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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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Can you help a fellow biker. For a Good Cause.


Hi Fellow Bloggers. Yes this is me with Dr Who and Billy Piper (before she became a prostitute – in acting terms if you know what I mean)

But never mind that…

Some of you may remember Craig Nicol who was a Salesman at Rydale BMW in Cardiff. Before it closed he set up on his own in Barry and can supply bikes if you need a new one. Trading a sixthgearmotorcycles/co/uk he has a wide selection to suit most riders and most pockets.

Craig is a really nice bloke and very helpful in seeing that you get the right bike for you.

The reason for this blog is to pass on a request that I have received from him.

He sent me a text and this is it;

“The reason for my text is to ask for your help. I’m running the Flora London Marathon on April 13th in honour of my late Father, Alan. I’m trying to raise some money for tenovous cancer research too. If you could spare a little time (and money) to log on to

www.justgiving.com/craignicol

to make a contribution to my challenge, it will be gratefully received! Thanks. Craig”

It is always nice to help a fellow biker so if anyone wishes to make a donation to Craig’s chosen charity please log on and give him your support.

Cancer is one of those illnesses that can strike irrespective of class, race, religion, employment and it has touched the hearts of most of us at one time or another. None of us are immune so it is always good to fund much needed research and to do it in honour of a loved one makes every penny all the more precious.

It would be nice to place a comment on the end of this blog if anyone wishes to give Craig messages of support.

Join me in wishing Craig well (Personally, I think he’s a bloody fool. Why run around London when there is a perfectly good bus service, and he’s got a shed full of bikes he could use.) He must be doing it in fancy dress………….as a mental patient !

Nice one Craig.

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