Wild West Challenge

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Bryce Cayon

We are the official tour operator for Bike Tours for The Wounded (BT4TW). Through us, they provide the opportunity for Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) Service Personnel and Veterans a chance to experience a life changing motorcycling challenge as a pillion.  To make this possible, we are looking for experienced riders with enough time and affordability to join each tour offering their rear seat to one of these brave servicemen or servicewomen.  The Tour rides offer some of the most stunning scenery the Wild West of America has to offer.  (Riding through Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado).


2019 Dates & Costs

Challenge 1   18th May to 29th May
Challenge 2   31st August – 11th September
£4,595 – Rider / Single Occupancy
£2,295 Pillion / Support Vehicle passenger (Sharing with rider/partner)

Best of Route 66Welcome to our day of preparation for the exciting Wild West Motorcycle Tour.  This once in a lifetime journey, with it’s unique riding experience, could change your life for the better.

Your opportunity to visit with new friends, the experience of the legendary roads featured in many iconic films and television shows.  The sights and sounds of a history long forgotten by the modern age, along with the vastly diverse scenery of a landscape most have never seen, will remind us of days gone by.  Don’t forget your cameras.

 

 
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by Ned Kelly. on Wild West Challenge
Wild West tour.

Hi guys, firstly I would like to thank all the crew at Bike tours for the Wounded.I've recently come back from one of the Wild West tours, and to say it's changed my like is an understatment, Not only did eveybody on the tour pull together as a team, it was also good to have like minded people to talk to, or give and take banter from.I mention to Darren that the expierience of just being in the company of Military minded brothers and sisters, felt soul clensing and the fact that everything is run with Military timings was like having a blast from the past. ( acutally, blast was probably the wrong word for me?) HahaI also found that just being sat on the back of them fantastic motorcycles with nothing stressfull to worry about, gave me the first opportunity to have a good think, and put some stuff to bed, or as I put it, Deleting files inside my head.This experience has motivated to save up to buy my own Harley Davidson, with the veiw of joining in on a future ride out and hopefully raise some money for charity..Thanks to Pavlo, my rider and thanks to everybody at BT4TW

by Caroline Williams on Wild West Challenge
Wild West Tour Aug-Sept 18

I was introduced to Bike Tours for The Wounded (BT4TW) some 4 years ago, to which I was very apprehensive about as I did not like motorbikes. But I can honestly say that I love them now, this WWT that I have just completed is my 3rd tour with BT4TW.Why a 3rd time some people may ask! it's because everytime you go on one of these tours there is something new to see & someone new to befriend. You meet new people all the time, to be put together with like minded individuals you become one again with yourself, we all fall into the same mentality and humour that we travelled through the forces with and that is something that is always with us.I feel that the WIS / Veterans are treated with the utmost respect by the USA, something that we do not get in this country! more or less we are left to our own devices. But in the states we are all recognised and that is something pretty special.The scenery whilst riding / pillion is awesome, you just don't know what is around the next corner. Riding through canyons, deserts, towns and villages it is a real eye opener something also that is a once in a lifetime experience.I am also a pillion to the Normandy tour next year for the 75th anniversary which I am so excited to be a part of. We need many people to keep these tours operating which means that we need sponsors, fund raising events, collection buckets etc to keep the funds coming in for future veterans.For the BT4TW team I thank you all for the great opportunities that you have given me, and to the tour pillion & riders thank you for making it another awesome experience. Hope to meet up again soon.

by Simon Zammit on Wild West Challenge
Wild West Challenge 2 - 2018

What can I say, this opportunity was unbelievable. the organisation, before, during and after was exceptional. The UK admin team provided all the help and guidance you could want in preparation for flying out, even proactively checking to ensure that I had got everything I would need.On arrival at the airport, the transit from checking in to boarding the plane was seamless. All the first time veterans were initially quiet and nervous, but by the time we arrived in Las Vegas, many of us had started to come out of our shells.On arrival, we again moved smoothly through immigration and customs, where US Immigration and Customs people were really good and very helpful. Then it was on to the hotel, teamed up with our roommates, for me, this was the first time I had shared a room with someone other than my ex wife in over 12 years. The BT4TW team had clearly managed to gauge our personalities and needs as I do not think anyone had any snags with their 'buddy'.The tour itself was phenomenal, my rider, Hutch, was easy going and we hit it off straight away. he was an expert on the Indian motorcycle that we were on and even though I had not ridden pillion in over 30 years, I was was not nervous once.The scenery, welcome from the American people wherever we went and the company in the group along with the peace an serenity of riding along with music playing and the sound of the wind in my ears made this a truly memorable experience.I cannot recommend BT4TW highly enough. The tour has improved my mental outlook, my appreciation of the wider world and the opportunities within it and brought me out of a prolonged period of social isolation. My confidence in social situations is now closer to what it used to be than before I went.I cannot thank Daren, Amy, Bekkie and the entire team for all they have done for me and the other veterans. If you get the opportunity to take part in one of these challenges, do it. I can almost guarantee you will not regret it.Would I go with BT4TW again? In a heartbeat.

by Liam Thompson on Wild West Challenge
Wild West 2018

This tour was one of the best things I have ever done. At first I was apprehensive going into a new environment and meeting new people but I was immediately made at ease within minutes of meeting the group.As the ride got underway it was clear the trip had a lot in store, from the offset we were welcomed with breathtaking views and we were rolling out as a bike crew of Harley Davidson and Indian motorcycles.The tour was really well organised and at each stop we had something to do and the locals would greet us which felt really special. As a veteran it was amazing to feel the support everywhere we went.We covered some serious miles during the tour and apart from the amazing views it gave me time for reflection and it really helped putting things in perspective. It has cleared my head and its made me a more positive person and confident in where I want to be in life. Its because of this I can not recommend this tour enough. I want to go again.Fantastic trip from start to finish and I have made some great friends. Thank you all.Liam

by Brian Leach on Wild West Challenge
Wild West Tour 1 2018

Just WOW had an amazing time with some wonderful guys and the riders were. I would do it again tomorrow if I could even though I was hurting most days nothing new there . Having done Route 66 last year and had an amazing time on that tour just had to do this 1 when offered place . Tour guides are top blokes and know there stuff and theres always a jack wagon on hand if the going gets a bit to tough . Have had 2 excellent riders on both tours and this guys are awesome

Wild West tour 2018

Hi Tomo here former Royal Marine commandos injured in 2015.What an amazing 10 days, organisation was great from start to finish, sites you can only dream of, friendships for life were made between riders, pavillions, servicemen and civilians The American legions were outstanding respect all the way, hospitality amazing, if your thinking of signing up do it now i promise you will have no regrets. Huge thanks to the Riders and BT4TW TEAM.

by Richard on Wild West Challenge
Amazing

Hello I am one of the Beneficiaries that did this years Aug-Sept Challenge. I initially was worried, as I have never been on a bike in my life. I am physically and mentally disabled. I need not have worried, the support team, and the riders looked after me magnificently. We worked out a way to get on and off the bike, a system of hand signals on the bike so that my rider knew if I was okay. This was not a holiday it was a challenge. The weather was extremely hot most of the riding was across the deserts and canyons of the west. However we were managed wonderfully. The hospitality from the towns people and other organisations along the route was amazing. The routes themselves are in some of the most stunning landscapes that I have ever seen, with canyons, forests, deserts, every mile bringing you yet another sight to see. Also the camaraderie of the riders and pillions is second to none. I have made life long friends, first thing I did when getting back to England was look for a trike. Next year I am on the Normandy Trip, Also if there is a spare place on the Route 66 next year will be putting my name down for that. For me since discharge my world is the grey walls in my house where i hide from the world, BT4TW showed me what true colour there is out there to explore. I am eternally grateful for the experience and opportunity.

by Scott Moore on Wild West Challenge
Best of Route66 Wild West challenge

Owdo all as a wounded veteran I was in audley court when Adam told me about bike tours for the wounded so I gave Darren a call I went on my 1st tour in may last year I didn't know what to expect I have never been so humbled in my life we was treated like kings and queens nothing was to much trouble the sights and the banta on tour is like being back in the naffi all day long I loved every second of it I liked it so much I have already done the best of Route66 again carrying a wounded warrior and the Wild West challenge the same in August and September I will be doing it again I can't say how much Bt4tw means to me if it wasn't for Darren and Mark I wouldn't be here they have given me something to live for.
Many thanks
Scott Moore