Posts Tagged ‘ Peak 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…]

The Pre-Trip Trip

6th June 2015 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, The Dex Files

In previous years, when Dale Caesar organized our European trip, it fell to me to organize a shorter trip somewhere in the UK – a long weekend to somewhere like the Peaks or Wales or the West Country. This year, as I took charge of arranging the Spain trip, Tidy Tim has stepped up to  [Read full post…]

The Peak District – Still a brilliant ride

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

Well, that’s a day well spent, riding some of my favourite roads in the Peak District. I do like the higher stuff – Woodhead Pass, Holme Moss, Snake Pass and the High Peak road. There are a lot of sections that have had 50mph limits slapped on them, but to be honest I wouldn’t want  [Read full post…]

Sheffield here I come

18th February 2015 by  in The Dex Files

Have to do three days in Sheffield next week. It was supposed to be a one-day visit (though I’d probably have ridden up the day before and stayed over) but the job has grown, so I’ll be up there for a few days. I’m seeing this as a good thing – not just because my  [Read full post…]

The Cat and Fiddle Road – MotoGoLoco Classics

9th December 2014 by  in MotoGoLoco Classic Motorcycle Routes

The Peak District’s most famous of biking roads – the Cat and Fiddle. The (in)famous A537 road between Macclesfield and Buxton, passing the Cat and Fiddle inn at the summit (hence the name) is often referred to as Britain’s Most Dangerous Road, the fact remains that it is a fantastic, albeit challenging ride. The road starts in Buxton  [Read full post…]

Congratulations Mick & Joyce Scott

2nd June 2014 by  in Competition Winners

Congratulations to Mick & Joyce Scott of the BMW Club who’ve won themselves the perfect excuse to explore the Peak District, with a night’s stay (dinner included) at the bike-friendly Alison House Hotel, near Matlock.   A beautiful bike-friendly 4* hotel on the Southern edge of the Peak District, a fantastic and popular motorcycling destination.  [Read full post…]

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