Double trouble: Couples rediscover the pleasures of getting out together

David and Angela McInnes grab a selfie
David and Angela McInnes grab a selfie
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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, their two-up adventures were cut short a couple of years later, as their children began to get older and the Suzuki was sold. David eventually got back into road bikes a couple of years ago after joining the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club and purchasing a Suzuki TL1000R.

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David back in 1998 on his Suzuki GSX-R750

And now the pair have enjoyed their first trip together in over 20 years, heading out towards Rutland Water between the rain bursts aboard David’s Kawasaki ZX-9R.

"I thought it would be really lovely for just me and her to jump on the bike and go out together," David explained. "Sunday really reignited her - she was buzzing even though we got caught out in a little bit of rain.

"She’s brilliant and always was a good pillion passenger. She just totally relaxes and enjoys it," David continued. "We’re hopefully going to get some adventures going. Me personally - I’d like to go around the world! I’m still 21 in my head and I want to do things like that.

"Once the B&Bs start opening up, I would like to explore the UK and then - who knows - once we want to go further afield, I might chop the Kawasaki in for a proper BMW R1200GS, or maybe a Triumph!"

Angela added: "It was nice just being on the road with David and having that freedom that a bike gives you."

David and Lyndsey Sidor bag a selfie

Another couple getting out and about was David and Lyndsey Sidor who recently had their first ride together since the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions began to ease in England.

Heading out last week, the pair took advantage of summer weather to visit Rivington Hall Barn, Bolton on David’s Suzuki Burgman 200. David told MCN: "It’s time away from the house for the pair of us, it’s a bit of 'us time' if you like."

Lyndsey Sidor with the Suzuki Burgman 200

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Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

Senior Writer (motorcycling), sportsbike nut, currently riding a FireBlade