Sunday 23 August. North Berwick, on one of the warmest days of the year. What's not to like?
It was nice to see Bob Crawley as I pulled into the Steading car park. I thought I'd get there early, but Bob had beat me to it. I was all fuelled up and ready to go on what would be my first ride in nearly a month.
In August we ran a short survey. 85 members took the opportunity to have their say.
I was overwhelmed by the number of Members that took the time to feedback on the content and format of TwistGrip. The results and comments have been insightful and improvements are already in hand.
Warning: if you have led a sheltered life, this article might not be for you.
For years I have wanted to do a bike run to places with rude names. There are plenty, but few in Scotland, and those we have are either in towns (like Bladda in Paisley) or too far away (like Twatt in Orkney).
Titled the 5 Lakeland Passes with a group of potentially 15 riders with 11 on the day.
Leaving Dreghorn at 8.30am cloudy skies and some drizzle with the promise from Fraser of clearer skies on route South and West. A pre run briefing highlighting the main points of the route and we were off.
Roadcroft: Getting my road riding skills back ‘on track’ Croft Circuit Monday 17th August 2015
Well so far it’s been a relatively poor summer weather-wise in Scotland. That coupled with the fact I spend a lot of time commuting from Edinburgh to a job in Glasgow means that there hasn’t been much time or inclination to get the bike out this season.
I have attended two IAM events this month one at Ingliston and one at the Croft racing circuit.
Two very different types of riding and training were involved. There is always something to learn from trying something different. You will all understand the phrase ‘acceleration sense’ meaning the ability to control the speed of the bike with the throttle such that the use of brakes is limited or not required at all.