Fiona - Kawasaki Versys 1000

Kawasaki Versys 1000

August 2019 With Betty the BMW R1200GS now gone to a new home it was time to look for another bike, obviously, I had already had a few makes and models in mind beforehand so I had a good idea of what my next bike would be. I’ve never owned Read more…

Bedford (The Bendy)

While having a mooch around the Adventure Bike Rider Forum I spotted a very interesting route that has been posted by Hammy named Bedford (The Bendy) and boy was it bendy! The route took me past Melton Mowbray and I recalled that the members of the East Midlands region of Read more…

Day in the Cotswolds

While the UK was basking in unusually warm February temperatures (18 degrees Celsius) I decided to replace the front tyre as it was getting very low, well it had covered an astonishing 7,572 miles and while the rear tyre still had about 1,00 miles of tread left and had ‘only’ Read more…

Rig’s TMBF 2019 Challenge 100

For the 6th 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. General tags. This year there are 12 tags per mainland UK region. Key: Green Bike – Racetracks Knife and fork – Café Tree – Read more…

Rig’s TMBF 2018 Challenge 100

For the 5th 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 100 locations that are divided into 10 Groups based on region and also 10 pubs. The pubs can be Read more…

BMW R1200GS

June 2017 So, it was finally time to say goodbye to my Yamaha FJR1300 and to welcome into my life a new bike, a BMW R1200GS named ‘Betty’ due to it being a very hot day when I went and bought her. I’d been thinking about getting a BMW GS Read more…

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 on region and also 10 pubs. The pubs can be Read more…

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 my progress map I realised that I only needed 2 Read more…

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 magical Isle of Anglesey. My first stop of the day Read more…

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 up some of The MotorBike Forum Challenge 100 tags, after Read more…

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.

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 the Yamaha FJR. After a quick email conversation with Bob Read more…

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 into 9 Groups based on region and also 10 pubs. Read more…

The Rutland TT

The Rutland TT

The Rutland TT is a well known 92-mile circular route around Rutland water, the route can be done either clockwise or anti-clockwise and passes places such as Melton Mowbray, East Langton, Medbourne, Uppingham, Market Harborough, Morcott, Great Casterton, Ryhall, Corby Glenn, Old Somerby and Easton.

Llanthony Priory

Brecon to Hay Bluff

`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 from the Midlands so we decided to meet up with Read more…

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 (our calendars didn’t match up) Chris Evans still had not Read more…

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 After 11 months, Bonzo traded in his ZZR1400 for a Read more…