September 20, 2018

Early morning the rains falling lightly as I pack my things. 5 in the morning trying not to awake anyone as I prepare for the homeward leg of my Ireland jaunt. I wash shave and tip toe down the stairs and before I can get to the bottom on comes the kitchen light and th...

September 18, 2018

Today's ride was roughly 106 miles in each direction give or take. The take bit is the Sat nav got creative on the return leg 🤣. The outward journey was fairly uneventful along good class N roads and motorways. Much of the route was as for Cong on Friday. Traffic was...

September 17, 2018

As it was a Sunday and the roads would be quiet I decided that today I would go into Dublin . The route would be the L1902 the N4 and the  M4 motorway. A quick sprint by the standard of what I have been riding these last few days. 65 miles each way mostly duel carriage...

September 17, 2018

Today's ride was 154 miles each way so a large breakfast was required before the off. Whilst enjoying this riposte I took notice of the weather and the day in general it was obviously going to be dry and pleasant.  So setting my jib accordingly I mounted Jasmine and he...

September 17, 2018

The day started with that breakfast that I had been thinking of last night. Washed down with a fair amount of rosy Lee (tea) As I Sat there ruminating about the days ride I selected the full waterproofs option in my head as the rain was bouncing off the flagstones. Not...

September 14, 2018

The day started on a down after receiving a text message at 2100hrs yesterday saying that my fast ferry crossing had been cancelled and I was now booked on the slow ferry leaving 3 hours later. Sill the upside was I managed to get a large full English in the T pot cafe...

July 29, 2018

The rain this week could make roads slippery after the heatwave. 

There are two reasons why motorists should slow down and drive with care on roads that are wet after a heatwave. Firstly, during periods of prolonged hot weather the bitumen in asphalt roads becomes more...

June 24, 2018

One of the nicest things about being a rider is having friends who enjoy a good day out on the bike with a stop off or two. A quick phone call and we were off. Yorkshire has so many places to visit and this week it was the turn of Whitby Bay. A stunning day with Chris...

June 21, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of becoming a Blue Riband Advanced Instructor and enjoy keeping up-to-date with my own riding skills. Have you ever thought about improving your skills as a rider? If you have held a full motorcycle A licence for at least 6 months this cours...

June 5, 2018

The DVLA have recently updated their U Tube channel with new videos showing what happens during a Mod 1 and Mod 2 test. Take a look below at the links to watch the videos on their site:-

Mod 1 video:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3bVhFzTMHo

Mod 2 video:...

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