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 early was necessary so that we didn’t miss out, that Read more…

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 any significant day it was just a Friday and the Read more…

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 new machine it was also the first trip out for Read more…

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 M1 which destroyed his rear tyre. The initial plan stood Read more…

The Grim Riders Virtual Rally

A fairly innocuous email dropped into my inbox from Rob TheGrimRider.com 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 to give a bit of thought to what everything meant, Read more…

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 are purely subjective; if you like race reps then the Read more…

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 start to the day…… Plan A consisted of an early Read more…

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 and with our Welsh contingent unable to answer the call Read more…

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 prospective mileage of well over 500 and not enough low Read more…

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 www.themotorbikeforum.co.uk. The challenge consists of visiting 100 locations that are divided into 10 Groups based on region and for each location you visit, photograph and then post on Read more…

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 sunshine had Bob out early fettling his steed in preparation Read more…

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 to the petrol pump attendant that he was going to Read more…

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 trip, any more of these and we will have to Read more…

Barmouth

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 cafe and scoffing the resulting fry-up. A semi scenic route Read more…

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 Cafe in Wellesbourne Airfield. Once our bellies were full it Read more…