Sunday, 25 September 2011

Riding the Opale Coast

Was delighted to have a great ride yesterday with 1066 HOG out to the Opal Shore Chapter Rally in NeufChatel yesterday - which is south of Boulogne in Northern France.  Despite growing up on the Kent Coast (about 25 miles away) this is an area I have never explored.  The weather was glorious and the coast road from Calais to Boulogne is a twisty up and down delight, with all those derelict German gun emplacements as well to check out.

The rally was well organised and in true European fashion the whole town was shut off for bike and there was a healthy turnout from all over Northern France, Belgium and the UK.  We finished off with a ride to Le Touquet for an ice cream and then back home, stopping off at the old V1 site at Cap Gris Nez where we could see the white cliffs of Dover - a great day out and one I will do again.

look closely for the White cliffs
me on Caesar VI

Monday, 5 September 2011

My Favourite Local Rideout

Following a tweet with Chris Hunter of Bike Exif about favourite Rides, I decided to go out on mine last Saturday, as the sun was shining for the first time in ages.  So choosing my 1977 XLCR, off I set on my ride which is a figure of 8  - Tunbridge Wells / Ashdown Forest / Lewes / Newhaven / Seaford / Beachy Head / Eastbourne / Shaw Harley Davidson / Tunbridge Wells.  All in all its about 90 miles and takes in some great roads and scenery.

Back Street Heroes October 2011

Nice to make the centrefold and an 8 page spread in BSH with Othello.