Ted Simon’s Website Hacked

Posted on March 28, 2015 in News & Views

Ted Simon is famous for his 1973 circumnavigation of the world on a Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle, clocking up a respectable 64,000 miles in four years and travelling through 45 countries. He wrote about his adventure in the book Jupiter’s Travels. In 2001, at the age of 70 he repeated the endeavour on a much similar route and has since been heralded as the man who prompted Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman to launch their Long Way Round adventure. Anyway it seems he has attracted the wrong sort of interest and the homepage of his...

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Help me!

Posted on February 9, 2015 in Know How

Lyle Brotherton gives some advice on how to summon help via your mobile phone. Well worth a watch…

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WVAM Open Day

Posted on February 1, 2015 in News & Views

On Sunday 29th March 2015 from 10am-4pm, we plan to run an open day at Ripley Village Hall for members, associates and the general public. At the moment we have local dealers, Vines (BMW), Jack Lilley (Triumph), Snells (Ducati), and Woking Yamaha joining us on the day plus Guildford Tyres, Finicky shirts, Bike-HUD, Ultimate Ear, Motolegends, Bikesafe, and The Bike Experience. In addition there will be presentations by WVAM about the IAM & WVAM, how to join IAM & WVAM, plus talks on motorcycle riding to our high standards. Food and...

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360 Selfie Stick

Posted on January 16, 2015 in Bike & Kit Reviews

Words fail me so let’s go straight to the pics… Found online for the bargain price of $75.99 this is a great way to capture a 360 degree selfie, plus a sure way to get everyones attention! Have to say though that the results aren’t too bad… If you’ve got one, why not write us a...

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Surtees on TV Jan 11th

Posted on January 9, 2015 in News & Views

The final episode of the current series of Racing Legends covers the life and racing career of John Surtees and is hosted by lifelong fan and star of Great British Bake Off, Paul Hollywood. The show will be broadcast this Sunday (January 11) at 9pm on BBC2 and rounds off a three-part series that opened with the story of Barry Sheene, followed with Graham Hill and now focusses on Surtees. Keen motorcycle rider and TV presenter Hollywood met with Surtees – the only man to win motorcycle and car world championships – and the show covers him...

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IAM An Advanced Rider

Posted on January 6, 2015 in Advanced Riding

Thanks to John Bennett for scanning this article by Carli Smith of the Lincolnshire Advanced Motorists as she guides us through her experience of becoming a green badge holder… Carli Smith 1 Carli Smith 2 Carli Smith 3

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SEEC to host Inter Centre Team Enduro

Posted on January 5, 2015 in News & Views

From the web:- Confirmation has been received from the ACU that the Inter Centre Team Enduro will be held in 2015, hosted by SEEC. All SEEC clubs will be involved in the planning and running of the event, giving enthusiasts the chance to observe at close quarters the best riders in the UK. There wil also be the opportunity for SEEC clubs to select and enter their own teams. More details will appear on...

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South Africa with Vuka Africa

Posted on December 22, 2014 in Touring & Travel

Some of you will know that a group of eight of us spent 14 days in South Africa in November touring some of the most spectacular scenery you can imagine off-road. We were all on 1200GSs (with one 700) covering hundreds of kilometers. Starting in Cape Town we travelled east to George and beyond to Port Elizabeth capturing the infamous Baviaanskloof and the Swartberg Pass. We travelled down into ““Die Hel”” and back, staying in Oudtshoorn, Prinze Albert and Knysna! I spent so much time stood up on the bike it felt weird to sit down...

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Alps & Dolomites 2014 (Final Part)

Posted on December 16, 2014 in Touring & Travel

By Rodney Rayner. Jul 16 2014, 07:07 PM  Rodney writes home on the last day of his trip to the Alps & Dolomites   I left Orbey at 08:30 after having coffee & croissant in beautiful sunshine, over looking the Vosges. The trouble with staying at the top of a very big hill in the middle of nowhere is that it takes an extra 35 minutes to reach a road that does go somewhere! The day was a slog up the motorway to Calais getting on the 15:50 train. Around 400 miles today. The total mileage for the trip was 2537 miles. I can’t say it...

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Alps & Dolomites 2014 (Part 10)

Posted on November 26, 2014 in Touring & Travel

By Rodney Rayner. Jul 14 2014, 06:22 PM  Rodney writes home whilst on his trip to the Alps & Dolomites   We left Andermatt this morning in beautiful sunshine, the mountains looked perfect. What a contrast to a week ago. We ride over the fabulous Susten pass and stopped at the top for a sunshine picture of the bikes as last week I took the same picture with them covered in snow. Down the other side and stopped for a coffee in Innertkirchen and met a bunch of English guys from Apart from the Aussie Brit guy yesterday these...

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