Trip Gogledd Cymru

With the year marching on the time had come for a trip to the scenic North Wales before the great UK weather put any thoughts of that region out of the mind for another year. Initial planning included a trip to the Flintshire coast for a stop off at the Read more…

Bison Run Out

Back on the Road Again…although, with apologies to REO Speedwagon, not leaving, but a return to two-wheeled adventures. It was time to get the new wheels back into the groove and have a trip out. After a two-year two-wheeled break from the roads other than a quick blast around on Read more…

Honda NC750X

Twist A Go-Go The search for a more practical replacement to the Street Triple had gone through the Yamaha MT-10 (FZ-10), Kawasaki Z900 and arrived at the Honda NC750X. Having had an adventure bike previously this model had the potential to meet the two up Sunday trips out tick box Read more…

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 hindsight it had the making of a sound rally, it Read more…

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 up goat tracks in the middle of Wales or Devon. Read more…

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 raise money for what is a first class service up Read more…

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 associated gizmo’s he had been suckered into purchasing to make Read more…

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

Grim on the National Road Rally 2015

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 value. This is not the actual road mileage but is Read more…

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 was going to eat the miles up easily, however the Read more…

Welsh National Rally

2015 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 sent off with a cheque to the organisers. From initial Read more…

Triumph Street Triple R

Triumph Street Triple R

Mmmm did I need another bike? That was a bit of a leading question, you always need another bike, silly one to ask really, but did I really. My KTM 1190 Adventure does everything that I need in a bike, tours excellently, goes fast when I need it. But it is Read more…

The Flowing Spring

Six Counties Tour

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 locations, always a good excuse to get out and about. Read more…

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 Peninsular Rally organised by the Somerset Advanced motorcyclists. “Any time Read more…

Redline Motorcycles

Tyre change on the KTM

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 had been rotating on the same wheel for 8,000 miles Read more…