Last week, Kurt from Abbey Rider came into the Swindon 105.5 studios to chat about motorbike training. During the programme, Shirley piped up that she also rode a motorbike, but not done so for many many years – she didn’t say quite how many though 20 years was mentioned.

During the programme, we challenged Shirley to have a refresher course and try her hand at riding again. She rose to the challenge and today we spent a couple of hours up at Abbey Rider Training ( This session was recorded in readiness for broadcasting on Swindon 105.5 on Tuesday 15th at 10am and again on Wednesday 16th at 6pm.


This was my first outside broadcast as it were, so that’s my excuse for what you will hear.

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Try not to laugh at me too much!