BMW R1200GS Rallye

July 2021 The empty space in my garage where Dora, my Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer once lived didn’t stay empty for long, within a few days there was another beast taking up residence, meet Gina my BMW R1200GS Rallye and I love it, Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit… July 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 1,000 miles of tread left and had ‘only’ 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…

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…

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.

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. Rutland TT – Clockwise Rutland Read more…