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  1. Bikesure March Competition

    Competitions / Trials
    Hello Guys and Girls It’s time for another forum giveaway! As spring is nearly upon us and more and more bikers are beginning to dust last summer’s dirt off their boots in anticipation, we began thinking about what gets bikers hot under the collar. We even spoke to some fellow biking...
  2. RIP Frad - Rob Fradley

    Chatter
    Rob has been a very active, popular and much liked member of XRV, manking many good friends over the years. Unfortunately Rob passed away yesterday Saturday 23rd, peacefully. It was Robs wish to be sent off on his final journey by as many motorcycle mounted friends as possible. Phil...
  3. Win a Trip for Two to MotoGP: Austin at the Circuit of the Americas

    News
    The 2014 MotoGP season is nearly upon us, and we're offering our readers a chance to watch stars like the reigning World Champion Marc Marquez, former champion Jorge Lorenzo or the legendary Valentino Rossi race live in the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Simply...
  4. Oradour Sur Glane, Central France

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Some information about Oradour in central France, thought it may be of interest to some :hitler: This tour takes in a fascinating place called Oradour sur Glane, a village that was massacred by the Nazis (where they basically went in one day and murdered all the residents) and the village has...
  5. Portugal

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just back from a two week ride around Portugal. Having never been to Portugal before it seemed like a useful way to use up some holiday entitlement from work I was in danger of losing, and get some dry miles on the bike. So, I booked the Portsmouth ferry to Spain, changed the oil in the Africa...
  6. Derbyshire South Yorks TRF -Anti TRO Protests

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Further protest days organised. See below. To all Derbyshire and South Yorkshire TRF Members Past and Present, As you are probably aware, 27 primary Byways in the Peak Park are under threat of closure by TROs and we, along with the 4x4 and other groups, are holding a series of peaceful...
  7. Green Lanes on BBC4

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Just watched an hour long programme about the Peak District National Park, basically was about the residents trying to ban ALL green laning and it looks like they are getting the ear of the local and park authorities. I've never riden the Peak Park (or any girl with a similar name :)) but it...
  8. Am I a dreadful old Fascist?

    Chatter
    This afternoon there was a very brief bit of chanting outside the High Court: it went "FREE DALE FARM!" and was linked to the auld woman who was trying to get a last minute suspension of the eviction notice which expires at midnight. The site is owned by travellers who have converted it into a...
  9. Humbling day today

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    Thanks to all those sending me birthday wishes today. Ok so I have had a couple of shandy's and I am not yet at the point of hugging everything and telling them they are my best friend and I live them but.... Today was a bit of a humbling day. I work as an optician and I spend some of my time...
  10. ADAC Worldwide cover Medical & Breakdown

    Insurance
    Seen many people ask about different breakdown cover or medical insurance for travellers. Thought I'd share this, I'm covered by ADAC (German Automobile Club) I sent them an Email as I was unsure if they covered residents outside of Germany and have been informed they can and do. So what do...
  11. I live in ****** and I'm proud of it

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    There's another thread about about the most revolting place in the UK at the moment, I have lived in three of the nominations and they havn't improved by my moving out so I was not to blame. It's easy saying this or that is bad but how about a show of hands of who's proud to live where they...
  12. 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...
  13. Free Parking for @'s

    Africa Twin
    Suddenly remembered there was a Demo ride out from Park Lane to the Conservative Party HQ today at 1.00pm today. In protest against the new parking charges and regulations. :mad::mad::mad: As my Westminster residents parking permit was canceled in favour of a blanket charge for ALL motorcycles...
  14. Raffle for the Charity Action Aid

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    As some members already know I will be embarking on a 3 month trip on my Varadero around Europe on 3rd July raising money for the Charity Action Aid. To help raise more funds for this worthy charity, I will be holding a raffle on 30th June. Tickets are priced at £1.00 each. Anyone wishing to...
  15. UK Provisional Licence In ROI??

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    Hey guys! Does anyone know if there are provisions for Northern Ireland Provisional licence holders to drive in the Republic? I know generally you cannot travel outside your own country on a provisional, just hoping there may be an exception for the residents of Eire. 97 TA - a beaute!
  16. Battle of Chelsea Bridge...

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    Hello As some of you know the London contingent meet here and have done since Feb. Those of you who know the area would have seen the new flats and heard that (yet again... its a regular thing) local residents were trying to get the meet shut down. Local MP involved - biker Hooligans - stunts...
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