What our Guests think about Ridersrest
– 2017 –
Sandra & Glyn – Sheffield Thanks Rob & Mandy for your hospitality & letting us stay in your lovely home. We had a fab evening & a great meal, good food, good company – spot on ! Miguel & Pascal – Antwerp, Belgium When we arrived we got a very warm welcome from Mandy & Rob. Everything was great and the food was excellent. We got some interesting conversations & we are back next Saturday. Thank you ! Marion & Paul – Crawley After years of holidays, undoubtedly the best hosts we have ever encountered – lots of fun conversation, very kind & generous, beyond comparison. Fantastic location – we will return ! David, Mandy, Samuel & Luke – Rickhill, N. Ireland Really warm welcome.. Perfect hosts..Great food and enjoyed the ‘craic’..Beautiful setting & fantastic roads, even in the wet ! Well worth a visit ! James – Devon 2 nights here with lovely company & food. Fantastic twisties & country to travel and a great guide in Rob John – Herefordshire One night stopover on route to Spain. Fantastic, comfy bed, hot shower, great breakfast. Ian Mc, Ian J, Ian T, Rob, Al, Mike, Dave, Jen & Lis Nine from Kent on seven bikes. All thought the hosts were very friendly & very accommodating, excellent service, very clean facilities & the pool is an added bonus at the end of a hot day. Lovely home cooked food with plenty of beer & wine. We all had a great holiday. With many thanks to Rob & Mandy Alex & Richard – Cumbria Bloody brill, will be back ! Steve – N. Ireland Had an amazing time with my Dad. Met some pretty cool riders. Awesome hosts. I will be back. A note for the future:- drink more of the beer ! It’s free ! You mellow ! Barry – N. Ireland Great place. Home from home. Thanks Gary & Sara – Avon & Somerset Amazing find, fabulous place with fabulous hosts. Greta atmosphere, will definitely be back next year. Mike – Rotherham I originally booked for 5 nights but due to an accident ended up staying for 8 nights. Mandy & Rob have looked after me over & above what anyone could expect with good food, conversation and a comfortable room. This was my third visit & it gets better every time. Tim, Kev & Cal – Cannock Our first taste of having a base for a motorcycle trip – and a fantastic one. From the warm welcome, the pool, the hospitality & the advice – everything has been superb. Thank you for a great stay. Gavin – Banbury This was another amazing stay and I will be coming back again. Thank you Rob & Mandy for amazing hospitality. Ben & Lisa – London We only stayed for 1 night but so glad we stopped by. Thanks rob & Mandy for the hospitality, we’ll join you on a ride out soon. Bon chance ! Andrea – Derbyshire What an amazing find ! Fabulous welcome, amazing food & a lovely location. Thank you. Steve, John & Anthony – Wakefield Thanks Rob & Mandy for a great relaxing stay, fantastic hosts, fantastic food, fantastic place. I’m sure we’ll be back. Rhys & Andrea – Chesterfield Thanks Rob & Mandy for a very warm welcome & a very comfortable stay. You have a lovely home & it has been a pleasure to stay. we will definitely return for a longer stay. Gary – Guernsey Many thanks Rob & Mandy, Andy & I have had a ball. Who cares about ‘track days’ anymore ? Brilliant rides, scenery, food & things to do. “RidersRest is the Best” Andy – Guernsey Great 3 nights, hosts, food, accommodation – will try and be back soon. Thank you very much Rob & Mandy xxx Andrew & Julie – Derbyshire Thank you for such a lovely time in your beautiful home. Excellent hosts, a very warm welcome & very helpful ! The beds were comfortable & food delicious, will recommend to others definitely ! Mick – Manchester After my plans of camping failed at the first stage I had to resort to hotels/B&B. I came across RR via Ride magazine. I arrived for 1 night which turned into 5 !!! The hospitality, food, ride outs, pool – I could go on but mainly the hosts, Rob & Mandy, made it such a pleasant stay. Unfortunately I have to go but deffo will be back soon ! Thanks. Stu – Merseyside Good venue, awesome roads, nice & friendly. Hope to come again. Alan – Merseyside Nice place, would come again x Steve – Merseyside Lovely stay, great hosts, everything excellent x Andy – London Once upon a time…there were two novice bikers who, despite being in their fifties, decided to tour France on their bikes. One night at the RidersRest turned into five. Fantastic and welcoming hosts in Rob & Mandy and equally friendly guests. All in all a great break and we’ll be back….not least as I never did make it to Puy Mary !!! Linda & Andy – London Love this place, could stay longer – 1 night turned into 5 Verry welcoming and relaxing. Looking forward to coming back and all the projects are finished !! xx Adam – Reading Just what I hoped to find; a perfect stop for a solo rider. This is exactly the kind of place to stay on all my riding adventures. I will definitely recommend this place to others ! Richard & Linda – South Wales Great hosts, great venue, great company. Thoroughly enjoyed our 5 nights with you & your other guests. Will be back & will recommend to others xxx Paul – South Wales Awesome retreat, comfortable & just what a biker needs – good food, good company & a beer (or two). Brilliant ride out with Rob and, as we were called the twins, me being ‘Arni’, in his words “I’ll be back” Danny (Devito) – South Wales Fantastic couple of days, good company, hospitality second to none xx Marcus, Steve, Stu & Richard – Banbury Thank you for your hospitality. Not once did we feel like paying customers – a great stay – thanks Gill & Mark – Chislehurst, Kent Thanks for making our holiday complete ! A lovely home in a gorgeous setting – the perfect hosts. We’ll bring the sun with us next time, see you soon ! Lots of love xx Andy & Colin – Telford A big thank you to Mandy & Rob for a warm welcome, a great stay & good food. All the best and see you both soon. David & Chris – Canterbury & Jersey We have stayed here for four nights and have been treated like kings. Rob & Mandy could not have done more for us. Great hospitality, food & ride outs – what more could you want from a Bikers Rest – Thank you. Marilyn & Steve – Gateshead We arrived here after a lovely trip through the woods to such a warm welcome. we thought we’d died and gone to heaven, such a lovely place. A dip in the pool after a a long hot ride, cold beers in the garden then a really delicious meal and great conversation. I’m trying to persuade Rob & Mandy that they need holiday staff, I want to live here. But now it’s time to head off to Portugal, with happy memories of our stay. Andy – Little London, Hants RidersRest – it certainly was. After a long hot day’s riding it was wonderful to arrive here to a warm welcome and great company. Andy – Pamber End, Hants Fab hosts, food & location. Richard – Basingstoke, Hants What more could you wish for…great location, great hospitality, food & hosts. Bikers heaven. Andy & Mike – Wokingham, Berks Rob & Mandy are great hosts, made us feel very welcome. Awesome spaghetti bolognese and cooked breakfast. Stu, Chaz & Albert – South Wales Real home from home ! Very well looked after, wanted for nothing. We will return. Many thanks. Alan & Debbie – Somerset Very good hosts & a lovely place to stay. Lovely views & rides. Rob & Jackie – Somerset A quality stay at a lovely place, lovely hosts, great setting & brilliant service. Walk to the top of the garden & enjoy the view. David – Yorks A peaceful haven after a day’s riding & then a welcome cup of tea was bliss. A spot that requires a lot more exploration – I’ll be back ! Paul, Jason, Carl, Richard & Alan – Hinckley/Sheffield Great hospitality, good food, beer & wine all enjoyed in a lovely area of the country. Rob & Mandy are wonderful hosts – thanks. Tim & Haze – Nantwich, Cheshire Wonderful experience ! Rob & Mandy were so friendly and made us feel very relaxed. Beautiful setting, clean, comfortable room and meals to die for !!! Will certainly remember our stay with happy memories and long to return – thoroughly recommended – thank you xxx Mark – Riston, East Yorks Hotel quality food & accommodation, BUT with the added warmth and good humour of Mandy & Rob. I will recommend these guys and this location to all my friends…I just hope we can book in again at some future point ! John – Hornsea, East Yorks Just like Mark D, have done many years on bike trips through France in a variety of accommodation. RidersRest is an excellent place to stay in the heart of amazing biking countryside. A fantastic welcome and hospitality from Mandy & Rob, the food, drink and story telling have made our time off the roads even more enjoyable. Highly recommended to any bikers wanting a brilliant time on or off the bike. Mark D – Beverley, East Yorks Been doing bike ‘holidays’ for some 20 years, however, this has been the first real holiday (bike). Perfect hosts, perfect roads and meeting good people. Good food, tranquility and relaxation coupled with riding motorbikes. Doesn’t get any better. Could do with another couple of weeks here. Sincere thanks to Mandy & Rob. Brilliant. Mike & Terry – Norfolk First time in France. Mandy & Rob welcomed us with open arms and put us onto some lovely routes. We’ve had a wonderful time and we will be back xx Nick, Matthew & Paul – Northants Home from home with perfect hosts. Many thanks for a lovely time, will be back again Tony & Harry – Plymouth Dear Diary, I found myself saddened by the reality that we will be leaving today. Rob & Mandy are the perfect hosts, it’s more like a family visit. Great peaceful location and an atmosphere that makes you relax. We will return soon. Thanks for having us ! Love Bunty & Tarquin Rina – London Thank you both for a wonderful, wonderful stay & for sharing your charming home with us, the lovely food and for your hospitality & care. Will be recommending RR to all corners. Chrissie – London Well – what can I say !? This place will remain in my memory – as will Mandy & Rob. Had a truly wonderful stay – Thank you !! I will certainly return. Brian & Steve – Shropshire Had a fantastic time, lovely hosts & some great rides. Looking forward to our return. Gary – Banbury Loved the host & hostess, loved the food, love the area. I’ll be back ! Mark, Tonty, Darren, Pankaj, Craig, Gavyn, Gary & Sam – Oxfordshire Enjoyed 2 nights at RidersRest. Rob & Mandy have been fantastic hosts & very helpful. Good food & good company enjoyed by all the team. Can only recommend a return visit. Ash – Reading Stopped at RidersRest on my way down from Caen to Biarritz. A bit of a last minute trip so hadn’t made a reservation but greeted with a cold beer on arrival and made me feel most welcome and sorted me a room for the night. Rob & Mandy have been great hosts and the food excellent. Will be stopping by in the future again hopefully to enjoy some of the local routes recommended by Rob. Sue & Graham – Fareham + Lew – Gosport What a wonderful place to stay for 3 all too short days. The setting is fantastic, the rooms very comfortable and the food just amazing…pity about the weight we have put on !! Mandy & Rob are the most thoughtful, considerate and kind hosts you could possibly meet. A huge thank you and see you again !! Val & Brian – York Fantastic place & Mandy & Rob are perfect hosts. Unfortunately, we only stayed one night on our trip to Spain but would have liked to have another couple of days stopover & we will be definitely back for a longer stay in the near future. The evening meal & breakfast were excellent & the ‘crac’ over the meal with the other guests & Rob & Mandy was one of the best evenings you could want. Many thanks both. Gert & Manu – Copenhagen Thanks for a nice welcome and great hospitality. This is definitely a place to come back. Matt & Mike – London Hey look – if you want to explore this area, then you need to stay here. Best hosts ever, you feel like you’re staying with old friends, and their knowledge of this area is superb. If Rob recommends a route, take it ! Best breakfast in France, very comfortable house, sun-deck & pool to chill out on, party room with beer fridge…perfect ! Thanks so much, both of you – see you next year ! Nearest thing to Heaven. Marc – Bournemouth Lovely people. Amazing scenery. Spotless house. Crisp Linen. Sean, Marks x 3 & Harry This place was just what the doctor ordered after a long journey from the UK. Rob & Mandy were fantastic hosts providing lovely food, generous amounts of alcohol and making us all feel very welcome. We look forward to coming back and taking advantage of the great riding roads !! Mick – Finglas, Dublin Great trip. Great spot. Enjoyed the long chats and plots of rebellion ! Highly recommended…..enjoy ! Dave – Kilkenny, Ireland Thank you so much for sharing your home & family with us. We had a fantastic time staying at RidersRest. The company, food and drink was fantastic and we look forward to returning in the near future to see the new ‘Indian’ and try the sponge cake. Bob – Dublin, Ireland Thank you for your hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble. You sorted out my Sat Nav so now I finally know where I’m going ! Best of luck in the future. Highly recommended. Jo & Steve – Portsmouth Thank you for a wonderful stay. It was lovely to come and see comfortable beds, pillows and an English Cup of Tea. Seriously, you have been great hosts,nothing has been too much. We have had a most wonderful stay. Until next time. Balazs – Hungary Fantasic !!! Jamie – Belfast Incredible roads, delicious food & wine, great hosts ! Really enjoyable few days with Rob & Mandy – thank you so much for your warm hospitality. Dave – Dublin, Ireland Fantastic hosts, fabulous food, comfortable beds, great facilities, amazing roads…what more could a biker ask for ?!! I’d highly recommend getting Rob to guide the ride out over Puy Mary…he knows all the ‘hotspots’ and has sourced the best coffee stops of our trip by far. John – Ireland A great stay – food & facilities excellent. Hosts were fantastic. Highly recommended. Ollie – Ireland If Carlsberg did RidersRest, this would be it. Had a wonderful time with fantastic hosts, food & drink galore..what more could a biker want. Carl – Solihill, W. Midlands Thank you so much for an amazing stay, fantastic hospitality and a well needed beer on arrival. Mandy & Rob were first class hosts and nothing was too much trouble. See you again soon. Ian – Bray, Ireland John and I arrived unannounced and we were catered for brilliantly. We opted for the Comfort package and it was like being home from home. The security of the place, the feeling of being at ease totally made it for me being honest. We opted for a guided tour on our second day and it was the highlight of my trip. We made use of the bike washing facilities as well which was great. All in all I will definitely be back again soon and will recommend it to friends. P.S. Rob went out of his way to help me with GPS routes home and I really appreciated it. Thanks a million Rob & Mandy. John – Wexford, Ireland Fantastic welcome + beautiful people. This is a memorable experience and the whole experience was brilliant. Many, many thanks and see you next year please God.
– 2016 –
Billy, Serge, Michel, Guillaume, & Christophe (aka Le Bove, Bob, Le Mitch, Guigus & Titou) – Toulouse Nous sommes fierts d’etre vos premiers clients francais ! We spent a very nice evening in your company ! And remember…in vino veritas !! Thank you for beer, beer beer… Graham – Merseyside Lovely Place, Lovely People – Proper Brekey ! John – Rugby Excellent holiday..fine hosts, fine food and fantastic roads and scenery. Hope to be back again soon. Tony (Multistrada Man) – Isle of Purbeck Cracking hosts, brilliant place and some of the best roads. Jim & John – Leeds It just keeps getting better every time we visit RR Kim & Tony – Hampshire Thank you so much for an amazing stay, you have helped make my first bike experience truly fantastic. It was nice to be made so welcome & all the food was superb ! We hope to come and visit again in the future ! All the very best to you both. We have no doubt the business will be fantastically successful. Thanks again ! Suvi – Southampton via Finland It was a really nice stay, just wish we had a few days more to enjoy the surrounding areas and your amazing cooking ! Hope to be back sometime soon. All the best, hölökyn kölökyn, kiitos paljon Dan – Southampton Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. It’s been more like staying with friends than anything else ! All the best with the business and see you in the future !…”We are driven by the irony, than being shackled to the road may we ever be free”…FT ‘the road’ Al, Andrew, John & Steve…aka…Teabag, Lavender, Bison & Pet – Reading, Derby & Nottingham Thank you so much for a fantastic 3 days. Great laughs, great hosts, superb riding & excellent food & drink (and tea !). Cold beer or warm brews on arrival was a great welcome after a long, wet ride and the great service continued. Rob & Mandy have a lovely place here and make you feel part of the family from the off. Not only that, but the roads & the riding are second to none. We will definitely be back again ! Thank you ! P.S….Don’t forget the Bison’s Beard ! Paul & Elliot – Bracknell & Cornwall Thanks for being great hosts, especially on short notice ! ‘RidersRest’ does exactly what it says on the tin and we hope to be back soon to enjoy your hospitality. Thanks again. Paul & Lynda – High Halden, Kent Thank you Rob & Mandy for making us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. We have had the most wonderful time. Rob & Mandy are the most perfect hosts – the meals are devine !! It really is like staying with friends ! We’ll be back ! Bill & Hilary (The Clintons) – Bournemouth Rob & Mandy effortlessly make you feel like you’re visiting old friends from the moment you arrive. They also provide a fine service in boot repairs !!! John & Jo – Nottingham A great break at a brilliant place with fantastic hosts. The ‘RidersRest’ will only get better and better with attentive hosts like Rob & Mandy. We will definitely be back again. Graham – London Great place, superb food, cold beer and attentive hosts – what more could a biker ask for !! Already planning our return !! Jon – London Warm welcome, cold beer, great home cooked food. Just what every bike traveller needs !! Keep up the good work Rob & Mandy. As ‘Arnie’ says “I’ll be back” Mike – Huddersfield Great welcome, great place, great food. What more can I say. Good luck for the future in your new venture. I hope to come back. Martin, Pete, Paul, Max & Lance – Shropshire What a fantastic place to stay. You go out & ride the fantastic roads all day long then come back to RidersRest where beer or wine is waiting. Then straight into the pool to cool off. Relaxing is fantastic by the pool area. Food is without question Brilliant…you won’t get better. Rob & Mandy are the perfect hosts, warm & welcome & a good laugh. Rob is a brilliant rider if you want a tour out on the Twisties. Many thanks. Tim, Mark, Dave, Ally, Gary, Suzi, Leo & Eugene – London Magnificent !! Such a lovely place and lovely hosts ! We were looked after superbly ! Deffo coming Back ! David & Ian – Grimsby Absolutely lovely hosts in a great location. Food fantastic with great facilities. Could not have asked for more. Many thanks & good luck. Steve – Portsmouth Many thanks for a great stay in this fantastic house and local area. Great hosts and ride routes. I will definitely be back to sample more cold beers, hearty meals and some more ride outs. Again thank you for making me most welcome. Muriel & Paul – Auvergne, France This second visit since Rob & Mandy took over RidersRest and this definitely seals it for us: great in all respects ! Hope to see you in our neck of the woods in the not too distant future…. Peter – London Fabulous couple of days, glorious weather, great rides and super hosts. We will be back I’m sure !! Pete & Lynne – Essex Memorable stay with fine hosts who treated us like old friends – thanks for a lovely stay.. Cliff, Rob, Kev & Andy – Berkshire & Suffolk Cliff….Great company and a great place to stay. Rob…Fantastic place, been here before and will almost certainly be back. Sharon & Gary – Somerset We had a fantastic stay. What a place you have, hats off to you and I hope everything goes your way. We will be back again and will spread the word to all bikers. Your cooking is wonderful Mandy. Many thanks again. Dee, Graham, Shynar & Andy (Geordie Broon MCC) – Durham / Newcastle Fabulous stay in fabulous surroundings. Very welcoming hosts, red wine flowing & a cold beer for the men. Fab meals meals & fun in the sun around the pool. Lovely place will definitely be back. Thanks for a great couple of days. Geoff & Sue – Cornwall Great place to stay, fabulous hosts. So welcoming, with a lovely home cooked meal, after a very long day touring. Hope to come back and stay again. The area is gorgeous. Thanks a lot !! Colin & Karen – West Wales Only stayed for one night but we will definitely be coming back for a longer stay. Rob & Mandy have been the perfect hosts. Nothing is too much trouble and Mandy’s cooking is fantastic, Rob kept our glasses topped up with wine & beer. OH HAPPY DAYS !! Thank you for an amazing stay & in the Words of Arnie….I’LL BE BACK ! Guy, Martyn & Julian – London, Oxfordshire & Mid-Wales After 4 nights camping since leaving Santander it was great to reach such a welcoming place to stay. Sitting enjoying a welcome beer and then later at the top of the ‘garden’, with superb views, was a great end to the day. And then it got better with a superb meal and a few more chilled beers listening to music. We are now well rested and set-up for our run back to Caen. Thank you ! We will be back ! Steve & Julie – Essex If this was a ‘taster’ menu, I can’t wait for the ‘Full Gourmet’ visit. On top of that like a Friends Reunited visit for old UEA students !! Come on you Spurs !! GOLD STAR !! What a lovely couple. Highly recommended. Richard & Alex – Cumbria Very enjoyable stay. Been twice now, top spot, back next year. Steve & Derek – Cheshire Once again RidersRest surpassed itself. Rob & Mandy were the perfect hosts, the food was superb & everything we could have needed was provided instantly. We’ll be back again hopefully this year but definitely next. Greg & Wendy – Excellent rooms. Super food. Great hosts. Fantastic roads – what more do you want ! Really enjoyed our stay, sorry to be leaving ! Muriel (4th timer) & Paul (6th timer) – Auvergne Come back visit after a few years…New owners Rob & Mandy made the place their own and continue the tradition..warm welcome, fab Chilli (Rob), the Mandy “touches”. See you again in August ! Awaiting badges ! Sue (100% Triumph), Tony (99% BMW), Ade & Kev (Harley Bitches) & Smit (Billy no mates..for now) – Dorset A wonderful stay, the best hosts ! Fabulous scenery & cracking roads. Rob – your Chilli was bloody yummy !! Mandy – what can I say – Duck ! Thanks for your help & hospitality – we are a work in motion (the Moto Guzzi, not so much). Can’t wait to visit again for longer. Ray & Tony – Northumberland Second visit better sleep. Food superb, hosts Rob & Mnady outstanding, nothing too much of a problem. Would recommend highly to anyone visiting the area. Will be back. Many thanks. Steve, Paul & Paul – Abingdon, Oxon & London Cold beer, great food, excellent hosts. What more could you want. Will be back. Martin & Jules – Spalding, Lincolnshire We had heard about this place through RIDE magazine as having a great rating for hospitality and service for Bikers. It clearly has that – it could not have been any better. Rob & Mandy you are a credit to the Biking community ! So welcoming and accommodating – nothing is too much trouble. We hope your business thrives as it clearly deserves to. We hope to come back again in the future with some of our friends. Many thanks Ray & Tony – Northumberland Rob & Mandy awesome hosts, quiet location. Plenty cold beers & soft drinks, food is superb. Accommodation very clean & nothing is too much trouble. Ideal stop over, Rob knows perfect routes of interest. A must stay place to stop 10/10 Duncan & Pauline – Yorkshire Having had an injury to his shoulder, my husband & I arrived by car instead of the planned bike and were welcomed by Rob & Mandy with warmth and friendliness. The drive to RidersRest was stunning and the location perfect. We had a lovely dinner and more than enough to drink followed by a great nights sleep and hearty breakfast. Mandy was a great cook and the place was spotless all through. Would recommend to anyone and are sad that we only booked one night. Andrew, Dave (older), Dave (younger), Tom (snorer) & Jay – Essex, Suffolk & Herts A wonderful quiet location. A warm welcome upon arrival. Cold beers to greet us after a long day riding the twisties. Rob & Mandy could not have done any more to make us feel welcome & comfortable. Incredibly hospitable. The evening dinner & breakfast was a feast. Would highly recommend. Heather, Wille & Clive – Moray Coast, Aberdeenshire Brilliant stay, sorry it’s only for 1 night. Rob & Mandy are excellent hosts and we received real home from home hospitality. The setting is calm & peaceful, just what’s needed after a day’s riding. Mandy is a superb cook – her duck confit rivals (if not exceeds !) any of the best French cuisine. Our room was perfect, clean & comfortable – best night’s sleep so far ! We will definitely recommend this place ! Haste ye back !! Martin & Sue – Didcot, Oxon A wonderful experience even though we only stayed 1 night. Rob & Mandy are perfect hosts and fine company. The facilities are A1 and the rooms very clean and comfortable AND THE PLUMBING IS GREAT !! Will definitely be back ! Ian, Ian, Steve & Steve – Essex Keith, Mark, Gary, John, Kevin, Sam, Vince & Andy – Southern England You are fabulous hosts, friendly people and stars in a wilderness of French peculiarity !! We’ve done a fair few trips as a group and we can genuinely say that your place, the riders rest, has been the most fun and a home from home. You can be sure that we’ll see you again and also that we’ll spread the word: you are on our map ! All the very best. Ian, Ian, Steve & Steve – Essex Independance Day !!! Fantastic stay & hospitality. Wished we could have stayed longer. Fab weather & fab company. Well needed cold beer on arrival followed by lovely meal and great company…….Great food – company – rooms. Excellent xxx…..Thank you Rob & Mandy for making us feel very welcome. Your hospitality has been fantastic. I highly recommend Mandy’s breakfast tomatoes ! Good luck with the business, I’m sure you will be a smash hit xx Tim &Sharon – Coulsdon, Surrey + Jan & Keith – Cippenham, Wiltshire What a lovely place here, we had wonderful weather and the volcanoes were an amazing ride. Shame we met the Gendarme on the way back and joined the magic 750 Euro fine club and unfortunately Tim lost his licence and home on the plane – watch out they hide in the bushes !! Mandy’s food is amazing and she is always smiling. Rob can’t thank you enough for your help in sorting all our problems. Would love to come back but can’t for 6 months. Good luck with the pool and the decking. Twiggy & Deb (Bev) – Barry, Wales Had a great two days in a beautiful location and great hosts. Got to meet other bikers and had a brilliant laugh. A nice bit of hospitality in the middle of France. Having had a good look around, RidersRest is a gem of a place and relaxing for us during our tour. Will miss our little chats and hope to return. L&R and all the best for the future. Stuart, Richard, Darell, Trev, Hastings & Tony – the Essex 6 A great thank you to Rob & Mandy for your hospitality + great food. Beautiful location and ideal stop off whilst riding through France or for a longer stay and explore the area. Andrew, Neil & Steve – Lancashire Myself, Andrew & Neil had a great stay at ‘RidersRest’. Fantastic to mix with other bikers. Rob & Mandy were excellent hosts & the food, beer & wine was really good. Good luck in your new venture guys 10/10 Mark – Adelaide, Australia Had a great stay, warm, great company, will come again. Good Day Sport Simon & Jane – Castleford, West Yorkshire Well..what can I say !! Awesome, wonderful, great, terrific, homely !!! Thank you, thank you Rob & Mandy for making our holiday so enjoyable. The accommodation is awesome, the food is wonderful, the roads are great, the two of you are terrific and you made our stay feel so homely. Our ride outs were so enjoyable on fantastic roads. Mandy, thank you for looking after us. Rob….Fray Bentos Rules mate !!! Jane & Neil – Mirfield, West Yorkshire Thank you for making our stay so memorable and being so accommodating to two such faddy eaters. The food has been great, the room comfortable and the ride outs excellent. Thank you for everything. Carl – Northumberland A wonderful establishment (good food…good company) set in great biking roads. Stan – Rochdale Had a great stay thanks ! Comfortable beds and rooms, excellent facilities, superb food and hosts. I could go on !! Really enjoyed everything. Wish you much future success. John – Pendeen, Cornwall Very comfortable. A very warm welcome. Unique experience. I will return and bring my wife, she will love it. Thank you Rob & Mandy. Neville – Durham Great company and food ! Super hosts. Thanks very much. Irene & Robbie – Londonderry Sad to be leaving this haven, a little heaven on earth. Wish we were staying longer but we will be back ! Jim & David – Leeds Jim…..Had a great time again, see you again in September. More good times. David…..Mandy and Rob are excellent hosts will definitely recommend to my biker friends. Leita & Tony – Wales Beautiful, quiet surroundings, excellent accommodation, just duck your head if you are in the attic room !! Rob & Mandy are lovely friendly hosts. We only stayed one night but hopefully we will get back again soon. Thank you for Tony’s birthday breakfast with candle and numbers !!! Geoff & Charlie – Oxfordshire What a great place to stay ! Great food and company, including a delicious birthday cake for Charlie’s 21st birthday. Only regret is not booking to stay longer. John, Sabrina, Axel, Jack & Chris – London We enjoyed our very brief visit. My second time here. Thank you for making us very welcome, food was great and great place all round. see you again soon. Jacqui & Paul – Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. Despite the cruddy weather, we had a ball – the back up vehicle was well used ! Great food Mandy & everything run with military precision, well done ! See you next year and we will pre-communicate so you can organise the weather. Diane & Roger – Kent Despite the soggy weather, we all had a ball !! Beautiful surroundings + great company. Thank you so much to Mandy & Rob -perfect hosts xx ‘ Kitchen’ Dave, ‘Monumental’ Dave & Steve – Gloucester Fantastic welcome, great food, lovely setting, we’ll definitely be back ! Watch out for those pesky rapports !! Graham – Lancashire Made very welcome. Good luck. Darrell – Oakham, Rutland Fantastic hosts – shame about the weather. I will be back with friends. Good luck with the venture ! Bernadette & Peter – Bath, Somerset Bernadette…..Just spent a week here, very warm welcome, great hospitality & superb food every day. Thanks Mandy & Rob for a lovely week. Peter…..Stonking good time ! Chris & Richard – Murcia, Spain Love the stay, good company and comforts. Brilliant music, beer and food, thanks. Gerrit & Marja – The Netherlands Don’t go to England to have a good English breakfast. Enjoy it here ! We had a good time. Graham & Lew – Hampshire Graham…..RR Mk2 ! Just as brilliant as ever ! Many thanks to Mandy & Rob for a great stay we’ll be back ! Lew……A great place to stay. Many thanks to Rob & Mandy Adam, Andy & Nick – Sussex Adam….An amazing second visit. This place is great. Can’t wait to come back. All the best. Andy….Another great stay. Thanks to Rob & Mandy. Nick….And we came back on Monday for another great stay. Many thanks Rob & Mandy – see you again soon. Jeremy, May, Ronnie, Joan, Nigel, Norman, Keith, David, Chris & Derek – Cookstown, Northern Ireland Dave…..Great spot, thanks. Jeremy….Brilliant, start to finish. Well worth a visit, thanks. May…enjoyed my stay thank you !! Nigel…Great welcome, facilities & grub – many thanks. Adam, Andy & Nick – Sussex Adam….What a terrific place to stay, a warm welcome, great company and awesome food. I will definitely be back. Andy….Fantastic stay, great food & hosts and a lovely place, looking forward to coming back Monday ! Nick….Fantastic hosts, lovely food and a wonderful place. Can’t wait to come back on Monday ! Josef & Dana – Bedford Absolutely fantastic time here. Rob & Mandy are very good hosts even if the conversation stretches into the late of the night. Comfortable stay and good food. I wish them the best of luck with the business. Mark & Sandy – Australia Wow what a great place. If you ever find yourself in central France in need of a biker friendly place to stay you have to come here. Our hosts Rob & Mandy lovely people and nothing is too much trouble. Dan, Andy & Jim – Lincoln/Derbyshire Fantastic hosts, excellent food and drink. Amazing roads and scenery, never done so many miles leant over. Martin Gaudion – Guernsey I’m first in ! Rob and Mandy are fantastic hosts ! I’ll be back with the posse !
– 2015 –
Clive James – Luton Enfield Thanks for making the stay a very enjoyable one. Alan Wilkinson – Enfield – London Thanks for your generous hospitality – Good luck for the future. Derek & Diane – Daivley, Shropshire Excellent hospitality and great food. Lynda & Brian – Wigan Lancs Great roads, great food, great people, good place for bikers B&B. Mark (Bungie) Williams – Southampton, Hants Really enjoyed my weekend away – great B&B, great roads, + a great laugh Thanks for your hospitality. Sonny Wilson – Southampton Hampshire I just wanted to say a personal thanks for everything that you both did for Myself and Mark over the last couple of days. From the minute we arrived until the minute we left, we felt right at home. Yourself, Wendy (and little Jorja too) were so welcoming and it really made my trip so much better, especially as I was very nervous because it was my first foreign trip on my own bike. The rooms were clean, the beds were really comfortable, the food was great and the surroundings were incredible – you can see why it is such a successful business, especially with roads like that surrounding the B&B! I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better first trip. Martin & Christine Bath – Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Great stay. Great roads. Great place. Steve Henderson – Abingdon If Carlsberg did Biker B&B… Tim Savage – Biggin Hill, Kent A great rest for a Biker, nice roads! Paul Phillimore – Belverdere, Kent Good stay good food good people. Paul Moorhead – Blackheath, LONDON Dead on!!! as we say in Northern Ireland Angus + Kim – Preston, Lancs Thanks for a lovely stay + nice food Sarah & Steve (SN) – Stevenage & Leigh-on-Sea Fantastic stay and hospitality. We will be back! Thank you so much for the lovely food and facilities. John & Jo – Sutton in Ashford Absolutely brilliant stay. Don’t go to Spain; we want to keep coming back! Danni & Yara – Forest of Dean Great beds! Fab food. Thank you both Mark & Jane – Forrest of Dean Hospitality top notch ! Marc & Gail (Aka Mike & Dale) Bexhill, East Sussex What a lovely stay, thank you we have felt completely at home + well looked after, Perfect… Will be back!!XX Richard & Carol – Bexhill, East Sussex Thanks Tony and Wendy lovely food & accommodation wonderful time will be back. Jarrod & Karen – West Sussex, England First visit won’t be our last, lovely people, accommodation, roads, area, (Everything). Thank you so much wendy and Tony for making us feel welcome. Jen & Dave- Ashford Kent Fantastic week away Home from Home (if not better) couldn’t of asked for a more friendly welcome and stay. Awesome food. Thanks Tony & Wendy you’re both amazing, great guy’s xxx Rob – Ashford Kent Great Week Great Rides Great Food Come back again. Fred – Ashford Kent Great weeks rides. Great, Wendy and Tony looked after us. Food was great, bike got fixed with the help of Tony. Mike Timmis – Ashford Kent Fantastic week, roads were awesome, scenery was gorgeous – Wendy and Tony looked after us really well, food was to die for and Tony was very knowledgeable regarding the local area – and helping fixing Fred’s cooling fan. Will certainly be coming back in the near future. Colin MacDonald – Glasgow Tony and Wendy were superb hosts making us all very welcome. The rideouts with Tony were exceptional on the best roads I’ve ever been on. Easily the best holiday ever. Hope to come back some day. Many many thanks!!!. Sharon & Mike – Edinburgh Many thanks to Wendy and Tony for their brilliant hospitality. Lovely weather, brilliant rides and looking to coming back Colin – Telford A big thank you to Wendy & Tony for being FAB hosts- could ot have been any better – Hope to be back next year. Highly recommend to everyone.. Geoff – Brentwood, Staffs Thank you for a great week. Excellent facilities and routes to ride on. Looked after 100%. Cheers. Geoff. Karen and Andy – Telford Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. Stunning rides and scenery. Amazing food – Thank you Wendy and thank you Tony for the brilliant tours. xx Chris & Caroline Smith – Edinburgh As ever we had a fantastic time. Weather ~ Unbelievable hot. Food # Fabulous as always. Hospitality ~ Second to none. Company ~ Well we brought them! Love you both ~ & Jorja!. Chris Kaye – Dorchester, Dorset, UK Lovely place + hosts many thanks for the welcome. Darren Wiltshire – Cheltenham Great time. Great place. Lorraine Marsden – Warrington, UK Excellent. Ken Anders – Warrington Lovely stay. Colin Opie – Torquay, Devon, UK Seriously good craic! Steve Millner – Hosham, Sussex Fantastic place, great time. J Elliott – Corsham Nicely looked after “Fat Belly”. J. Phelps – Baytree, Bath Excellent. Good to be back!! Rick Allen – UK Tyres flat on arrival, now nicely rounded! Great riding very helpfull.. Ian Kerry – UK Excellent Thanks Wendy & Tony. Heids & Phil Harvey – Cornwall Another great stay will b back, lovely food lovely place, u can totally chill out. Thanks guys! xx. Alex and Michele – Bournemouth First time visit. Fabulous setting, great hosts and good company. Would visit again and recommend. Thank you for the invaluable advice. Mick and Anne – Boston, Links Great company, food & roads – A really good warm welcome – Many thanks 😉 Jo, Mally, Steve & Paul – Merseyside 3rd time!! Always a warm welcome and FAB hosts. Si Parkin – Masham, N. Yorks First time here hopefully not my last. Perfect end to a long day, Thanks. Patrick Ripley – Ascot Berks Just Fabulous. Heids & Phil Harvey – Cornwall Great atmosphere, lots of great tips etc. Lovely food, lovely room, lovely area nice and quiet, defo come again, Hx. Colin Bates – Orkney Great Stay, unexpected meeting of an old oppo. Gordon Sears – Romford Essex Back after 4 Years. FAR TOO LONG. An excellent 4 days riding. Food and company can’t be beaten. Be back sooner next time. Mike & Hilary White – Sheffield, South Yorkshire Wonderful place to stay – excellent food, cmfy bed, good craic + superb riding. Love the area! Thanks Tony & Wendy. Gary & Wendy Coates – Widewar, Glocestershire This was my first go at organising a group trip and when researching I looked for somewhere that would be easy & look after us. Tony & Wendy did this superbly. Very friendly & homely, great food & company. Definitely recommended. Dale Curtis – Wooten-Under-Edge, Glos Amazing – great food, lovely rooms and local knowledge of the area beyond belief! Thoroughly enjoyable. Geoff Stewart – St Saviour, Jersey Wendy and Tony are the consummate hosts and Wendy provides excellent home cooking. The best! xx John & Tom Blanchfield – Hertfordshire Fantastic stay tanks Wendy & Tony. Mark Gibson – Market Weighton, York Once again – Great hospitality. Chris Malton – Scarborough Great stay, many thanks. Mick Hampshire (Triumph 800 XRx) – Barnsley 10/10 to Tony + Wendy great place. Chris (S1000RR) – Warrington Great place – will come back again. Martin (VFR) – Preston Great hospitality & ride out. Howie (1150 GS) – New Forrest Excellent!!! Tim Hull (FJR) – Iwade Kent, UK An excellent couple of days, wish I’d booked to stay longer. Spoilt by Tony and Wendy’s. Excellent food, brilliant roads and scenery, superb to have your own guide to lead you around some superb roads. Brilliant company. All the best for the future. Martin Harrison (GS1200) – UK First guest of the season, But I’ll be back.
– 2014 –
Greg, Karen, Nick, Paul, Natalie, & Nick – Cheltenham, Glos. Fantastic greeting on arrival with cold beer on hand. Great advice on routes south & lovely house in a relaxed & peaceful location… PERFECT! Thanks. Ed Hillier – Southampton As per my previous comment 2 years ago, I was back! As ever a great source of memories. May the road always be twisty and the sun on your faces. With thanks Ed. Mark & Luan – Ossett, West Yorkshire After a long trip here it didn’t dissapoint! the room, view & oh my gosh the food!! Eash day out was amaizing with tons to see & visit. Excellent roads in every direction. Wendy & Tony made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. Would we come back? Yes please! Üx. Linda + David – North Walsham, Norfolk Great food + company again – all the best for the future. Richard, Eric, Nick, Nick, John, Tom & Josh – Stroud, Gloucestershire 4 glorious days in the hands of Tony + Wendy, Fabulous roads + great company. Thank you . John & Jules – Telford Shropshire Thank you for a great stay, fantastic food as always. Hope to catch up with you again soon. All the very best. Mark & Rash – Congleton & East Grinstead Thank you both for another great stay. Lovely meals and such a beautiful place to stop in. See you again sometime!. Martyn & Alisa Abbott – Heckington, Lincolnshire Thank you both for another lovely stay. Great hospitality and some fantastic memories from all our visits, Bonne chance… Ailsa: My first experience of the ‘Riders Rest’ – What a fabulous time we had. Wendy you’re cooking is out of this world + Tony you should be the next BBC, weatherman. Thank you so much, A Bientôt j espère Alisa x Paul + Tanith Tansey – Poole Great time – thanks guys. Brian & Lynda – Wigan Been 4 times that says it all. Dani Williams – Forrest of Dean Top people, again! David and Michelle Vaughn – Bream Can’t fault it. Thanks. Andy Drummond (Geordie Broon MCC) -Newcastle Excellent! Better than expected. Will return. Ralph Perry – Blaydon on Tyne Superb all round – Thanks!! Tony Holland – Maldan Essex Smashing stay, food, rides. Thank U Wendy & Tony . Richard + Becca Over – Tiptree Essex Lovely stay, lovely roads + views, beautiful meals, thanks Wendy + Tony. Jim & Jayne Ryan – Walsall Fabulous stay. Room Lovely! Food was perfect, Bonus was making new friends!! Thanks xx. Marty Hanse – H/Wood, Co. Down N.I. Perfect hosts and location – Thanks. Paul Jennison (PJ) – Bristol NEVER CHANGES ALWAYS EXCELLENT. Davy F – Belfast N.I. Fantastic in every way 😉 Perl & Ivor – Greatstone, Kent Lovely food, great hospitality, comfy bed, w have really enjoyed our stay. Thanks! Steve – Plymouth Great location, hosts + facilities thanks. Oxo – Plymouth Excellent in every way. Top marks. Nick & Sally – Sale, Cheshire A great stay – Many thanks. Tim & Dawn – Peacehaven, Sussex We had a great time – Thanks. David Miley – Bournemouth, Dorset Hospitality was 1st class – Thanks! Ben & Zoe – Wakefield, Lovely place and people, great stay, thank you very much ;). Gary Kitching – Dartford Kent Great hospitality, great stay. Tony Palmer – Maidstone Kent GREAT!. Barry Purl – Blackheath London The Best Brian Whiting – Gasnewyss – Wales Great stay as usual. Anth – Frampton-on-Severn Great stay again, good luck in England. Ian – Slimbridge Great stay and hospitality. Mark – Westward Ho! Great hospitality, good food and rides. Pete – Bideford Wish I could have stayed longer! John – Appledore Fantastic roads, great people 😉 Tony – Bideford Great trip, food and roads.. John, John, Chris, Mark and Mike – North East, Lanc’s Another great stay – Thanks Richard and Robert Varely – Guernsey and Hitchin Excellent hospitality. Thanks to you both. Simon & Helen – Wessington, UK Lovely place and made very welcome. Great food and am sure we will stay again. Chris – Stoke-on-Trent Absolutely fantastic will definitely come back soon. Dave – Stourbridge Great welcome good food and beer. What more could you want?! Craig – Birmingham Best shower of the week and a cooked breakfast too! Caz – (Wiltshire Bikers) – Frome, Somerset Once in a lifetime exerience thank you Tony and Wendy Kev (Last Train) – (Wiltshire Bikers) Corsley FAB Thank you Rosie (Bonnilass) – (Wiltshire Bikers) Trowbridge Fantastic! Fabulous rides, good food, excellent host and hostess. Steve (SBQE2) – (Wiltshire Bikers) Bradford-on-Avon Had a good time, the rides were fantastic and the food was lovely. A very pleasant experience – Thank you Tim (Speedy) – (Wiltshire Bikers) Swindon Tony you’re a gentleman, Wendy wonderful food and would just like to say “Thank you” Tony Middleton – Sheffield Very glad I found this place, Tony & Wendy really helpful with routes etc, good nights stay and good food. Totally safe bike parking. Richard Mullineaux – London Great conversation, welcoming hosts + I would definitely return! David and Linda – Norfolk A great place for a break on the way home even if Jorja took a fancy to David’s socks – Thank you Lesley, Steve, Karen and Martin – Manchester Great stay lovely welcome & great food really chilled after a long ride. Thanks x Sam & Lorne – Brighton Lovely warm stay. Great food+ hosts! Love Jorja! Great! thank you very much xxx Richard Redgrave – Cambridge Wendy and Tony are the perfect hosts & made our stay very enjoyable. Definitely going to recommend Riders Rest to friends! Alex Redgrave – Bristol Fantastic hospitality, made us feel very welcome + at home. What an amazing place! would I return? YES!!! Phil Marsh (Boggy) – Portsmouth, England Great food, great accommodation, great company and comfortable. All you need after a day on the Bike!! Cheer! G Edwards – Staffordshire Great place, clean, quiet, great food secure parking, would return. Fantastic, Brill host & Hostess Chris & Heather Mee – Sheffield, South Yorkshire Thank you for the fantastic food, accommodation and company. Will be recommending you to everyone. Ben Rivers – Poole Dorset Thanks Tony & Wendy another great welcome and fantastic stay – hopefully for longer next time! Jason Oswald – Great Yeldham Essex What a great find!! Great welcome, friendly, fab breakfast. Richard Newton – Allington, Grantham Looked after very well & I hope I’ve got better riding skills now. Thank you Wendy + Tony. Trevor Loveridge – Wellingborough, Northants Once you have found something that works so well, that’s run by great people, you just know you will keep coming back!. Mark Cross – Hartford, Cambs Back again, why do the days go so fast. Hope to be back again soon Denis Smith – Grantham Lincolnshire The experience of coming here just gets better every time I come. Best food ever.. Dave “Dayglo” Prior Leicestershire Never done so many routes in my life great fun. Mo & Andy – Lincolnshire Loved every minute. Thought I could ride a bike until I came here. No better experience… EVER xxx. Gary Edwards – Hants Ditto all above possible comments – to get an A* make me a Horlicks for bedtime. Great place to stop over – No need to change anything. Terry News – Totton Hants Good food and hospitality. Ken Lane – Ringwood Hants Great place food and hospitality Thanks Tony & Wendy for everything… Stuart Coleman – Yately Hants All round Excellent company – food – lodgings etc, will come back. Leigh Gosling & Rob Waldron – Iver Heath, South Bucks – Republic of Liverpool After a hard ride from Millau , a roast beef dinner was waiting for us, what else can I say David & Helen Elliott – West Wales So pleased we could make it back to your lovely home. As always a great welcome, fab food & comfy bed. Thank you for all the years of hospitality XXX. Andy Hill & James Chandler – Ewhurst & Tonbridge UK. Great place, Great grub, awesome hospitality definitly coming back. Thank you. Keith Potter – Dover Kent Thank you both for being great hosts, and for helpful advice & tour. Martin (Spike) Harrison – Wherever the Garmin points Leaving home to go to the UK… Steve Bell – Peoples Republic of Yorkshire I like this place so much I think I’ll steal it (HHGG) Alan Phillips – Denmead Hants Thank you for looking after us so well I really enjoyed my stay here. Vic Coles – Waterlooville Great hosts, great food, great roads, what more could you ask for.. David Cobb – Denmead Hants Great food, great hosts, great roads, BLISS. Mike & Pam Connell Pleased to have been your first guests of 2014. Thanks to you both for your hospitality.
– 2013 –
Mark Harrison – UK Last guest of the season, “Turn out the Lights” But I’ll be back. Bob Brotzman – Suffolk UK Fantastic riding, Premier B&B, great dinners, you guys are da best!!. Simbo – UK Fantastic stay Great Food Great Company. Thank you. Matthew (BBM) Allen – UK Bliss as ever, only one thing missing, Tony Riding, I will miss you guys!. Emma Yates & Jane Parsons – Ashbourne Derbys Best nights sleep, best company, best food – magic – thank you so much Tony & wendy Mark Wyatt – London Wonderful hospitalityanother great stay, Thanks Tony and Wendy. Mike Flore – St Neots (PE19 1TQ) First time at Riders Rest, not sure how this could get any better Excellent food and company, brilliant accommodation!. Steve Evans – North Devon And yet another great long weekend spent with fantastic scores in every dept.. 😉 Andrew & Gareth – Swansea, South Wales Great food Great Hosts. Great Riding, Thank you! Lara & Scott – Burford Oxfordshire The most friendliest + entertaining B+B! Really enjoyed our two stops. Thank you for making us feel so welcome A Bientot! Annmarie & Dave Thornton – Backlersfield Wendy and Tony made us very welcome. Great food, great days out – Thank you. Andy Hall – Bristol Perfect biking stop, will be back again. Ali and Steve Henderson – Abingdon Oxfrdshire Brilliant stay! Thanks for all the lovely food. All the best. Craig Ward – Lincolnshire Great. will be back. Jim and Sandie Sherlock – Surry Thanks for all your help, much appreciated. Warm welcome good food. David Hooper, George Cherry, Mark Fox, David Canning – Northwich, Blandford, Cambridge, Burry St Edmunds Excellent – Again!. Andy – Hull Yorkshire Great stay friendly people. John – Hull One word “FANTASTiC”! Judith & Dave – Cumbria Wonderful stay, beautiful place. Great Company. Thank you Mick & Anne Boston, Lincolnshire Lovely people fantastic area for bikes, hope to return soon. Paul Brown – Golden Beach, Queensland, Australia – www.theridetoremember.com Very welcome slice of England in Beautiful mid France. Ben and Sally – Chelmsford, Essex Lovely people, amazing roads + views! we will return. Steve & Alex – Doncaster Great Roads, Great People, Great Food! Alex & Maria Thomas – Devizes, Wiltshire Fantastic place owned by lovely people. Jon Draper- Bramley, Hants Fantastic food and hospitality and welcome break with a touch of Blighty. Kevin Butler – Tipton See you again (Perfect) Lee Butler – Tipton Great place people, thank you for looking after us John Longmore – Ludlow Great people will return soon! Jamie + Jon Green – Thursford, Norfolk Lovely house, setting, + company, like old friends xx Gina & Andy – North Walsham, Norfolk Lovely time, good company, thanks for everything, hope to meet Tony next time. Marion & Del – Sutton Coldfield First time away, had great time, many thanks, will return just for the food alone. x Ron & Anthony – Leic & Lincs Fantastic Time Many Thanks for everything will be back. Paul and Jane Newman – Buckingham Fantastic! Thanks. Steve Wright – Congleton, Cheshire Superb location, superb roads and super hosts! Martin Harrison – Thornaby Teesside I’ll be back! Dave Shucksmith Wellenhall Great place, love the Club House, People and Food CYA again! Richard and Ian Smith – Wakefield Top people really looked after us, would def stay again Gregory Rich – Wickhamford, Evsham, Worc Top hosts, really genuine people and very welcoming. Excellent roads really interesting places, Rivals the Pyrenees. Paul & Sue – Telford, Shropshire Stay too short!! Enjoyed your planned routes – Scenery spectacular Really great thanks for your hospitality Tony Wendy & Jorja Brian & Lynda – Shevington, Wigan Three times in 3 years what more do you want? Fantastic! Fan & Steve – Guisborough Thanks for a very enjoyable stay. Wendy & Tony are perfect hosts. Amanda & Andy – Bookham, Surrey Lovely Setting Wonderful Food. Adam Millichap (BM) – Aldershot, England I don’t want to leave! Great welcome, amazing food, and unbelievable ride outs. Thank you both. Denis Skapars (BM) – Burscough, England I WANT TO LIVE HERE! Norman – Boroughbridge, N Yorks Brilliant time, brilliant food, brilliant roads, and best of all brilliant hosts. Pete & Margaret Beautiful country; great roads; fantastic food and best of all wonderful hosts. Sue & Martin – Barnsley, S. Yorks Tony & Wendy are wonderful & so is France! Rob Charman – Poole, Dorset A very friendly stop over and I’ll definitely be returning for a longer stop. Jem – Cambridge Utterly Superb!. Mark B. – Cambridge Twice as good as 2011 tour. There are now 2 beer fridges that never empty!! Gary Sargent – Plymouth, Devon Fantastic stay for the 6 of us. Quality and friendly. Food was great, thank Wendy. The routes were brilliant, top stay Tony. Thanks Gary. Ally & Colin – Brockhom Surrey We come back because we left a map behind, Tony owed us 5€, I misspelt Ducati… We also love it here. Great ride outs and great food. Nice to stay with friends. Many thanks for everything. Stuart & Anna Douthwaite – Carlton, Nottingham Friendly and attentive, thanks. Geoff Brown – Huntley, Gloucestershire. Excellent many thanks. Anth Stayte – Frampton-on-Severn Great time I’ll be back Paul & Corrine – Bedford Very warm welcome as always, Abba on the Jukebox. Glenn & Louise Sutcliffe – Lymington Great Stay – Lovely rides – Excellent food – made very welcome – Thanks from the oldies. Rob Morrison – South France Too much beer, wine and good food, I’ll be back. Thanks! Darren & Carol Howell – Romily, Stockport, Cheshire Well fed, well rested, well done! Ally & Colin Truran – Brockham, Surrey Yet again, thanks for the lovely hospitality. What a brilliant place. From the skinny guy and the Brazilian lady with the Ducatti. Lee + Sandra Williams – Cardiff, South Wales 2nd visit to this fantastic place, Fab welcome, look forward to coming back again !! Ashley & June Cooper – Aberdare, South Wales After a long hard ride we were greeted with a cold beer. FAB. Lovely stay, lovely company! Russ Mills – Macclesfield, Cheshire Thank you to you both once again, great food, great company, good laughs, fantastic ride out. Thanks Mike Whitworth – Handforth Cheshire Thank you Tony, Wendy + Jorja for another perfect stay. See you next year! Martin Haines – Cheltenham Glos Perfect in everyway! Many Thanks M. Richard Hunt – Glousestershire Great location, great company. All Great !! P.Rait Singh – Coventry Well done. Kevin Hodgson – Rugby, Warwickshire Excellent night superb hosts. Dave – Daventry Northants Great Night, Lovely People Simon & Sue – Cheshire England Great overnight stay. Made to feel really welcome by Wendy & Tony Would really recommend a stay. Many Thanks. David and Linda Baldwin – North Walsham, Norfolk. So glad we had your’ phone number on us when it rained! Another enjoyable + sociable stay! John Whybrow -Dartford Thank-you Tony & Wendy enjoyed staying again, Proper Tea and food and good company – Perfect Hosts – Love the Juke Box… Adrian Clarke, – Patching, Sussex Top hospitality and fantastic riding. Thanks Wendy & Tony Simon Weir – RiDE Another excellent stay @ Riders Rest. Everyone should come more than once. Ben Rivers – Poole, Dorset Cracking place, thank you for the wonderful hospitality and advice. look forward to staying on my next trip! Garry Benham – Whitstable Kent Fantastic hosts, great place very comfy could not wish for more. James harness – London UK Thanks for the great ride + food and drink. Nice accommodation and I hope for better weather next year. See you again soon. Shaun Cartwright – Kingston Surrey What a ride!! not one but all of them. Great location, digs + food. Thanks I will return. John Goldsbrough – Sheffield/Chichester On route stopover to Millau Bridge & onwards – Very wet! Great place to stay! Phil Bell – West Whittering Wendy and Tony brightened up a dull day. Paul Roberts Excellent food, rides and hosts Mal “Pachino” – ST Helens – Rugby’s Best Good Food, Good Digs, Excellent Hosts.. Joe (Flymo) Dutton – Liverpool england Had a great stay as usual and ex[ected. Great rides – great food. Always Recommended. Colin Judge – Liverpool UK Many thanks again. Never ending work by Wendy, good fun with Jorja, + Tony there too!! Only kidding. All the best, thanks again. Steve Lucas – Liverpool, UK Another great year…. hanks Tony & Wendy – Once again lovely food – comfortable stay – fantastic rides out. Also Thanks for your help for me to communicate home X. Ray Crook – Bristol, UK Another great stay, great rides, food, friends and laughs. No doubt I’ll be back again! Many Thanks Ray x Steve Mills – Bournemouth Spot on 1st of many Thanks Tim Cheetham – Ringwood Will be back 4 MORE! Mike Raymond – Bournemouth Great spot on – will also be back. Ian Ireland – Donegal, Ireland Ireland Top class very friendly will be back! Alan Cummayle – Donegal, Ireland Loved the “Home away from home” feel + fantastic roads.. Noel Davies – Summerhill, Mealth, Ireland Great service, great company, great tours,. Thanks again. John & Jon – Chilterns, England Thanks, could not have been better 110% Steve Somes – Cork Ireland Thanks for a lovely stay: I hope we meet again. Declan O’Dwyer – Cork Ireland Great Time as Always, see ya soon. Paddy, George, Michael – Northamptonshire Very welcoming and friendly, great food. We had a wonderful ride-out with Tony, great sights and some very useful advice. Look forward to our next visit. Ada & Garry – Shefield Lots of good advice from Tony. Touring to various places are spot on. After a long days riding Wendy’s always there (and Jorja too!) to greet and great brew, great food, great atmosphere. What more can you ask for? Fantastic hosts. Will try and come back on the way back (if we don’t get lost) Thanks for a good time Had a brilliant time will come back. Steve & Judith – Biggin Hill Very relaxing stay, fantastic food and lovely hosts. Thank you, I’m sure Steve will have more sun next month! John Hill & Kenny Anderson – Stirling, Scotland A great stay as part of our French tour, Will recommend to others in Scottish Motorcycle Club. Great home cooking, excellent hosts. Martin& Pauline Blourt – Burton-on-Sea, Hants Amazing hospitality & biking area. Peter Chayney and Mike Rawlins – Surrey FIRST CLASS couldn’t want anything else after a long ride. Al Charles – Edinburgh, Scotland Perfect, Thanks. Paul Harbron – Edinburgh, Scotland Superb hosts, great craick Peter Chayney and Mike Rawlins – Surrey Good, will be coming here on the way back
– 2012 –
Fred Wing – Westgate-on-Sea, Kent Shared a room with a Nutter – Great night, will come again – Thanks for advice! Paul Mackeyie – Taunton Lovely stay and much help – Thanks Roy & Nicky Clouter – Ipswich, Suffolk An excellent stay, comfortable accommodation, excellent food, entertaining company and some very useful advice. Hope to see you again. Clive Abbey (Clive Clintwood) – Honiton Thank you for a great welcome, and a very pleasant stay, with great company, if I come this way again I will certainly stay here if possible, and thank you for great English food – Thank You. Alan, Ozzie Mac & Bob – Staffordshire A great week, great food, great accommodation and great staff – Tony & wendy. Thank you. Chris “MadScots” Smith – Edinburgh, Scotland Worth every mile to get here, fantastic place to stay and great banter, see you next year. Martin Feledziak & Paul Bryen – Great Wyrely West Midlands This is our second visit – we liked it so much the first time we will have to come back again to learn to ride the “D16” properly, Excellent stay Thanks very much. Adan & Caroline Keane – Bangor Co.Down N. Ireland Excellent few days stay, hope to return some other time. Richard, Mat, Steve and the Guernsey Crowd – Guernsey Fantastic stay. Excellent hospitality many thanks from us all. We will be back next year. Steve & Julie Collison – Chedder, Somerset Had a great time, lovely warm welcome, great rides, fantastic food – Hope to return soon! Sean & Mandy – Newark Notts 5 star all the way Trevol Loveridge – W’bro Once again fantastic food, fantastic twisties, fantastic stay it never seems to be long enough, the week has just flown by again!! Alliston & Alison – Aylesbury Bucks Nice stay again, too short tho. Pauline & Geoff – Denbigh, N. Wales Thank you for a warm welcome good guidance, and understanding. A great stay hopefully to be repeated. Ian – York A warm welcome & a cold beer, perfect Cheers. John and Jules – Telford Thank you once again Tony + Wendy for another fantastic stay. A special thank you from John for the lovely apple pie + custard! See you next year xx Tim Parker – Dudley Warm, friendly, fantastic Ste Pye – Leeds Fantastic, great friendly atmosphere, very welcoming. Thank you Roger Tushingham – Patisley Bridge NICE! Olly Bassi – Edinburgh A shining light in the (near) darkness! Glad I found you, until next time! Julie & Simon – Oxford Best nights sleep we have had all trip.! David & Helen – Wales (http://www.helenelliott.net/) Back for the 6th year – just as good as ever – Thank you again, See you soon. Pete & Lynne – South Essex We’ve had a lovely 4 nights here, Tony & Wendy have been fantastic hosts. We hope to return to this fantastic region… Brilliant ! Gordon & Andy – Liverpool & Wales Brilliant Service agree with Martin Martin Harrison – Teesside Simply the BEST! Lee & Les – Shrewsbury Many thanks for the warm welcome & great hospitality even tho we turned up out of the blue! we will be back. Declan & Thoresa – Cork|Galway, Ireland What a beautiful place and Wendy and Tony are such wonderful hosts. Food was beautiful and felt so at home. We will definitely be back:-) Richard & Suzanne – Wickford, Southend-on-Sea, Essex We had a wonderful 4 days here. Wendy & Tony were great! Food was superb. Thanks for a great time. Ian & Jayne – Southend-on-Sea Fantastic hosts, thanks we have had a great stay here. We will be back hopefully for good! (FIVE STARS) Shaun & Pam Chivers – Bristol Fantastic time, wonderful cooking & great hosts, we will be back for more! David + Sam Backhouse – Toulouse, France Excellent stay Again wonderful hospitality + incredible roads. 3 days is too short! Better than the Pyrenees!!! John & Alison – Barnstaple, Devon As expected, a brilliant welcome and excellent hospitality Thanks a lot. Many & Geoff Ashby – Byfleet, Surry What a fantastic place, just what we needed after a long ride from the Med. Tired and hot. Wendy was a lovely host. First proper breakfast and real Tea! Thank you. Colin Travis – Cheltenham, Glos Fantastic place, great company and food – wonderful roads. Ian Travis – Great Eccleston, Lancs Wonderful time, great welcome excellent advice & brilliant roads! THANKS! Greg – Cheltenham (Triumph S3) Cheers really enjoyed the stay. Guy – Crawley, Sussex (R1) Thanks for a great stay. John Higens – Crawley Sussex (ZX10R) Great stay and fantastic roads Will Adams – Dorset Very nice stay, Wendy is a great cook. Jeff Shaw – Oldham Hospitality is second to none. wendy’s food is amaizing. Tony’s sense of hmour is wicked. Hope to be back soon. Thanks guys. Steve Pritchard – Stair, Ayrshire, Scotland Could not be better! Great people, great food and banter. Brill! (ps you can have your chair back now Tony) Mike Whitworth – Wilmslow, Cheshire Absolutely brilliant in every way. we will be back thank you so much! Lee Beddows (aka Beiber) – Warrington, Cheshire. Had a fantastic stay great food, rides + banter. See you next year hopefully Russell Mills – Macclesfield, Cheshire Had a nice time good company great food great accommodation – Thanks. Steve & Tracey Diement – Illogan, Cornwall More like friends than hosts, just fantastic rooms, food & soo helpful. Thanks. Ian Stapely & Caroline Maughan Yarm N. Yorks Great accommodation, great hosts, would love to come back Jools Cropper – Banbury Excellent food, accommodation and hosts, Thanks Birger & Lone Pedersen and Birger & Solveig Christiansen – Broby HCTour Club Denmark We had a nice time here, excellent food, nice bedrooms… Thank you! David Coles – Harrow Had a fab time Lovely John Page – London Best roads, lovely food, come again. Simon Finch – Kent Brilliant holiday – thank you Bob Brotzman – Welnetham Fab riding!!! Great food very excellent hosts. Les Motards du Yorkshire – Ian, Mark, Mark, James, Brian, Paul – Otley Yorks. Chilled out place good company great food great place, SORTED!! Right Do – Excellent food accom highly recommended. Good Time. Great Tome good hosts good food. Paradise Colin & Jane – Billericay, Essex Lovely room, great company, delicious food and Colin loved the fry up for breakfast, we hope to be back. Lynda & Brian – Wigan Good food, peaceful, great rides. Every body great. Graham King – Morecambe Food, digs, riding and company all excellent. Tony Banks – Morecambe Great time, great roads, great people. Stephan Greenwood – Sunny Morecambe Fantastic time thanks for everything. David Faichney – Lancaster Just as good as last time Great time. Garry Babb – Taunton Made to feel very welcome, Happy Days Max Knights – Norwich What can i say. Fantastic setting, Fantastic people, Tony & Wendy made me feel so welcome, I recommend to anyone, Thank you. Jordan 10 3/4’s – Norwich (Rode pillion n his Granddads’ BMW) Great stay enjoyed it a lot. How do you do that Magic? Garry Angell – 86160 Vienne, France Brilliant stay Thanks. Tony recovered me off the A20 (Puncture) and took me to the tyre depot to get sorted, Ace Guy. Paul & Mark Bathurst – Yorks & Derby Great, good roads, great food, great location, good people, Thanks. Ian & Denise Inglis – Derby A brilliant base for touring this beautiful, traffic free area. Great weather all week and plenty to see. Thanks to Tony and Wendy for making us feel at home (and the home cooking Wendy) !. Suzy & Ian – Somerset Excellent location + very welcoming. Thank you Wendy + Tony X. Mark Harbord + 8 Mates! – The Midlands Outstanding biking area + hospitalityat Riders Rest: Minehosts Tony + Wendy are excellent in every way – and Tony’s Ride Out was a fantastic experience. We will defo return!! Mike Faiers, John Reader + Mark Shuttleworth – Fleetwood Lancs Top Place! Top People! Bob on!! Alex Kay – Newbury, Berkshire What a welcome break from a tent! Thanks for squeezing me in at short notice. Lovely to see you both! Penny + David – Denholme W. Yorks Lovely Stay beautiful place great accommodation gorgeous food. 5 Star!! Sue & Martin – Barnsley, S. Yorks Really relaxing stay. Home from Home! Fantastic !! Lee & Sandra Williams – Cardiff Brilliant and very welcoming Diolch yn fawr! Jessica + Mark – Sydney + London Fantastic stay! Thank you so much! Great food (my favourite) and thanks for the help with directions. Brian Whiting – Newport, S. Wales Another delightful stay. Dave Banks, Mike Benstead, Ian Cain, Dave Custin, Soji Ojelade, Adam Turner, and Bob Barrett – Kings Lynn Brilliant 2 days of pure motorbiking and hospitality, all 7 blokes enjoyed every minute of the day ride lead by Tony. Thanks for Wendy’s cooking and hospitality. Ray Douglas – London Great stay, brilliant hosts beautiful area, fantastic rides, Tony & Wendy thank you very much! Sarah & Bryan – Hampshire A really lovely stay – Thanks Colin Bale, Bob Oldfield, Pat Oldfield, Ian Buckingham – Wimborne, Ringwood, Perth Oz… Merci Beucoup! Thanks ;). Black Windows on Tour 2012. Good laugh mush! Always feels like we are coming to our French home. Wonderful. Kevin Shaw & Kevin Harland – Whitby, N. Yorkshire If we had known it was this good we’d have stopped longer. Cheers Tony + Wendy! Richard Hutchins – Beckenham, Kent Great roads even better food! Michael Fish – Essex My first time here, I found Tony & Wendy our hosts most welcoming, friendly and engaging. The best B+B ever!! will recommend it to others. Thank you !! Bryan & Elizabeth Willoughby – Essex 3rd time here. will be back again, Need I say more. Thanks once again. Dale Griffin + Andy Spencer – Auckley & Finningley, South Yorkshire (Doncaster) 1st biking holiday, 1st time at the “RIDERS REST”, will certainly be coming again. Thank you very much, great hospitality, company & facilities James Gurney, Jeremy Dean, Wonderful time great hosts, good food + beer too thx v much! Marty Abbot – Sleaford, Lincolnshire Truly great hospitality, food, roads and value for money. Thanks both, hope to see you again soon. Shane Williams – Lincoln Great to see you both again, Thanks for a super stay and outstanding food!! Rod Jackson \ Lee Davies Fantastic place & great people. in the words of Arnie “I’ll be back” Pete & Elaine Juzi – London Thanks a very relaxing stay, + great roads, weather + food, Thanks Ray Crook – Bristol Yet another great stay, superb ride-outs, food, accommodation and company. As usual I don’t want to leave but no doubt I’ll return! Cheers Ray. Paul Green – Sunderland Wonderful place run by two wonderful people. Will be back, Thank you, Paul. M Butterworth & Mandy Beglis – Worcester, Birmingham As good as everyone says, food, company, hosts, thank you. S Brookfield – Blackrod, Bolton Superb Place Patrick + Eileen Bullimore – London Great b&b lovely food, comfy bed + great hosts Tks Richard Jones – Wokingham UK Fantastic time + great hosts. I’ll be back. (Diolch yn fawr iawan) Dave + Michelle Marsden – www.z-power.co.uk Excellent very well done!! Carl Holdsworth – Leeds Great Accom, Great Food. Great welcome Thank you David & Linda Baldwin – North Walsham, Norfolk Learnt so much and enjoyed it so much – Will be back! Thank you! Tim Price – N Wales Very warm & appreciated welcome late at night. Des Kane & Tom Tierney – Dublin Friendly Homley + great food. Will be back when it Shines. Christophe, Roland, Eric, Michel, Nomo – Toulouse, France Very nice place with friendly people… Bad weather but warm welcome!! Will be back for sure! Ils putain que s’etait bon!! London Ambulance M/C Response Unit – LONDON Fantastic climax to a tour of France, excellent accommodation. Beautiful freshly home cooked food. Nothing was too much trouble to help out with routes and information. Run by a very friendly couple. Many thanks for a wonderful stay. We’ll be back… Geoff Bullis – North Rawlings Third time to Riders Rest, ride outs and welcome is great and will be back again. Lee Westgate – South-End-on-Sea, Essex This is the fourth trip to Riders Rest and each time it just gets better! Wendy is amazing and tony is a top tour guide – Be back next year! John Rawlings – Wickford, Essex Fourth time round and would love to say the best ride out yet. Would also like to thank Wendy for the lovely food and big welcome on arrival xx John Henderson – Leigh Kent If you have read reports of this place – they do not do it justice!. I travel extensively on a bike throughout Europe this place is amongst the very best. Top hosts – Top accommodation – Top area. Come & see you will not be disappointed. Kevin & Lyn – www.thewellers.net As usual, brilliant! see you next time. Scrumpy, JK, Steve, Jeff, Dave, Martin – Kent, London, UK Loved it. Excellent hosts and lovely clean facilities. Extra mushrooms on request, & pleanty of beer. Thank you for a great couple of days. Tim & Nici – Rugby, UK Excellent B&B The best yet!, best sleep, best food, best hosts!! Stuart Ward – Marlborough, UK Great Set up! Good food, good company! Jane & Martin Smith – Oxford, UK Lovely food, great company. We will spread the word! Doug & Siobhάn Lovell – Jersey ; www.kesdouglas.com Thanks for great stay. perfect base for great bikers times will be back! Moira + Mike Speechley – Rawtenstall, Lancs Thank you for a wonderful stay – you were very welcoming & it was a relaxed evening Thanks.
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Declan O’Dwyer – Ballygarvan, Co Cork, Ireland Thanks again for everything, just what the doctor ordered after Morocco. See you again soon. Julie + Tony Vickress – Hawkwell, Essex Thanks for a lovely short stay, meal was lovely even though we were late. Tony will be back, thanks. Tim & Lek, Nick & Saa, Jerry – East Yorks Wish we had more time, will be back for sure! Chris Hood – Cottingham All the reports I read about this place + Tony and Wendy were spot on. Cracking place, excellent company, great food…. and did I mention great company!! Thanks I will see you again in the not too distant! Hoody Richard & Michelle Busby – Lincoln It’s a pleasure to meet such genuinely nice people, Tony & Wendy are fab the food is amaizing, fantastic scenery, great place to stay will definately come again. Thank you so much! xx. Glen & Lucy Mures Stowmarket Where to start – well – with the amazing puddings of course! The food was wonderful, our the room beautiful, the scenery amazing Tony and Wendy were wonderful hosts – Tony even took me out for the day on the Yellow Rocket – how many hosts would do that? Wendy gave me chocolate – I Think it is possible I have died and gone to heaven. Thank you very much – Lovely! Mark “Weeble” Manning – Kettering (www.markmanningphotograaphy.co.uk ) Great place, great people, great roads, great scenery, but most of all, great hospitality. Thanks!!! Peter Marshall – Bromley Booked 3 days, stayed 6. Already planning next year. What more can I say. Excellent. Brian – Brentwood “Brilliant” Back next year John & Judy – France Great place to stay excellent food and advice for routes – will definately come again.. Kevan Gibbings + Stuart, Martin, Dave & Del – Coventry Fantastic stay great food friendly atmosphere, wish we were staying longer see you again.. Barbara & Michael Wicking – eastbourne Everything A1. Food ! Hospitality – help – advice- food!! – friendship – Lots of love to you both see you soon, hopefully. Denis Smith – Grantham Lincs Second visit to Ridersrest riding my bike home this time, great hosts, ewill be back, Thanks. Neil Pate – Surry Fantastique! superb all round thanks Wendy & Tony. Will definately be back. David Hooper – Northwhich Fantastic!! great spot great hosts, great grub “I’ll be back”. Kieran Bell – Essex The end of a second visit. amaizing place with great hosts! I’ll be back. Lee Westgate – Essex This is my third visit to Ridersrest. And yet again Wendy n Tony have excelled! the whole experience is amaizing will be back next year! John Rawlings – Essex As always have been made very welcome and great food by Wendy, see you guys in May xx Jan – Caerphilly Made welcome from the start, very clean & comfortable, many thanks. Andy & Kelly – Hastings Turned up unannounced, made most welcome! Thanks – next time we’ll book!! (Honest). Gurrik Singh-Thomas – Torquay Devon Same as what Amrik said but in addition. This whole trip has definatly made me a better rider. Many thanks Tony and Wendy. We will be back again… Amrik Singh-Thomas – Torquay Devon A huge thank you for the delicious meals and such fun rides-outs. I want to come again but with a more comfortable seat next time!, Merci beaucoup.!’. Simon Partridge – Northampton Excellent in all ways, Thanks Phil and Christine Hornby – Lancashire Everything here is brilliant. A great place to stay. Thanks to Wendy and Tony x Colin & Fiona – France and Scotland Brilliant hosts, counldn’t have asked for more!. Helen & David Elliott Back again for the 4th year and it just gets better! – Thank you x. WAF – Holten , NL Goed gedronken en geslapen + ont byt Mark – Redditch PERFECT – Thanks for taking me at short notice! CU again. Steve – Kent UK Excellent 2nd visit all thanks to Tony + Wendy we’ll be back!! Cheers Romain et Alexis – Dunkerque et montangis Merci pour votre acceuil, mon avons un super moment and a very good English breakfast. Erik – Montreuil s/mer (62) France Un grand merci pour votre acceuil votre sympathic, votre lieu est magique, la vue est splendide. Dommage que la picine est trop froide un reviendra profiter du bar. Un gros bisous. Florence – France (Dunkerque) Nous avons passe un tres bon moment chez vous- Merci pour votre sourire. Barclona Pat – Wales & Cafalonica Spain Great place, great people, grateful Tony & Janet – Milton Keynes. Our first EU trip on the bike and what a way to start.Tony & Wendy are truly friendly folk and RidersRest a great place to stay for the 7 nights we had there. Tony`s rides are awesome and tailored to your individual requirements, such a smooth rider. Wendy’s food, as everyone says, is lovely with beer and wine flowing nicely, and the accommodation is really nice. Great rides, great company , great cheese what more could you want. Cheers Guys we will visit again. Lyndon & Andy – Somerset Thank you Tony and Wendy for looking after us so well, perfect experience and so accommodating – a real chance to relax. Steve & Cheryl – Derbyshire Fabulous, fantastic bt we knew it would be. Thank you both for the fantastic food and the wonderful rides, and a special thank you from Steve, you know what for! Take care til we see you again. A bientot x John & Jules – Telford thank you once again for a fantastic stay. Wonderful food and great rideout again thank you both. John just wants to say “Un Cuiller!!!” one more time. We hope you will be at home to receive the Special Delivery from your local Supermarket – Kippers marinated in goats cheese!!!! – Tony’s favourite we believe. xx PeeJay (Paul Jennison) – Bristol Once again superb!! Thanks for making us so welcome, Wendy thanks for the fabulous desserts!! Tim “Forrest” Davis – Gloucester Couldn’t have asked for better. Fantastic time. Thank you and see you again Rob Sturge 2nd visit as a solo rider made to feel welcome from the minute I arrived. Food + Accommodation up to the usual HIGH standard. Cheers Alex Hamilton – Somerset My first tour, amaizing apart from the Gloucester contingent – Can’t wait to come back. Jerry Fowler – Gloucester Beyond all expectations thanks for making us so welcome. Cheers. Rob MacLean – Gloucester Superb place, superb food – I’ll be coming back, just with better mates! David Hall – Gloucester Wonderful atmosphere and good food, loved it! Donna & Paul Sharpe – Rye E.Sussex Fab food wonderful cook we will be back for this! – Any problems with your Garmin see Tony!! Wonderful rides. Howard Copsey – Horsham W.Sussex Must be good, back again after 2 years, didn’t get a free T-Shirt though. Wendys food is Brill. Fi Nolan – Horsham, W.Sussex Lovely stay great food+ company. Lez Gardiner – Portsmouth Next time more roads less hospital visits, Ta for looking after me!! Terry Irvine – Ballyclare Co Antrim, N’Ireland food excellent, Cheers Oli Lovless – Norwich, East Anglia great location, great food and amaizing views that will be hard to find elsewhere! Graham Belsey – Kessingland, East Anglia I Enjoyed all of the rides Neil Selby – Wimborne, Dorset Great stay (buy Wendy some flowers sometime) Tony Busby – Newport S/Wales I LOVE THIS PLACE. Doug Kirby & Janet Morris – Chelmsford, Essex Fantastic stay great hospitality and fantastic food, you are a wonderful cook Wendy. Thanks Tony for the fantastic routes and incrediable wealth of knowledge of the incrediable region. Thank you both. Nigel Berriman – Long Buckby, Northants Great trip, food and accommodation + banter with Tony Shion Sludamore – Anglesey Wales Great spot, good food and no rain for a change. Peri & David Gillespie – Carrick, Fergus, N’Ireland Excellent food and company Jackie & Colin Mooney – Saintfield, N’Ireland Graet, location, food + Craic!! Gordon Sears – Romford, Essex More good riding. Wendy’s food was fantastic as usual. Tony’s recovery service the best! Clive Austin – Blackmore, Essex Wonderfull again!! Mr Baldry – Cambridge Thanks for looking after us and the never empty fridge. Cheers. Stuart Austin – Danbury Essex Another great stay – Thank you!! John Woods – Chelmsford, Essex A great few days. Fabulous food, very comfortable stay, Oh and Tony’s not a bad rider either? JW John Sparks – Harold Wood, UK Many thanks for a lovely stay, most enjoyable. Good rideouts good food good hosts, Thanks very much John. Ray Crook – Bristol Many thanks for another great stay. Thoroughly enjoyed it and as before I don’t want to leave! Au- revoir (until the next time) Best wishes, Ray. Hogs (Wales) Cwnbran Very enjoyable stay. Thank you!! Den Buller – Bournemouth Thanks to both Tony and Wendy, had a fantastic week. Made to feel at home. Patrick Oldfield – Perth West Austrailia Worth the journey Thanks 4 a great time. Martin Wood – Ringwood Thanks for having us. Great week. Ian Buckingham – Blandford St Mary, Dorset As always another great, well run holiday – many thanks Tony & wendy, great hosts. Bob ” Back door Bob” Oldfield – Ringwood Hants The Black Widows Motorcycle Club had a TOP week, great rides, great spot, great food, great hospitality. Madam Fifis worth a visit! Colin Bale, Neil Wass, Paul Stickley – Ringwood (The Black Widows) Mercy Beucoup :’) Best 50th I’ve ever had. Thanks for a perfect week, everything made very easy and accommodation spotless. Would definately come again. The hardest I have ever worked my Stepthrough C50 :’/ . Jamie Boumphrey – Ringwood Survived the onslaught of tarmac, assisted by good company, food & accommodation. Hope to get back again and continue the banter. Susan Wright – Kendal We had a lovely stay and great fun with everyone. The food, wine beer and accommodation were all excellent – Thank you. Peter Dillon – Darlington Everything Brill! Thanks for everything. Allan, Mike & Dave Wright – Kendal Had a fantastic time Tony took us out on rides every day, great fun, and good company. Wendy cooked the best meals and is a lovely lady. * 5 star. David & Ruth Wilbraham – Witney Oxon Excellent find, superb hospitality. Thank you. Winlow Pegswood Murpedth Lovely place will be back. Ron Brown – Ashington Rojales Super stay will be back. Chris Rochester, Ste Smith, Andy Maden, Dal Deakin, Scott Deakin, Tim Poskitt, Lee Carlin, Jay Fairhall, Shaun Boys, Paul Greenwood – BurnleysWildHogs, All from the Burnley Padiham area. Top stay, top hosts, highly reccomended we will be back. Andy & Caroline – Trowbridge Wiltshire Perfect place for “food” accommodation, company, help, advice and especially riding. Thank you both very much . Suki Chandler – Richmond Surry A great holiday in a fabulous location. Laurie Prowest – Baisingstoke, Hants Great location, Wendy’s a star – Fantastic roads. Dave Thompson – Flaunden, Hearts A vry good biking holiday. Great food and friendly welcome, Roads to die for + fantastic scenery. Paul Shoebridge – Aylesbury Berks Excellent accommodation. Great food, Fantastic roads, Very enjoyable. Thank you. M Daran – Dorset Many Thanks – Great Place. Gary Bell – Taunton Somerset Great GREAT!!. David Faichney – Lancaster Came for 3 days, GREAT. Peter Dillon – Darlington Everything Brill! Thanks for everything. Dave Hollins – Ampthill, Beds Excellent – Everything. Thanks. Paul Ruden – Bracknell, Berks Just dodding brilliant!! Everything… and I mean everything was spot on food was top notch – Thanks Wendy. Rides were fantastic, Thanks Tony. Syd Dore – Nazeing, essex. (www.knightstemplarmtc.org) It’s all been said!!! and it is absoloutely correct, fabulous rides, top class food, great hospitality, and Wendy and Tony are the ultimate hosts – Thank you, Thank you, Thank you – we will see you again for some more smiley riding………. Maurice Ayling – Seaton Devon. Absolutely fabulouse week. The best fun you can have with your clothes on! Many thanks Wendy + Tony. Keith Yallop – Wokingham, Berks Excellent food, thank you Wendy. And thank you Tony for some great rides. Look forward to coming again. Marty Curren – Hartlepool, Durham. Ce est fantastic, superb week, local knowledge of roads is worth millions.. John Lloyd – Essex Good Food Good Drills. Not bad for a “Bootie” and his Missus! Mick Hansford – Rochester, Kent Fantastic week – great rides, great food, great hospitality, Thanks. Mike Franklin – Hatfield, Herts Had great holiday – Fantastic ride outs lead by Tony. Fabulous food by Wendy. Weather good as well! Many Thanks. Craig McQueen – Munster, Germany Great food, great rides, thank you for all your help Martin Feledziak – Walsall West Midlands Very good set up – Tony knows what he is on about. Wendy is a top class “Master Chef” would recommend to anyone who likes bikes and biking roads – Fantastic – Well done ***** (Five Stars) Peter Osborn – Wolverhampton W Mids Could not have been better. Every bikers dream holiday thanks to you both. Paul Bryan – Rugeley, Staffs Great food. Fantastic hospitality thanks Wendy (Tony also helped) Mike Feledziak – Eccleshall, Stafford Fantastic!! Excellent!! Tony+Wendy – First class hoasts, first class accommodation – Food – Fantastic!!! Dan, Alan, Paul, Steve, Mike – West Mids, UK First class food, booze, and company. Thanks wendy & Tony. Richard & Vicki – Colchester Wendy & Tony thanks for a great few days. The food, could not have asked for more, the ride outs were excellent. Matt Gibbs – Bristol 4,000 miles and this really was the highlight. Best food, hospitality & rides around. Thanks for helping bring a great end to my big adventure. Already recommending you to friends. Hope to see you again sometime soon. Charlie Nelson – Bracknell RidersRest Simply the Best! Colin Judge – Liverpool Cjeers for all your helpgetting me back on the road, and moral support/micky taking. “The Raspberry Ripple” Al Castle – Jersey I had a beer in my hand before I could park the bike. Great, will be back! Gary Treacher – Maidenhead Tony – Wendy – Thank you. Another brilliant stay! Joe Dutton, Paul Roberts, Mark Roberts, Colin Judge, Steve Ballans, Steve Lucas – North West Ambulance Service – St Helens, Mersyside Hospitality was exceptional. Tony’s knowledge brilliant, Wendy’s cooking was superb. We weill be BacK!!! Al Castle – Jersey I had a beer in my hand before I could park the bike. Great, will be back! Matt Mc Sevney – Jersey Fantastic hospitality. Can’t recommend enough. Will definately return!! Shane Williams – Lincoln Great stay! Thanks for the hospitality. Martyn Abbott, Tony Paxton – Heckington & Grimbsby Lincs Lovely place, lovely people, lovely food, lovely hospitality, Did I say “LOVELY” ? Steve Collis, Chris Taylor – Guernsey C.I A fantastic 2 nights stay with excelent weather & great roads, food was brilliant, hosts fantastic! Thank you Very Much! Jean & Bruce Porter – St Helens, England – http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/porter/ A great place to stay on any trip through France. Our 2nd visit here – just as good this time. Thanks. Guy, Jules, Mike, Martyn – London, Wallingford, Somerset, Wales An excellent place to stay. Great food. Amaizing roadsand superb advice. Thank you! Rob & Pam Day – Rattlesdew, Suffolk Great roads, great comfortable stay and above all great hosts. Many thanks. Geoff Bullis – Essex I would like to thank Tony & Wendy for the great week the rideouts were truly fantastic and the food was home cooking at its best, the easy going and friendly welcome makes it feel like home from home, Thanks again. Mark Longhorn – Braintree, Essex 1st time here loved it roads brill. Wendy kind, caring, thoughtfull, brilliant cook. Tony sarcastic, doesn’t stop bloody talking (Top bloke) enjoyed it so much, Thank you, see you again.. Lee Westgate – Southend-on-Sea 2nd trip to “Ridersrest” and it just gets better and better – Wendy is a superb cook and host – Tony is just Tony (Although his riding skills are much more impressive than his humour) I will return in September!!! John Rawlings – Wickford, Essex Back again this time for a week brilliant weather and trip, and want to thank Tony and Wendy for everything they have done. Back again in Sept! Thanks Guys. Mr & Mrs Chick – Ipswich www.rblr.co.uk A Great place to stay. Good base, great roads to be ridden in every direction. Wendy is a great cook and hostess pity about Tony though!!! (Just joking. He’s a great bloke for an ex Marine. Andy – Halifax Lovely place & people. Would recommend to mates (if I had any). Looking forward to Rocamadour and then on to Andorra. Paul – Ned – Brian – Doncaster – Nottingham – Barnsley Loved the stay, great hospitality and informative trip out, look forward to another visit. Nigel Parry – South Wales A welcome sight after a long ride, great food, lots of help and good company. See you next time! Andrew Rees – Tynewdd, S Wales Got here eventually, thanks for the fantastic dinner. Thanks for everything especially considering our late arrival. The route up to Oradour sur glane was great we enjoyed it very much. Will pass your details to anyone wishing to stay in your area. Good to meet you both, sure we’ll be back.
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Les & Kim Rowland – Britany France www.brittanybikersbreaks.com Finally we’ve made it down to meet you. Absolutely brilliant, thanks a million xx Denis Smith – Grantham Lincs Great hospitality, just had to come back again for th one more night (Just to fetch my bike) Will be back again. Thanks for everything. Wil Bowes – Bristol Great roads and great food and the perfect location to relax after a days riding! Hope to come back soon. Chris Lambert – Bristol The first time abroad on the bike was full of twisty fun roads, great food and company. Thanks for the hospitality. Helen & Steve Hunt – Poole Dorset Superb food, superb company, – definately a home from home. Tons and tons of thanks for making our short stay so brilliant! Anne & Geoff Toscano – South Shields, Newcastle 3 yrs on (Anne) from last visit – what a lot of work has been done. Welcome as wormas the 1st time with a good cup of tea! Very good visit & we will be back. Rich, Lee, Keith – Eastleigh, Hants. A new venue! Gap is so last year!! Great food, great company and the roads were alright! Accommodated us on a day to day basis without a problem. Lee loved the gravillions! Keith enjoyed practicing his French. Rich enjoyed watching Tony detaching himself from his bike and Lee smoking his rear tyre. Warning* we will be back in force. Oh yeah!! Quality!!! Gary & Doris Linstead- Glasgow, Scotland Wonderful stop – what a pleasure to arrive & know “Bike” hospitality – sooperb Mike Hilton – Aberistwyth UK Best place I have stayed for a long time. Will be back to ride the roads and enjoy the company. Les & Lynne – Ipswich, UK Wendy runs the place like clock work. Very homely, spotless, attention to detail, excellent food, faultless and good company to boot! Dave & Bridget Lacey – Charlotte, NC, USA Wonderful time. Great hosts, hope to visit again. Paul James Joy – Wirral, Merseyside Just fantastic. will be back soon, fab food and a fantastic time… Darren & Tony – S Wales Good food good company enjoyed our stay. Ian – (As Below) Merseyside Shakey start but hopefully made it all up :- take back every word Tony – Gladly – Loved the stay – Wendy cooks like me Ma! x. Keef – Black Widows – Wherever I lay my hat Fabulous food (Wendy) Wind up merchant (Tony) Brilliant stay. xx. Tom – Black Widows – Wallasey Merseyside I have had a fantastic time, hope to return again. Team Duvet – Wakey Superb, Kitch. Fantastic place, food excellent. Mac – Bournemouth Fantastic! Don’t want to go home. Thank you so much. Little & Large Tony bullied us for 3 days but Wendy was a diamond, location, food & hospitality fantastic. Only joking Tony 😉 . Mark Waterford – Worthing Great food and location really friendly hosts. Made a potential disaster into an enjoyable experience. BF Cornwall Chapter – Redruth Cornwall Great food, good company and we slept like logs. Thanks to you both. Dave Bunny – Quorn Leicestershire Great overnight stop good food and company V. Mick Barham – Quorn Leicestershire Should have arrived earlier & enjoyed the place. Excellent location. Rob Sturge – Milton Keynes First visit. won’t be my last, great place to stay, couldn’t be better Graham Snowdon – Halifax, W Yorks Excellent value, V tasty food, great local knowledge, will be making this a regular stop on the way to Spain. Sandra Buttery & Alan Carter – Exeter Devon Fantastic hospitality, great food, amaizing comfy bed! ( Alan ” I told them it would Rain!” ) Rob Kingston – Thatcham, Berks Great to see Tony and Wendy again, Fantastic place, Great Accommodation, fantastic value, cannot wait to yet another trip BOOKED!! Steve & Tes – Devon Another great time, can’t wait for our next return, with love x Leigh Gardner – South Yorkshire Had a great time. Lovely food and superb accommodation, will return. Tom Rainsbury – Canterbury Yet another great stay – Thanks again. Linda & Neil Fae – Fife Scotland Braw! Braw! BRAW! Paul Davies – Birkenhead UK By far and easily the best rest this rider has had. Run by some of the nicest people one could wish to meet and facilities second to none. Denis Smith (Shoulder) – Grantham UK Excellent hosts & time spent here, food brilliant, Appreciated everything, will be back again. Trevor Leveridge (Pioneer) – Northamptonshire England Excellent hosts excellent food great rides out, great place to stop in a beautiful area, will be back again! PeeJay (Paul) – Bristol UK Excellent time and place. Great hosts Tony & Wendy (Top food Wendy!!) fabulous rides in some of the most beautiful scenery will be back!! Chris Duke – W Yorks Had a fantastic time, great rides with Tony and even better food from Wendy. Hope to come back soon. All the best!! Steve Bailey – Lancs Had a great time thanks for looking after us. Fantastic food, good break. Adrian Duke – West Yorks Had a great time! Good rides with Tony and fantastic food by Wendy; with good hospitality – Perfick! Mat Hopasz – Silsden, West Yorks Had a great week thanks. 2 very good rideouts with the old man, and Wendys foo was amaizing. Hope to come again. Thanks Ray Crook – Bristol (UK) Another good week has come to an end and I have to go home Thoroughly enjoyed the rideouts taking in more of the regions spectacular scenery. Excellent routes and roads made the riding fun and as easy or as challenging as you want. Thanks again for the excellent food and hospitality. Best regards Ray (Triumph Speed Four) P.S. Hope to see you again for the 3rd visit in the not too distant future. John Schofield – Harrogate Yorkshire Thanks V much, love the place & love the area. Wendy you are a “Star” Graham Walsh – West Wales Great to stay where the people know what a bike rider needs – would recommend to anyone. Thanks Tony & Wendy! Chris John – West Wales Very good food – very good hospitality – very helpfull. Deborah Lake & Neil Flint – Gunsham, Oxon Well we came for 4 nights and stayed for 10, but no surprise here… Bliss as always! Thank you both for a great stay. We’ll be back, but next time I’ll have a new name! xx Paul & Caz – Milton Keynes “Fantastic food” lovely hospitality, Great ride outs!! Wendy you’re a little gem can’t wait to see your new bike next year! As for moany Tony, take with a pinch of salt, he is putty really!! Edgar Baines – Cumbria Great break on way south – comfortable, easy and welcoming. Jim Kelsey – Cork Very welcoming P.K. – Milton Keynes Fantastic week of hol. Best rides I have had. Food superb, very friendly place. Love to do it again. See you next year!! Gray – Bedfordshire, UK Superb hosts, great breakfast, very pleasant evening. Thanks a lot. Balders – Hinkley UK Excellent hosts, great nights sleep! Cheers! Wayne – Munster, Germany Had an amaizing time, Tony and Wendy are fantastic people. The roads are perfect and the food was superb. Felt like I was and always will be family. Deborah Lake & Neil Flint – Gunsham, Oxon Well we came for 4 nights and stayed for 10, but no surprise here… Bliss as always! Thank you both for a great stay. We’ll be back, but next time I’ll have a new name! xx Darren Lawler & Wayne Hoyle – Rochdale, Lancs Had a great night lovely food & a very warm welcome and hospitality, we will stop again sometime in the future. Peter De Meester Vilvoorde, Belgium Wendy & Tony many thanks for a warm welcom, a great diner & full English breakfast (Incl Beans!). John & Julie Thank you Tony & Wendy for your great hospitality we have had a fantastic holiday. Thanks for the great ride out info Tony (Surprisingly well done for an Ex Marine Ha ha!) Thanks Wendy for all your lovely cooking. See you soon xxx Steve & Cheryl – Swadlincote, Derbyshire We had the most fantastic time. You have made us feel so at home. The trips have been brilliant – thank you Tony – and thank you Wendy for the wonderful meals – until the next time xxx Beth, Connie & Rosy – Our Daughter & 2 16 year old girls from Devon UK relaxing after their exams Thanks Dad for getting us over here and Wendy the cooking is great, speak to you soon, Miss you xxx Thanks for putting up with us. We had an awsome time XD. Great stay, good food wonderful people Peter & John – Sunderland Beautiful place, excellent company, felt very at home. see you again. Tracy & Mark – Jersey, Again!! Well- we told you we would be back! – little did you think the same day and stay another 2 nights – thanks for putting us up and taking us round so many fab places + helping with our puncture! we will be back. xxx Steve & Chris Barley – Chasetown, Staffs What a beautiful place, so glad we stopped off here, lovely food, great hosts, beautiful bed!!! Peter Fehily – Lichfield, Staffs Still a lovely place, still lovely food, still the marvellous Wendy & Still the same jokes from the Tattooed old boar – Long may you pair continue to do thi so well. See Ya’s. Paul Sharpe – Beckley E.Sussex All to brief stay. We will be back! Tony & Wendy are fantastic hosts, can’t be beaten! Mark & Tracy – St Brelade, Jersey Wonderful place and it is breaking my heart to leave. The best bit however is the hospitality, Tony and Wendy have been fantastic to us, there is not enough room in this book to write what we feel, so thank you both very much for being you. Best wished, Mark – You guys are doing a brilliant job + have set a precedence for all other B&B’s. Thanks you have been fantastic + so welcoming we feel we have known you for years! – We will be back!! Tracy An & Frank Van der Steaeten – Stebene, Belgium Thank you for your great hospitality Kev & Lyn Weller – www.thewellers.net Once again, great hospitality and food. We will be back soon. Sandy & Alan Ritchie – San Francisco, CA USA Thank you for a lovely time – such a wonderful place & food. Lynne & Tibor Szaso – Southampton Great: location, hospitality, food and a wonderful bed to rest our weary limbs! Dani Williams & Gail Smillie – Forrest of Dean, Glos Perfect hosts, great place to kick back and relax. Thank you Dave & Pam Goulding – Gosport Hants Wonderful place to relax and rest thank you for the veggie food. Leila Williams – Hastings, E Sussex Perfect place to stop after long day on the road, cheers for looking after us so well Colin & Ally Truran – Brockham, Surrey Thanks for lovely stay and all the tips about France. Kev Brown – West Midlands Very accommodating great food. Enjoyed the stay here! Many tahnks. + Graet Roads!!! Richard Brown – Bridgenorth Shropshire Excellent place – Very friendly Johnathan James (aka BikingPhotographer UKGSer) – Cardiff Thank you Wendy & Tony for such a brilliant time and making me feel part of your biking family. Definately a destination for future trips with such brilliant biking roads. Adam (The Pongo) – LONDON Not bad for an ex Bootneck and his Bird! –Ta — Mark Gibson & Rachel Snowden – Market Wrighton, York A1++ hospitality with great local knowledge and motorcycling knowhow. Many thanks Tony & Wendy Tony & Jane Gray – Brisbane Australia The roads are superb The scenery breathtaking No need for a Garmin, Tom Tom or their ilk For Tony’s out front and takes the turns like silk At days end as the engines still ticking There’s cold beer to be had out back in the rear And Wendy’s inside concocting plates worth licking Where stories are exchanged and bends taken faster or so it seems as the beer disapears Where is this place this bikers Nirvana Where bikers from Kent and Oz become mates They call it RidersRest And we’ll be back of that you can be sure. – Thanks Tony & Wendy. Mark Anderson (Short Way Round ’10) – Sittingbourne Kent A lovely Lady and Grumpy old man live here. Top hospitality and a smashing host & Hostess – Thank you. Steve King – Sittingbourne Kent – www.kentsussexbikers.com If it wasn’t for the top hospitality, great tours, top roads and the tranquility, this place would be perfect!! Thank you Wendy and Tony. Mike (SWR 2010) – Kent Wendy vous êtes une étoile. Woody & Sue – Birmingham www.fjrowners.com Great place to stay,quiet with with good food and good accommodation – Thanks Wendy and Tony. Cardiff Lads (x8 Arrived very late 23:20Hrs to a warm welcome, cold beer and good food) Great welcome, good food, thanks very much, fantastic hosts, warm welcome, loverly people loverly place Foxy – Lincs FANTASTIC!! want to come ack with or without the lads. Good company excellent food, Just 100% Simon – Lincs Had a great time well looked after by Wendy and Tony and would love to come back and stay longer. Bazza – Notts Great stay, good advice on routes. Very good food, come again when in area very nice couple Wendy & Tony. Wiggy – Lincoln Some of the best roads I have been on. Hospitality is amazing. Wish I could have stayed a bit longer. Bring on next year. Tony & Jules (Honymoon) – Elland, W. Yorks Lovely stay, great hospitality from Wendy + Tony, lovely clean rooms and exceptional food. Hope to stay again, We will stay again!!. Paul & Jan – Brighouse The best place to stay – Simples! Thank you Tony & Dee for making this a memorable stop on our Tour de France. Gordon Sears – Essex Back again. Had to ride all those twisty bits all over again to be back in time for Wendy’s fantastic meals!.. Dustin Irribarren – Essex Great time. Wendy’s cooking was lovely. Tony rides too fast———-. John Carter – Essex Great thanks. Gavin Morris – Essex (+ South Africa) Excellent – with good hosts – Thank you Paul West – Essex Felt well and truely at home. Simon Sharp – London Live long & Prosper. Paul Tydeman – London Fantastic – will be back! Paul Summerton – Essex England Thanks for everything fantastic time again.. Clive Austin – Blackmore, Essex Good food, good drink, good hosts, good time. Dave Austin – Brundish, Suffolk Excellent. Good hosts. Mark O’Donovan – Cork, Ireland Exceptional spot and people. Jane + Allan Woolford – Leeds, West Yorkshire Absolutely Fantastic will defo be back again for longer next time. Dave Smart “Big Daddy” (TRC Forum) – Buckinghamshire Dem roads wuz good – And the food and company, Thanks Wendy and Tony for a great week. Andy Branch – Cambridge Great hospitality & food, much appreciated. Allen Murphy – Cork, Ireland Slag my Harley all you want, but at least I don’t have chocolate cams! Dave O’Brien – Dublin, Ireland Excellent hopitality and food. Will be back!! Kath + Phil Sims – Barripper Cambourne Thank you Wendy & Tony for a great overnight stay. Sorry we couldn’t stay longer Great place you’ve got for bikers. Frank Thornley – Corlay, Brittany Another great stay with excellent company & great food. Paul Spedding – Heckmondwike Excellent service from an excellent duo Richard Stone – Roberttown ,West Yorks Top welcome, Top Food, Top Rides out. The Dogs B—–ks as we say Sam Barraclough – Leeds, West Yorks Great food great rides and even better welcome. Can’t wait to come back. See you next year. Anne & Richard Lees – Weston-Super-Mare Great welcome for 1 night, looked after perfectly. Will be back for ride-outs 5+* Phil Booker – Leeds Excellent place to stop can’t fault the warm welcome throughout. Thank you Wendy & Tony Lel & Jon Miller – Hitchin, Herts Thanks both of you for yor warm welcome and kind hospitality. Just the ticket… Off south now. Toodles xx Paula Ingram – Hitchin, Herts Thank you Wendy & Tony for a fantastic welcome, stay, food, trips out, hospitality, cups of tea… Just perfect. Just the weather to sort now… x Tony Mousley – Stratford Upon Avon Found you on the Internet, and dropped in without booking. Very pleased I Did. Couldn’t have been looked after any better. Merci Beaucoup! Phil Booker – Leeds Excellent place to stop can’t fault the warm welcome throughout. Thank you Wendy & Tony Chris & Richard Haigh – Leeds Great time had, good roads lots of twisties, excellent food many thanks. Nigel Hoyle – Carlisle, Cumbria Another great time, good food, good company, Many thanks Wendy & Tony Garry Brydson – Annan Dumfriesshire Great time this year again, hopefully see you next year. Gren Heeley (Single) – Cotehill, Carlisle Excellent accomodation, brilliant location, friendly people, looking forward to next time. 😉 Stephan Jenns – Houghton, Carlisle Good place, good times, good memories. Here’s to the next time Richard & Darren – Derby Brilliant place friendly people will come back! Ed Scott – New York, NY Couldn’t have asked for more after a long days ride! Russell + Liz Young – Dumfries, Scotland Great place, great food, great people, Superb rideouts, Thanks for a great welcome. Vickei + Dave Owen – Knupersley, Staffs Vickie – “Friendly and accomodating” doesn’t quite cut the cheese! Thank you for all the help, lifts and nocturnal sympathy! Dave – Last time I met anyone like Tony he was wearing a pink bike jacket in India – but he was O.K ! Duncan Skeet – Congleton, Cheshire Warm welcome and a good atmosphere. Thanks forthe Taxi service. Will see you again. Damian Crummey – Nava, Ireland Home from Home – Always beer in the fridge lovely surroundings – Tony & Wendy should be proud!!! Taz & Di – Durham Brill time had by all thanks to Wendy and Tony, see you both next year xxx Carolyn + Garry Dack – Middlesbrough Excellent, yet again. Great food, excellent company. See you both next year, Luv Carolyn + Garry xxx. Dean (Predator) – Southampton, Hants Absolutely excellent everything, Thx to Tony & Wendy for their hospitality A1 A1 A1 x Mary & Ivan – Southampton, Hampshire Awesome location, food, hospitality, comfort, banter. Will be back soon for the orads too!! Thanks to Wendy & Tony -+- Fantastic -+- Jane & Dave Bancroft – Ilkeston Derbyshire Fantastic food 5* warm welcome and clean excellent would definately recommend it! Bernard Paton NMLCB – Newcastle Excellent pad for bikers thanks to Wendy and Tony. Fantastic accommodation, super hosts & great food – I’ll be back!. Stu, Glen, Vince, Martin, Vick, Paul, Nigel Paul – Luton Excellent, yet again – See you next time, Cheers. Steve Rees – Bristol A warm welcome from true biking enthusiasts. Thank you. David Trotter – Clevedon, Bristol Great couple of days smashing place and great rides, CU again! Graham Whiteford – Braidwood Scotland Awesome place, hopefully be back to “drink you dry” next year! Thanks guys. Brian Rae – Castlebank Lanark Thanks for warm welcome enjoyed my stay hope to see you next year. Mark & Rash – East Winstead, Surry Great food, great beds, great company. Wonderful stay, Thanks! Hope to see you again soon! Tim Drakeford – Northwich, England Easily the best guest house I have ever stayed in. From the warmest of welcomes the fantastic food and all the help you have given me. I can’t thank you enough. Can’t wait to get another bike so I can visit again! Alan Roberts – Hartford, Cheshire All of what John Says below! Plus the best roads I have ever rode on in 40+ years of biking. Thank you Tony & wendy for a great time & I hope to be back sometime soon! John Keeley – Middlewich, Cheshire, UK Wow! What roads – still can’t believe the road over the Volcano (Puy Mary). Only do it if you’re okay with heights! The D920 (Gorges du Lot) was fantastic also. Many thanks to Tony & wendy for the great hospitality and for giving me some great memories. Apart from Tim’s off I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a holiday like it, what a buzz. From the roads, some very straight (and fast!), some very twisty (and fast!), to the fab weather, the scenery, that bend on the volcano road!, Wendys cooking, the hospitality you both afforded us ( even at 11 pm when we got back from a long day on our bikes and you were waiting with a very welcoming meal and drink ), I could go on and on but just want to say “THANK YOU”. I will remember the last week for the rest of my days. Marc Humby – Sheppy, Kent Hi to all had a great stay with Tony & wendy. Roads are great, if you want the best, forget the rest and stay at the RidersRest. Mark Baker – Sittingbourne, England Made very welcome, the best stay for me & my bike. Food is excellent, thank you very much. Peter Verwimp – Aarschot Belgium – www.hangar-18.be 3rd time around and I’ll keep coming back till it stops raining. Thanks again for the warm welcome. Ken ‘wet’ McGreevy – Dublin Ireland Arrived wet & cold left warm – fed – and hungover – sad to leave – will be back. Best of luck – will highly recommend. Alan Small – Dublin Ireland Thanks for help with Zummo, so glad to get out of rain, hope to see you agasin, keep her lit! Stephan Somes – Cork Ireland Just Superb! Alyn Walsh – Wexford Ireland Great food great company 5 star and thats for just the 1st evening Declan O’Dwyour – Cork Ireland Top class, great time and company. Phil Clark – Tewkesbury Thanks for a welcoming stay again. See you next time. Good Luck. Simon Gentilli – Henley-on-Thames What a wonderful friendly oasis to find on a cold wet MAY day!! Many Thanks. Doug Guest – Tewkesbury, Glostershire Excellent hospitality & very helpful, many thanks! Great food Wendy!! Roy Vidler – Honiton, Devon – www.rblr.co.uk Very nice place to stay, Wendy & Tony very helpful and knowledgable of the area and routes. No complaints at all. Martyn Cleaver – Maidstone, Kent www.marjactours.co.uk Great Place, Brilliant Hospitality, see you again soon. Tony Coleby – Basilden, Essex Very nice people looked after us on our little trip. Nice grub. Simon Yuill – Sydney, Australia A huge thank you to ou both Tony & Wendy. What an amaizing place and such warm hospitality. See you again. Luke Preston – Upminster, Essaex Graet people, great food, great rides, and great place, Thanks John Rawlings – Essex Lovel people great place nice rides Thanks Wendy and Tony. Stuart Leckie – Southend, Essex A great warm welcome, lovely place to stay and a great place to ride!!! Andy Missenden – Battles Bridge, Essex Superb place. Lovelly couple & great food. Thanks for a great time. Matthew Burke – Southend, Essex Very accomodating, even to late comers and jinxed Riders! Thank you for a lovely stay, Great Food and Good Ride. Lee Westgate – Southend, Essex Brilliant!! Above and Beyond – Just Brilliant!. John – Somerset Superb Wendy!! Not Bad Tony! Thanks for the wonderful time brilliant rides and great weather. Take care and we will see you soon. Stuart Brogan – Rochester, Kent Great time, great people but Tony only let me have one glass of beer…. luckily the glass was always full! Wendy & Tony see you soon. John Amos – Kent – www.metpolicemotorclub.co.uk Tony & Wendy, thanks for help, like coming home. Reccomend to all who need a stop over, or a weeks stay.
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Paul Greenhalgh – Bagshot UK Excellent stay after a long day. Thanks for the (late) dinner and the route advice. Tony Earland – Tedington & Graham Leake – Alderholt Thanks for an excellent stay, two very good people, because of your generious hospitality you really deserve to be very successful and you will be… Many thanks – until next time. Nigel & Avril – Blandford, Dorset What to say what hasn’t already been said? 1)Great food courtesy of Lovely Wendy! 2)wonderful roads and lots of them!! 3)Great road and area knowledge from Tony. You have the formula Tony & Wendy. Thank you for everything you did to make the stay so good! will be back!! Dean & Fay – New Zealand so good we had to come back for another 2 days T&W are 2 genuine people. Alan Turner – Somerset What should have been one night turned into a week, and a fantastic week, can’t reccomend the area, the place and above all Tony & Wendys hospitality highly enough. Jon Phelps – Bath Excellent will come again even if it is run by an ex Bootneck. Jay Elliott – Turville, Badminton Just great, loved every moment, good roads, good food, good beer, will come again. Andre – Barnsley, S Yorks If only all places could be like this – Superb I’d certainley be back for a longer stay and explore the area. Colin Askey – Cannock Staff’s Whatever perfection is, this is it, people, place, all perfect. Would reccomend to all. (the one with the sh!t BMW) Bernie & Jenny – Tyr Ysgol, Penyoae, Wales Stunning. A perect home from home! Good hosts, good food and good company, what more could you want. Steve & Tes- Bideford Devon Well guy’s, yet another great week, weather and roads with good friends… food, beer and the list goes on and on! Can’t wait for the retur! xxx S&T Jon & Mary Collett – Bristol Thank you both for your hospitality. Lovely food & good company. Hope to come back, for a longer stay. x Tim Hall – Eaton upon Tern, Shropshire Many Thanks for all your hospitality and advice. Top place. I checked in here in September 09 for 3 nights whilst touring France alone on my R6. I’d previously realised that there were an abundance of twisty roads in the area coupled with some interesting places to visit. I wasn’t disappointed and must reiterate all of the comments from my predecessors; the place is a real gem thanks to the diligence of Tony and Wendy. From Riders rest I was going to nearby Mas de Clos for a weekend of track days with eybis.com so Tony introduced me to Jean-Louise Fontaine the owner of Moto Expert in nearby Brive La Gallarde who supplied me with new (discounted) tyres for my track day experience. Unfortunately I low sided my bike which then barrel rolled the 2nd day at Mas de Clos. Thereafter the real service ‘beyond the call of duty’ kicked in from Riders Rest & my new friend Jean-Louise from Moto Expert in Brive. Tony rescued me from a remote drop off point 20 miles from Riders Rest whilst my bike was transported to the Yamaha Dealer in Brive courtesy of my new ‘best friend’ Jean-Louise who was also attending the track days. Over the next few days Tony, Wendy & Jean-Louise at Moto Expert supported me through an unscheduled extended stay at Riders Rest. Meanwhile I tried to decide how best to proceed and then awaited a partial repair & geometry check to my bike c/o the Yamaha Dealer in Brive before limping home to the UK. Wendy quietly listened to my futile analysis of my track day antics, Tony ferried me around whilst generally doing everything he could to boost my moral and Jean-Louise who transported me and the remains of my bike around at no cost to me incredibly even offered me free use of his own bike for the 5 days I was grounded. This support turned an otherwise disastrous end to my ‘brilliant’ biking holiday into ‘another grand adventure’ with a happy ending & I cannot thank everyone enough for their sensitivity and kindness in my hour of need. All that aside I think that the owners of such a bikers retreat could be forgiven for retreating into their own space each evening whilst leaving their guests to their own devices. Not so at Riders Rest. Tony and Wendy as far as I could see both hosted their guests each evening and in doing so created a friendly and social atmosphere which everyone enjoyed whether they were passing through for just one night or were staying a few days. Finally the accommodation and in particularly the bunk house is worthy of mention, it’s fantastic, as are Wendy’s meals; so much so I’ve not had to eat anything else since and I’m still running on a full tank! It’s relatively early days for Riders Rest & listening to Tony & Wendy’s plans for the future it’s only going to get even better so I’d urge anyone who’s touring through France to include at least an overnights stay at Riders Rest in there itinerary. Many thanks once again for everything you did for me. Best wishes Tim Hall Franco Zeolu – Woodley, Berks Roads are awsome, scenery amaizing. Riders Rest made it all so easy. Thanks to wendy & Tony, I’ll be back!!! Tony Rendell – Somerset WOW! what a holiday bring on 2010, huge thanks to wendy & Tony Mike & Bev Winters – Peterborough Great to see you both again & glad things going well. Thanks for your hospitality, we had a brilliant couple of days.. Richard & Lesley Wyatt – Dorking Surrey We have had a great time yummy food! Super accommodation who needs a sat nav when you have Tony – Thank you for helping with the routes. Thank you Wendy and Tony hope to be back. Alex & Lynne Kay (The Rev Counter) – Kingscleve Thank you for a lovely stay – great food, fab roads. See you again x Howard Copsey – Horesham, West Sussex Sorry about the shower & Thanks for the chilli ; Back again one day I hope. Pete Allen – Alderney, Channel Islands Great! back soon. Mark Gaudion – Alderney, Channel Islands Tony & Wendy, great company, great food will be back soon for longer stay. Steve Copsey – Alderney, C.I. Can’t wait to come back, many thanks. Richard & Cheryl Goring & Wycombe A restful relaxing week (or so) This is a lovely corner of France. Sorry not to see Wendy for more than a day; but we’ll be back see you soon. Karl Burgess – Helston, Cornwall Great stay – Again. Tony was welcoming as ever, Back next year. Thanks. Clare & Josh – Reading Once again a fantastic stay. Really Chilled – The ride out was great – food was amaizing as it was before – Thank you both again – Very much. Steve & Liouse Loft – Milton Keynes Brilliant stay. Tony & Wendy were excellent company. Riding around the local roads taking advantage of Tony’s knowledge was a memorable experience. Ray Crook – Bristol ‘Ridersrest’ – What a find! by day, fantastic roads & routes, by night a relaxing location, good home cooked food and perfect hosts. Riding out with Tony was a privilige. His knowledge of the roads and conditions is second to none and that allowed me to concentrate on enjoying the experience – hence no ‘Chicken Strips’ remaining on my new french tyre! Wendy looked after me so well. Great selection of freshly prepared food, everything clean and just so. Such genuine person. Hope to be back for more. Best Regards Ray (Triumph Speed Four) Tony Carter – Shefield, Yorkshire Thanks very much for a great welcome. Tom Rainsbury (Owl) – Canterburry, Kent Yet another great stay – see you next year. Karl Burgess – Helston, Cornwall Sadly only one night, but thoroughly enjoyed. Many thanks, Au revoir! Glenn, Sammy, Bernie and Rob – Kintbury, Berkshire Another fantastic stay, great food, accomodation and wonderfully friendly and helpful hosts. Thanks from us all. Tony & Keith – Colton, Leeds & Woodcroft, Chepstow Great Accomodation, food, wine & company. Thanks again. Nicola & Mike – Essex Thank you for a lovely night. Great food and great people. Carolyn & Garry – Middlesbrough Great week. Big big thank you to Wendy & Tony for their warm hospitality. We’ll be back xxxx Michael (Taz) & Dianne – The North East, England “Best Holiday Ever” Great food, great roads, and swimming pool. Thanks to you both xxxx Gordon & Denise Jenkins – S Nettton, Co Durham Brill week good food well looked after many thanks. Steve (Scots) – Kent Great time here. Very friendly and helpful. Great trips on good roads. Excellent food + company. Highly recommended. Thanks. Gerard & Irma – Nieuwlesen, Hengelo, Netherlands Thanks for everything! Nice – kleen – A lot of bathrooms nice/friendly owners Lovely quiet surroundings. Walk in the night into the forrest, very nice! And a swimmingpool! We had too much booze so tomorrow we do it easyer. Ian & Nicky Buckingham – Blandford St Mary, Dorset We’ve had a special week. Everything has been perfect, even the weather. We hope to come back xx Simon (Sprocket) & Hazel – Fifield, Oxford Now it is time to go the pair of us are well pi55ed off. Its been an excellent week, the home from home aspect has exceeded expectations on all fronts. We did not know France at all and have been truly delighted by the scenery, weather and most of all, those roads. My new fron tyre is well scrubbed in, the rear is blistered and wear is even accross the whole of the tread. Tony & Wendy, thanks so much for a pleasurable, most memorable (& tiering) week, we will return. PS – if you havent been here yet, look forward to the hairpin!! Rob Brown & Glen Humphrey – Kintbury, Berks Lovely place, lovely people. Good bed aim to be back. Letisie & Massimo – Sardegna, Italy http://web.me.com/mcesaraccio Thanks for everything we are having a lovely stay. Good food good company and good beds! if you want to check where we have been and where we are going check our blog. Dejonghe Luc & Delmotte Sabien – Tielt, Belgie www.lucsa1.be Thanks for everything. Very good places good company. Het was hier zeer goed. Leuke mensen en mooi plaats. We komen nog teuig Jock (Symbol SEM) – Behinde you… : ) Its been over 1 year since I was first here and it now feels far too long to not have such great company and veggie grub. The sign of a good trip is if you don’t want to leave and I don’t want to go. So see you soon and all my best wishes. x Steve & Tes – Bideford, North Devon Yet another visit!! Thak you Wendy for the great food & Tony for the great roads! See you soon xx Lee Mayne – Oswestery, Shropshire Thank you for a very special time. Toby & Carole – Crickheath, Oswestery, Shropshire Graet rideouts, visited some great places, Wendys homemade foods fantastic just like home. Will be back soon to have another great week. Lynn & Mike Hughes – Oswestery, Shropshire Very impressesd. Wonderful food. Marvelous week. Made very welcome. Thank you Tony & Wendy. Rainey & Jon Nevill – Bath District (SEM) Back again Doh! Ya just can’t keep us away. See you again real soon – Should say it all. xx Nick Moffat & Claire – Stockton and Gateshead This!! boys and girls is why your life is bikes, the reason you ride – enjoy – 1st class. Many thanks – nice welcome comfy beds, lovely food & Wendy (soon to be) super cool Gran! Shaun & Brenda Blewitt; J Winspear + AM Hughes – Darlington, Hatlepool + Billingham It was perfect, the setting the hosts, really feel part of the family, even got coffee in bed. Would recommend & will return. D Curran + Steve Bailey – Stockton – on – Tees Stayed for 1 night only but made to feel really welcome!! Tony & Wendy are perfect hosts. I will be back. Peter – Hackney, London Superb riding getting here & superb hosts in Tony & Wendy. I’ll certainly be recommending the Auvergne + Riders Rest to friends. Paul & Muriel – Le Foyt, Frogland (neighbours) Riding was bliss, a place not to miss – this region is second to none. It’s the 6th time we’ve been, I guess we’re just keen as Tony & Wendy are fun! THE PERFECT BIKERS PIT STOP. Justarider says – www.2wat.org.uk The food alone was worth the trip. The rides out with Tony are over great roads and to interesting places. Really enjoyed the company and the top hospitality from Wendy and Tony. Highly recommended to all – Very infact !! Steve Ellis – Sheffield, South Yorkshire – (Fat Controller) www.2wat.org.uk Many thanks for an outstanding week, fantastic rides whether you’re a novice or kneedown jockey, thanks to Wendy for the marvellous food. Would recommend this to anyone – much appreciate the riding tips. PS whatever you do do not mention the “Forces” or you’ll never hear the end of it Debbie Ellis – Sheffield, South Yorkshire – (elsd) www.2wat.org.uk Absolutely fantastic time, gorgeous food & perfect rides. Mel Hicks – Ferndown, Dorset – (Mel64) www.2wat.org.uk A very enjoyable week… Fantastic biking roads, very comfortable accommodation and great food Next time you are passing in the UK drop in for a brew! Don McLean & Marie Calen – Canberra, Austrailia (Temporarily in Bath UK) Read about Riders Rest online whilst researching first touring trip to France. Reviews and comments sparked my interest in dropping in and we have not been disappointed Tony is a wealth of biking knowledgeand has been able to help us plan a very enjoyable introduction to some beautiful biking areas in France. Wendy & Tony are very welcoming and warm hosts and we’ve felt very much at home. Will be recommending Riders Rest to others. Rafe Prior – Bingley, West Yorkshire First trip abroad on the bike & what a memoriable one with Tony & Wendy the perfect hosts. Wendy’s cooking is fantastic coupled with a smile& warm heart. Tony too is a top bloke. Both the room and showers spotless. Will be the first rest on my next trip hopefully wth the Mrs. Steve Martin – Canvey Island, Essex Great place to stay, will come again. John Whybrow – Dartford, Kent Very good stay, great food, warm welcome – Thanks – Michael Sutherland – Whitley Bay Warm welcome, good food & a good place to base yourself in this area of France. Phil Nelson – Bishop Auckland Fantastic day out with Tony, Great place to stay Geoff Toscano – South Shields Great stay again Tony & Wendy. Superb roads & food Mark Watton – Darlington Excellent ride out great place to stay. Jack Stewart – Durham Ditto what Graham said. Graham Wilson – Sunderland, Tyne & Wear Our 2 day stay was excellent with Wendy & Tony. Home from Home. Great meals with great accommodation many thanks. Alan Emery (Little Al) – Stourbridge Good food, good accommodation good company – Say no more! Alan Barker – Shrewsbury Fantastic accommodation and food. Great company and (hopefully) dry roads. Highly recommended Jim Sunley – Horseforth, Leeds Good food, good company, good rest. Very highly recommended. John Lambort – Leeds, West Yorkshire Great place, warm welcome, Blackbird heaven. Tony + Wendy great. Highly recommended. Gary Treacher – Maidenhead Berks. Great time – Tony – Thanks for the entertainment. Wendy thanks for the great food. “I shall return”. Mark O Donavan – Cork, Ireland Great setting, “I will be back” Tony, Barry, John – Hampshire, Lancashire, Wiltshire, England Good spot, good company great food and a smashing couple!! Thanks. Paul Millhouse – Milton Keynes www.iwanttowheelie.co.uk Great drill nice selection of drill bits, wish the neighbours were deaf! Si Capon – Hemel – Hempstead Didn’t like Elvis on the jukebox! Phil Carrington – Hemel – Hempstead Good food and top hosts my recommendation is I will be back! Andy Sheppard – Waford Had a great four days, very hospitable, friendly and good company. Will keep in contact and come again. Thanks very much Tony & Wendy. !! Chris Powell – Horrabridge, Devon Really good week comfortable and good food (Thanks Wendy) Good hosts very welcoming. David McCarthy – Plymouth Great week supported by 1st class hosts & ace food – bring on more pear tart. And then there’s the roads…..!! Peter F – Lichfield, Staffs Seldom in life is one able to find a place thats so comfy, friendly, that is surrounded by such fab roads, lovely grub & beer and have 2 marvellouse hosts. I’ll keep looking but 4 out of 5 ain’t bad… Love you Wendy. Tony I hope your comedy “Leatherman” rusts. Fabulous sword though – folded steel, taken from the enemy, seen some serious action. Will forever be impressed Paul Bailey – Cardiff, Wales Lovely house – great food – shame I’m here for only one day. Will be back Al + Steve – Stockton The original guests return again! (3rd time) Usual standard of food, wine + crack. Thanks again + see you next year. Andy + Lorraine Alexander – Nottingham If Carlsburg did Biker holidays ! ! ! Best company you could wish for, excellent food, Wendy – Thank you I’m on a diet now. Cheers Tony for the laughs & the best roads ever. Definetely coming back – With or without the boss! Ta xxxxx Pauline x Robin Philp – Hornchurch, Essex The plaque in the kitchen says it all… Jodi & Sue – Kent Superb Location with lovely company Thank you!! Darren Marsh & Clare Rawluk – Baisingstoke (Formerly Nottingham) Fantastic food, Tony and Wendy make you feel very welcome. Very helpfull, even sorted the route on my TomTom, we would love to visit again. Thank you.. Simon & Sue Thewlis – Holmfirth, West Yorkshire Great company. Wendy works hard and makes the house welcome. Tony good all rounder. Great time. Annette Cheeter & Colin Meader – Marchwood, Southampton Stunning – What a location, great food, great company. Many Thanks. Ian Hay & Andy MacLean – Glasgow Scotland Some of the best roads ever rode on. Hope to be back soon. Recommended Excellent. Steve Douyley & Jenny Howes – Trayes, Deux Sevres, France D940 – cracking corners, Ridersrest – cracking hospitality. Thank you for a lovely nights stop. Simon & Sue Thewlis – Holmfirth, West Yorkshire Stunning – What a location, great food, great company. Many Thanks. Les Cooper – Ipswich Great stay, great riding and lovely hosts. Cathal Mc Garry – Dublin Ireland Great place thanks a lot. Paul Humphery – Oxford Top notch nosh, great place. Keith Jordan – Bunwell, Norfolk Absolutely perfect for us. V comfortable & hospitable. Local knowledge worth a fortune! Thank you. Chris Wisler – East Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire Fantastic. Clear instructions find, excellent hopitality from Wendy & Tony. Tony’s invaluable knowledge of the area is invaluable. Thanks very much – will come again! Shaun Parsons – Walton, Norwich, Norfolk What a great place for a Norfolk farmer to stay! The weather makes the fields glow. Fantastic food company and bed! Slept for britain majic stay cheers for the next route! 😉 Jeannette + Gordon Sears, Chanonde Valoise + Paul Summerton – Essex Great food great company. An enjoyable rest in a busy week. Hope to see you again. Nigel Hoyle – Carlisle, Cumbria Great food, great friendly atmosphere. Guided rideouts were brilliant. Many Thanks to you both. Stephen Jenns – Centurians Walk, Carlisle Good food, good rides, good company. Really gonna miss this place. Totally enjoyable Janet + Clive Sibley – Madchester England Thank Tony for coming to meet us. Thanks Wendy for the great nosh. Thanks guys for a really relaxed enjoyable stay – keep up the good work! Best welcome we have ever had. Maurice, Tony, Mark, Linden, David, Kev, Kevin, Sean. – Bray, Coolock, Blackrock, Douglas, Sally noggin, Leixlip, – Southern Ireland Great Welcome! Great Food & Bikers too. See you sometime again. Great Great Night Thanks. Vincent Challis – Letchworth, Hertfordshire WOW! What a nice surprise after a long day in the bike. Stuart Tillbrook – Pitstone, Bucks. (Ti Tours) Great stay, Cold beer, Barbie, 6 guys in pants in the pool. Top night we will return. Tits on Tour! Jean & Bruce Porter – St. Helens, UK Thanks for looking after us so well. What an idyllic setting and fab roads. Love the jukebox. Would definitely come back again. Mike Piper – Yateley – Hampshire Thanks for great welcome sad to only stay 1 night see you both again. Mark Watson – Harrogate Many thanks Tony & Wendy. Great facilities and company, Many thanks – will be back Richard Snare – Shefield Nice reception, great food & drink. Thanks Martin Cooper – Diggle Thanks for a lovely stay Nat Elliott – Sidcup, Kent The accommodation is perfect for bikers. Spot on. Great roads. Excellent food. Very friendly. Thank you very much! Simon Matthews – South Croydon Great time had by all of my group. Super friendly hosts and excellent bike organised accommodation. Many Thanks Tony Turner – Bexley, Kent Very enjoyable stay. Thanks Tony for feeling sorry for me and escort. The bends are great even for an adventure bike Lara Carlin – Surrey One of the best days of my life flying up and down the D18! Great accommodation, food and hospitality. Thank you. +Thanks to Wookie for taking me to see Mary (Puy) Raul – Surrey Got value out of ma tyres (D18 4 life) Wookie – Surrey We came, we saw, we took Mary (Puy) Norton Hawes – Sutton, Surrey Excellent facilities, great place, food & company – superb roads in the area – no traffic and roads to suit all. Lots to see and many places in easy reach – Puy de Dome, Oradour etc etc. Rainey & Jon – Bath Love it here – Thank you. Excellent welcome after a long ride – excellent food again & again – see you next year John (Le Hostage) – Coulsdon, Surrey My second time and another great holiday at R.R. The Lovely Wendy out did herself again with the marvelos cooking. Sad to leave Justin – London Wonderful place, and people, Tony/Wendy – Thank you so much, it’s what B&B’s should be all about. PS food was fantastic, will be back Jon (Vimesey) – Corsham Nr Bath Probebly the best time i’ve ever had on 2 wheels. It’s not the place, area or roads that make it special it’s Tony + Wendy. I’ll be back for sure Chelle – Cardiff Everyone told me how amaizing this place was & how Wendy and Tony were the besthosts ever, But what they couldn’t tell me was just how special these two are. You made it feel more than a holiday. Thanks guys Deb Lake – Eyvesham, Oxon Thanks for the memories James aka Le Stig (Bait) – Feltham FA@k!n Brilliant time, Tony + Wendy are the kindest people that I have come across I had such a good time that I will be sure to return soon, thanks for a great time J. Dawn & John – SEM (Finchampstead) Had a superb time… again! Great riding, great food and hospitality, plus great company. We’ll be back… THANK YOU BOTH x John Broixs – Plailly 60128, France Fantastic welcome. view, nights sleep and food. Thank you. Richard Thurbin – Cambridge, UK Arrived wet, cold and hungry. Immediately greeted with hot sweet tea, hot showers and a warm + friendly atmosphere. Couldn’t have asked for more. Bravo! Phil Hornby – Gisburn, Lancs Had a lovely stay great food + wine I will be back soon. Thanks for everything + a fantastic time. Phil, BMW1200GSA Dave & Jackie – Wirral This isn’t about Bed & Breakfast or accommodation with food, it’s about people opening their home to others and I’m sure making everyone feel as welcome as they have made us feel. Nothing is too much trouble for Wendy or Tony and we have had such a good time here we will definately be back (so make sure you replenish the wine Tony)!! Dave loved the roads and the trips and was glad his tyre held out! Deb Lake – Eyvsham, Oxon It wasn’t just the spring flowers that were blossoming back to life here this week I knew it was the best place to come, but it’s the people who live here who make it. Thank you. Deb xx Suziebabs – Perth All I can say is a massive thank you. Its been a perfect week + loved the experience of all 3 bikes! The best of times Hugs x. Debbie Watkins & Dave Speakman – Various! UK. FANTASTIC! Tony was waiting outside to greet us, and immediately made us feel at home. Thanks for the help, food, beer & advice Tony & Wendy – I’m sure we’ll be back soon, & for more than just 1 night next time. Lisa Inskip- Arbucies, Spain. Thank you both, we would love to stay longer, but if we eat much more of Wendy’s lovely cooking, we won’t fit into our leathers! We will def. come back, Lisa x. Colin Gorton – Arbucies, Spain. Thank you for making us feel so at home, we’ll be back, Colin Martin Gaudion- Guernsey Thanks for the escorted ride, great food & drink, will be back with the lads. Phil Clark – Tewkesbury Thanks for your great company and delicious food. What a brilliant life you both have. Good Luck, Phil. Dean Greaves- 1 Medical Regiment & the Munster Enduro Club – http://www.munsterenduroclub.com/ Thank you both on behalf of the Munster Enduro Club and 1 Medical Regiment for taking very good care of all 17 of us. To Wendy especially for feeding us even though we all turned up at varying times throughout the night – no easy task under normal circumstances! – but each man was given a hot meal of either Curry or SagBoll and home made apple pie washed down with copious amounts of tea, coffee or beer. The accommodation was spot on, the beds were mega comfortable, with more than enough hot water for us all to take a 15 min shower each, which believe me we needed in the February cold after a 12 hour+ ride. The early morning “Full English Breakfast” certainly set us up for the next leg of our ride to Spain; Especially as you did it all with a smile and in aide of the Help 4 Heroes Charity ride we are doing to Timbuktu. In a word PERFECT! Martin Bell – CO of 1 Medical Regiment Motorbike Club, Germany Many thanls for the warm welcome and great (V Late) meal. You have been great hosts and we will recommend you to all. CO. Johno (The better looking bald man) -1 Medical Regiment Motorbike Club, Munster, Germany Thanks Tony & wendy, I’ll see you again & next time I hope to be sharing a bed with the wife & not “Snoring Bob”!! Johnnie 2 Combs – 1 Medical Regiment Motorbike Club, Munster Germany. I will be back with my German biking club. Thanks for everything. Pte Martinson – 1 Medical Regiment Motorbike Club, Munster, Germany Loved everything this place had to offer and I will be coming back
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David Cruickshank – Fortia, Girona, Spain A bikers oasis, a warm friendly welcome, with great food and hospitality, I will return and thanks for the info. Lynda & Kevin – Martin Mill, Kent Said we would be back! Chris Hunt – Langdon Hills Everything a traveling biker needs + more. Will recommend to alll I know & plug to my students. Be back soon! Luci Lee – Epsom Surry Thank you for the very warm reception. Lovely place, and yummy food! Would be great to come back in the summer when it’s not snowing (!) All the best, will be thinking of this place when i’m back at my office desk. Chris Cook – East Yorkshire www.thebestrides.co.uk Great setup, super welcome, lovely food and hot shower excellent! All the best for the future. Centre of excellent rides as well. Max Eaves – Ipswich Wonderfull relaxed remote location. Great hosts… will be back! Baggy – St Ives, Cornwall http://www.stuarts.biz/ Just superb! Great place, food, wine & company in a very peacful location! Lynda & Kevin – Martin Mill, Kent What a beautiful place… weather was great when it didn’t rain; food was just as we like it , and I didn’t have to cook – result! Home from home with a couple of new fiends made to add an extra dimension. See you soon. Peter “Cochise – Tremelo, Belgium www.hangar-18.be Thanks again for the great reception. Had a great time, nice ride Tony worked out for me. Thank you Wendy for taking care. Love you guy’s I’ll be back… again. Hopefully the weather will be on my side then. Jeff & Jill – Bradford Many thanks to Tony & Wendy for a fantastic holiday. Came for one night loved it that much stayed for 5 days. Tony & Wendy are the perfect hosts, Wendy with her fantastic cooking (all home made), and Tony with his knowledge of the area. This my forst biking trip to France the roads are awsome. Once again many thanks for making our first trip to France so memerable and the accomodation & hospitality first class, see you next year xxx Sue Barns – Southwick, Brighton Great to stay with real bikers, very friendly, helpful & supportive. Will be sure to advise www.wimagb.co.uk about this place. Sandra Furer – Brighton Very comfortable, great veggi food, super hosts. Thank you x Sheila & Tony – Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset – http://www.blueberryglass.co.uk/ Fabulouse location, great food and superb hosts! Thankyou both, we will definitely recommend you and visit again! Tony & Karen – Slough, Berks Excellent everything!!! can’t wait to come back, love ya guys! Suzie & Collin MacNab – Perth Scotland Excellent as usual. Miss you xx. Kevin Horne – Banstead, Surrey “The Best” Thank you so much by car and bike xx. Deb & Rich Lake (SEM) – Oxford Don’t want to leave “Nuff said”. Home? Now? No… better come back then… Paul & Janette -Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent Had a wonderful couple of days. Excellent company, and great rideout. Ian Brown – SEM Wendy is the perfect hostess and Tony runs the perfect rideout, None finer. Pat & Frank – Corlay, Brittany, France Great location, Great food, Great company. It became more than just an overnight stay, and we look forward to a return visit. Dan & Dee + Karen & Tony – Bucks Great food, company & location, will be back!!!. Sarah & Michael – Newcastle Had a lovely stay, felt very welcome, probably see you next year! Rob & Carolyn – Liverpool 7 nights peaceful sleep, 7 days of sunshine, great company & food. What more can we say? We wish you every success in the future! Kev Neill – Kings Longley, Herts Drop in, Chill out, Ride on!! Cool location, great company, stunning roads, see you next year. Si Capon – www.lairy.co.uk Too many people signing this book holding up the queue for scran. Not bad, might come again. Adrian Tate – Royston, Herts I’ve had a wonderfull stay. Wendy has worked so hard the food and accommodation is 1st class (I’ll be back). Chris Mansfield – Sidcup, Kent Great food – Binks – Showers – Company – Weather! Fantastic stay I’ll be back. Clare & Josh – Reading, Berkshire They did Come Back… A perfect end to a perfect holiday. Thank you both so much. I know we’ll be back!. Paul & Muriel – Puy de Dom, France Makes a very refreshing change to meet a couple of genuine people. Like us, Tony & Wendy have made the move to France for a lifestyle change, and in a very short time have created an excellent facility for touring bikers! And what fantastic biking riding area!…. Shame we turned up in a clapped out old Clio! We hope to revisit again before too long, but next time on a Rocket 3 so we can ‘officially’ sign the bikers guest book :)) David & Helen Elliott – Newcastle Emlyn, Wales http://www.helenelliott.net/ Thanks both, lovely stay – see you soon! Gay & Dave (AKA Angel & Frenchy) – Plussuliem, Brittany, France Got you from Virago Club site. and have seen you on BCFR, so good to meet you. Arrived after 700k at 19:30 and were greeted and given a lovely plain plentiful supper & lovely puds! lovely company, comfy room, lovely breakfast – WILL RETURN! Clare & Josh – Reading, Berkshire What an amazing place! Fantastic company, just the best food and a very comfy bed and a wonderful shower. We have had such a relaxing time and really enjoyed your company. Thank you very much. I’m very sure we will be back. Ron & Martha – Rotterdam, The Netherlands When we arrived at your place it did give us both such a good feeling, just the way Wendy approached us did feel like coming home. The English breakfast was so nice to experience. We will come back to taste the cherry jam on toast. Nice clean room and such a comfortable bed. See you soon again! Love you both. Tony, Steve & Glen – Guisbrough, N Yorks Good food, comfotable bed, great company, welcome support. Thanks very much, really enjoyed our stay. Hope to see you soon. Rob & Mandy – Shrewsbury, Shropshire Thanks to Tony & Wendy for their friendliness & hospitality. A lovely spot and we look forward to our next visit. Cheers! Billy, Lissy & Ryan Brilliant hosts, food is fantastic!! Will defo visit again. Beautiful home. Brian & Nikola – Brierfield, Lancashire Very relaxing, very friendly family atmosphere. Steven Ashman – Todmorden, Lancashire Great place Tony and Wendy make you feel at home. Comfy bed great shower, will come again hopefully with more people. Thanks. Rocket Steve & Tes – Bideford, Devon Fantastic weekend & don’t want to go home :(, brilliant company, food, weather & roads. Look forward to the return – Soon! Tom Rainsbury (Owl) – Lees, Kent Be glad to get home & get rid of all this weight I’ve put on Richard & June Tremblett – St Ive, Cornwall www.beechwoodcottageholidays.co.uk Great stay, great food & great company. Home from home. For Bikers by Bikers Fantastic. Tom Richardson – Newdigate, Surrey Made to feel part of the family. They have really got their lives sorted. Colin Attkinson – Topsham Devon Brilliant stay, great food, drink & company. Now on my Sat-Nav! Many Thanks Wendy & Tony, Forgot to mention the full English!!!! Al Easton S.O.G. – Stockton-on-Tees Forced to drink far too much – just like last year! Steve Cooper S.O.G. – Stokton-on-Tees Much improved from last year when we had to make our own beds and cook our own fod. Tony has taught Wendy very well and the cooking is spot on. The lap dancing in the evening was most entertaining. A+++. Brian (Dave) (VSOC) – Oxon Excellent Diesel (Dave) (VSOC) – Bucks Fabulous spot. Seriously worth the visit. Cheers Roger & Paul (Dave x 2) (VSOC) – Berks Wonderful hospitality, lovely people & great facilities. Thanks! Nick Adeard & Rick Watson – Reading Great hospitality & very comfortable, many thanks. You have found paradise! Sammy – Padiham, Lanc’s Thank you both very much for a lovely time be back very soon. Thank you x Ron Hope – Padiham, Lanc’s Magic time home from home – many thanks. Leon – Padiham, Lanc’s Thanks for a great time hope to see you both soon Conor O’Toole – Ashford, Co Wicklow, Ireland Very pleasant stay fantastic all round. Linda Fahy – Glen O’Downs, Co Wicklow, Ireland Good luck and thank you. Alan Carthy – Ashford, Co Wicklow, Ireland Great service, nice people good rooms and pleanty of tools!! Cheers Benedetto Taglienti – Kilcode, Co Wicklow, Ireland Nice and friendly place good luck to you all. Roberto Taglienti – Pebble Bay, Co Wicklow, Ireland Really nice people made us feel welcome, will be back. Thanks for everything. David Clapman + Gary Kenedy – Graystones, Co Wicklow, Ireland Great food and great people!! Bruce & Pete – Travelling www.pbrtw.blogspot.com Great place & foodbut most of all two wonderfull people. I feel I have known them for years. See you in three years! Paul Brierton – Bray, Co Wicklow, Ireland What nice people! Really had a good stay. Thanks for everything. Highly recommended. Dave Lang – Barnsley, S Yorkshire A fantastic stay with great food and great company, many thanks “I’ll be back” Susan & Juha – Gothenburg, Sweden We planned to arrive two but it became three, the roads we rode made us feel free. We spent two wonderful days in this beautiful place, thank you very much, now it is time to release the clutch. Thank you again. Sarah (Simple) – Coventry, West Midlands Thanks for a brilliant time, enjoyed my stay here, Wendy’s cooking is worth coming back for!. Peter – Lichfield, Staffs 3 night stay & booked at last minute. Great place, people, hospitality, area etc… everything! There’s lots of places in the world to see, but I’d come back here! Wishing you every success in this as a venture – and life – you deserve to do well… You Pi55 taking B@5t4rd. Love you Wendy. All the best PF. Peter (Cochise) – Aarschat Belgium Just passing through for the night, great people. Thanks for the excellent reception, I’ll be back for more. Greetings from Belgium www.hangar-18.be John (the hostage) – Surrey Had a fantastic two weeks, food outstanding, brilliant hospitality. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Tony and Wendy marvelous hosts. Hope to be back again soon if I am allowed out. Jock – Kent This trip has been about friends, came with good friends and left having made life long friends. This has been the easiest, most relaxing trip to France I’ve had, made so by the superb accommodation, veggie food and company. I shall be back soon. Thanks for all you’ve done and good luck. Scott (SEM) – Purly Great place to stay, fine food and outstanding hosts in a wonderful corner of France. Delectable-D- South East Massive Support Vehicle So glad that I came, fab weekend – Thank you! Matt – Coventry I’ve had the best time ever! Suffolk Geezer – Suffolk Fantastic outing for SEM and so good to see Nomad & Wendy all set up in France! Superb. Ian – Surrey Tony & Wendy live in my house in France. I know this is true because it feels like hme. Love to you both x Richard & Debs – Eyvsham Just a fab time, loads of laughs, felt really welcome, we’ll be back. Jon & Rainy – Bath A poole of fab people, Best RAT Rescue thank you peeps, food & drink brill Kev – Surrey This was my first trip of many thank you so much!!* See you very soon. Drewster – West Yorks Fantastic friendly atmosphere and a hard to beat warm welcome! can’t wait to return! Tony & Joan – North England Great welcome, food & drink, see you next year, and the one after that John & Heather – Lincs Home from home. Nice reception, good food, great vista & weather come again. Anne & Geoff – South Shields Very welcoming be back soon! Dave & Lisa – Weymouth Lovely couple, great food, very welcoming be back soon