BMW R1250GS, Suzuki VStrom 650, Honda VFR750
Lives in York
I started Motorbiking in the mid 1990s as it’s something I’d wanted to do for many years but never seemed to get around to it. I went away and took my Direct Access over 5 days in Somerset then came back and quickly bought my first bike; a lovely red VFR750 which I’ve still got today.
Over the years I’ve mainly concentrated on touring around the UK, spending winter months planning and good weather months riding. However, lately I’ve been extending my reach into Europe and I plan to go even further afield in the next few years. Scotland and the Pyrenees are my favourite the places, which are just made for biking.
I joined ARNY really to feel better about my riding and meet more like minded people to ride with, both of which I’ve fulfilled. The group are thoroughly supportive in helping you achieve your goals and improving your riding. In the winter of 2019/2020 I passed my RoSPA Diploma in Motorcycle Tuition, which further develops and assesses both the theoretical and practical elements of advanced tuition.
My other main hobby is cycling, both on and off road, but I’m a keen skier too and generally enjoy most outdoor sports.”