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Iron Butt Iceni Rally 2015

Iron Butt UK Iceni Rally 2015

The Iron Butt Association seem to be the masters of the rally scene but a 36 hour rally or even the 18 hour version seemed to be a step too far for me to contemplate. Step up the inaugural running

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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

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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

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National Road Rally 2015

Grim on the National Road Rally 2015

This event was laid out in a different format to previous rallies that I had entered, so the planning challenge was a new experience. The checkpoints are issued in a matrix format with the lines between allocated a set mileage

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Rainman Trip

Homeward bound on the M6 it was blacker than black over Bill’s mothers, you just knew that the waterproofs were in for a severe testing, the road was dry at the time and tootling along at the regulation 70 MPH

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2015 Biker Rallies Challenge

This was now my third event of this kind following on from the South West Peninsular Rally in March and the Welsh National Rally in May. I completed the online application and sorted out payment as directed and was in,

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2015 Welsh National Rally

Welsh National Rally

Following on from my participation in the South West Peninsular Rally I decided to have a crack at another event. I downloaded the entry form for the 2015 Welsh National Rally and in the good old fashioned way completed and

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Jo’s Place & Wye Valley Rideout

Steve inside Jo's Cafe

It was the middle of April already and this was my first RigsVille Collective Rideout of the year. Where has it gone???. The day dawned with perfect weather, wall to wall sunshine, the clear visor was removed from the Shoei

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South West Peninsular Rally 2015

South West Peninsula Spring Rally 2015

The idea for doing this event came from my participation in the Grim Riders Virtual Rally back in August 2014, I enjoyed the planning and also following on from the long days out with Rig on the TMBF Challenge 100,

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Six Counties Tour

The Flowing Spring

Saturday started as a mixed bag, cold and damp, with the collective undecided on which breakfast venue to use Billy thought he would crack on with a trip from the sat nav database and visit a few TMBF Challenge 100

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Billy No Mates Tours – Billing & Kimbolton

Kimbolton School

With the last day of February being a bit on the wet and miserable side Billy decided on a short trip out just to keep the bike in its usual dirty state. Kimbolton was the target of the day with

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Grim Riders Virtual Rally 2

This event is the second virtual rally organised by Robert from Grim Rider fame, as yet I have not competed in a “proper” road rally but that is forthcoming on the 28th March where I have entered the South West

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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

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Tyre change on the KTM

Redline Motorcycles

Today’s ride out was not one of Billy’s favourite reasons, it involved the parting of the ways with a shed load of cash, namely the purchase of a new rear tyre. Having said that the piece of rubber in question

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Billy No Mates Tours – Broadway Tower & Crawley Inn

Broadway Tower

With Saturday dawning with clear sky’s, just as the Met Office had predicted, it was looking like a definite summers day in the winter. With the Rigsville Collective still in a state of semi hibernation trying to loose the Christmas

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Billy No Mates Tours – Challenge 100 Pub Run

The Blue Lion at Witherley

With the New Year upon us it was time for Billy to shake off the Christmas excesses and get out and about into the cold January air, normally Billy prefers visiting pubs during opening hours but today was about kick

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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

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Rig’s 2004 Triumph Sprint ST
Rig’s 2004 Triumph Sprint ST

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