Author: Rig

A4233 – Aberdare to Maerdy

Take the A4233 from Aberdare to Maerdy, this is a very short, 5 mile road but it’s full of some great, switch back corners.

Posted in Our Favourite Roads, Uncategorized, Wales

B1257 – Helmsley to Clay Bank

The B1257 from Helmsley to Clay Bank is a nice, fast flowing road with fantastic views of the Yorkshire countryside.

Posted in England

Rig’s TMBF 2017 Challenge 100

For the fourth year running Rig is taking part in The Motorbike Forum UK Challenge 100 which is organised by the splendid fellows over at themotorbikeforum.co.uk. The challenge consists of visiting 90 locations that are divided into 9 Groups based

Posted in 2017

Grantham to Corby Glen on the B1176

Grantham to Corby Glen on the B1176

Posted in England, Our Favourite Roads

2 Pubs and 2 Castles

It’s another glorious Saturday morning and with the rest of the RigsVille collective doing their own it was time to get out on the FJR and bag a few locations for this years TMBF 2016 Challenge 100. After looking at

Posted in 2016, Ride Outs Tagged with:

Castles of North Wales

Well, would you believe it? I had another free Monday so I was up nice and early and just like last week I found myself heading west, but today’s ride would take me into north wales and also onto the

Posted in 2016, Ride Outs Tagged with:

Aberystwyth Castle

I found myself in one of those rare occasions where I had a day off in the week and with the rest of the RigsVille collective working it was an ideal day to get out on the FJR and pick

Posted in 2016, Ride Outs Tagged with:

Bonzo’s Kawasaki Z1000SX

After 11 months or so with his Kawasaki ZZR1400 Bonzo traded it in for a brand new Kawasaki Z1000SX.

Posted in Bikes, Kawasaki Z1000SX, Uncategorized

Reg’s Cafe

Hidden away in one of Banbury’s industrial estates is a gem of a place, it’s not your usual greasy joe’s cafe that you would expect to find but one that’s very clean, well decorated (love the london theme) and serves great food by very polite and friendly staff.

Posted in Biker Friendly Cafes

Rig’s Rainy Ride Out

After all the rain and cold weather we have recently it was great to wake up on Saturday morning to see blue(ish) skies and to feel the warm(ish) breeze, today was going to a great day for getting out on

Posted in 2016, Ride Outs Tagged with:

Rig’s TMBF 2016 Challenge 100

For the third year running both Steve and Rig are both taking part in The Motorbike Forum UK Challenge 100 which is organised by the splendid fellows over at themotorbikeforum.co.uk. The challenge consists of visiting 90 locations that are divided

Posted in 2016, Ride Outs Tagged with:

BMW R1200RS

Bob’s finally decided to get a new bike in the form of the spectacular BMW R1200RS SE from Cotswold Gloucester BMW

Posted in Bikes, BMW R1200RS

The Rutland TT

The Rutland TT
Posted in England

A264 – East Grinstead to Royal Tunbridge Wells

A264 - East Grinstead to Royal Tunbridge Wells

A264 – East Grinstead to Royal Tunbridge Wells

Posted in England

Brecon to Hay Bluff

Llanthony Priory

`twas another splendid August Saturday morning and we were hopig for a large turnout for today’s rideout but due to a few members of the RigsVille collective having to perform other duties only myself and Bob were out to play

Posted in 2015, Ride Outs Tagged with:

A Rare Day Off

Finding myself with a rare day off from work and other family related duties I pondered over how best to spend such a rare and golden opportunity. Unfortunately the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team didn’t need my driving abilities today

Posted in 2015, Ride Outs

Kawasaki ZZR1400

Kawasaki ZZR1400

July 2015 After nearly 8 years of ownership Bonzo has decided to replace his 70,000 mile Honda Blackbird with another equally stunning bike, this Kawasaki ZZR1400. Farkles fitted: Delkevic Carbon Fibre Silencers R&G Tail Tidy Oxford Heated Grips June 2016

Posted in Bikes

Whoops! – Windsor’s Honda X11

Date: May 30th 2015 Location: Junction of the A422/B4092 near Inkberrow Bike: Honda X11 – written off Rider: Windsor – broken leg, shoulder, thumb.

Posted in Whoops a Daisy

Telferizer Sat Nav Mount

Telferizer GPS RAM Mount

Robert Telfer has been making custom sat nav mounts for a number of years, in fact the first one I purchased was to fit my Triumph Sprint ST and when I sold the bike I left the mount on for the

Posted in Product Reviews

Yamaha FJR1300

Yamaha FJR1300

May 2015 While out at a recent Rigsville ride-out that ended up at Fowlers Motorcycles in Bristol, I must have been overcome in some way by the smell of polish and new leather saddles (don’t ask!) and made the decision

Posted in Bikes

Rig’s TMBF 2015 Challenge 100

The Salt Box Cafe

For the second year running both Steve and Rig are both taking part in The Motorbike Forum UK Challenge 100 which is organised by the splendid fellows over at themotorbikeforum.co.uk. The challenge consists of visiting 100 locations that are divided

Posted in 2015, Ride Outs Tagged with:

Replacement Blackbird Radiator

Replacement Radiator on Honda CBR1100 Super Blackbird

Today has been a day that has been coming for a while, it was time to replace the ancient, crumbling excuse for a radiator that I had fitted on the Blackbird. Replacing the radiator seems to be a common issue

Posted in Product Reviews

Steve’s TMBF 2015 Challenge 100

Cock Inn

For the second year running both Steve and Rig are both taking part in The Motorbike Forum UK Challenge 100 which is organised by the splendid fellows over at www.themotorbikeforum.co.uk. The challenge consists of visiting 100 locations that are divided

Posted in 2015, Ride Outs Tagged with:

Hanging Around

Do the words of Hugh Alan Cornwell et al. “There Just Hanging Around” apply to your biking gear? Yes? then you need to get them sorted, “hang about” you say “how can they be sorted?” Flimsy coat hangers don’t last

Posted in Product Reviews

Ray’s New Ride

Today’s Rigsville collective ride out was to celebrate Ray’s purchase of a brand spanking new Kawasaki Z1000SX and to get some miles in Ray picked a meeting point of Shobdon Airfield Cafe. In addition to the first viewing of Ray’s

Posted in 2014, Ride Outs

Ray’s Kawasaki Z1000SX

After a number of years enjoying his Honda’s Ray decided to try something new and has gone and got himself a brand new Kawasaki Z1000SX

Posted in Bikes, Kawasaki Z1000SX

Lincolnshire Marathon

This was the second attempt at this planned rideout to complete the Northeast tags of the motorbike forum challenge 100, the first effort being cut short when squadron leader Rig picked up a puncture before the meet-up point on the

Posted in 2014, Ride Outs Tagged with:

Shobdon Cafe & Fowlers Motorcycles

With the Met Office predicting the warmest day of the year so far, it was decided that an early start to the days proceedings would be prudent, so it was that at 8:30, a reduced gathering of the group left

Posted in 2014, Ride Outs

Jo’s Place & Bourton-on-the-Water

Unusually for an English Bank holiday weekend the weather was due to make it a good ‘un. Saturday morning arrived and, in accordance with the Met Office instructions, the day started off cold but sunny and the promise of continued

Posted in 2014, Ride Outs

Shobdon & Aberystwyth

Shobdon Cafe was again the chosen destination for breakfast and meet up with our Cymry Motorbeicywr contingent. Bob only needs a few more visits to qualify for the Jet A1 discount fuel card. What swung this one was the promise

Posted in 2014, Ride Outs