Posts Tagged ‘ Lake District ’

The loneliness of the long-distance motorcyclist

29th November 2015 by  in The Dex Files

I was thinking about this last week as I struggled up the M6 towards Carlisle (yes, in THAT weather). Normally when I’m doing a trip like this, I try to arrange it so I can have a more leisurely run – maybe stopping off at a client in Birmingham the day before, so I can  [Read full post…]

Crooklands Hotel review

11th June 2015 by  in Accommodation Reviews

Crooklands Hotel is superb! Our room was excellent, the food was excellent, the staff were very friendly and efficient and motorbike parking was very good. This Hotel ticked all the boxes for me and I will definitely stay there again. Judy & Jim Lepley BMW Club Crooklands Hotel Crooklands near Kendal Cumbria England LA7 7NW > View  [Read full post…]

Lake District or Yorkshire Dales?

26th September 2014 by  in Inspired Rides

Can’t decide between a trip to the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales? Good news – now you don’t have to. We tasked our friends at Crooklands Hotel with the job of spending a couple of days out and about, scouting and scouring the various roads and passes of two of Northern England’s most beautiful areas  [Read full post…]

December Brrrr Photo Competition Winner

10th January 2014 by  in Competition Winners

Congratulations to Paul Holland, from Cockermouth who won our December photo competition. His braving of the cold to snap this shot of his Suzuki DRz400 at Surprise View, Derwentwater in the Lake District has bagged him a night away for two at the fantastic and bike-friendly Strathcarron Hotel, in the stunning Scottish Highlands. Nice one Paul – have fun,  [Read full post…]

Backdrops Photo Competition Winner

5th November 2013 by  in Competition Winners

Congratulations to Dave Hutchens, of Benderloch who’s on-board shot of him riding through Glencoe was picked as the winner of October’s “Backdrops” photo competition by our judges. In a (very!) close second place, was “Surprise View, Derwentwater” which was submitted by friendly Fireblade aficionado Paul Holland. Third went to Peter Appel’s roadside shot taken “between Ullapool and  [Read full post…]

Congratulation Chris Andrews from

20th August 2013 by  in Competition Winners

Congratulations to Chris Andrews, from the who’s bagged himself a trip to explore the magnificent scenery around the Lake District, with a night’s stay on us at the biker-friendly Norcroft Guest House, Penrith complete with breakfast for two. Fancy joining Chris on our winners list? Check out our current competitions and get your entries in fast!  

The Bikers Guide to Penrith

20th August 2013 by  in Competitions, Daily Digest

We have a winner!! Congratulations to Chris Andrews of the who’s bagged himself a trip up to explore the fantastic biking roads and countryside around the Lakes and Dales with a night’s stay on us at Norcroft Guesthouse, Penrith.  Well done Chris, enjoy your trip and we’ll look forward to hearing all about it  [Read full post…]

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