any good to you, 5 minute walk to the track.

    Whittlebury Booking System
     
  9. petemotox RMS Member

    petemotox
    Location:
    South Down
    Class, the jet's are a good idea! We stayed in the official campsite a few years back and it was some job (tractor lifts to the track, atm, toilets/showers, beer, more beer, freestyle mx show, rock bands etc..), have you ever stayed there? Think it was more like a £100 notes each though I think.

    Just sorted my bike... she's a 50cc 2 stroke, so I'll be tootling along to say the least yeeeeha!
     
  10. Dusty RMS Regular

    Dusty
    Location:
    Co Armagh
    Drives:
    Honda CR-V
    No I haven't stayed at the official site, this will be my first trip over, I've seen the video of it all and it looks great, I think we'll take a walk around it if we're allowed to.

    Fair play to you on a 50cc!! Hope you're not bringing too much luggage with you!
     
  11. Apis RMS Regular

    Apis
    Location:
    NW
    Drives:
    HondaST1300
    Stayed in the Dadford road campsite for MotoGP and its cheaper and very handy, just across the road from the main site. But you feel a bit left out at night, missing out on all the craic, the music and the bars of the main site when you aren't allowed in.
    The Dadford Road itself is an alternative way of getting out of there on Sunday pm after its over, if you're in a car. Avoids the main roads.
     
  12. Dusty RMS Regular

    Dusty
    Location:
    Co Armagh
    Drives:
    Honda CR-V
    Whittlebury has a beer tent a live entertainment on the Friday and Saturday nights too, I'm told there is a pub five minutes away.

    I'd say by the time we arrive on thursday and get set up we'll be ready for a hot meal, few pints and collapse until Friday morning :grinning:
     
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  13. petemotox RMS Member

    petemotox
    Location:
    South Down
    Haha the wee 50cc is gonna be a challenge alright! Official campsite or Whittlebury for us then :grinning: Have you booked your ferry tickets already? Were you able to get any deals/coupons?
     
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  14. Dusty RMS Regular

    Dusty
    Location:
    Co Armagh
    Drives:
    Honda CR-V
    Haven't booked the ferry yet, Irish ferries were just over £90 but jumped to £125 ish. Don't know of any coupons, if i hear I'll let you know if you do likewise that would be spiffing :grinning:

    Mate stayed at whittlebury before, said they were very accomodating and charged his phone for him and all that stuff.
     
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  15. Dusty RMS Regular

    Dusty
    Location:
    Co Armagh
    Drives:
    Honda CR-V
    Should also say, there's a tesco ten minutes away apparently so you're not going to be stuck if you forget something or need anything.

    like alcohol..........
     
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