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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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Hogging The Bridge

This Sunday sees the annual Charity event of ‘Hoggin the Bridge’ (Sunday the 19th of October)

As the name suggests all the hairy bikers in the World get on their Hogs and then they get on a Bridge.

It just so happens that the Bridge in question is the Severn Bridge.

It’s quite a sight to hundreds, if not thousands, of bikers, and not just Harleys parading en masse over the Severn Bridge before descending on Chepstow for some refreshments.

This event is open to anyone, (you don’t need a Harley – but you do need a bike – otherwise it’s a long walk) and it is taking place this Sunday morning.

Just follow the Crowd, and you will end up Hoggin with the best of ’em.

Hoping for good weather this weekend who knows you might even spot a pale green BMW as I try and creep in unnoticed amongst the chrome, leather tassels, saddle bags and oil leaks…….. (Sorry that’s not fair…….I know not every Harley has saddle bags!)


As my Dayglo overcoat drew such admiring glances at The Ace.. I might leave it at home and slip into my Classic Black Leather, and yes it is a Harley Black Leather, Jacket. Just take a look at the piccie above. Harley Jacket and even Harley jeans and yes riding a Harley. If you look closely you can just see the oil dripping into the Arizona sand.

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  1. Andy, where are the shotgun butts!? They should be sticking up, v-shaped from the shoulders..

  2. Pete. Please can you post details of your Nautilus horn installation on your K1200S. Cheers Stew

  3. Nice picture Andy !!!

    I won’t be suprised if you’re in the next TERMINATOR movie

    Regards Russell

  4. I Couldn’t make it but if anyone went and has some decent pictures email them to me and I’ll put them on the blog.

    The picture of me on the Harley has attracted a few comments and even one of you has added to it slightly. (I’ll copy it and post it on) He has added tassels to the bike an earing and a droopy mexican moustache for me. One thing that upset me is that he didn’t trouble himself to give me any hair!

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