From one Icon to Another
The Prince of Wales enjoyed some nostalgic two-wheel joy, with a range of classic Triumph motorcycles as part of the Llandovery Motorbike Weekend sponsored by Touratech.
The inaugural event took place on Friday 8th July in Llandovery, Wales. Prince Charles, 67, clearly favoured a well-established brand and in such iconic colours, it was the obvious choice amongst a sea of two wheel beauties.
Prince Charles chatted with several riders, and our very own Nick Plumb (owner of Touratech UK) was very fortunate enough to have a front row position to take a photo of the two icons side by side.
More photos of this superb event, including a Mr Plumb in the crowd.
Nothing confirms a win better, than with a right Royal Seal of Approval.
When Two Wheels aren’t enough!
Wrings Transport Ltd have a new addition to their fleet of transport by way of a Cartwright trailer with tail lift and in full livery of Touratech colours.
Our very own ‘Nick Plumb’ (owner of Touratech UK), can be seen modelling here next to the gorgeous livery of the Touratech trailer.
In pristine condition and ready for service, ‘it’ll do us proud …. lad!!’
From humble beginnings to full size, it’s taken two years of working together to see our brand extend its visual reach across our great UK road network. Remember to honk when you see it.
Many happy years service to all who haul her.
Touratech Rally Results
Many thanks to all the riders who took part and made this inaugural event a success.
Congratulations to our overall winner of the Touratech Navigation Rally 2016
With an overall winning time of 39 minutes and 41 seconds
Riding on his Honda CRF 1000 Africa Twin
All times are listed below and a gallery of riders will be posted soon. And again many thanks to all those who took part and here’s looking towards next year being bigger and better.
A massive thank you to all who attended the Touratech Travel Event 2016.
What a success it has been. With so many riders turning up and taking part in our numerous ride outs and this year’s first annual Navigation Rally. We have been whirling around to keep up with everything going on.
What makes an event like this such a genuine pleasure is the enthusiasm and stories that so many of you have to share. Good food, good weather and of course, great riding.
Thank you to the exhibitors, caterers, marshals, assistants, members of Touratech and most importantly, YOU, the dedicated riders who literally came from far and wide to grace our event with your prized possessions and regaling stories.
In the next few weeks we will post lots of images and feedback from the event.
We’ll also be looking forward to next year’s event and making it even bigger and better. So in the meantime may I thank everyone involved and let’s hope the sun shines just as well this year as it will next year on such a great event.
Our annual Touratech Travel Event is now 10 days away, Once again, we are offering two days of camping and riding on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, in South Wales. For 2016, we’re excited to build on the event and make it even better! This year we will be focusing more on the riding aspect, offering plenty of road & off-road action, along with Demo rides from CCM and trade stands at the shop.
Whether you’re joining us for the first time, whether you’re a veteran of the event, an experienced adventure traveller or new to riding, we’ll have plenty on offer for you. It’s a fantastic opportunity to catch up with an old friends and hopefully make some new ones along the way. Planning is well underway with exciting new content, superb ride locations and plenty more news to follow which promises to bring out the best in you and your adventure bike.
For this year’s event we have the following confirmed so far:
Powys Road Safety
Yamaha Motorcycles UK
Blood Bikes Wales
Adventure Bike Training
Fancy a nice gentle ride while taking in some breath-taking scenery and cracking roads? Then our guided road ride-outs may be the one for you. Let our guides lead you through twisting B roads, mountainous passes, vast moorlands and back lanes all while taking in some amazing views. We will be offering 3 rides a day on 3 different loops throughout the weekend* 1.5hr-2hr in length.
*Ride-out times will follow in our timetable.
For those who wants to get there wheels dirty, we will be offering guided off-road ride-outs on the Saturday at the iconic Walters Arena, you will guided around the 4000 acre site taking on Gravel roads, wide single-track, hills, descents. While under the watchful eyes of our marshals, plenty of help will be available and you can make it as easy as you like. There will be 3 different loops for different ability’s, some loops can be completed on road tyres. Or if you’re a more serious rider, why not go on a guided with X2 Dakar Rally finisher and Touratech MD Nick Plumb. (Knobbly tyres are recommended).
It doesn’t matter what you ride or what your experience level is, there is fun to be had for EVERYONE! The event is FREE to attend, which will include camping, guided road and off-road ride outs, demos, informative display, test rides and more!
Saturday Night Entertainment
On Saturday evening we will be holding a light-hearted “slow race” on a grass field adjacent to the shop. The aim, who can cross the line last, riders will set out in twos and challenge each other to see who can ride the slowest without stalling on dabbing the floor. CCM will be supplying x2 GP 450X Adventures for the race. After the slow race, we will have food and drink available followed by our chat show with Graham Hoskins (Mad in the Med) & Llewelyn Pavey (Dakar racer) about their story’s while on trips. After the talks, we will also be holding a quiz show where the audience have the chance to join Graham & Llewelyn on stage in a Touratech version of “a question of sport”
Sunday – Touratech Navigation Rally
Sunday is a lighter day compared to Saturday, but we be running our 1st Annual Touratech Navigation Rally. A roadbook rally taking in some of the best biking roads and trails South Wales has to offer.
The navigation rally is a new concept for this year’s Travel Event & with your help, we hope to grow it year on year. The event is going to give customers a good insight of what it’s like to ride with a roadbook. Customers will complete 3 road loops (total of 100 miles) and 3 off road sections at the iconic Walters Arena. As this event is catered for the adventure bikes, the off road sections will be based on fire roads with one or two single-tracks thrown in for good measure, which will all be novice friendly and designed for adventure bikes on road tyres
The rally will start at approximately 10am and finish at 4pm from Touratech HQ on Sunday May 8th. Navigation & map reading skills will be very useful in order to find you way round the 3 road loops, but don’t worry there will be plenty of help on hand. After each road loop you will then ride an off-road section (x2 timed & x1 skills test) held at the fabulous 4,000 acre riding heaven, known as Walters Arena. But we will still be running our guided off-road rides so you can see the action on the off-road sections.
This Navigation Rally is open to all road legal riders/bikes. Entry fee £30
We hope to see you all at the weekend.
BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
We will be open throughout the bank holiday weekend.
- Friday: 10am-4pm
- Saturday: 9am – 5pm
- Sunday: Closed
- Monday: 10am – 4pm
Feel free to pop in, have a browse (the drinks are on us) and get your questions answered from our knowledgeable staff.
Introducing a brand new event…
The Touratech Rally.
Welcome to the first Annual Touratech Navigation Rally. A roadbook rally taking in some of the best biking roads and trails South Wales has to offer.
The navigation rally is a new concept for this year’s Travel Event and with your help, we hope to grow it year on year.
The event is going to give customers a good insight of what it’s like to ride with a roadbook. Customers will complete 3 road loops (total of 100 miles) and 3 off road sections at the iconic Walters Arena. As this event is catered for the adventure bikes, the off road sections will be based on fire roads with one or two single-tracks thrown in for good measure, which will all be novice friendly and designed for adventure bikes on road tyres
The rally will start at approximately 10am and finish at 3pm from Touratech HQ on Sunday May 8th.
Navigation and map-reading skills will be very useful in order to find you way round the 3 road loops, but don’t worry there will be plenty of help on hand. After each road loop you will then ride an off-road section (two timed and one skills test) held at the fabulous 4,000 acre riding heaven, known as Walters Arena.
This event is open to all road legal riders/bikes, the Navigation Rally is held over the same weekend as our Touratech Travel Event May 6th-8th. Price to enter the rally is £30.
Check out some of the fab places we’re looking at for the rally.
Venues include hard-standing, fire-trails, bit of mud all at Walters Arena.
A big thank you to everyone that attended our three day event in May 2016.
The sun was out, spirits were high and numbers were up on last year. More of you took part in the numerous ride-outs that we did, on and off road, as well as our first navigation rally.
The site was buzzing with riders come from far and wide.
Listening and improving on last year’s event, our loyal riders provided much feedback. So much so that we intend to stretch ourselves even further next year, with more exhibitors, trade stands, demonstrations and hopefully some surprises that will be announced over the coming months. All with the aim of providing you, the rider with the best experience possible.
Please check out some of this year’s photos and we look forward to seeing all soon.
In the meantime, Safe Riding.
Welcome to the Touratech Travel Event 2016.
Everyone at Touratech HQ literally cannot wait. What a weekend we have planned. From ride outs, both on and off road, trade stands, demonstrations, offers, camping, drinking, good food and great company; … all we need now is for great weather and euphoric riding!!
And don’t forget the bikes!!!
Touratech have some great bikes on offer, with our resident expert and Dakar veteran, Nick Plumb. Need advice or help in choosing your next bike, well you’ve only to ask.
Plus to celebrate this annual event we are offering show discounts for this weekend only!
and there’s more..
We look forward to seeing you at our annual Touratech Travel Event, held on Friday 6th till Sunday 8th May 2016.
Two days of camping and riding on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales.
For 2016 we’re excited to build on the event and make it even better! This year there will be more food, more ride-outs, more riders, more vendors and more fun!!
It doesn’t matter what you ride or what your experience level is, there is fun to be had for EVERYONE!
It’s free to attend, which will include camping, guided road and off-road ride outs, demos, informative display, test rides and more!
For this year’s event, we will be focusing more on riding, offering guided road and off road rides.
This year we will also be running the first ever Touratech Navigation Rally. The event will give you a good insight of what’s it’s like to ride with a roadbook. You’ll complete 3 road loops (total of 100 miles) and 3 off road sections at the iconic Walters Arena (it’s open to all road legal riders/bikes). As always, we aim to offer a weekend of superb adventure motorcycling related entertainment, talks, exhibitors, evening entertainment, on-site camping and amenities and of course plenty of food and drink.
Whether you’re joining us for the first time, whether you’re a veteran of the event, an experienced adventure traveller or new to riding, we’ll have plenty on offer for you. It’s a fantastic opportunity to catch up with an old friends and hopefully make some new ones along the way.
Planning is well underway with exciting new content, superb ride locations and plenty more news to follow which promises to bring out the best in you and your adventure bike.
If you have any thoughts or ideas relating to the event, we’d love to hear from you – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel Event Schedule.
Friday 6th May – Travel Event Arrival.
- Arrive and set-up.
- Curry, and beer and movie.
- Welcome address by Nick Plumb of Touratech UK.
Saturday 7th May – Travel Event Day One.
- Guided ride-outs on road and off-road.
The ride-outs are designed for riders of varying ability and experience. Many of the routes will be used for the Navigation Rally on the Sunday as well.
Survival Expert – Biker first aid and first response.
Powys Road Safety – Motorbike safety.
Cambrian Tyres – Tyres set-up and safety.
Nick Plum – Advanced riding tips, hints, demos and insights.
- Support Area:
How to set up your suspension for different loads and purposes.
Ride a BMW with Touratech Suspension system.
- Interactive presentation with question and answer session.
Llew Pavey – Brake Magazine – talking about Dakar Rally.
Nick Plumb – Touratech MD and Dakar veteran talk on Dakar.
Sunday 8th May – Travel Event Day 2 & Touratech Navigation Rally.
The Touratech Navigation Rally is a lighthearted race where its about taking part and having fun. We want you to get an insight into the world of racing bikes and dip-your-toe in to get a taste of the experience of racing bigger bikes.
- The Touratech Rally comprises of three ‘clover-leaf’ stages taking up to and hour for each stage and three skills tests at Walter’s Arena.
- The Touratech Rally is for road-legal bikes only. Enduro and MotoX riders are welcome but every participant will need to complete road sections along with off-road sections.
The Travel Event and Rally are scheduled to finish around 3pm. Giving you plenty of time to pack up and make your way home.
Vendor attractions at the Travel Event:
- Rapid Moto – oils and lubricants .
- Adventure Bike TV – filming and available for Q and A.
- Edge Expeditions – motorcycle tours.
- Powys Road Safety – complete motorcycle safety training and support.
- Moto Freight – international motorcycle shipping and transport.
- CCM Motorcycles – specialised motorcycle manufacturers.
- GARMIN – GPS navigation systems for motorcycles.
- Blood Bikes – supporting the health service.
- Cambrian Tyres – motorcycle tyre suppliers (Saturday only).
- Kuberg – electric motorcycles.
- Can Am and SeaDoo – high-quality off-road and water vehicles.
- ADV – motorcycle training.
- Cotswold Outdoor – adventure camping equipment.
Touratech Waterproof – now adventure bike riders can benefit from fully waterproof luggage, tank bags, inner bags and more. All carefully created with motorcycle riders in mind. And all made by Ortlieb, the classic German waterproof bag manufacturer.
‘Touratech Waterproof made by Ortlieb’ is a brand that combines Ortlieb’s experience in manufacturing waterproof equipment with Touratech’s expertise in adventure touring.
Wide Range of Luggage
There is plenty of choice in the Touratech Waterproof range. So you can mix and match and get the exact combination of waterproof bags you need.
Complete collection of Touratech Waterproof available in the web shop >
Reviews of the main Touratech Waterproof bags and other products. There are 17 short videos giving you a great overview of each item along with a rigorous field-test. Videos brought to you by Touratech USA.
Dates are 6th to 8th May 2016.
- Superb off-road riding at Walters Arena – home of ‘Dawn to Dusk’ and BMW Training School.
- Experience road rides around Brecon Beacons.
- Free to attend the event – no charge!
- Free camping and amenities (inc. showers).
- Food and beer tents, informative talks and workshops.
- Sunday 8th May Touratech Rally – WRC liason sections and specially created stages.
Register your details here >
More information please email us at email@example.com.