Announcing our group discount; enjoy 10% off
Ahead of our third season of transporting bikes between the UK and Geneva, we announced today (17/1/17) that we are offering a ‘group booking’ discount from 2017.
If groups of 10 riders or more all book at the same time, we shall deduct 10% of the usual fare. This discount would make the return price for one bike just £391.50, a saving of £43.50 on list price.
We know there’s a lot of motorbike clubs out there that organise rideouts and trips further afield, some as far away as central Europe. What better way to start a continental jaunt than with an easy ride to our Northants depot to drop off the bikes, followed by a leisurely brunch before heading to the airport? By breakfast the next morning, your bikes will be outside your hotel in Geneva ready for you all to start your holiday on some great biking roads and passes.
Bookings for the past two years have tended to be small groups of riders and club members but this discount offers a real incentive to gather a bigger party together. Cost-wise it makes the proposition very attractive but more than that, it gives riders more time on roads they’ll enjoy as opposed to motorways.
And if you’re part of a vintage owners club or classic bike group then the attraction for you might be the prospect of not putting an unwanted 1500 miles of wear and tear on your machine. Certainly when the Vincent Owners Club staged its International rally in northern Italy, some of the UK members were very grateful to use Bikeshuttle rather than spend 2-3 days on the autobahn. Indeed, the then chairman, Tim Kirker of the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club said of Bikeshuttle: “Across Europe, the various rail services seem to be cutting back, or stopping altogether, their car/bike services but the good news is that the new Bikeshuttle operation provides a much better and more convenient service. And from our calculations, the total cost, including airfares and hotels, is still significantly less than it would have been for a ferry crossing and a rail trip to Italy.
“And yes, we had some brilliant riding in the Alps and northern Italy, and a great rally with our Vincent friends from all over the world, made all the more enjoyable knowing that we did not have a 750 mile ride back north to get the ferry.”
As Tim alluded to, we are now the only weekly scheduled service transporting bikes to central Europe now that train operators like Autoslaap have disappeared so if your club or group has set its sights on touring southern Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, the south of France and other such destinations then why not give us a shout and take advantage of our group discount. June and September appear to be the most popular months to travel so if you want to go then, get your bookings in early. We need a 25% deposit up front, with the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to departure.
Enquiries about group bookings for Bikeshuttle can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 01327 831552.