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The year of the virus

While amazing weather shone on us we all had to endure lock down from the end of March till June sometime. Small trips by motorbike could be taken especially if you went shopping by bike which I have always done. But that was not going to be enough ! Plans were laid and cancelled by government restrictions. I had european plans for early summer and South America for the autumn. Cancelled. By late August and after a wonderful sailing season I took to UK roads…..



Trip To Sicily Oct 2020

Trip to Sicily 4- 14th Oct 2020 This was a trip that seemed on, then off and then on again. I had signed up to a trip to Puglia with Exodus to  cycle for a week in June. The plan was to motorbike out and back. Bit of both, motorcycling and cycling. Puglia in June … Continue reading »

UK trips 2020

Once we could make journeys and “bubbles” in the UK, I shot down to Hampshire to visit my son and family in July . Later , at the end of August I finally took off for a trip down south visiting friends in Broadway, Ascott under Wychwood, Cheddar, Exmoor, Privett, and Sandbanks and finally home. … Continue reading »

Trip to Rajasthan India…via backroads.Nov 2019

Monday 4th Nov I have been telling everyone that I am on holiday from today. This is because I will be out of reach…no mobile or phone…at a sleep /brain research lab at UEA in Norwich until Thursday morning. I actually leave for Heathrow Thursday afternoon.Seemed a good idea at the time to help in … Continue reading »

Head clearing trip to Greece 2019

Fri Sept 20th I start the day by taking the car for its overdue service in Dereham. I had been told it could take 4 hours. Then drive back home and jump on my pretty new motorbike and head for Dover and a late booked ferry. The schedule was tight. Hotel was booked in Calais … Continue reading »

A UK trip 2019

Sat 1st June My first motorbike trip since Clive died. A friend suggested this trip and it appealed as the dates suited. Trip round the north of Scotland. I did not really think about the weather just that the dates suited. Running the orchard by myself this is the only time I could have a … Continue reading »