Caldecote Steam Party

The Caldecote Steam Party has been an annual event for over 30 years, it was started my a local steam engine enthusiast named Cyril Bugby who one year for his birthday celebrations got together with his friends gathered in the a field in Caldecote to show off their steam engines Read more…

SS Great Britain

What started as a ‘let’s have a wander down south’ turned out to be a very interesting day, after meeting up at Bob’s house we then headed down the A429 aka the Fosseway from Warwick,  around cirencester and onto the A433 through the picturesque village Tetbury until we hit the M4 Read more…

Forest of Dean

Today’s little jaunt was around the Forest of Dean, it’s one of the best kept secrets in the UK as it covers some amazing places and some even better roads. We had the pleasure of our Welsh friends today and after meeting up at in Malvern and after the customary Read more…

David Cooper Memorial Run

The David Cooper Memorial Run aims to provide days out to remember for handicapped children and one of the ways they accomplish this is by using motorcycle side cars as fun transportation for these children to take them to exciting places around the Midlands. As you may know Bob not Read more…

Big Bikes Motorcycle Show

You may have noticed from previous bike rides that this show is one that we have visited for the last 2 years, it’s a shame to say that this year will might be the last time, unless something radical is done. This year’s show was, to be honest, crap! I Read more…

Elan Valley

To commemorate (or should that be celebrate?) Bonzo’s moving from the Midlands down to Wales we decided to have a little ride out into Wales and have a wander around the historic landscapes and thriving wildlife that makes up Elan Valley. We all left the Midlands and headed on down to Read more…

Imperial War Museum Duxford

The Imperial War Museum is a collection of five museums that include IWM London, IWM North in Greater Manchester, IWM Duxford, The Churchill War Rooms in London and the historic ship HMS Belfast, moored in the Pool of London on the River Thames, today we were heading East along the Read more…

Horseshoe Pass

East? or West? That was the question of the day, should we head into Wales or go east towards Lincolnshire? After weighing up the pros and cons our bellies made the decision for us and told us to head for Wales and enjoy a breakfast at Dinky’s Dinah’s. Well you Read more…

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is located in Shropshire and offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the entire family. Situated next to an active airfield, this is the only place in the Midlands where you can get close to so many breathtaking aircraft for free. Over 70 Read more…

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park for those that don’t already know became the home of the home of the Government Code and Cipher School, this was the team that broke the Nazi Enigma cipher and helped bring WWII to an end.Bletchley Park is also the home of Colossus, the world’s very first computer, Read more…

France and Spain – 2003

In June 2003 Bob, Ray and Bonzo to take a ‘Bob weekend’ (10 days, you know what plumbers are like) to ride the 1,600 miles from the Midlands to the north of France, down through France and into Spain and finally into Gibraltar to see if any of the monkey’s Read more…

Barmouth

Fancy some rock? It’s strange how 3 little words can have such an effect on people, obviously here Chinny was talking about taking a trip to the seaside to buy assorted sweetened candy sticks, but the point is that once that little seed of an idea planted, it grows until 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…

France and Italy – 1999

We had about 10 or 11 days to complete the trip, we had planned each days riding, worked out where we were going to stay, everything seemed perfect… until we started…Ahhh what fools we are We were leaving Tamworth (near Birmingham) at around 03:00 (yep that’s 3 am in the Read more…