National Events are the only ones organised and run by, or under the guidance of, the main committee (specifically the Events Secretary), all other events through out the year are organised within each Area.
Each year one of the areas takes up the gauntlet to organise The Challenge. This is a National event open to all Pan-Clan members and consists of a weekend away (usually a Friday evening to Sunday) with some form of treasure hunt on the Saturday.
The nature of a Treasure Hunt means that you have clues to solve, and places to visit to solve them. You often find that an area of the UK you think you know quite well as you zoom through it on some 'A' road or Motorway actually holds a myriad of delights, just off the beaten track.
The N E W S (North, East, West, South) Run is a National Event open to all members of the Pan-Clan. Generally organised in the early part of the year, the N E W S Run is a one day meeting at a location of national interest. Each year one of the areas will opt to organise the N E W S Run, and so it moves around the UK.
For those that need the excuse, this is a great opportunity to get a decent number of miles on the tyres, and meet up with like-minded members of the club. A Bit of Banter; Grab some Grub; and Head back Home. [I've run out of alliterations]
For the 2018 event we went to the Triumph factory in Hinkley. The factory tour is highly recommended (and popular, so book early).
Members can find more information by logging-in to the Members' Area and check out the Future Events.
The Pan-European is a great bike for touring, and as its name implies, it loves the open roads of Europe. Whilst many Pan-Clan riders have experienced the delights of touring mainland Europe, there are a few who find the idea quite daunting especially to do on their own (taking the Pan on a ferry, driving on the "wrong" side of the road, the French roundabout system, speed limits and town signs, getting fuel, the language! to name only a few).
Also, where to go? Even experienced riders sometimes have difficulty in knowing where to go, what to see and what to do.
For several years, the club have organised The Tickler event. The event consists of a long weekend somewhere in Europe. This is usually the near continent (France, Germany), but some years are a bit more ambitious than others and the event has been held in Switzerland.
The Tickler event is organised by experienced European riders who have been to the area, checked out the hotels, and ridden many of the roads.
The event is an ideal opportunity to explore different areas of Europe with a group of similar minded Pan riders. You can partake in the organised runs and visits to places of interest, or just 'do your own thing'; it is a holiday!
The event usually takes place over the late May bank holiday weekend, departing on the Thursday for a channel crossing and spending Friday to Monday nights in the selected hotel. Everything is booked for you except getting to and from the location. It's fairly common for small groups of riders from an area to get together for a group ride to the hotel.
2011 - Déjà Vu: Bagnoles-de-l'orne, Normandie
2012 - Scotland!
2013 - Perros-Guirec, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany
2014 - Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Region Centre
2015 - Tickleur des Ballons: Gérardmer, The Vosges and Alsace-Lorraine
2016 - The Royal Tickler: Évreux, Normandie, France
2017 - Clervaux, Luxembourg
Whilst many people don't get too excited by the prospect of an AGM, they are a necessity. In order to make them more attractive the Club normally puts on some type of event in the evening. Generally involving a meal; some drinks; great company and, of course, some real 'Dad' dancing!!