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Peter Genet

Gentleman Biker of Cricklade

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January 2016

Run to the Alps!

The route is sorted!

The date of departure is agreed!

Shame its not until May!

12 of us from Wiltshire RoADAR are popping across to the Alps for a bit of fun on our bikes!

Avoiding motorways and toll roads as much as possible, we will take 3 days to get to Chatel. Once there we will spend a couple of days pootling about the Alps. And why not!!

On the way home, our last night stop is in Ypres where we will see the “Last Post” at 8pm.

Cannot wait!!

 

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Swindon 105.5

Starting on the 19th January, we will be appearing fortnightly on Swindon105.5 Tuesdays at 10am, repeated on Wednesday at 6pm.

This is a new programme, name yet to be decided but thinking of “On the road” where we discuss all things to do with being on the road. Including walking, horses, cycling and of course cars and motorbikes.

We hope to have guests on, including the police and the RoADAR group.

The first programme on Tuesday 19th January, will be with the RoADAR group and we will be discussing “Cornering and Overtaking” – 15% of road deaths occur from cornering!

So, listen in either on the radio, or on-line via Swindon 105.5FM

 

Happy New Year! – well almost!

Happy New Year!

Wanted to take KES for a spin early in the week, but it wouldn’t start. Called out the Homestart team and found the battery to be next to useless; swapped it for a new gel battery and KES still wouldn’t start.

The Homestart chap did get KES going when he used his booster (before I fitted a new battery) so I thought all would be well.

After drying out the spark plugs thinking that perhaps the engine had flooded, KES started fine. Great, happy days!

Errrrr…….this morning though, not a hope! KES just did not want to start. After a couple of hours of investigations, we (Roger Mugridge and I), decided that the spark at the plugs was too weak. Popped round to Elliot’s and then proceeded to wheel KES round – there is a slight incline between home and Bath Road, but I hadn’t really appreciated just how much of one until just now!

So, KES is in the sick bay until early next week. Fingers crossed it’s nothing too serious and can be repaired quickly. Else, its a newer bike for this year!

 

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