Route planning 101 – The basics

I have covered touring in previous posts but with us all on lockdown I wanted to expand on what I have previously said. I’m sure that there are plenty of armchair adventurers out there dreaming, if not already planning, their next journey. Introduction – Why tour? Firstly, riding a motorcycle anywhere is good. Day trips […]

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The Snowdonia Tour Guide

Snowdonia in North Wales is a place I often refer to as just Wales. Certainly in my usual context of “I’m off to Wales for a blast on the bike”. Its a place that I often take for granted being my go to place on a motorcycle. This despite also being on the doorstep of […]

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2019 Year in Review

With 2020 well in swing I thought that I would take a brief moment to review the last year. It was an eventful time and a year that will influence and define the what happens the next twelve months. The year that was The year started very much focused on the planning for the trip […]

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Destination Geneva

Reminiscent of aviation pre-flight checks, I am running down my lists and making sure nothing has been forgotten. Counting the days With only a handful of days left until departure I am reminded that I have been counting down for this trip since day 238 (according to my desktop countdown app). This was the day […]

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Route planning in the Alps

It’s just over 60 days until I depart for Geneva and a further tour of the Alps. I periodically drop in and out of the routes on MyRoute-app just to remind myself that I’ve not missed an obvious route additions. At this stage I think it’s as good as it’s going to be. I have […]

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Planning a motorcycle tour

A (relatively) stress free approach to planning your next trip I have planned a few tours now and have numerous trips completed that have been subject to a pre-planned route. Additionally, I’ve had a number of overseas visits that have largely involved riding motorcycles, particularly in the US. Planning is part of the enjoyment of […]

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Planning the Alps Tour 2019

A long time ago…. It was never in doubt that I would do another tour of the Alps. Not only is it a stunning place to ride but with the BikeShuttle service that I used last time, its very easily accessible. This time however we were going to be joined with a number of my […]

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