My next European Motorcycle Tour – where to go and when?

I’d need a fair bit of preparation before embarking on my next European motorcycle tour.  I wanted to go as soon as possible but I had two issues to deal with. The first was the European winter.  Whilst I don’t mind getting about southern England during the winter this is subject favourable weather conditions and mostly […]

Radiotherapy has concluded …

After 33 sessions, every weekday for the last six and a half weeks, I finished radiotherapy yesterday. Like everything else on this new adventure,  it started and even though it seemed at times like it would take forever, it eventually ended. And luckily, like all my motorcycle tours, I made it through intact, even if […]

Half Throttle’s Top Video Making Tips

Now this is a bonus for anyone looking for video making tips. Thanks to Ryan Grassley, aka HalfThrottle, for sharing his knowledge and experience. Please join with me in thanking Ryan by subscribing to his You Tube Channel or visiting his Facebook page and sharing it with your friends. All links are provided here. How […]

Now for a different adventure

I’ve owned three BMW motorcycles since I moved to the UK in early 2008; R1200RT, K1300GT and & K1600GT. Each of these motorcycles have seen plenty of the UK (weather permitting) and continental Europe, which is my preferred touring destination. They have all been well suited to touring and proven to be a great way […]

Powering motorcycle gadgets

I often get asked about powering motorcycle gadgets while riding. With so much motorcycle tech on offer these days keeping everything charged up during your ride can be  a challenge.  Most touring bikes have power outlets and my BMW K1600GT comes equipped with two cigarette plug style power outlets and a USB outlet in a […]

Looking for a motorcycle app? Check out mototrackTOUR in conjunction with developer Anolisoft are pleased to announce the release of their new motorcycle app and companion website – mototrackTOUR. When we started we were looking for a project to demonstrate our commitment to great value tech for motorcyclists and were pleased to be able to assist Anolisoft in the development of […]

Welcome Compass Expeditions

We are very pleased to welcome Compass Expeditions as a Friend of  Formed in 2005 with an initial focus on motorcycle adventures in South America, Compass Expeditions today also offers a range of tours in Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, Australia, Turkey and Cambodia. Compass Expeditions hand picked ride leaders and support vehicles ensure the […]

Compact DSLR – Sony NEX-5

One of the realities of motorcycling is that we are limited in what we can take with us. Whether it be on a touring holiday for a couple of weeks or a track day, space is always at a premium.  Some bikes of course are better than others, with the big tourers, complete with top […]

Motorcycle Live 2011

The website for Motorcycle Live 2011  looked promising ( with a promotional video being played on an iPhone held by a gloved motorcyclist. The glove could even be changed, depending on your favoured style of riding; Classic, Fighter, Sport, Alive, Off-Road and Custom – though the video was the same. The cover of the program […]

GoPro HD Hero2

My new Hero2 had arrived. I’ve barely had time to remove it from the box.  The packaging of the Hero2 is very slick and exudes the high tech, high quality feel of the product within. On viewing the Hero2 against the previous model I noticed two things.  First was how old my original GoPro is […]