From the Saddle (January 2017)

From the Saddle (January 2017)

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to a new biking year. It may still be winter outside but spring is not far away, although I am writing this on the 1st of January with a log fire burning and no plans to go...

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From the Saddle (October 2016)

From the Saddle (October 2016)

It is with a feeling of deep sadness that I open my regular Slipstream column with a tribute and goodbye to Chris Arnold following his tragic death while motorcycling in the French Mountains. Chris was leading his final tour with a group of friends from TVAM when his...

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Why do I do it? (October 2016)

Why do I do it? (October 2016)

I started riding powered bikes on my 16th birthday – well, mopeds as that’s all we were allowed back in ’73.  On my 17th birthday though, I splashed out and bought my first real bike - a Honda CB175. This was a necessity at the time as, living in rural Suffolk,...

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Spanish Raid (October 2016)

Spanish Raid (October 2016)

What a trip! It all started with an email earlier in the year from Alan Mossman, informing us of an upcoming trip in September to the Picos de Europa in Northern Spain. We have been on a handful of trips with the bike in in the past couple of years but this...

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