BMW Car Club UK

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19. All deposits paid are being held by the Hotel until tour is rearranged. 

The Tykes Tango will not be taking place on the dates mentioned due to the Corona Virus outbreak.

It will take place at a date to be confirmed.

If you have made a booking at the Ripon Spa Hotel, it will stand but will move to the new date.

Should you need to reclaim your deposit, please contact the hotel direct. At the moment I do not know if that will be possible as it was stated as a non-returnable deposit.

That was prior to the exceptional circumstances that have since occurred.

Their number is01765 602172

I will contact the current participants when the situation is clarified.

Meantime, Keep safe. Howard (Tour organiser) 25.03.2020



It's the Yorkshire alternative to the famous Highland Fling - the Tykes Tango!

The BMW Car Club's Eastern Region welcomes you to join them on their excellent Tykes Tango weekend of driving and socialising in the stunning Yorkshire countryside.

The sun will (hopefully) be shining and the company will be (unquestionably) sparkling on this weekend getaway. Dinners, village stops, and great driving roads - what more could you possibly ask for? 


Dates: Friday 27th March to Sunday 29th.  You can also stay over should you wish.


Venue - The Ripon Spa Hotel, Park Street, Ripon, HG4 2BU



Single room per night including full English breakfast;    £75

Double Room per night including full English breakfast: £ 93

Dinner on Friday to pre order is £28.

Join us all for dinner on Saturday night around 7:30. Pre order at £28

Dinner choices are all 3 course with 3 choices per course.

Menu: available nearer the date.


Booking at 01765 602 172. Mention our event name “Tykes Tango” when booking.

Please use this number or you may get charged extra via or similar.

When you have made your booking, please let me know either by PM on the forum or by email at


Anyone wishing to join us on the runs out on Saturday and Sunday should also let me know so I can arrange seating accommodation for meals etc. All are welcome to join the run.


The program will be available in February’s magazine hopefully.

Provisionally is as follows:


Friday – coffee at reception followed by dinner. Pre booked by you


Saturday – Breakfast if you are staying - coffee if you are not, followed by a run out in Yorkshire with dinner at a prearranged place. Dinner at the hotel – Pre booked by you.


Sunday – Breakfast if you are staying – Coffee if not followed by a run out in Yorkshire. Return to hotel or wherever. Dinner at the hotel can be pre booked if you want it.


Monday – those who have stopped over will be returning home.


If you need breakfast and are not staying at the hotel, please let me know up front and I will arrange it. Cost to be advised later..


I currently have 32 people interested in joining us so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Rather than make a charge to cover the event costs, it would be great if you could please bring a good quality raffle prize with you. Tickets will be on sale at £1 per strip. Colin or Howard will be twisting your arm to buy lots!