This eight day tour will provide both the riders and our wounded, injured and sick servicemen and servicewomen with a real incite into what went on prior to, during and immediately after the D-Day landings on June 6th 1944. We have a fantastic relationship with the owners of the 5* campsite that we have used for the last 5 years which is located on Utah beach. Our advanced party will have the everything in place for you prior to your arrival including our tented accommodation and the dining area and field kitchen that will keep you well fed for the duration on this challenge. Each day you will be led out from the campsite to an array of places of interest (see itinerary for full details).
*Pillion place is subsidised by BT4TW for veteran beneficiaries reducing the cost to just £395 for them.
Tour Itinerary (Click on the blue box for details of each days ride)
Poole to Cherbourg
Cherbourg to Poole
Your Tour includes the following:
Daily guided ride outs to all the major D-Day attractions.
7 nights of 5* tented accommodation.
All group breakfasts, packed lunch and evening meals.
Our experienced tour guides will provide daily summaries and inform you of the history of route.
Return Ferry crossing for Beneficiaries only
Your cross channel ferry unless you area WIS Pillion.
Airbeds, roll mats, camp cots, sleeping bags, pillows etc.
Alcoholic beverages, meals other than those supplied.
Trip Cancellation Insurance or Personal Travel Insurance.
Personal D-Day Souvenirs.
All Fuel and Oil for your Motorcycle.
Any necessary riding gear and or personal effects.
Transfers to the ferry port.
Admission fees to all Museums and National Parks (on our scheduled route).
Shipping of any excess baggage, souvenirs, helmets, etc … To or from to your home.
Comprehensive first aid and tool kits
BC Motorcycle Tours bike stickers
This was my first time with BC Motorcycle Tours and was a great experience, the team were very supportive and the either veterans were great, the sites we saw were really interesting, great people, well worth it for Veterans like myself and owners to take us on their bikes.
What our participants think:
I was introduced to Bike Tours for The Wounded (BT4TW) some 4 years ago, to which I was very apprehensive about as I did not like motorbikes. But I can honestly say that I love them now, this WWT that I have just completed is my 3rd tour with BT4TW.
Why a 3rd time some people may ask! it's because everytime you go on one of these tours there is something new to see & someone new to befriend. You meet new people all the time, to be put together with like minded individuals you become one again with yourself, we all fall into the same mentality and humour that we travelled through the forces with and that is something that is always with us.
I feel that the WIS / Veterans are treated with the utmost respect by the USA, something that we do not get in this country! more or less we are left to our own devices. But in the states we are all recognised and that is something pretty special.
The scenery whilst riding / pillion is awesome, you just don't know what is around the next corner. Riding through canyons, deserts, towns and villages it is a real eye opener something also that is a once in a lifetime experience.
I am also a pillion to the Normandy tour next year for the 75th anniversary which I am so excited to be a part of. We need many people to keep these tours operating which means that we need sponsors, fund raising events, collection buckets etc to keep the funds coming in for future veterans.
For the BT4TW team I thank you all for the great opportunities that you have given me, and to the tour pillion & riders thank you for making it another awesome experience. Hope to meet up again soon.
For a long time ive wanted to do somthing for our ex servicemen. I found that Bike Tours for the Wounded along side BC motorcycle tours was perfect. Not only did i vet to see how my money was used to help but i was able to meet and become friends with the people i was supporting.
I can honestly say there was no better feeling. The tour it self was somthing special. The history and knolege of the guids was fantastic. The camping was second to none and food was plentiful and fresh.
I enjoyed it so much ive already booked an American tour later this year. The office staff were so helpful and polite and suportive through out the whole experiance.
I cant wait for my next trip! Thanks guys and please keep up the amazing work with our ex servicemen.