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Andy Smith is a former Police Motorcyclist with years of experience in motorcycle training at all levels. He offers training through 1stClassRider.co.uk, and ride outs through his newsletter blog right here. To contact Andy click here.

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Hi to all you new ‘bloggers’. I grew up in a World where people communicated by graffitti in bus stops and dodgy ladies phone numbers on card left in BT telephone boxes! So this is all new to me too.

The next ride out is scheduled for Sunday the 24th of June and we will be travelling up the twisty A483 to Newtown and Welshpool.

At the moment the meeting place will be MacDonald’s at junction 32 of the M4 at Coryton Interchange. Meeting at 9 ish for a 9.30am departure.

Thanks to the brave (and wet) souls who came out on the last ride out. We decided to give the Bike Show at Builth Wells a miss and spent our entrance fee on a very welcome and hearty Sunday Lunch at the Elan Hotel in Rhayader.

I will have to add it to the ‘Foody Good Food Guide’ if I ever get around to writing one.
They were very welcoming to a small band of very wet bikers.

If you know of any chums who may be interested in signing up to Andy’s Bike Newsletter Blog please spread the word.

Feel free to visit any time and post comments as you see fit.


Andy (Blog Master!!)

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  1. How about a “this months top tip” to better riding?

    “Work is the curse of the drinking classes”

  2. Like the tip idea above from “wanane advanced rider”!

    I have update the Foody Rideouts photos page with a link back to the blog. The past photos can be found on line here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/foody-rideouts/

    If anyone took any photos from the last rideout that I sadly missed (or not so sadly as it was pouring with rain!), please add them to the photo group if you can.

    Look forward to seeing you on the 24th June!!

  3. On our last ride out to the Elan Valley some of us were talking about tyres. I have just had a Michelin Pilot Road fitted to the rear of my R1100RT. It is a dual compound tyre and is supposed to be the best for wear and handling in the wet. Will keep you informed

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