Category: 2014

Leamington Victory Motorcycle Club – Boxing Day Trial 2014

Leamington Victory Motorcycle Club

With the Christmas festivities out of the way for another year it was time to set about the last motorcycling trip of the year, as usual it was a visit to the Annual Boxing Day Trial organised by the Leamington Victory Motorcycle

TMBF 2014 Challenge 100 – Review

The Motorbike Forum Challenge 100 - 2014

With 2013 drawing to a close, thoughts were being directed towards the New Year and reasons to get out and about on the bike being considered. For 2013 I had signed up for the first time to the Grim Riders

The Toby Carvery Blowout

Saturday morning brought another mild but damp start to the day, todays call to arms involved a trip to Gloucestershire to sample a Toby Inns all you can eat breakfast. As these places stop serving said feast at 11am an

Motorcycle Live 2014

With the National Exhibition Centre being so close it would be rude not to make the short journey and have a look around at the latest models, the day chosen for this year’s pilgrimage was Friday 28th November, not being

Ray’s New Ride

Today’s Rigsville collective ride out was to celebrate Ray’s purchase of a brand spanking new Kawasaki Z1000SX and to get some miles in Ray picked a meeting point of Shobdon Airfield Cafe. In addition to the first viewing of Ray’s

Fowlers, Bristol – November 2014

To misquote a famous North Warwickean celebrity “What a Grey Day”. Saturday morning was grey and miserable, the forecast was to stay dry with the possibility of it brightening up, this did turn out to be true so you can’t

Billy No Mates Tours – Imperial War Museum

Londinium, 15th October 2014 Billy no mates latest trip involved transport containing more than the usual two wheels and the target for the day was our capital city, London. Billy was the guest of the day on “Wakes Tours”, now

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Lincolnshire Marathon

This was the second attempt at this planned rideout to complete the Northeast tags of the motorbike forum challenge 100, the first effort being cut short when squadron leader Rig picked up a puncture before the meet-up point on the

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Billy No Mates Tours – Wiltshire & Hampshire

With the Rigsville collective on a short day it was an opportunity for Billy No Mates to have a trip out and tag a few TMBF Challenge 100 locations. The route had been planned for a while and was sat

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Billy No Mates Tours – Kemble Airport

Today is Triumph Street Triple R collection day so it was a tour starting off on four wheels, clambering into the “arm in arms” motor with leather gear and boots made for the trip over to Performance Triumph in Stratford-upon-Avon

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The Grim Riders Virtual Rally

A fairly innocuous email dropped into my inbox from Rob touting an idea for a “Virtual Rally”, never having done anything along these lines before it caught my interest from the off:- I replied in the positive and started

KTM 1290R Superduke

This rambling is my own personal view on the KTM 1290R Superduke and should be taken in that context. First impressions, visually stunning, I prefer the black version but KTM will always produce an orange motorcycle. Of course the looks

Ride Out to Nowhere

The quote…. “The best laid plans of mice & men often go astray”…… could not have been written for a better day than this, after a late night/early morning of babysitting duties the alarm was set for a sparrow fart

The Royal Armoury Museum

The longest day of the year comes around all too quickly, the summer hasn’t started and all there is to look forward to are the night’s drawing in and the onset of winter……. To shake us out of that thought

Way Out East

With a quiet day in prospect for the Rigsville collective Rig & Steve decided it was a good opportunity to venture way out East and tag a few TMBF Challenge 100 photos. Plan A was drawn up but with a

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Shobdon Cafe & Fowlers Motorcycles

With the Met Office predicting the warmest day of the year so far, it was decided that an early start to the days proceedings would be prudent, so it was that at 8:30, a reduced gathering of the group left

Steve’s TMBF UK Challenge 100 (2014)

Steve and Rig are both taking part in The Motorbike Forum Challenge 100 which is organised by the splendid fellows over at The challenge consists of visiting 100 locations that are divided into 10 Groups based on region and

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Jo’s Place & Bourton-on-the-Water

Unusually for an English Bank holiday weekend the weather was due to make it a good ‘un. Saturday morning arrived and, in accordance with the Met Office instructions, the day started off cold but sunny and the promise of continued

Shobdon & Aberystwyth

Shobdon Cafe was again the chosen destination for breakfast and meet up with our Cymry Motorbeicywr contingent. Bob only needs a few more visits to qualify for the Jet A1 discount fuel card. What swung this one was the promise

Shobdon Airfield

Shobdon Airfield

Bob was on a promise for the afternoon so an early muster was the order of the day in order that he could be back earlyish. For the third week running the Rigsville Collective was destined for an aviation themed


Arriving at Bob’s gaff at the usual time, it was a quick turnaround, Bob was already on his way out of the door, he was a man on a mission, there was nothing going to stop him reaching the Bringsty

Imperial War Museum Duxford

After meeting up at Bob’s house for our customary cup of tea we decided to start the day the best way known to mankind that doesn’t include gaffa tape, a mop and a left-handed can opener. Breakfast at the Touchdown

Rig’s TMBF 2014 Challenge 100

Most bikers like to talk and when we are at home or work and need our daily fix of anything motorbike related there are a growing number of us that frequent on on-line motorcycle forum or 2 or 3 or

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