31st March 2009
If you subscribe to the monthly RealClassic magazine, then you can claim a variety of discounts. Adventure holiday in Peru, anyone?
A 12-issue subscription to RealClassic magazine is stompingly good value all on its own: just £29.50 for UK readers -- which makes it over 30% less expensive than the standard subscription rate for some other classic bike magazines. However, there's even more on offer for RealClassic readers, including discounts on holidays abroad, bike insurance, accommodation in the Isle of Man, bits 'n' bats from Norvil, show admission and more.
To claim any of these discounts you just need to give the retailer or supplier your RC Club number, which is on the personalised membership card you receive when you first sign up for a sub. They'll check with us that your membership is still current and you can keep a couple of coppers in your own coffers, where they belong!
To further tempt you, we can reveal that future issues of the magazine will feature a perfectly patinated girder-forked cammy Velo, an overview of the best Japanese classics, an MV Agusta 350, getting an original Enfield Bullet ready to trial, rebuilding an MZ on a budget of just £100, Moto Guzzi's V7 Sport, a gorgeous set of Gold Stars, Norton's Commando Fastback, a Guzzi V50 Monza, Honda's CB750, BSA unit singles, a modern Enfield Electra, an Ariel 500, BSA's Spitfire and all our usual workshop articles.
All the information about subscribing to the magazine is here: www.RealClassic.co.uk/ subscribe Or read on to see more about the discounts which subscribers can claim…
Adventures In Peru
We tried sending our advertising manager, Mike Powell, to the Himalayas last year, but he came back. Obviously not far enough away. Right. How about the Andes of South America, then?
Mike will be hopping on a Jumbo in June 2009 to New York, on to Lima then a short internal hop to Cajamarca up in the Peruvian Andes. Next he'll collect a bike, either Honda Transalp or Suzuki DR650, either of which will be about a foot too far off the floor for a man of his inconsiderable stature. Mike will ride for a day on the TransAmerica Highway before heading for the mountains for ten more glorious days of adventure motorcycling.
The route takes in Glacier Lake, the Santa Cruz Pass, Canyon De Patos by the Pacific Ocean, Chan Chan Adobe City and the difficult terrain around Celendin. This Northern Peru tour, one of many organised by Adventure Peru Motorcycling, has a very relaxed itinerary which allows participants to explore the region with a back-up team on hand should a problem occur. Other tours are available taking in the more popular tourist areas around Cuzco and Macchu Pichu, and a tour for female riders is planned for later in 2009. Tours range from ten days to four weeks, covering anything from 1500km to 4500km.
Or if you want to ride a little less, Adventure Peru offer a week-long 'rainforest tour' which involves shorter ride with a trip down river to stay in a jungle lodge for four days. If you can put together a group of five or more riders then Adventure Peru will even design a bespoke tour for you, so you can decide exactly how much riding and how much sightseeing you'd like to do. Prices for the basic two week tours start at around £1650 including bike hire, accommodation, internal flights, etc, but not the transatlantic trip.
RC subscribers can claim a special 5% discount on any of these tours.
The Northern Peru trip starts June 19th and is almost fully subscribed, so contact David on 07768 568811 soon, or see www.perumotorcycling.com. And if you think you're just too old for this kind of game, and that the opportunity has passed you by - think again. Mike has been claiming his pension for a couple of years now!
Up to 15% Off Bike Insurance
BikeSure have been offering motorcycle insurance for donkey's years. They offer insurance policies to suit all sorts of motorcycles including classic bike policies, trikes, custom bikes, quads, Harley-Davidsons, multi-bike insurance, scooters, mopeds, superbikes, agreed value cover and limited mileage discounts. RC Club members can claim up to 15% off these policies.
RC Offer: Up to 15% off for RC subscribers
Quids In at South of England Show!
The autumn RealClassic South of England Show will be on Sunday October 25th 2009. There are two opportunities to enjoy the event and save yourself some cash. If you'd like to enter your pre-1980 bike for the concours display, which means it'll need to be in the hall by 9.30am and stay there until 4pm, then if you prebook before September 21st you'll be given FREE admission.
If you just want to come along and enjoy the show, club stands, autojumble, trade stalls and refreshments, then RC club members can claim a discount on the gate - the normal admission price is £5 but if you wave your wee card then you'll be given entry at the discounted rate of £4. (OAPs also pay £4 and kids get in for free).
The South of England RealClassic Motorcycle Show is at Ardingly, West Sussex, and opens at 10am.
RC Offer: FREE entry for pre-booked concours entrants, or £1 off gate admission if you show your RC card. See www.elk-promotions.co.uk or tel 01797 344277
Cat-Sitting In Scotland
RC Clubman Pete Murray offers a cat-sitting service in Edinburgh. Pete looks after your moggy in your home while you're away, for £7 per day. That's for people in the Edinburgh area, obviously… Pete doesn't want to ride to Kent every day to feed your cat!
SPECIAL RC Offer: 10% discount for RC members
Isle of Man Holiday Accommodation
RC Clubman Geof Staples rents out a holiday cottage, strategically situated on the TT course, and just 250 yards from the ARE motorcycle museum. The 300 year old Manx stone-built cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps 4-5 people.
All usual interior facilities plus off-road private parking for one car or 4-5 bikes. 10 mins walk from the beach, 5 mins from the shops and a couple more to the pub. Children welcome, but no pets or smoking.
Prices from £200 per week off-season, or from £120 for a long weekend. TT and MGP weeks are booked already so contact soon for other dates.
RC SPECIAL Offer: 10% discount
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