The countdown is on and soon you will be sorting the bike, and checking if all on the packing list will fit in your luggage. We are all looking forward to seeing you at St Audries Bay. Here are some suggestions for things to do, during the day, in and around the Trifest event site.
Nothing but relaxing with a shandy, looking out over the Bristol Channel is an option as well as having a dip in the indoor pool (check with reception for opening times).
Do your own thing, check out some of the existing route information available, or have a butchers at the options as described below.
Saturday option: World famous Royal Signals “The White Helmets” are performing in their final year as a display team on their 750 Triumph Tigers; fancy a ride out to see them on the Saturday near Yeovil at the Abby Hill Steam Rally. 45 mile ride £10.00 pp on the gate at the show, looking to be back by 5.30pm in time for the Gala Dinner.
Good scenic ride via the famous “Porlock Hill” now that`s what you call a hill! Or take the new road for a small fee (toll at the ½ way point) it`s a lovely scenic ride in 2nd gear max. Do this as part of the A39 route to Lynmouth for a light lunch and return via Simonsbath and Raleigh`s Cross, riding through Exmoor National Park.
Dunster, Castle and working water mill, Cream tea`s galore, wonderful picturesque small town to wander about, just off the A39.
Washford, The West Somerset Railway – Spring steam Gala weekend, catch a steam train to Watchet or Minehead or just watch the bygone era in action.
Washford 1930`s radio museum (former BBC Transmitter Station) worth a look just off the A39.
The Bakelite Museum close to Williton, shows how the UK was a pioneer of early plastics, it is a surprisingly interesting place to visit and worth an hour of your time. Yes it`s odd but close your eyes and smell the Bakelite, it takes you back 50- 60 years in a flash and your never far from a west country tea and cream cake!
Watchet, small fishing port with a great centre full of little shops, small museums and the odd pub or two!
Saturday night Gala Dinner, Raffle draw and Live Band. Just make sure you buy a square or two in the prize raffle for the Saturday night draw, it ain't quite Ant & Dec, it’s not for profit and there are some great merchandise prizes to take home.
Serious note to all members: please don’t bring pre-purchased alcohol into the entertainment – bar area, Drink it / leave it in your accommodation. This is a family owned business and we have a great relationship with them, the prices are pretty good, let’s all enjoy the whole weekend. Saving a couple of quid and being asked to leave isn’t a nice thing to deal with.
Trifest Somerset 2017
Let the party commence!
Friday 28th: Evening Bar snacks or something a little more substantial all meal orders taken at the bar with a quick Trifest welcome followed by DJ Ian (Tony Blackburn was double booked) catch up with fellow members from all corners of the country and please buy a raffle square.
Saturday 29th: Breakfast 8.30am-9.30am. Mid morning ride out to see the White Helmets, or do your own thing. Gala Dinner 6.30pm Followed by Raffle draw Disco/Band 1st set 8.30pm- 9.30pm. 2nd set 10.00pm- 11.00pm with DJ Ian keeping it going till late.
Sunday 30th: Breakfast 8.30 - 9.30. Concours 10.30 - 11.00. TOMCC Games on the front lawn at 3.00pm. After Dinner it`s Disco time again.
Bank Holiday Monday 1st May. Most are departing- some are staying on. Whatever you’re doing have a great day.
We hope you have had a fantastic time and that we shall see you at Branch event or at the next Trifest event at Skegness in October, don’t forget to book now.
Safe riding all, remember "let’s be careful out there!"