Category: Ride Outs

Iceni Rally 2016

This rally was one that I was looking forward to; I was totally clueless in which way to tackle this year’s event after my errors last time around. It wasn’t that my original plan was no good, in fact with

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

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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

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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

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National Road Rally 2016

Second attempt at this rally, and, being the easiest of the year from a riding point of view, is a fine way of spending a Saturday riding some decent roads on your chosen route without the problem of possible detours

2016 Biker Rallies Challenge

This was my second event organised by Rob & Barbara and they certainly work hard at the job. All the scouting that is involved must take untold hours so it is a big thank you from me to the pair

Ride the County 2016

The “Ride the County” concept is a by no means small effort to raise funds for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, this very activity brings to the fore the ever-present debate of the necessity of these events in order to

South West Peninsular Rally 2016

Into my second year of Motorcycle Scatter Rallies and the SWPSR is the first up on the calendar. The idea is to visit so many points during the day between 08:00 and 23:59 the start and finish being in Langley,

Bonzo’s Rough Day Out

The day started later than usual as bob had a bit of work to see too first!, on a Saturday too, what is the world coming too?. It did give me the opportunity to take the scenic route to his

Bonzo’s Bandit Debut

According to the weathermen, the day promised to be a dry one. With this in mind Bob was eager to get the BMW R1200RS out on the road for a blast, not to mention trying out all the GoPro and

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

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Billy No Mates, Blustery Day Run

Billy had been eyeing the weather forecast for the last few days and sure enough, the expected rain was hammering down, these weather forecasters were getting better. It was no all doom and gloom however, the rain was forecast to

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Billy No Mates, 5 Castles Run

End of January already, where is the year going?, Billy found himself with a free Saturday so it was all go, the weather was forecast to be on the cool side of cold but a good chance of a dry

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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

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Steve’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

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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

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

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

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,

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

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

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,

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

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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