Trail Riding In Thailand – Off-road

On the trail in Thailand Back in December, I took a flight to Thailand for a Christmas, and a bit of summer sun. I thought it was going to be one of those `normal` type holidays, chilling out by the beach and schlepping around the night markets. However, whilst taking it easy in Pai (Northern … Continue reading “Trail Riding In Thailand – Off-road”

Trail Riding In Wales – Off-road Motorbikes

Trail rider in Wales RM trail riding 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 … Continue reading “Trail Riding In Wales – Off-road Motorbikes”

Motorbiking In Scotland – At Home With The Argylls

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 owner, Clive Rumbold, persuaded the Duke that an off-road motorbike training company would be an … Continue reading “Motorbiking In Scotland – At Home With The Argylls”

One Day In February – Trail Riding

Harewood Dale 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 trails out … Continue reading “One Day In February – Trail Riding”

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

Hondahontas enjoying the snowy trails 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. 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 rideout. 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

Trail Riding In Weardale 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 … Continue reading “Trail Riding In Weardale – The 4 Dayer”

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

A KTM at the Beadlam Tractor Run 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. The Beadlam Tractor Run started over 10 years ago and takes place every May to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Local TRF (Trail … Continue reading “Traffic chaos in North Yorkshire!! – (Unless you are on a motorbike)”

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”