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Motogiro 2010: 'You don't slice through the scenery, you're part of it'

MCN's Ped Baker takes part in Motogiro - 843 miles in five days on a 60-year-old 175cc bike... I’m winding my way up a switchback mountain road, little wider than a goat track. The 175cc 1960 Motobi I’m riding is struggling to pull 20mph up the steep gradient and I stir the gearbox in a fruitless search for torque. Settling ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 22 June 2010

Packing up and strapping down

Canoe sacks make brilliant motorcycle luggage. They come in a variety of sizes, the roll down opening makes them completely waterproof and the long sausage shape is ideal for strapping to a rear rack. Save £££s on motorcycle luggage The problem is, it's all too easy to ram your gear in and then tightly ratchet the sack onto the bike ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 28 October 2009

Touring advice and destinations: Global touring on the cheap

f you believe the hype, you can¹t travel round the world on anything less than a 1000cc purpose built adventure bike stacked with the latest hi-tech gadgets. Yorkshireman Nathan Millward has blown away that theory having just from returned to the UK after a 23,000 mile trip from Sydney to London on a 105cc Honda bought for just £700! Nathan ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 16 October 2009

Travel and touring: Underseat essentials

It doesn't matter if your trip is just a long weekend or a full blown world tour, there are five small things every motorcyclist should never be without. All six fit into a space not much bigger than a packet of sandwiches so there's no excuse not to have them on every trip. Gaffer or Duct tapeCan be used for ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 02 October 2009

Travel advice: Taking your bike on the ferry

MCN expert Ped Baker is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I'm going down to Barcelona with a friend on bikes to watch a football match. We are going to get the Ferry across the channel. How will our bikes be secured? Will I need to take ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 08 May 2009


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