Apr 222022

Next Official Ride: Sunday 1st May 2022

Road Captain: John Beavis (63509693) 10:00am to leave 10.15 sharp
Meet Place: Bar Cresol 66, Nacional 332 kilometro 194, 03750 Pedreguer, Alicante, Spain
10:00 for 10:15 sharp departure (open for coffee from 0900hrs)
Route details:

Ondara to Orba on CV731; then head north on CV715 towards Pego turning left on to CV712 to Val de Ebo. We will continue towards Planes on CV712 and then join CV711 to Beniarres where we will stop first for a photo opportunity near the reservoir and then for coffee on the outskirts of the village.
We will then take CV-701 to the lovely village of L’Orxa and continue to climb on steep roads on the other side towards the sea and on Villalonga. From Villalonga we will join the CV 680 to Oliva and then south on N-322 to El Vergel for lunch at the Chicken Shack.

Ride Difficulty: Medium/Difficult
Please confirm whether you are attending the ride and staying for lunch by email to freespiritshd@gmail.com

Apr 102022

Date: Sunday 17th April

Meeting Place, Bar Frau, Benissa. N332. 10:00 am for departure 10:15am Sharp !!!

Road Captain … ” Geordie Andy ‘ Fenwick ( mobile 602061543 )

Ride Difficulty . . . Easy to Medium, with beautiful bends.

Lunch . . . . Restaurant . . . ” Cinco Hermanos ”

Route Details . . .

Leaving Bar Frau Benissa, we will travel down the N332 towards Calpe, then onto Altea and Benidorm.

Just after Benidorm, we will take the CV 767 slip road towards Finestrat then onto Relleu for coffee !!

After a Coffee break we then head off on the CV775 going past stunning Busot to see the amazing Caves.

( Please note in my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful ” riding ” roads in Spain )

The caves are famous for a large ” vault ” 70m in height ( similar in shape to a cathedral) and also including a series of colourfully lit limestone caves.

I have gained permission to park outside the cave entrance ( so there is no walking up the steep hill )

Here, you can visit the cave, admire and take photos of the magnificent view, check out the shop and/or use their cheeky Tea Shop !!

After the caves we drop down the hill to . . Restaurante Cinco Hermanos. ( Five Brothers )

They have a menu of the day or many other delicious snacks.

After a satisfying lunch, (and when everyone is ready) we drop down the CV777 onto the Motorway for our return journey !!

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Please can you confirm if you are attending so we may let the restaurant know in advance!

Mar 262022

Good day members and friends.
After all the rain of the last few weeks, it’s time to start riding again. We will make a nice round trip through the mountains to enjoy the scenery and forget all the bad weather.
Date: Sunday 3rd of April
Meeting Place: Shell Garage Pedreguer
Meeting Time: 10:00 am
Departure Time: 10:15 am
Route: In total 134 KM
Leaving Pedreguer we will enjoy a mountain ride to Guadelest via Tarbena and Calloso d’en Sarrià to get a cup of coffee. From there we head to Adsubia for lunch. Riding via Gorga, Planes and Beniarrés to Lorcha and further to Adsubia.
Difficulty: Medium
Road Captain: Nico Hendriksen (+34605549346)

Mar 262022

RC John Beavis Official Ride
Sunday 20th March 2022 to Cullera Castle.

Meeting Place: Bar Cresol 66, Pedregeur on N322 northbound
carriageway approximately 5 minutes north of Shell Service Station,

Meeting Time: Bar Cresol 66 is a biker’s bar open from 08:30am, if you would prefer to arrive early for coffee. There is plenty of parking available.
Meet 09:45 for coffee for 10:30 am departure.

Route: We will travel north on N322 towards Oliva and by-pass the ‘Oliva traffic’ by turning right shortly after the service station and follow signs for AP7 Valencia – then on to Calle de Roig de Corella to the roundabout. We will then take first exit onto CV670 travelling north through Piles; Mirimar; Daimus to Gandia Grau. We hope to have a pleasant ride along the seafront. At the time of the initial recce there were restrictions to accessing the seafront road, however we will pick up CV605 and travel north to Cullera. Note: some of this road is almost ‘campo-road’ and we will need to ride single file.
Return route will be via N322 to Ondara via Gandia and Oliva.

Ride Distance: 120 kms

Difficulty: Easy

Mar 162022

Good evening members and friends!

Firstly can I take this opportunity to wish you all a very ‘Happy and Healthy New Year’!!! Looking forward to some fantastic rides and exciting times this year, to start the season we have our first ride on Sunday January 9th, details below:

Date: Sunday 9th January

Meeting Place: Shell Garage Pedreguer, (normal start point)

Meeting Time: 10.15am

Depart Time: 10.30am

Route: Leaving Pedreguer, we will follow the N332 towards Gandia, Then towards Barx and Simiat, stopping for coffee in the square and the chance to stroll into the monastery for some divine intervention.

After coffee we head out of Simiat on the CV600 and then CV50 and then CV 605 south bound running parallel with the coast down to Gandia and then onto the N332 and off at El Verger for lunch at The Chicken Shack.

It’s a fairly familiar ride, but not to our newer members. I’ve gone for the Chicken Shack as it is spacious and clean and if the weather permits we can eat outside.

Difficulty: Easy

Road Captain: Alan Platt

Kind regards

Andy Fenwick

Mar 162022

Meeting Place: ‘McDonalds’ Javea

Dress Code: Santa Outfits (or other festive costumes!)

Presents: Children’s Pjyamas, slippers and dressing gowns

(Male / Female, ages 2-17years)

Meeting Time: 09:45am –

Depart Time: 10.15 (allowing time for photos!)

Route: Javea Port, Arenal, Moraira, Calpe, Altea, Benidorm, Moraira for lunch!

Ride Distance: 60 km approx. (plus return)

Difficulty: Easy

This is a festive and fun ride open to all!!

Congregating at McDonalds in Javea for the festive photos, then following the route and stopping at the ‘American Biker Bar’ in Moraira (at approx. 10.30am) for more photos, coffee and to handover your children’s presents to a representative of the Make a Smile charity

Please note the bar is donating the sale of all coffees to the charity on our special Santa Day!!!

After this we follow the coast road and beautiful scenery through Moraira itself, down to Calpe, Altea and then on to Benidorm.

A brief ride along the seafront and then an additional coffee stop on the edge of Benidorm for any of our Benidorm friends to leave the ride if they wish.

Finally heading back to Moraira for lunch at the stunning St Andrews Bar and Restaurant !!! (at approx. 2.30pm)

Road Captain: Andy Fenwick (0034 602061543)

Please confirm if you are attending the ride and if you would like to join us for lunch

Looking forward to seeing you on this fun ride!!!