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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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Next Ride Out and some interesting bits.

BSM If I were to be running a ‘Caption Competition’ this would be an ideal photograph to start with!  Any ideas?  Post your comments….I might give a prize.

In this Blog.  1 Next Ride Out. 2 Gravs Great Bike Run. 3 Vintage Bike Show. 4 Euro Tours.

Next Ride Out. The next ride out is scheduled for Sunday the 23rd of May.  Meeting at Hein Gericke (Cardiff) for a 10am departure.  We will be travelling to Pendine Sands to witness the World Land Speed Record Attempt……..on a Lawn Mower!

The current record, set in America at Bonneville Salt Flats, stands at 80mph.  Over the weekend of 22nd & 23rd of May, Don Wales,  the Grandson of Historic British Speed Ace, Sir Malcolm Campbell, will attempt a 100mph run on a ‘sit on’ lawnmower.  The rules state that the  vehicle must be constructed out of lawn mower parts and on the day of the speed run it must be capable of mowing the lawn!

This has got to be worth a look…..and a nice bag of chips from the place overlooking the beach.

Gravs Great Bike Run; Sunday the 2nd of May.

Short notice for this I know, but I have been requested to re-publish the event as there has been a change in the registration fee.  I’ve copied and pasted (hey listen to me…computer geek) the original information about the charity run below. So have a read and support the event if you can.

(((  Below are the details of the Charity Bike Run in memory of Welsh Rugby Legend, Ray Gravell, which I published on a previous blog page.

I have recently been contacted by a Ride Out Colleague who has sent the following message regarding changes to the registration fee for the event.


Would any of your colleagues be interested in doing this ride?

The organiser has been in touch with me today to say that he is aware that many bikers are baulking at the registration cost hence the low numbers from the UK (120 bikers arriving from Eire, about 15 from Wales). To overcome this little problem he has suggested that bikers turn up on the day and make whatever donation they think appropriate.

Hope this makes a difference and that we have a strong turnout on the day at Parc y Stradey.”


Sunday 2 May 2010

Grav’s Great Bike Run is being held in memory of Welsh rugby legend Ray Gravell to raise funds for Diabetes UK Cymru and The National Council for the Blind of Ireland. Starting at Llanelli Scarlets RFC, the 252-mile motorbike ride will finish at Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli. Entry costs £60 per biker and £40 per pillion.

Joseph Cuff
029 2066 8276  )))

Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Show. Sunday 9th May.

The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club are holding a Motorcycle Show at Whitchurch High School on Sunday the 9th of May.  Doors Open at 10am.  You must pay to get in, but it’s free to come back out.

The show will be spread over two large indoor halls, as well as trade and club stands both in and out.

1st Class Rider Training will have a stand (and hopefully a sit) at the show so come and say ‘Hello’ and find out what’s new, what’s not, what’s happening and what tastes good with brown sauce on.  I’ll see you there!

That’s about it for now but don’t forget to check out the ‘News’ page on my main web site where I post lots and lots of interesting stuff about bikes and stuff, and some stuff about stuff.

Euro Tours

The plan is to run two more Euro Tours before the end of the year.  One in early July and another in September.  So if anyone may be interested please let me know as soon as you can and I will get the details finalised.

So………Come on……..you know you want to.

There Are 8 Responses So Far. »

  1. “I said turn the car over Mr Smith, Not roll it”

  2. “Never try to wheelie a Fiat 500 again!”

  3. Caption competition

    Andy panicks as he thought he had squashed his triple choc muffin in his left rear pocket – luckily he had only crapped himself.

  4. You’ve not got it quite paralell to the kerb….otherwise

  5. When I said, I quite fancied a roll…I meant from the burger van we just passed.

  6. i knew i shouldn’t have tried to keep up with that bike

  7. anyone going to ace cafe london on the 20th june for the suzuki day ?????

  8. Hi Bigworm! I wasn’t planning on returning to The Ace Cafe so soon. We’ve done that run a couple of times recently.

    The 20th was planned as the next ride out and I’ll be publishing a blog post soon.

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