March 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

Morning all – it’s that time again so we thought we should update you on everything that’s been happening in our world. It’s the March 2018 Newsletter!

Our New South African office is a hubbub of activity with Devon, Nawaal and Anna beavering away under the watchful eye of the new office dog Roscoe the Staffy. Despite his lovable looks, Roscoe’s typing speed is far worse than he said on his CV and his table manners are shocking.

Toby has been commuting between Cape Town and Cambodia apparently running tours, but given his uncanny resemblance to Chad Kroger we suspect he’s been playing with his Nickelback tribute band – Stickleback …

And back in the UK Julian is spending long hours in the garage, fettling his beloved KTM EXC250, adding bits to the new Tenere and wishing it would warm up just slightly …

ROSCOE – A NICE DOG BUT TERRIBLE AT OFFICE ADMIN

But enough of this – let’s get on with the news!

WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER

Straight in with a big hitter and we’re delighted to announce that the winner of last month’s sparkly prize draw is – drumroll please

BRETT JACKSON from Oxford

For just signing up to this very Newsletter, Brett has bagged himself a place on one of our fantastic Cambodian tours, taking in the glorious scenery and riding the epic trails that traverse this beautiful country – and what’s more – it’s for free!

ROSCOE – A NICE DOG BUT TERRIBLE AT OFFICE ADMIN

While we can’t promise free tours for all, we can promise the same wonderful experience to all our customers whether you chose the hard-core Tough One or the all-new Ho Chi Minh Trail tour. Oh and true to the headline, there will indeed be chicken dinners …

HIMALAYAN HEIGHTS – THE BEST SELLER JUST GOT BETTER

Our ever popular Himalayan Heights tour is by far the most popular in our yearly calendar, with over one hundred riders jumping on the Royal Enfield Classics last year to join our tours from northern India and up to Leh and the three highest passes in the world. This year’s tours are almost sold out with eager customers booking up for the rides that run from July through to late September.

And this year’s tours have an updated itinerary – with the start point now in the fascinating town of Shimla – an historic hilltop metropolis steeped in both Indian and British Colonial history. We’ll also be going right up to within a few miles of the Pakistan border along with the usual highlights of the Kardung La Pass, Pangong lake, camping on the high plains or exploring the Ladahk capital of Leh. Check the full details here

FANCY RIDING THE HIMALAYAS ? BOOK UP NOW

NOT HARD CORE ENOUGH – TRY THE NEW HIMALAYAN EXTREME TOUR

Ok so we know that the Himalayan Heights tour is knocking it out of the park on numbers, but some of our riders are looking for a bit more of an extreme riding challenge in India. And we’re all too happy to oblige. Our all new Himalayan Extreme takes all the excitement of the regions fascinating roads and passes and turns them all up to 11 – massive scenery, incredible roads, stunning mountains, wide river plains and epic adventures – it’s all there.

IS IT A RIVER OR A ROAD? JUST PART OF THE FUN

The Route follows the path of the infamous Spiti Valley, tracing a sweeping path through the north west of the Indian Himalayas. We’ll stay in ancient villages, tackle scary switchback roads over crashing rivers and ride through some of the most challenging terrain in the region. Don’t worry, we replace the trusty Enfield Classics for the new fuel injected RE Himalayans, so you’ll be ready for whatever is out there.

So be warned – this ain’t no weenie roast.  If you are new to adventure riding – this may not be for you, but if you can handle the rough stuff and come out smiling – we’d love to have you join us

For more info on Himalayan Extreme – click right here.

BLOG A DOODLE DO!

So, onto the blog section. and this month Julian has been as busy as a one-armed man playing a Wurlitzer. There’s a review of his new adventure bike – the Yamaha Tenere, a massive image gallery from the hipster friendly London Bike show,  a review on a great puncture prevention system, images of the new Yamaha T7,  a look at off-road riding on adventure bikes and finally – a list of the top ten pointless dumb-ass questions to avoid on bike forums

Oh – and in case you needed to know, plugs should always be changed on the fourth Sunday after Easter or after 8913 km or 5538 miles, whichever comes sooner …

THE YAMAHA T7 – COMING TO SHOWROOMS EVENTUALL

PARAMEDICS WANTED – MUST BE WILLING TO RIDE IN EPIC SCENERY

With the tour season already on us, we’re looking to recruit some top-notch adventure loving paramedics to work with us and after our riders. While we can’t promise the salary of a Harley Street surgeon, we can promise the chance to ride with great people in stunning countries and get paid for it. However, we need the right type of people – if you are the sort of guy that can’t ride with wet feet or baulk at the thought of slogging up rocky trails in tropical heat then maybe keep your CV in your inbox. But If you are a qualified paramedic, a confident off-road and road motorcyclist and fancy stepping off the wheel for a few months of fantastic riding and wonderful experiences everywhere from India to Vietnam – we want to hear from you.

Drop an email to toby@rideexpeditions.com, tell us why we should be talking to you and we’ll take it from there.

THIS IS NOT A NORMAL JOB – WE WANT VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE

SIGN UP OR DROP OUT

So, thanks to the pesky meddling internet regulation monkeys everybody that appears on a mailing list has to be asked politely whether they still want to be on that list. So here we are – if you want to still receive the monthly newsletter from Ride Expeditions you need to go to the link here and follow the instructions.

And don’t worry – we’re not going to pass your information on to unscrupulous insurance companies, PPI sharks or indeed manufacturers of unfeasibly large sex toys.  We’ll just send you information about bike tours and that kind of stuff – nothing more.

OK so that’s all for the moment. Ride safe and don’t forget life is one down – the rest is up ….

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