Travel

Sharing some of the travel stories submitted by our readers. Whether it's across the world or to a local destination, on straight or twisty roads, we love to hear your motorcycle tales.

Classic TT and Manx GP 2022 Part 3 – Dolphin Friendly

Well the TT does stand Tourist Trophy and the our last few days on the island were very much focused on the Tourist element! As I said in parts one and two, the shift in the racing programme had left us and may others, high and dry. We couldn’t shift out ferry crossing, accommodation or Continue reading

Classic TT and Manx GP 2022 Part 2 – Trams, Sprints and Superbikes

The Ramsey Sprint has been running for many, many years on the Isle of Man and is always a popular event.  Seeing as we had already missed out on so much action due to the shift in the main race programme we decided that this was the place to be this Sunday. A good way Continue reading

Europe June 2016 Part 2 – Big Rockets and Lunch on Concorde!

After the fun in Part One, the trip continues: Day Five – Matt the Monk! Central Europe has not enjoyed the best of weather in 2016 and the forecast for today wasn’t looking too promising. So again, like we did in Koblenz we headed for the town centre on foot. Initially I have to be Continue reading

Europe June 2016 Part 1 – Damp Pants, Big Pizzas, Huge Forts and no we Didn’t

Days 1 & 2. Damp Pants and Big Pizzas After yet another typically bleak English winter and somewhat uninspiring start to the summer it felt good to heading for Dover ferry port on my heavily laden Thundercat for my next biking adventure. Even the damp weather couldn’t dampen my spirits as I met up with Continue reading

Classic TT and Manx GP 2022 Part One – Red Eye Run

Back through the swirling mists of time, in the days before the plague, global economic meltdown, and rumblings of WW3 on the horizon, a few of us thought it might be fun to go to the 2020 Manx GP/Classic TT. As a group we had gone to the TT in 2015 and had an amazing Continue reading

Scotland’s Border Country: The ‘WeeMac’ Ride Out

I have been a member of the very friendly Yamaha Thundercat owners group since 2009. I have enjoyed many superb rides and weekend meets with them over the years. In more recent years most of us have moved on to other bikes. However the bond in the group remains strong and this is the story Continue reading

Peak Performance

Ever noticed how hard it is to line up with an old mate for a ride out sometimes? As we get older and responsibilities and commitments build: The simple act of heading out on your bike with a couple of likeminded mates takes on the character of a major logistical challenge! It’s like negotiating a Continue reading

I’m a West Country Boy – Simple Times are Sometimes the Best

Long Overdue Ride Out with an Old Friend Actually I am from the Black Country via Birmingham, but as everybody knows the West Country is very popular with us Brummies! In fact from the 50’s until the early 90’s it was off to Weston-Super-Mare or Brean for hordes of us in ‘factory-fortnight’.  It was the Continue reading