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BMW Off Road School (Wales), California Superbike School UK, SCUBA @ Scapa Flow

Hello,

I am planning a trip to the UK during the summer of 2014 with three primary goals in mind:
  1. Attend the BMW Off Road School in Abercrave, Wales
  2. Attend California Superbike School, probably at Cadwell Park
  3. Scuba dive at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands

I live in Vancouver, BC and so will be flying into London and renting a bike from there. After attending BMW ORS and California Superbike, I will either be riding to the Orkney Islands, or possibly flying from London to Edinburgh or Inverness, getting another bike and riding to the Orkney Islands and scuba diving there.

I know the UK isn't known for being a scuba dive place, but apparently the diving at Scapa Flow is amazing, as several battleships and cruisers of the Imperial Germany Navy are lying on the sea floor there.

It would be great to have someone to go with, especially divers who aren't afraid of the cold
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Welcome Michael,
You don't say how long you have for this trip but it should be easily done in 10-12 days with time for leisurely rides between each event, it is possible to do each ride in a day but it is worth spending more time particularly in Scotland.
I know a few people who have done the off road course and have enjoyed it immensely, the diving sounds good as well.
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Hi Michael
If you do the super bike school at Cadwell park - PM me as I live not far away. Cadwell park is a brilliant track.

We are away after mid July though so It would have to be early summer.

Enjoy the trip.
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What dates are you booked for the ORS school in Wales? We're booked for June.
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What dates are you booked for the ORS school in Wales? We're booked for June.
I haven't booked yet but I'm thinking 22/23 June or July 4/5. How about yourselves?
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Hi Michael
If you do the super bike school at Cadwell park - PM me as I live not far away. Cadwell park is a brilliant track.

We are away after mid July though so It would have to be early summer.

Enjoy the trip.
Will do. The videos of the jump at Cadwell look amazing.
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I haven't booked yet but I'm thinking 22/23 June or July 4/5. How about yourselves?
22/23rd June!

We're also going to HU Donington Park on Friday and Saturday, if I can sort out the tickets. We have had to buy 4 day tickets as they only do Thurs/Fri or Sat/Sun, and we can't do Thursday. But, if it was something that you might be interested in, you could?
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22/23rd June!

We're also going to HU Donington Park on Friday and Saturday, if I can sort out the tickets. We have had to buy 4 day tickets as they only do Thurs/Fri or Sat/Sun, and we can't do Thursday. But, if it was something that you might be interested in, you could?
Hey thanks, I actually didn't know about that event, and its so close to Abercrave too. Let me look into it a bit more.
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