RideUnlimited: Hitting Kyrgyzstan Off Road Trails By Motorcycle

My last update was in Osh Kyrgyzstan, since then so much has happened. We have met some amazing people and ridden fantastic trails! From Osh, we ventured North to Sary Chelek, which is a mountain lake located in a beautiful Nature Reserve in the Jalal-Abad Province. The lake is around 1873 meters above sea level … Continue reading “RideUnlimited: Hitting Kyrgyzstan Off Road Trails By Motorcycle”

Head for the Hills:  Different Essentials for Trail Riding

Dirt bikes, also known as off-road motorcycles are used for trail riding, and travelling on surfaces that are not smoothly paved. Riders drive them on rough pathways which are naturally created; for example, rivers, snow, mud paths etc. The pros of dirt bikes are that they’re lightweight and easy, consisting suspension (linkages to wheels for … Continue reading “Head for the Hills:  Different Essentials for Trail Riding”

Trail Riding In Thailand – Off-road

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 Thailand up near the Myanmar … Continue reading “Trail Riding In Thailand – Off-road”

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”