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Winter tour of the Scottish Highlands

These photos of me and my mate Andy prove you can tour the Scottish Highlands by motorcycle any time of the year. We toured the Cairgorms and Glencoe during the middle of February in temperatures barely above freezing point.

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 05 March 2013

Don't mess with the French police

Riding near St Tropez I came to a tricky left and immediate right junction. As I crossed the line I realised I was supposed to stop but I didn't have time. 100 yards ahead Jean Claude and five of his uniformed mates stepped out and stopped me. Seeing my GB plate they went into a huddle and came up with an on the spot fine ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 29 November 2012

Spain trip spoof article

My son and friends recently took a motorcycling trip to Spain and one of the friend's sons did this spoof magazine article on their return.

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 08 October 2012

Adventure skills to save your life!

Adventure travel firm Nomad Biker is running a two-day course in Hostile Environment Training, designed to give you the skills you need to conquer your fear of the unknown. The course, run by ex-Commandos, covers some pretty hardcore lessons such as mine clearance and kidnap/capture scenarios, as well as some essential basics such as bike maintenance in the field and ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 04 September 2012

Redtread adventure holiday review

This was our three day riding experience with Redtread. It was the best holiday I have ever had! The facilities were really good; clean rooms, pool and a top bar with hosts Adrian and Lesley who made you feel like family and would go the extra mile. This included fresh homemade cakes after every ride! The guides Bart and Digger were superstars. FridayWe ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 30 August 2012

Alpe d’Huez supermoto 2012

Have I just witnessed the end of an era? If my information is correct, then the spectacle of Supermoto in the French Alpine village of Alpe d’Huez has had its day. No more will the thunder need to compete with the thoroughbred race bikes bark, or the residents need to rub shoulders with the temporary influx of adrenaline fuelled petrol ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 11 August 2012

Fly-ride Motorcycle Tours

Spyder Club organise short break, fly-ride European motorcycle tours for members and like minded non-members with limited time. Arrive and ride a range of superb motorbikes from the Spyder Club fleet on Europe’s best roads for a hassle free, cost effective and enjoyable motorcycle experience. We can also arrange for guests to join us on a Spyder Club motorcycle tour ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 30 July 2012

Brilliant weekend at the Isle of Skye

Here's me and a few mates on a biking weekend trip to the Isle of Skye. at the end of May. As you can see the weather was fantastic, the scenery was awesome and the roads were even better. It's Eilean Donan Castle on the A87 by the village of Dornie. That's me on the S1000RR.

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 31 May 2012

Bottom right to top left

Many thanks to all the MCN readers who generously donated to Cancer Research UK in response to my 'bulletins from the byeways' blog jotted during my recent bottom right to top left tour. The target of £1000 was exceeded. The blog - a jolly fine read, I like to think - is still available here.

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 21 May 2012

Team Fake Bull on tour

A few of us Scottish readers visited Isle of Man in May. The group is called Team Fake Bull as we try and find the cheapest Red Bull alternative wherever we go-  26p a can is the best so far. Who says Scottish guys are tight? It was too expensive for the ferry during TT week so we decided on a trip in ...

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  • Touring & travel
  • 18 May 2012

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