Ayr to Turnberry – A719 – MotoGoLoco Classics

3rd July 2015 by  in MotoGoLoco Classic Motorcycle Routes

As you leave the town of Ayr (Inbhir Àir, “Mouth of the River Ayr”), head south on the A719 and visit the birthplace of Robert Burns, Scotland’s most famous bard. Jump back on the coastal main road and check out the Electric Brae, or Croy Brae as it’s known locally. The hill is an optical  [Read full post…]

Armadale to Elgol (Isle of Skye, A851) – MotoGoLoco Classics

3rd July 2015 by  in MotoGoLoco Classic Motorcycle Routes

Take the ferry from Mallaig over the sea to Skye. Visit Grumpy George’s shop on the right as you come off the ferry and say hi to his parrots, then drive north up the A851 till you reach the A87. Turn left, then left again after two miles onto the B8083. Follow this challenging road  [Read full post…]

Aberystwyth to Dolgellau (A847) – MotoGoLoco Classics

3rd July 2015 by  in MotoGoLoco Classic Motorcycle Routes

Twisties, mountains, forest and coastal views – it’s hard to draw up a list of biking road criteria that this little beauty doesn’t have in abundance. Is this the finest motorcycling road in Wales? It certainly could be! Try it for yourself and let us know what you think Route Map & GPS Files >View/download  [Read full post…]

“Well, I tried…”

3rd July 2015 by  in Motorcycle Videos

Biker tries to warn dozy car driver that they’re turning up a one-way street.

The Rutland TT – MotoGoLoco Classics

3rd July 2015 by  in MotoGoLoco Classic Motorcycle Routes

The affectionately termed “Rutland TT” is a brilliant way to spend a morning and showcases some of the very best that riding around the Midlands has to offer. You’ll be forgiven if at any point during this excellent 100 mile loop any you start feeling a little deja vu; it’s close proximity to Peterborough )where most  [Read full post…]

Another thought about Ireland

2nd July 2015 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, The Dex Files

Seems to me, though, that if you’re going to take the free-wheeling, see-what-happens approach to a road trip, you couldn’t do it in a better place than South-West Ireland. Whichever way you go, the roads are pleasant, the scenery is beautiful and the people are friendly. You won’t get lost – though you might lose  [Read full post…]

Stuart & Jo Dowell’s Scottish Weekender

30th June 2015 by  in Accommodation Reviews, Competition Winners

Amazingly I won a weekend away courtesy of James at MotoGoLoco so I decided to make it into a long weekend taking Jo (wife) on my KTM 990. We departed the East Midlands and hit the A1, then took in a couple of diversions for lunch in Helmsley. Many memories of FarmYard parties past… slightly  [Read full post…]

The late bookers

29th June 2015 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, The Dex Files

Dale Caesar phoned me at lunchtime. He and Pete had enjoyed the Scotland trip the other weekend so much that they were wondering… was there still time for them to come to Spain with us? I very carefully didn’t say anything other than – not sure, here are the ferries and hotels we’re using, best  [Read full post…]

Makes me wish I was young again

27th June 2015 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, The Dex Files

Helping Number One Son plan his trip to Ireland. I love his attitude, his optimism, his sense of freedom. He’s sorted with a Stena crossing from Fishguard, then he’s heading to Tiperary. From there it’s a short run to Killarney, where he and Little Miss Sunshine – Noddy’s daughter – will base themselves for three  [Read full post…]

Hedgehogs

26th June 2015 by  in The Dex Files

I’m increasingly wary of wildlife, after the Great Badger Incident – where an unfortunate encounter with the corpse of a rhino-sized monochrome TB-smuggler nearly had me throwing the old Pan down the road. But I stopped to help a family of hedgehogs across the road this morning. I couldn’t see the parent, just three tiny  [Read full post…]

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