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Combining Motorbike Touring with Training


March 2016

Nice morning for a quick spin!

Seemed like a nice morning. Sun is out, sky is blue and birds are tweeting – annoyingly so! Sat at home in my loft office birds, sparrows, pigeons, starlings, jackdaws, blackbirds and so on, are literally inches above me. So I decided to get out there and make some noise of my own.

A familiar route, but a nice one all the same. Fast flowing bends with some nice long straight bits, broken up by the occasional village. The source of the Thames at Kemble was flowing which is a nice change to see – often it dries up so you have to imagine there is a river here!

Couple of deer grazing in adjacent fields and lots of country smells to take in!

Fresh ride that woke me up that’s for sure. This is the great thing about working from home, you can pop out when you like!


I do use the bike to get to the office on, but I do also enjoy getting out on it as often as I can – like a drug in many ways, once you are hooked, that’s it!  The route home tends to be far longer than really is necessary 🙂

Swindon 105.5

The programme went out on Tuesday at 10am; seemed to go ok. Had to cut it short as the team were getting ready for their 8th birthday celebrations!

This week saw us up at Abbey Rider doing a follow up with a “Challenge Shirley” event which saw Shirley get back in the saddle for a refresher motorbike course. I think Kurt was more nervous than Shirley! Only stalled it the once but the big cheesy grin on her face afterwards said it all I think.

The next programme is scheduled for the 29th March where I will be talking to Gary from Wiltshire RoADAR about Advanced Car Driving and how it can benefit everyone.

Hope you can listen in!

Abbey Rider Training and Swindon 105.5

Last week, Kurt from Abbey Rider came into the Swindon 105.5 studios to chat about motorbike training. During the programme, Shirley piped up that she also rode a motorbike, but not done so for many many years – she didn’t say quite how many though 20 years was mentioned.

During the programme, we challenged Shirley to have a refresher course and try her hand at riding again. She rose to the challenge and today we spent a couple of hours up at Abbey Rider Training ( This session was recorded in readiness for broadcasting on Swindon 105.5 on Tuesday 15th at 10am and again on Wednesday 16th at 6pm.


This was my first outside broadcast as it were, so that’s my excuse for what you will hear.

You can listen in online at

Try not to laugh at me too much!

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