Next weekend we are set for a visit to the Triumph factory at Hinckley in Leicestershire LE1o 3BZ.
Our Factory Tour for 1.30pm is fully booked, so if you haven’t already arranged a place, please do come along for the ride as the Visitor Experience is very interesting in it’s own right and you never know a cancellation for the Factory Tour may come up.
A recce has been done with a mixture of roads, initially motorway, but then cross country on tracks you may be unfamiliar with. We are very fortunate to have so many resources to call upon these days, even paper maps! Andrew Pratt shared a gpx route file which I have used for the first part of the journey, combined with another route file from Ride magazine tagged on for the latter section. The route takes us through the lovely Chatsworth Estate, plenty of picture postcard villages and great roads along our journey.
An early start is required so that we can fit in a morning stop. The meeting point is at Wetherby Services on the A1M (LS22 5GT) at 8.30am for 8.45am prompt set off with full tank (Fuel is cheaper at nearby Morrisons in Wetherby). At about 120 miles we probably won’t need a fuel stop on the way and there are plenty of opportunities to fill up near to Triumph.
The location for our morning/brunch stop is not decided as yet. When we arrive at Triumph the Visitor Cafe will be open and we may arrive with enough time to eat, but I suggest we look around the Visitor Experience beforehand. Our factory tour, however, starts at 1.30pm, participants are gathered 15 mins before so we will not get a chance to eat again until after 3.00pm. There are lockers on site so no need to carry your kit around.
After the tour we can go home by motorway or a reverse of the route, the choice is yours. Either way we can travel as a group or just go at your own speed.
Please read the information from Eventbrite/ Triumph and lastly, don’t forget your ticket for the Factory Tour.
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