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 to tempt us.


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 George White Motorcycles (now known as Blade Honda) in Swindon, Read more…

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 was like a red rag to a bull, the mention Read more…

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 you have over 500 miles to cover in a day, Read more…

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

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 power and authority. The castle features a large stone keep, Read more…


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 ice cream and a nice cold diet coke.

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 Castles Ride 2011 Google Map English Heritage Visitor Information

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 Midway Truck Stop our next destination was Beeston Castle 16 Read more…

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 bag our first location in this years Grim Riders MCC Read more…

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 a diet coke. View Larger Map

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: Grim Riders Web Site Grim Riders Castles Ride 2011 Google Read more…