Welsh National Rally

2015 Welsh National Rally

Following on from my participation in the South West Peninsular Rally I decided to have a crack at another event. I downloaded the entry form for the 2015 Welsh National Rally and in the good old fashioned way completed and sent off with a cheque to the organisers. From initial Read more…

The Flowing Spring

Six Counties Tour

Saturday started as a mixed bag, cold and damp, with the collective undecided on which breakfast venue to use Billy thought he would crack on with a trip from the sat nav database and visit a few TMBF Challenge 100 locations, always a good excuse to get out and about. Read more…

Grim Riders Virtual Rally 2

This event is the second virtual rally organised by Robert from Grim Rider fame, as yet I have not competed in a “proper” road rally but that is forthcoming on the 28th March where I have entered the South West Peninsular Rally organised by the Somerset Advanced motorcyclists. “Any time Read more…

The Salt Box Cafe

Rig’s TMBF 2015 Challenge 100

For the second year running both Steve and Rig are both taking part in The Motorbike Forum UK Challenge 100 which is organised by the splendid fellows over at themotorbikeforum.co.uk. The challenge consists of visiting 100 locations that are divided into 10 Groups based on region and for each location Read more…

Redline Motorcycles

Tyre change on the KTM

Today’s ride out was not one of Billy’s favourite reasons, it involved the parting of the ways with a shed load of cash, namely the purchase of a new rear tyre. Having said that the piece of rubber in question had been rotating on the same wheel for 8,000 miles Read more…

Cock Inn

Steve’s TMBF 2015 Challenge 100

For the second year running both Steve and Rig are both taking part in The Motorbike Forum UK 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 Read more…

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…