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  1. Kirkby Stephen National 2013

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had a great ride up on Thursday, Friday was a washout, the evening entertainment was the highlight of the day.
  2. Ride in Aberdeenshire to test injured knee :(

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, I'm supposed to be heading for Cumbria tomorrow at dawn. I've booked Thursday to Tuesday off to head down to the XRV National meet at your friend and mine, Paul's campsite at Takoda camping in Kirkby stephen. BUT,,,, I've felt an issue coming on for a couple of days, I've a cartilage...
  3. Hostel Vs Tent purchase for the National?

    National Meets
    Hi all, Anyone else going to the Hostel at Kirkby Stephen? Edging towards taking the plunge and getting a tent but would consider going to the Hostel if a few others are going. Spoke to Denise today and she says there are 10 available beds at the moment and could place bikers together in a 4,6...
  4. TTB Blog up

    get your up date Blog of the TTB's at: Kirkby Stephen is going to be busy in September!!! Beer & Bangers Festival and XRV National Meet 5th - 8th Sept come on down(or up) Ride safe and have Fun TTB1 Dan
  5. Kirkby Stephen festival bash's (Aug & Sept)

    Well to any of you lot who are planning to come to Kirkby Stephen this month or the next there are some fantastic events going on: We have The first Takoda Fest, held at Takoda Campsite. A mainly acoustic event starting around lunch time and ending in the early hours, camping is optional. The...
  6. Pennine Way 2nd 3rd 4th August 2013

    Austin's Adventures
    While I am at it posting up events I will post a placeholder for this event. Unless it falls completely flat this will go ahead broadly as outlined here. Dates 3rd and 4th August 2013 Start: Edale, Derbyshire, at approx 10am on 3rd August. (exact location tbc) End: Kirk Yetholm, Scotland...
  7. North West mega ride-out

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Does anyone fancy joining me on a mega ride, oooh some time in May perhaps - to fill the gap between Galloway and Piel. I was thinking of something of a round 350miles taking in the Yorks dales, North Pennines, Kielder, South Scotland, East Lakes. I have a route in mind but start / finish is...
  8. Highland Fling

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A little while ago, a few of the boys suggested a 'lads' trip to Scotland to blow the cobwebs away, before the clocks go back & winter sets in..... With a date set, B&Bs booked & route planned, I set off in earnest, on Friday morning. Heading to Alston, meeting Nick at 1pm, the other three had...
  9. First big(ish) trip

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just come back from my first big trip on a bike, my TA700. Went with my dad to the Pre65 Scottish trial in Kinlochleven near Fort William. I loved it and can't wait till my next trip. Set off on the Thursday from Lincoln up the A1, over the windy A66 and then met up with my dad on his trusty...
  10. NW Christmas rideout

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Looking at having a runout between Christmas & New Year to blow the cobwebs away :D Not bothered whether it's up through the Trough of Bowland & a butty at Kirkby Lonsdale/Hawes etc or head to the Lakes, Derbyshire Dales or North Wales Aiming for Wed 30th or Thurs 31st so Vanessa can come...
  11. Trail riding instruction in the North Yorkshire Dales?

    I've managed to win back some holiday so was thinking of heading back to my Dad's in Yorkshire for a few days on the XR, and was thinking of getting a little instruction on trail riding/green laning and general off road techniques. My Dad lives in Kirkby Malzeard (a few miles from Masham), and...
  12. Devils Bridge

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    I,m on my way up from France today and will be at Devils Bridge Kirkby Lonsdale about noonish on the 25th july anyone fancy a meet???? it would be great to put faces to names :thumbright: I,m leaving FR now so any Q/A can only be done by phone 0033 (0)642870037 Hers hoping i see a few new...
  13. A Trip to 'The Lakes'

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Ok Im no Author but I will give it a go :D Wigan Chris and I set off for a part of The Lakes, where the company I used to work for own a farm, with much grovelling I got them to allow me to pitch my tent for the weekend. View image in gallery Arrived Friday evening after a wet run up the...
  14. Dales Ride Out - Saturday

    Past National Meets
    Dales Ride Out Led by Austin Dent....Hawes...Buttertubs pass.....Kirkby Stephen.....Langwathby.....Hartside Pass(2nd twistiest road in UK and biker friendly cafe at the top)......Alston.....Barnard Castle.....Richmond (call in at Altberg boots if I can find them again))....Reeth.....Thwaite...
  15. National Meet - Basic Information

    Past National Meets
    This thread will hold the basic information for the National Meet - discussions can take place in other threads :D When: Thursday 6th September to Sunday 9th September 2007 Where: Conder Farm Campsite, Deepdale Road, Dent, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5QT - England, UK Phone: +44 (0)15396 25277...
  16. just off the motorway......

    Great Roads/Routes
    Had this idea for a series of posts. As I travel up and down the M6 between junctions 32 and 21 day after day I know what is just off all the junctions in between that is useful to know. I thought if I started it on that bit motorway others could add stuff about other junctions on the M6 and...
  17. North Yorkshore meet 14/15 April

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Is anyone interested in a meet-up/rideout in N.yorks area this next weekend, open to suggestions Sat/Sun or even a camp out??? Was thinking meet near Kettlewell/Malham/Ribblesdale area, maybe have a run to Devils Bridge (Kirkby Lonsdale) Camping & pubs at Malham. Post here if you may be...