Steph Jeavons – Round The World Trip – Solo On A Bike

Steph Jeavons with her Honda CRF250L What were you doing on Sunday 23rd March? I was riding my mountain bike around Shipley Glen and then went for a pint and a pub roast. Steph Jeavons, by contrast, was being waved off from the Ace Café in north London to begin her two-year journey around the … Continue reading “Steph Jeavons – Round The World Trip – Solo On A Bike”

North York Moors Trail Riding Adventure – Fog, Wind & Fags

The Team This promised to be a big one. Andy from the Trail Riders Fellowship was planning a 140 mile trip around the North York Moors starting from Boroughbridge. He had a couple of guys (Greg and Mick) already signed up and so, with some trepidation, I added my name to the list. I know … Continue reading “North York Moors Trail Riding Adventure – Fog, Wind & Fags”

Sunday Muddy Sunday – Motorbike enduro practice day at Driffield

The serious amateur enduro riders are shaping up for the busy racing season. The practice day was held at the army training site just outside Driffield. It is a vast area with woodland, steep-sided hills for tank training and a disused open quarry. Early March The day at Driffield was organised by Wayne Braybrook, a … Continue reading “Sunday Muddy Sunday – Motorbike enduro practice day at Driffield”

The Wettest Winter Since Records Began – Trail Biking And How It Just Got Wetter…

The winter ride out was called a ‘pre-Christmas pootle’ on the West Yorkshire TRF forum so I thought it sounded a fun day out. The run leader was planning to ride his mighty Tenere 660 in contrast to our lighter, smaller Yamahas and Hondas. Hmm looks a little deep… The slashing rain on the drive … Continue reading “The Wettest Winter Since Records Began – Trail Biking And How It Just Got Wetter…”

Fast Eddy Enduro – Man And Motorbike vs. Unforgiving Terrain

David Knight Man and machine versus the unforgiving terrain of an extreme enduro course. It’s a hard game… The discipline of enduro has recently taken off in the world of mountain biking because it offers a demanding combination of speed, technical difficulty both up and downhill and requires the rider to be fit, strong and … Continue reading “Fast Eddy Enduro – Man And Motorbike vs. Unforgiving Terrain”

The Dirt Bike Learning Curve – What happens when a person who can’t ride a motorbike develops a passion for dirt bikes

Honda CRM dirt bike What happens when a person who can’t ride a motorbike develops a passion for dirt bikes? People who are really good at things usually start doing them when they’re young. I left it until my 5th decade to get into motorbikes. There may not be enough of my life left to … Continue reading “The Dirt Bike Learning Curve – What happens when a person who can’t ride a motorbike develops a passion for dirt bikes”

North Yorkshire Trail Riding – A grand day out with the Trail Riders Fellowship

Trail riding in Yorkshire – Setting out on a grand day with the TRF (Trail Riders Fellowship) a 110-mile round trip Getting ready Text message at 7.45am – I’ve forgotten my boots just going back home to get them, Tom. So it was definite. We were going out. I did think we would struggle through … Continue reading “North Yorkshire Trail Riding – A grand day out with the Trail Riders Fellowship”