Category: 2011

Grim Riders Castles Ride 2011

The Castles Ride was the Grim Riders’ charity ride for 2011. It includes fifteen castles across England, Scotland and Wales, plus one in Northern Ireland. Including some interesting castles rather than the more obvious ones and to give a variety according to age, style and modern usage.

Grim Riders Castles Ride 2011 Google Map

Motorcycle Live NEC 2011

Just a couple of photos from our annual winter pilgrimage to the NEC  in Birmingham to attend this year’s Motorcycle Live show. As usual there were loads of bikes, loads of stands selling bike stuff and loads of ladies attempting


On one of the warmest days of the year, instead of staying indoors and cool we decided to head south and have a wander around Wiltshire. Go figure! We started the day by meeting up with Ray and Bonzo at

Eley’s Pork Pies, Ironbridge

Another surprisingly warm Saturday in September and while we were seated around Bob’s kitchen table drinking tea and putting the world to rights and Bob happened to mention that he fancied a pasty from Eley’s Pork Pies in Ironbridge, this

Restormel Castle, Cornwall

Bob, Bonzo and Andy headed to Cornwall at bag Restormel Castle as part of this years Grim Riders Castles Ride. The ride down to Cornwall wasn’t anything special to read or in fact write about except to say that when

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Elan Valley

After a breakfast stop at Bringsty Cafe on the A44 near Worcester we headed along the A44 and into Elan Valley for a ride around the dams and reservoirs. Website: @Elan_Valley on twitter Elan Valley on Facebook

France and Spain – 2011

Bob, Bonzo, Chinny and Ray headed south across France and Spain in search of some great roads and even greater beer.

Dolbadarn Castle, Llanberis

Dolbadarn Castle is a fortification built by the Welsh prince Llywelyn the Great during the early 13th century, at the base of the Llanberis Pass, in North Wales. The castle was important both militarily and as a symbol of Llywelyn’s

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Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight

Bob, Bonzo and Andy headed south to the Isle of Wight and bagged Carisbrooke Castle as part of this years Grim Riders Castles Ride. Websites: Grim Riders Web Site Grim Riders Castles Ride 2011 Google Map English Heritage

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It was a fantastic sunny day so we decided to head to the seaside after a breakfast stop at Bringsty Cafe on the A44 near Worcester and we headed West along the fantastic A44 all the way to Aberystwyth for

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle is located in the town of the same name in Warwickshire, England. Constructed from Norman through to Tudor times, the castle has been described by architectural historian Anthony Emery … Wikipedia Websites: Grim Riders Web Site Grim Riders

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Beeston & Conisbrough Castles

On a very cold March morning, the collection assembled in preparation for the start of this years Grim Riders challenge ride, this year we be looking for castles! After a ride up to Whitchurch for a splendid breakfast at the

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Skenfrith Castle, Wales

We started the day (and also the year) by meeting up at Jo’s Cafe Nr Ross-on-Wye (one of a favorite cafes) for a good old fashioned Full English breakfast before setting our Sat Nav’s to stun (or more accurately Skenfrith) to

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Cat and Fiddle

Bob and Windsor had a quick ride up around Buxton and while they were in the area decided to have a quick run along the A537 Cat and Fiddle with a sly stop at the Cat and Fiddle pub for

Laugharne Castle

Laugharne Castle is a castle in the town of Laugharne in southern Carmarthenshire, Wales and is another location that’s needed for this years Grim Riders Castles Ride, do Bob and Bonzo headed over to Laugharne to bag this castle. Websites:

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