I started on bikes when I was 17 – a Honda CG125, then a RE Interceptor made the same year I was born. I took it to France for a year when I left school and it was stolen on my return to England. So student life meant an old CB360 (!) before that was written off and I was bikeless for several years until 1996 when I got an early Hinckley Trident 900 swapping that for a Sprint ST in 1999. As a recent father biking became very much a part time activity and the main use was for visiting clients. In 2010 I started a business and biking took off with a succession of Triumph Tigers; a 955, 800, 1200, 900 before switching to a Ducati Multistrada V4s in early 2022.
I ride all over the UK and have made several trips to Europe, the most memorable being a solo trip to conference in Prague. 14 days on a Tiger seemed more sensible than a flight there and back
I did get Rospa training but didn’t sit the exam – Covid intervened. Then I went through the Bikemaster training with Rapid Training and finish off Level 3 in June and moved to Ripon in late 22 and decided to join a club with like interests in being the best biker one can be.