Trail Riding In Wales – Off-road Motorbikes

RM trail riding This had been recommended by some of my TRF friends. It was set up nearly three years ago by Rob Morris, former competitive motocrosser, rider extraordinaire. You can’t always judge a man by his ability to pull a wheelie but I find it is a fairly reliable guide! Rob is based in … Continue reading “Trail Riding In Wales – Off-road Motorbikes”

Motorbiking In Scotland – At Home With The Argylls

In bright April sunshine, I was lucky enough to spend two days with Moto Scotland. Argyll Castle At home with the Argylls The Duke of Argyll has a 50,000 acre estate on Loch Fyne with a fairy tale castle at its heart in Inveraray. This is the location of the two-year old company MotoScotland whose … Continue reading “Motorbiking In Scotland – At Home With The Argylls”

One Day In February – Trail Riding

Harewood Dale – February The Plan “We’re going to the Hole of Horcum on Friday” announced John. “The whole of what?” I asked. “It’s a place in North Yorkshire, he explained, a huge moorland amphitheatre several hundred feet deep and one mile across. But we will set off in the opposite direction and take the … Continue reading “One Day In February – Trail Riding”

Steady Away In South Yorkshire – Perfect Day Out On A Motorbike

Difficult to capture the level of exhilaration after a perfect day out on the motorbike. We enjoyed one such today, riding on the lanes and trails of South Yorkshire and the edge of the Peak District. Hondahontas enjoying the snowy trails As is usually the case, I don’t know exactly where I’ve ridden, preferring to … Continue reading “Steady Away In South Yorkshire – Perfect Day Out On A Motorbike”

Ice, snow and idiots! – Motorbikes And Snow

Snowy Stake Moss Some of our club members ventured out during the snowy period over the recent Christmas holiday. Although the sun shone during the day, the riders ended up descending Deadman’s Lane in the dark before climbing the rocky, icy ascent onto Middlesmoor. It was very much on the edge of health and safety … Continue reading “Ice, snow and idiots! – Motorbikes And Snow”

Trail Riding In Wales – Honda CRF250L

Trail riding on a CRF250L in Wales It had been a very dull and frustrating Saturday so, on an impulse, I decided to contact Trail Rides Wales to see if I could join a ride out. The company is based near Llanidloes and is run by Marianne and Colin Walford both of whom have many … Continue reading “Trail Riding In Wales – Honda CRF250L”

Trail Riding In Weardale – The 4 Dayer

A grim Monday morning; rain unrelenting It’s 8.15am and I am ready to leave the house when my friend, Rod, from the Trail Riders arrives. We need to get to Masham for 9am to hook up with the other riders who are on this 4-day trip. Two of them were already there when we arrived, both … Continue reading “Trail Riding In Weardale – The 4 Dayer”

Northern Ireland, motorbike racing and a heritage coastline – it’s a cracker!

This was all new to me. The nearest I’d got to motorbike racing on a road course was when my uncle in south London used to play a vinyl disc of sound effects from the TT when I was a kid. That is preparation of sorts, but doesn’t really allow the brain to tap into … Continue reading “Northern Ireland, motorbike racing and a heritage coastline – it’s a cracker!”

The NW200 – What’s not to like? – Motorcycle Race

NW200 So, a small trip to the NW200 was on the cards. I really wanted to go to the isle of Man TT but it was getting a bit expensive by the time I got myself together to book a bed and passage. So I thought, why not go to the NW200?……It just so happened … Continue reading “The NW200 – What’s not to like? – Motorcycle Race”

Traffic chaos in North Yorkshire!! – (Unless you are on a motorbike)

What happens when 212 vintage tractors leave a field on a Bank Holiday Sunday morning for a 50-mile round trip of the local villages in Yorkshire. The Beadlam Tractor Run started over 10 years ago and takes place every May to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Local TRF (Trail Riders Fellowship) groups get involved … Continue reading “Traffic chaos in North Yorkshire!! – (Unless you are on a motorbike)”