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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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Go for the Crack !


If you are looking for somewhere to go this coming weekend then the Paignton bike Show is as good a place as any.

What can I say about the Paignton Bike Show other than it is a Bike Show………..in Paignton!

It is taking place this weekend (Friday Saturday and Sunday 2nd ,
3rd and 4th of May).

This three day event has bikes, bands, bikes, stunt shows, bikes and trade stands and I’m sure there’ll be a few burger vans and hot dog sellers not too far away. I can smell them now……..

I’m not organising a Ride Out but if you go you might see a familiar face sat in one of the deck chairs along the sea front where the show takes place.

Peter Cramp from Rydale in Cardiff, who now runs the cafe and sweeps up a bit in Ocean BMW in Plymouth says he will be having a stand at the show. Anyone wishing to pop along and say ‘Hello’ will get a cheery and friendly ‘Hello’ back.

Peter says you’ll be made very welcome and he might even let you sit in his deck chair (for £2 for half and hour, sun loungers are extra).

I can’t make it but it is well worth a ride if you are looking for somewhere to go this weekend. Remember ‘Paignton Bike Show’, not Do it All or B & Q.

Say Hello to Peter for me.

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  1. Hi All
    I have put some photo’s of the last ride out on flickr follow link http://www.flickr.com/groups/80122009@N00
    I’m not not a big fan of the
    BMW GS, so I found this clip on youtube funny, follow
    this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukAhlxl4hmM
    It did mention my bike as well?

    Wayne

  2. Cheers Wayne,

    But I’ve followed the flickr link but it didn’t lead me anywhere (a bit like one of my ride outs really).

    If you want to email me a couple of the piccies and I can use them on a blog post.

    Andy.

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