We never get lost………….we just don’t always know where we are!
Why do we ride motorbikes? Simple….riding makes you a part of the journey and not just a spectator. You get to smell the countryside; feel the wind, heat, cold and rain!
Peter Genet is a keen biker who enjoys riding whatever the weather. Ok, with the exception of ice and snow. Favourite ride is down to the Alps and back again. But, all rides tend to become favourites as they are all different. A RoSPA Gold Level Rider, an Advanced RoSPA Group Instructor and RoSPA National Diploma Holder, Peter’s enthusiasm for riding can be infectious – so be warned!
Stuart Gore is also a very keen biker. A RoSPA Gold Level Rider, an Advanced RoSPA Group Instructor. Notable bike tours include Route 66 via Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Hoover Dam and Vegas, the Spanish region of Andalusia, taking in the architecture of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, various regions of France which often coincides with the French MotoGP whilst ‘en route’ and of course the beautiful UK. Other interests include chasing steam trains and swimming long distances in lakes and reservoirs. Heading out to the Millau Viaduct shortly…
And, both Stuart and Peter are very well qualified in finding places to stop for coffee/tea which is a really cool skill!
The four tenets of Biking:
Consideration – for other road users
Respect – for the roads we use
Attitude – out to enjoy ourselves
Patience – there’s no rush, so have fun!
The routes we take are always circular – that means when possible try to avoid coming back the same way we went! They also have to include a tea/coffee stop too!
The first town on the Thames, is an old Iron age town with Saxon ramparts lays just outside of the Cotswolds and close to the Water Parks is a great place to make as a base for exploring the area. 13th Century St Sampson’s church spire can be seen from miles around and indeed is lit up for Christmas and other special religious events such as Easter. At one time, approx. 10th Century, coins were minted in the town. Famously, every year in North Meadow some one-million or so, 80% of the UK’s population, the rare Snake’s Head Fritillary can be seen blooming from April to May. The high street itself is busy with typical small town shops, and boasts an impressive four pubs including one hotel!
A typical ride, Cricklade to Bibury can be seen here. Short but nice for an evening spin!
Another nice little ride that can be taken over lunch time and avoids the M4, leaves Cricklade and heads up the A419 to Cirencester and then onto Tetbury.
More of my favourite rides can be found here. I have used RAC Route planner for ease. These routes all have decent stopping places for that compulsory coffee/tea stop