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Project bikes prepped for post-lockdown #ride5000miles fun

Project bikes prepped for post-lockdown #ride5000miles fun

Mechanically savvy members of MCN’s #ride5000miles community have been putting their skills to the test by completing winter projects, ready to start piling on the miles once restrictions...

Happy Birthday! #Ride5000miles marks four years and 13,000 members

Happy Birthday! #Ride5000miles marks four years and 13,000 members

A little over four years ago, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, MCN’s #ride5000miles Facebook group was born, welcoming riders from across the globe to share inspiring tales, offer advice and encourage...

Scooter and sidecar duo ride into the Guinness Book of Records

Scooter and sidecar duo ride into the Guinness Book of Records

Sensible folk generally pick adventure bikes for globe-trotting antics but not these two members of MCN’s #ride5000miles campaign, who’ve ridden into the record books by completing the longest journey...

#Ride5000miles member says group made him a better biker

#Ride5000miles member says group made him a better biker

Anyone who’s a member of the #ride5000miles Facebook group will know it’s a vibrant online community, full of handy advice from riders all over the world. It’s also packed with inspiring tales that...

How #Ride5000miles helped beat those Covid-19 blues in 2020

How #Ride5000miles helped beat those Covid-19 blues in 2020

It’s fair to say that 2020 was not the year that anyone wanted, but members of MCN's #ride5000miles group made the best of it - maximising their bike time to create Covid-defying...

London #ride5000miles member triples his normal mileage in 2020

London #ride5000miles member triples his normal mileage in 2020

With Covid-19 and lockdowns causing all kinds of chaos, it would've been easy to write off this year's #ride5000miles challenge in favour of a bigger, better 2021. However, despite the disruption,...

From pillion to pilot: #R5Ker urges others to ride under their own steam

From pillion to pilot: #R5Ker urges others to ride under their own steam

A determined member of #ride5000miles has gone from pillion passenger to riding across different continents in just four years and now wants to inspire others. Bedfordshire-based training consultant,...

Honda Blackbird-riding R5K member braves wind and rain for isolated camping adventure

Honda Blackbird-riding R5K member braves wind and rain for isolated camping adventure

A determined R5K rider braved cold and blustery conditions to complete her first solo camping trip on two wheels before the latest lockdown kicked in. Related articles on MCN Biking YouTuber's...

R5K rider takes a break from chemo to cover 13,700 miles across 26 countries for charity

R5K rider takes a break from chemo to cover 13,700 miles across 26 countries for charity

Being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer couldn’t stop #ride5000miles member Trevor Kerr from setting off on a trans-European charity epic – and what better cause could there be than Pancreatic Cancer...

Quadriplegic biker gets back on road with Triumph Rocket III trike

Quadriplegic biker gets back on road with Triumph Rocket III trike

A life-long biker who became paralysed six-years-ago is now enjoying the thrill of motorcycles once again following the creation of an electric-wheelchair-accessible Triumph Rocket III trike. Retired...

Nine years of two-up adventures help father and son create a special understanding

Nine years of two-up adventures help father and son create a special understanding

A father and son biking duo from Honiton in Devon have been sharing their love for two wheels together for almost a decade; squeezing in weekend blasts and small tours as often as they can. Kawasaki...

Biking YouTuber takes on 220-mile Honda Vision 50 ride for PTSD UK

Biking YouTuber takes on 220-mile Honda Vision 50 ride for PTSD UK

Riding from Northants to Skeggy and back might not sound like a big deal... but it is when you are doing it on Honda Vision moped that won’t top 30mph. Alan Dowsett, 38, who goes by the name of...

#Ride5000miles members pack in late summer miles with UK touring trips

#Ride5000miles members pack in late summer miles with UK touring trips

Ditching the Pyrenees for Penrith and Stelvio for Somerset, #ride5000milers made full use of previously easing coronavirus restrictions to explore the scenery on offer across Britain. With his usual...

#Ride5000miles members pick up new skills during the pandemic

#Ride5000miles members pick up new skills during the pandemic

Covid-19 has forced many riders to think about everything differently and it’s seen #ride5000miles members pushing beyond their usual riding regimes. From trackdays, to off-road experiences and...

#Ride5000miles member’s Triumph Tiger 800 faces the chop after 181,944 miles

#Ride5000miles member’s Triumph Tiger 800 faces the chop after 181,944 miles

Iron Butt UK President and #ride5000miles member, Phil Weston has said goodbye to his trusty Triumph Tiger 800 after 181,944 miles of service. Having bought the Tiger new in 2014, the Bristol-based...

New riders sign up for MCN’s #Ride5000miles challenge

New riders sign up for MCN’s #Ride5000miles challenge

Despite Covid-19's best efforts, 2020 has welcomed countless new faces to motorcycling. Bikes have helped provide a break from the daily impact of coronavirus and present fresh challenges – and unlock...

Super Ténéré rider sets off on lap of UK to keep live shows on the road

Super Ténéré rider sets off on lap of UK to keep live shows on the road

Yamaha Super Ténéré rider Jez Harvey has raised the curtain on a sponsored ride around the UK coastline in a bid to help struggling theatres hit hard by the Covid-19 lockdown. Worthing-based Jez,...

#Ride5000miles members reunite after lockdown for a camping adventure

#Ride5000miles members reunite after lockdown for a camping adventure

With lockdown restrictions gently easing to allow for some proper homegrown motorcycle touring, members of the #ride5000miles group packed their bags for a three-day weekend of adventure in...

24 hour 'Compass Challenge' ride raises over £3k for charity

24 hour 'Compass Challenge' ride raises over £3k for charity

Two R5K members raised more than £3000 for Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and 16th Warrington West (1st Burtonwood) Scout Group by attempting to visit all four corners of Mainland Britain...

Determined bikers find ways to smash 5000-mile target

Determined bikers find ways to smash 5000-mile target

Lockdown may have put the brakes on big-distance rides for a few months, but plenty of #ride5000miles members have wasted no time getting back in the saddle and are already smashing the high-mileage...

Back to biking: No more excuses for Ola as she chases her #ride5000miles biking dream

Back to biking: No more excuses for Ola as she chases her #ride5000miles biking dream

Almost two years ago, lifelong motorcycle fan, 59-year-old dental practice manager, Ola Alara, decided to finally take the plunge and learn to ride. Bagging all the right gear and completing her CBT,...

Double trouble: Couples rediscover the pleasures of getting out together

Double trouble: Couples rediscover the pleasures of getting out together

Back in 1998, biking couple, David and Angela McInnes, were two- wheel mad – spending their free time exploring the local roads aboard David’s gleaming Suzuki GSX-R750. Riding regularly as a duo,...

#Ride5000miles members share their greatest rides since lockdown

#Ride5000miles members share their greatest rides since lockdown

With a glut of glorious sunshine and Coronavirus restrictions continuing to ease, #ride5000miles members in England have been sharing their best riding experiences. The Government declared you could...

#Ride5000miles fans mark the new year with new metal

#Ride5000miles fans mark the new year with new metal

Although lockdown means 2021 hasn’t begun the way we’d all hoped it would, some members of our #ride5000miles group are gearing up for a memorable year on new bikes once the situation starts to...

Back in the saddle: Born-again biker commits to #ride5000miles challenge

Back in the saddle: Born-again biker commits to #ride5000miles challenge

After a 30-year break from biking, speedway action prompted a Halifax-based member of #ride5000miles to take to the road on two wheels once more. Chris Copley, 51, stopped riding at 20 after passing...

#R5K members waste no time in getting on the road again as lockdown restrictions ease

#R5K members waste no time in getting on the road again as lockdown restrictions ease

After Covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased in England, #ride5000miles members were soon up and running in a bid to move towards their annual target. "Having a bit of time off the bike was not a bad...

More riders use their machines to help the Coronavirus fightback

More riders use their machines to help the Coronavirus fightback

Despite the slight relaxing of lockdown in England, the threat of Covid-19 is far from over and #ride5000miles members are continuing to use their bikes to support those most in need. "I'm not doing...

More and more MCN readers join fight against Covid-19 as volunteers

More and more MCN readers join fight against Covid-19 as volunteers

As the UK continues to battle Covid-19, ever-more motorcyclists are stepping up to volunteer by using their machines to support the vulnerable. MCN’s #ride5000miles Facebook page has been a hive of...

Give your helmet some TLC during lockdown

Give your helmet some TLC during lockdown

SHARK helmets promotion If you’re running out of jobs to do around the garage, garden and house, then you may want to think about giving your motorcycle helmet some TLC so when you can get back out on two wheels, it will be...

R5K member plans cross-continental 'journey of discovery' to World Ducati Week 2021

R5K member plans cross-continental 'journey of discovery' to World Ducati Week 2021

Members of MCN’s #ride5000miles group are planning to go large once the lockdown ends - and none more so than a US-based rider who is plotting a 7300-mile tour from his home in Boise, Idaho, to...

#Ride5000miles key workers are doing their bit to fight virus pandemic

#Ride5000miles key workers are doing their bit to fight virus pandemic

Countless people are using their motorcycles to travel to jobs in the emergency services and as key workers during the Coronavirus crisis. With two wheels cutting journey times for some and providing...

#Ride5000miles member delivers vital prescriptions across Wells on KTM 390 Duke

#Ride5000miles member delivers vital prescriptions across Wells on KTM 390 Duke

A selfless member of #ride5000miles has been delivering much-needed prescriptions to vulnerable people across Wells during the Coronavirus outbreak, aboard her trusty KTM 390 Duke. Naomi Sharp, 41,...

Blood Biking #ride5000miles member transports vital Coronavirus samples as volunteer

Blood Biking #ride5000miles member transports vital Coronavirus samples as volunteer

A charitable member of #ride5000miles has revealed he has been carrying potentially life-saving samples of the Covid-19 virus as part of his volunteer work with the Shropshire, Staffordshire and...

#Ride5000miles members are plotting ways to make the most of motorcycling post lockdown

#Ride5000miles members are plotting ways to make the most of motorcycling post lockdown

With riding a motorcycle for pleasure currently placed on hold for the foreseeable future, #ride5000miles members have come together online to support each other through this unprecedented time. One...

#R5K member Mark Silcox gets reunited with his beloved Ducati 998S after 11 years, following a serious racing accident

#R5K member Mark Silcox gets reunited with his beloved Ducati 998S after 11 years, following a serious racing accident

For many, Ducati’s 916 family are regarded as the most beautiful sportsbikes ever made, and it’s the reason why 53-year-old Mark Silcox became the owner of a brand new 998S in 2002. Purchased after...

Racking up the miles: How #ride5000miles is helping generations join the two-wheeled fun and games

Racking up the miles: How #ride5000miles is helping generations join the two-wheeled fun and games

It could be said that riding a motorcycle is something of a selfish hobby. Just you, your bike and the road in front of you; there are no phones, no interruptions and often no real destination in mind...