2004 NEC Bike Show

It’s November so that must means it’s time for our annual pilgrimage to the NEC for this years Motorcycle Show. This years show felt slightly better than the past few years, there were less stalls selling `car boot tat’ and the isles seemed wider and easier to move around, maybe Read more…

Peak District

Today’s little ride started like many of our latest ride outs with a stop at the Salt Box Cafe in Hatton, after fuelling ourselves up we headed out onto the A50/A515 towards Ashbourne and the start of one of my favourite routes – final destination the infamous Cat and Fiddle. Read more…

Caldecote Steam Party

The Caldecote Steam Party has been an annual event for over 30 years, it was started my a local steam engine enthusiast named Cyril Bugby who one year for his birthday celebrations got together with his friends gathered in the a field in Caldecote to show off their steam engines Read more…

SS Great Britain

What started as a ‘let’s have a wander down south’ turned out to be a very interesting day, after meeting up at Bob’s house we then headed down the A429 aka the Fosseway from Warwick,  around cirencester and onto the A433 through the picturesque village Tetbury until we hit the M4 Read more…

Forest of Dean

Today’s little jaunt was around the Forest of Dean, it’s one of the best kept secrets in the UK as it covers some amazing places and some even better roads. We had the pleasure of our Welsh friends today and after meeting up at in Malvern and after the customary Read more…

David Cooper Memorial Run

The David Cooper Memorial Run aims to provide days out to remember for handicapped children and one of the ways they accomplish this is by using motorcycle side cars as fun transportation for these children to take them to exciting places around the Midlands. As you may know Bob not Read more…

Big Bikes Motorcycle Show

You may have noticed from previous bike rides that this show is one that we have visited for the last 2 years, it’s a shame to say that this year will might be the last time, unless something radical is done. This year’s show was, to be honest, crap! I Read more…

Elan Valley

To commemorate (or should that be celebrate?) Bonzo’s moving from the Midlands down to Wales we decided to have a little ride out into Wales and have a wander around the historic landscapes and thriving wildlife that makes up Elan Valley. We all left the Midlands and headed on down to Read more…

Imperial War Museum Duxford

The Imperial War Museum is a collection of five museums that include IWM London, IWM North in Greater Manchester, IWM Duxford, The Churchill War Rooms in London and the historic ship HMS Belfast, moored in the Pool of London on the River Thames, today we were heading East along the Read more…

Horseshoe Pass

East? or West? That was the question of the day, should we head into Wales or go east towards Lincolnshire? After weighing up the pros and cons our bellies made the decision for us and told us to head for Wales and enjoy a breakfast at Dinky’s Dinah’s. Well you Read more…

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is located in Shropshire and offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the entire family. Situated next to an active airfield, this is the only place in the Midlands where you can get close to so many breathtaking aircraft for free. Over 70 Read more…