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UK European Meeting Coventry - September 2020

7th - 13th September 2020

The 2020 European Meeting is to be hosted by the UK TR Register as part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the TR Register. The weekend will be based at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Coventry, CV8 2LD from 11th to 13th September 2020. We have reserved up to 180 rooms at the hotel for the weekend. There will be a tour for 4 nights from 7th to 11th September to be based at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5DY. We have reserved up to 80 rooms for the tour. Traditionally the tour is held after the weekend but this time, for logistical reasons, the tour will be held before the weekend.

An overview of the tour is as follows:

Monday 7th September

Tour participants arrive at the Metropole Hotel mid to late afternoon to be welcomed by the organising team. A dinner will be served in the restaurant.

Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th September

After breakfast each day there will be a choice of interesting drives, visits to stately homes, museums (including a coal mine) and attractions across Wales. The choice is yours to go where you wish individually or in groups, we will provide lots of suggestions and information to cater for all tastes. We will all dine together in the evening to share experiences and recommendations for the next day. A final tour Welsh gala dinner will be held on the Thursday evening.

Friday 11th September

After a hearty Welsh breakfast make your way back into England following one of the suggested routes, stop for lunch in a country pub, visit interesting places en-route but plan to arrive in Coventry mid to late afternoon.

An overview of the weekend is as follows:

Friday 11th September

Everybody arrives at the Chesford Grange Hotel mid to late afternoon. You will be welcomed by the organising team with a drink and a smile. Park in the spacious dedicated car park. Check-in for both the hotel and event, meet friends new and old whilst your bags are taken to your room. There will be a welcome pack in your room allocating you to one of two groups.

Drinks and a buffet dinner will be available to everybody together in the large conference centre, the bar will be open late. Entertainment over dinner and afterwards has been arranged.

Saturday 12th September

Breakfast will be served in the conference centre. The RED group will need to leave the hotel promptly and make their way on the suggested route through some beautiful Cotswold villages to the main event of the day. The BLUE group can take their time to make their way to the main event.

A self guided tour of Blenheim Palace has been reserved for everybody, followed by lunch in their restaurant. The RED group are on the first sitting for lunch. The BLUE group will be on the second sitting for lunch. Both groups can revisit the Palace or visit the gardens after lunch then make their way back to the hotel by a choice of routes: scenic or fast, or even faster if you want to stop off in Stratford upon Avon, if you have time.

Drinks and a gala dinner will be served all together in the large conference centre. We will transport you back to Sunday 11th January 1970 for the first meeting of the TR Register so dress up in flairs and long flowing dresses, let your hair down and listen to some great music of the era after dinner. Dance the night away whilst the re-living the dream. The bar will be open to very late.

Sunday 13th September

Breakfast will be served in the conference centre. After check-out make your way on one of the suggested routes either a scenic country tour or visit the location of the forma Triumph factory and the Standard-Triumph memorial. Sadly little remains but the memories and some road names: Herald Avenue, Toledo Close and Spitfire Close.

We will all meet up at the National Motorcycle Museum for a self guided tour followed by lunch in the National Conference Centre, all in the same building. Farewell speeches mark the end of the event and sadly we all leave each other for another year. The museum is located close to motorways for a speedy departure or you can return to the museum to admire even more motorcycle history through ages.

Here is an image of a recent flyer handed out at the 2018 European Meeting in Germany.