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R5K: 'I love the way riding lets you forget the mundanities of life'

R5K: 'I love the way riding lets you forget the mundanities of life'

With a bumper summer and a mild, long autumn we’ve seen huge numbers of bikers not just complete their 5000-mile challenge, but push far past that as well. This year we’ve seen more members than ever...

Add to your #ride5000miles total with a brew at Squires

Add to your #ride5000miles total with a brew at Squires

I want a giant mug of tea, so heavy I can barely hold it with one hand. I want a huge carpark full of diverse machines. I want greetings, smiles, and a friendly ‘ey-up’ from the locals. And I want my...

Share your riding goals with #ride5000miles

Share your riding goals with #ride5000miles

It may be approaching the end of the biking season, but there’s no reason why you can’t still sign up to our #ride5000miles challenge. "The beauty of R5K is that you pledge to cover 5000 miles in a...

Achieve #R5K with the Longest Day

Achieve #R5K with the Longest Day

Three thirty-seven in the morning and the carpark of the Holiday Inn near Land’s End should be quiet, but today it is a hive of bizarre, hushed activity. In the shadows, lit by the strobe of a...

Autumn weather won't stop R5K members

Autumn weather won't stop R5K members

Changeable autumn weather that fluctuates between sun and rain and gusting winds hasn’t stopped MCN #ride5000miles members from getting the most of their bikes and it seems they have two ways of...

What the #ride5000miles group means to its members

What the #ride5000miles group means to its members

We love our #ride5000miles Facebook group. The online world can be a cruel place and we’ve carved out an enclave for us bikers to seek advice, share experiences or generally have a natter about life...

'I'm trying to clock my 5000 miles in Japan!'

'I'm trying to clock my 5000 miles in Japan!'

Japanese #ride5000miles enthusiast Kazuo Sakai is our furthest-flung member and he’s bidding to clock the 5000-mile mark on a variety of machinery which includes a Kawasaki Z250, a Honda CB400...

'#ride5000miles has helped me achieve so much'

'#ride5000miles has helped me achieve so much'

MCN's #ride5000miles Facebook group has been inundated with members completing their 5000-mile target, with more than 200 of you ticking off that achievement in the last month. Members have been...

#ride5000miles members reveal how it's changed their lives

#ride5000miles members reveal how it's changed their lives

7000 MCN readers have now signed-up to MCN’s 5000-mile challenge and they have revealed how our campaign has inspired them to enjoy their best biking summer yet. At the heart of the R5K campaign is a...

R5K member Cameron is travelling the world on a £1500 bike

R5K member Cameron is travelling the world on a £1500 bike

Twenty-one-year-old #ride5000miles member Cameron Southey is bidding to be one of the youngest to circumnavigate the planet – and he’s doing it on a 2006 Suzuki GS500F! Starting in Europe in August,...

#ride5000miles riders vow to keep going into winter

#ride5000miles riders vow to keep going into winter

Even as the season begins to change, #ride5000miles members are riding more than ever. Right now, they are heading out on road trips in a bid to complete their 5000-mile target and have vowed to keep...

Members came from far and wide for #ride5000miles meet

Members came from far and wide for #ride5000miles meet

Even the threat of drizzle in the Oxfordshire air couldn’t keep scores of #ride5000miles members from attending last the Saturday Social at the H Café in Wallingford on Saturday, September 8. Bikes...

Join MCN's first ever #ride5000miles meet-up

Join MCN's first ever #ride5000miles meet-up

Hundreds of #ride5000miles members are off to the first R5K Saturday Social at the H Café in Dorchester-on-Thames this weekend and you could join them. "We’ve been overwhelmed with how #ride5000miles...

Dozens more riders join high-mile club

Dozens more riders join high-mile club

Over six thousand people have now signed up for the #ride5000miles challenge on Facebook and over the last two weeks 93 of them have broken through the mileage barrier. “It’s given me the...

Video: R5K members lap the world on a shed-built scooter sidecar

Video: R5K members lap the world on a shed-built scooter sidecar

If you’re struggling to hit your 5000-mile target, take some inspiration from British duo Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes. The pair, both #ride5000miles members, are currently 22,000 miles and 10 months...

#ride5000miles members are 'loving the summer'

#ride5000miles members are 'loving the summer'

Members of our #ride5000miles campaign have been taking advantage of the best European summer since 1976 to clock up big miles. Since the heatwave started in May, our members have racked up more miles...

Join #ride5000miles for a chance to win tickets to MCN's latest show

Join #ride5000miles for a chance to win tickets to MCN's latest show

Members of our #ride5000miles group can win free tickets to the Devitt MCN Ally Pally Show and Supersprint in September. All you have to do is nominate your favourite route to the show. "We’re trying...

Intrepid R5K member and former MCN man is on a trip of a lifetime

Intrepid R5K member and former MCN man is on a trip of a lifetime

At the start of the year, Andy Davidson, and his girlfriend Alissa, did what many of us have always dreamed of doing – he gave up the job, rented out the house, loaded up the bike and headed off with...

#ride5000mile members made the most of World Cup for quiet rides

#ride5000mile members made the most of World Cup for quiet rides

Over 10 million people watched Sunday’s World Cup final and a massive 26 million watched England’s semi-final last week, but it seems not many were bikers. Bike meets were packed on a scorching...

New R5K member rides 1029 miles in one day

New R5K member rides 1029 miles in one day

New #ride5000miles member Andrew Milton has completed some hard miles, clocking up more than a thousand miles in a day on a red-eyed trip to attend the Surfer Joe music festival in Livorno in Northern...

Plenty of time to pile on the miles

Plenty of time to pile on the miles

Hundreds of MCN readers have already completed our #ride5000miles challenge – and it’s not too late for you to join in the fun. Since launching our 2018 campaign in March, 3000 new members...

‘Byker Bear’ completes Pan-European ‘Quest for Cancer’

‘Byker Bear’ completes Pan-European ‘Quest for Cancer’

A cuddly bear, transported by three kind-hearted bikers, has just taken part in a marathon European ride covering 30 countries in under 13 days to raise money for charity. Byker Bear has become...

5 steps to finding the right helmet

5 steps to finding the right helmet

5000 miles is a long way to ride in the wrong kit. Here are a few tips from SHARK Helmets on making sure your lid is spot-on as you #ride5000miles and beyond. 1. Find the right helmet fit This...

Adventure rider reaches Tajikistan

Adventure rider reaches Tajikistan

Vultures circle overhead but we don’t care, we have one last Coke bottle of fuel. Alissa (my girlfriend) pours the last few drops into the tank and slumps back down against the bike for shade. We...

Longest Day challenge sees bikers span UK on £300 bikes

Longest Day challenge sees bikers span UK on £300 bikes

A group of 17 madcap bikers (including myself) are set to riding from Land's End to John O’Groats today in a bid to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research. The Longest Day Down charity run challenges...

'We do 30,000 miles a year together' #ride5000miles

'We do 30,000 miles a year together' #ride5000miles

Married couple Graeme and Sally Dawson clock up almost ten times the average mileage each year on their Honda Pan European and say that just like marriage, riding a bike with a passenger is all about...

'I pay £1900 to insure my Street Triple' #ride5000miles

'I pay £1900 to insure my Street Triple' #ride5000miles

In contrast to the news last week that more 55-year-olds than ever are taking their test, our #ride5000miles members are proving that motorcycling is a long way from just being an old man’s game. One...

Download your #ride5000miles certificate now

Download your #ride5000miles certificate now

Congratulations now you've reached #ride5000miles download your certificate now!  And if you haven't even joined our group, join today!   #ride5000miles Facebook group · 7,228...

5 riding skills to brush up on #ride5000miles

5 riding skills to brush up on #ride5000miles

It might not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner. This is what you need to do to make that first ride back a success. To get you in the mood for better weather riding here are five tips...

Trip of a lifetime: Riding to Kazakhstan and back

Trip of a lifetime: Riding to Kazakhstan and back

MCN reader and #ride5000miles member Phil Harris is currently on the trip of a lifetime, riding his BMW R1200GS along the ‘European route E40’ - a road stretching from Calais, France to Ridder,...

Getting to Europe has never been cheaper!

Getting to Europe has never been cheaper!

If you’re planning a road-trip to clock up the miles this year, getting out of the UK has never been cheaper – thanks to competition between the ferry and Eurotunnel providers. The result is that you...

9000 miles and Counting...

9000 miles and Counting...

Pensioner John Cox could be Britain’s highest-mileage rider of 2018 so far after clocking 8,737 miles since the start of the year on his Honda Crosstourer. As well as already busting MCN’s 5000-mile...

Three great routes to try for #ride5000miles

Three great routes to try for #ride5000miles

Here are three riding routes, as suggested by you, to get you in the #ride5000miles spirit for 2018. MORE FROM #RIDE5000MILES #ride5000miles: Top tips Never get stranded again 5 riding skills to...

Is your bike ready for Spring? #ride5000miles

Is your bike ready for Spring? #ride5000miles

As riding season is officially now upon us, rather than just firing up and blasting off, there's a little bit more to getting your bike properly prepared for Spring.  You need to think about your...

#ride5000miles: Top tips

#ride5000miles: Top tips

Last year was the first year of the #Ride5000miles challenge, which saw thousands of members commit to riding their beloved two-wheeled steed for at least 5000 miles. Why? Because motorcycles are...

#Ride5000miles 2018 is all go!

#Ride5000miles 2018 is all go!

A new year marks a fresh start and another chance to achieve your #ride5000miles goal. In a bid to get ahead early, R5K members are already back out on the roads; enjoying their bikes and adding to...