Hi Mike, you will have to head a bit further West next summer and join the Oxon/Berks ride out, we often meet in Newbury then ride over to the Cotswolds before ending back at H-Cafe just outside Oxford.
Pace is usually set by me on my 1100 Monster so you should be OK
As for the IOM, use to go until my mate Adrian had a big off at the Black Dub in the 2004 Lightweight TT destroying my bike. Use to stay in Union Mills with our friend Chris just across the road from the petrol station
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