Spyder club tours

Spyder Club Pirelli and Metzeler Motorcycle Tour Booking Incentive

Add comment September 28th, 2016 10:59am spyderclub

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Fancy a bit of this next year?

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Riding an amazing fleet of motorcycles on great riding roads over a short break motorcycle tour?

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Meeting likeminded riders who enjoy making progress on challenging roads?

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And experiencing lots of different motorcycles over the four days?

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Well that’s what we at Spyder Club do, take away all the hassle so you just arrive and ride some of Europe’s best roads on some of the latest and greatest bikes within a group of likeminded bike enthusiasts.

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Our 2017 trip calendar is now online and bookings are being taken.  If a Spyder Club trip is something you have been considering before, stop considering and take advantage of our early booking incentive in association with Pirelli and Metzeler tyres.  Book a trip before the end of October 2016 and receive a free set of either Pirelli Angel GT or Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres.

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We have been lucky enough to be supplied by Pirelli and Metzeler tyres for many years at Spyder Club.  Our Pirelli tyre of choice has always been the Angel ST and now the Angel GT.  As a road going tyre it copes with everything, offering the rider confidence in the wet, excellent grip in the dry and longevity; there is little else on the market that performs as well.

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In our opinion, and that of our members, the other tyre on the market that does perform as well, providing the same trust and feel through the bike to the ground and miles of fun at a reasonable cost, is the new Metzeler Roadtec 01.

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It’s predecessor the Metzeler Roadtec Z8 was another well used tyre at Spyder Club and Spyder Motorcycle Hire and Short Term Lease.  It offered excellent value for money, with thousands of miles covered before a change was needed.  Having used the Roadtec 01 for the first time this year, we were very impressed, and again, so were the many that ride our club, tour, hire and lease fleet.

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As road tyres go there is little point looking at anything else.  Dual compound tyres that offer sports performance on the side walls for fantastic cornering feel and confidence, with a harder middle so you aren’t flattening them off the moment you think about sitting on straighter roads.

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If you ride a motorcycle you’ll need a tyre change, it’s what happens.  So book yourself onto a Spyder Club trip in 2017 before the end of October 2016, we’ll buy you a set of Metzeler Roadtec 01 or Pirelli Angel GT tyres, we’ll even fit them at Silverstone at a very reasonable rate.

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Terms and conditions apply, the offer does not include Isle of Man events, please get in touch for further details and to book your Spyder Club 2017 trip.

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Spyder Club Bruntingthorpe Exclusive High Speed V-Max Day

Add comment September 28th, 2016 10:59am spyderclub

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Another cracking day on the 2 mile runway at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire.  Guests enjoyed the craziness of being able to open up their motorcycles and cars to their limits in the safety of a closed circuit.

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As Sean W said, ‘wow, I’ve never been able to just whack open the throttle before and experience all the power and acceleration of my motorcycle.’  And that’s exactly what you can do at Bruntingthorpe with its masses of tarmac in front of you and either side.

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Whether in your car or on a bike, Bruntingthorpe is a great place to thrash your vehicle.  With a Porsche 911 Turbo reaching 191 mph (indicated) from a standing start and 192 mph with a flier, it was by far the fastest car.

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The bike title went to the BMW HP4.  We had two present, one however had had a few tweaks and with the non-stop track attack attitude of its rider Shaun K, he manage to clock a true 191 mph, he was a man on a mission.

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Faired bikes are the way forwards on a high speed day but for the few rides I managed at the end of the day, the naked KTM Super Duke R managed an indicated 185 mph.  Yes I had a sore neck later, but nothing a few glasses of wine couldn’t solve.  Man that thing moves, the torque of the line is relentless, however I was beaten by a Ducati 1198 SP.

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As usual our friends at RST and Arai came along to support the event and have a few runs down the runway, V-Maxing to their hearts content.  They also did a fair trade in selling a few sets of their superb leathers and helmets to the Bruntingthorpe Spyder Club guests.

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We also had Bahnstormers BMW join us with some of their customers.  We like positive comments and smiling faces and that’s exactly what we got.  We hope they’ll be joining us at next years event in their quest to go ever faster.

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It really is a brilliant day and one we really enjoying running.  It’s such good fun and a day that just makes our guests smile.  We had an evening do and of course the talk was all about the speeds we did.

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The excitement and out of the ordinary experience that a high speed day at Brungtingthorpe brings is unique.  Being able to ride your bike, and drive your car if you have both there, to their max, or the max your own self preservation allows, is thrilling!

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For some, reaching the vehicles V-Max or stop point is what it’s all about.  Going the fastest they possibly can for as long as they can, getting the best start so the final top speed is the best possible, from their vehicle is what it’s all about.

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For others, the delight of reaching their own goals or finding their comfort zone and staying there is perfectly good enough.  And that’s what makes Spyder Club so good.  No one is exactly the same, yes we all have the passion for motorbikes, and many for business and cars too, but we are all different.

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As long as everyone is smiling and waxing lyrical, we are very happy because our customers are, it may be a cliche, yes, but that’s why our business is growing and our members and guests keep coming back for move.  Until the next one, we can’t wait until our 2017 Bruntingthorpe High Speed V-Max event.

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Spyder Club Bavarian and Austrian Alps Motorcycle Tour

Add comment September 28th, 2016 10:04am spyderclub

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Bavaria, what a beautiful area of Germany and the world!  It’s stunning, and offers some great biking on roads that are well surfaced and easy to ride.  It’s a trip we haven’t run before but were looking forward to following our recce trip.

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Next door to Germany is Austria, so even though we concentrate on short break fly-ride or arrive and ride trips, we managed to take in some of the beautiful Austrian Alps and in particular, the unbelievable Grossglockner Pass.

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The Grossglockner was the highlight of the trip but there were many other fantastic roads to ride in Bavaria and the Austrian Alps.

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It’s only negative, would be that it’s not the most flowing, riding trip as to get to many of the good roads you need to travel through some towns and villages that slow progress and make parts of the riding a little stop-start; the stunning views compensate somewhat though!

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If you are on a sightseeing motorcycle trip it’s the perfect destination because the towns and villages are spectacular.  Placed within the alpine vistas and with many interesting buildings to look around, a two up touring holiday is the perfect way to see the Bavarian and Austrian Alps.

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We have spoilt our lot, regularly leading them on roads they can enjoy with little in their way to slow their progress.  Not that they didn’t enjoy this trip, it’s just different.  And of course the Grossglockner has to be experienced at least once.

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Austria is very similar to Germany in terms of the towns.  Great roads and stunning scenery, just with regular reductions in speed.  There are of course areas that you can stretch your legs for prolonged periods, not as you can in Spain and southern France, but in both Bavaria and Austria there are plenty of exceptional roads to experience.

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And that’s the best thing about visiting the Bavarian and Austrian Alps, the things to see and do.  Whilst a short break trip means we are there to ride, we did fit in a visit to the Eagles Nest, Hitler’s lair!

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What a crazy place, for no other reason than what it was, or wasn’t as Hitler rarely visited, preferring to spend his days at the Berghof.  But the association is there and whilst meandering up the road which takes you higher and higher up the mountain, through the forest to the tunnel that brings you to the brass lift, propelling you even further up to the top, it all adds to create an eerie feeling because of the history surrounding it.

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And then you arrive, leaving the lift you emerge from the building to see some of the best views in Bavaria.  A place that is related to such evil offers such beauty.  It’s well worth a visit.

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If you like touring, the relaxed style, visiting points of interest and spending time photographing the views, Austria and Bavaria are a must.  If, on the other hand, you enjoy making progress, riding technical roads that challenge your riding rather than sweeping roads you can enjoy with a pillion, you may be more satisfied elsewhere.

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We all enjoyed our four days in the Alps of Germany and Austria, it’s an area I’d like to spend more time in personally.  If you are planning a motorcycle trip, just go on a more touring friendly bike, something you can enjoy the sights from.  Or, if you like a more spirited ride with little time away from work and home, take a look at our 2017 Calendar, we have some great riding trips planned.

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Arai Helmets Support the Spyder Club Bruntingthorpe High Speed Day

2 comments September 16th, 2016 11:53am spyderclub

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It’s not everyday we, the general public, can thrash the pants off of our pride and joy to the max.  At Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground however on Saturday 24th September, our guests can do just that.

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Whether joining us with your car or motorcycle or both, you can experience the true top speed of your vehicle in the relative safety of a 2 mile straight with nothing coming the other way and no restrictions bar your own limits.

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Our past events have seen us joined by RST Leathers with some of their clothing range catalogue pictures taken during the day with Spyder Club and Spyder Club member bikes featuring.

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This year we are delighted to have not only RST Leathers with us but Arai Helmets too, who have promoted the day to their customers, they must have enjoyed themselves at our last three events.

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Take a look at the Why Arai News Page and make use of the preferential rate you are offered for the few remaining places left on Saturday 24th September, Spyder Club Exclusive Bruntingthorpe High Speed Day, you really will enjoy a unique experience.

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Spyder Club on the Scottish North Coast 500

Add comment July 29th, 2016 11:45am spyderclub

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It’s all the rage, in every magazine, but luckily, one of our members mentioned it to us last year so we had already planned the spectacular North Coast 500 as the trip to Scotland for 2016.

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We love bonnie Scotland anyway, the Highlands and the West Coast are simply stunning.  Scotland offer its guests some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and it’s right on our doorstep.

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We started in Inverness and within 10 minutes of leaving the hotel, the roads up the east coast started entertaining us. The east coast isn’t as pretty as the west but the roads are just as good.

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Just 30 miles north of Inverness in Tain is the Glenmorangie distillery. Whilst tasting isn’t advised with a full days riding in front of you, it’s worth pulling in if nothing else and taking a short walk around the site and enjoying a guided tour.

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The ride up to the most northeast point of the UK, John O’Groats, is fantastic. The roads are very impressive, the views beautiful and the combination makes for a great introduction to the North Coast 500. Once at John O’Groats, there’s a great place to have lunch and of course you can watch all the cyclists arriving having completed the journey from Lands End, safe in the knowledge your two wheel steed needs nothing more than a twist of the wrist!

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A little before Tongue, the roads and scenery stagger you, it really is difficult to not pull over every 5th mile and start taking pictures. If you had time on your side, you’d spend just as much time taking in the vista as you do riding.

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Between John O’Groats and Tongue the roads are very enjoyable but after our overnight in Tongue, it just got better and better.  Some of the roads allow you to make great progress, nice sweeping bends that offer good vision where as other roads on the west coast are either in part or completely single track. And these are the times you are glad of the slower pace, as being able to watch the road and take in parts of the breathtaking Scottish scenery is one of the main reasons for taking the journey north.

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After Applecross we strayed from the North Coast 500 path and headed south to the Kyle of Lochalsh so we could ride the A87 to Invergarry. It’s a fine Spyder Club Favourite and shouldn’t be missed if you are close by. We ended the journey riding along the shores of Loch Ness on the A82. No monster appeared but we all had a brilliant long weekend riding the most do North Coast 500.

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Spyder Club Motorcycle Tour of the French Alps and Provence

Add comment July 27th, 2016 06:08pm spyderclub

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Okay, we may have said this before about other trips, but it’s true, honest, it’s the best riding ever!  Well, it’s definitely some of the best riding we do in Europe, unbelievably beautiful scenery, fantastic roads and of course, French food, beer and wine.

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This year we ran the trip from a hotel rather than the usual chalet.  From the moment we walked in we were made to feel at home.  The Hotel Manager at Hotel le Chalet Blanc, east of Briancon was fantastic.  Our trip was made so much better and more importantly, our guests because of the staff, thank you guys.

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As already alluded too, the Spyder Club guests enjoyed cracking roads; the Route Napoleon, Col de la Bonnette, Col du Galibier and a few others we like to keep to ourselves, unless you join us on the trip!

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It’s stunning riding that challenges the enthusiastic motorcyclist and puts a large smile upon their faces.  The amount of thumbs up, high fives and even hugs was probably a new record!

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It won’t be on the calendar in 2017 as other destinations are calling but we’ll be heading back in a few years.  Whether we use the chalet or Hotel we’ll see, both offer us exceptional accommodation.

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Normally we write about the bikes, offer a trip favourite but with a fleet as varied as a Ducati Diavel Carbon and 959 Panigale, BMW R nineT, the Ariel Ace and an MV Agusta F4 RC and Brutale 800RR, we were spoilt and everything made sense on the differing roads.

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It only leaves us to once again thank our guests for joining us for four fantastic days. Our evening meal in front of the TV watching MotoGP on the last night topped it off perfectly!

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Spyder Club at the 2016 Isle of Man TT

Add comment July 27th, 2016 06:06pm spyderclub

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We had the best weather, the fastest qualifying and the quickest ever Isle of Man TT lap, this year’s Spyder Club IoM TT guests were served up a treat!

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Over two weeks the sun shone, the racers rode, really bloody fast, and the Isle of Man was perfectly beautiful.  It’s one of the most spectacular events in the motorcycling world, in THE world!

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Our guests flew into Castletown Ronaldsway Airport to be picked-up and taken to our 5 star, self-catering houses, just off the beautiful coastline in the south of the island where an evening walk is also recommended.

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Not that walks are commonplace whilst with us, bar the ones over fences to get to the best viewing points. Guests are there to watch the fast boys and girls, we take them to some of the best places to watch the guys fly by.

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There is also riding to be done! Whilst the roads can be busy during the TT, especially race week, and the island is only so big, we make sure guests get a day’s tour of the island which includes a lap of the famous TT circuit and we also do an early morning lap of the course, just for fun!

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Whilst on the IoM we also offer anyone who complies with our terms and conditions IoM Motorcycle Hire, Island Tours and Steve Parrish TT Laps with his unique commentary of the circuit. This year, the Steve Parrish laps were sold out, we’ll be offering this service again in 2017, along with all of our other services again.

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But back to the Spyder Club IoM TT guests, we had 22 join us this year and everyone went home happy! It’s not difficult mind, we take a fantastic fleet of motorcycles and head to the beautiful Isle of Man to watch the most amazing road racers in the world hurtle around the famous 37.73 mile TT circuit at an average speed of up to 133.96 mph, what’s not to like?!

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We can’t wait to return for 2017.  If you haven’t visited the IoM during TT Practice and Race Week, what are you waiting for? Book a place on our short break fly-ride trips or enjoy Riding a Lap with Steve Parrish, alternatively just Hire a Motorcycle from us on the Isle of Man or enjoy a Tour of the Beautiful Island. See you at the TT 2017!

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We are Recruiting for a Driver and Vehicle Prep Assistant

Add comment July 11th, 2016 12:36pm spyderclub

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Driver and Vehicle Preparation Assistant

Cars on Demand (Midlands) and Spyder Motorcycles, Silverstone are looking for a flexible Driver and Vehicle Preparation Assistant.

Cars on Demand and Spyder Motorcycles are two expanding companies based at Silverstone Race Circuit and can offer the right candidate the prospect of an exciting future in the motor industry.

Duties include:

•    Motorcycle and car deliveries
•    Cleaning and preparing cars and motorcycles for hire and leasing customers.
•    Completing vehicle safety checks prior to a customer hand over.
•    Confidence with vehicle handovers.
•    Loading and unloading of motorcycles into a van (full training will be given)
•    Performing delivery duties in a safe and legal manner and therefore have a high driving standard.
•    Day to day, deliveries will be regional and national.  There will be European delivery work too.

The ideal candidate would hold a clean C1 licence and ideally a full motorcycles licence too (not essential).  The role also demands a high level of customer service and attention to detail.

Both businesses operate Monday to Friday however some weekend/after hours work may be required.

We are currently recruiting for several roles and flexible hours are available dependent upon the applicant.  If you are interested in working specifically with one of the businesses, then please apply and specify which company you would prefer.

Applications should be sent to info@spydermotorcycles.co.uk and kelly@carsondemand.co.uk

Lands End to John O’Groats on a Vespa and the National Three Peaks

2 comments May 11th, 2016 05:00pm spyderclub

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We are back, and wow, what a weekend!  Please help us raise over £3,000 an donate to Virgin Money Giving, thank you, enjoy the read!

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It was two and a half years in the planning, not because it was a particularly difficult logistics operation but because it was put off twice due to work load and a knee injury, but we finally did it!

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The plan was simple, ride a scooter from Land’s End to John O’Groats as quickly as I could whilst climbing the National Three Peaks of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis on the way up, simple!

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My goals were to complete the National Three Peaks in 24 hours and get from Land’s End to John O’Groats (including the mountain climbing) in 36 hours.

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Whilst it wasn’t completed in the times I’d set myself, I did ride a Vespa GTS from Land’s End to John O’Groats and complete the National Three Peaks of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis.

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My hope of finishing the National Three Peaks in 24 hours and completing the entire challenge in 36 hours weren’t realised.

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After 827 miles and 41 hours with 2 hours sleep, I was only at the bottom of Ben Nevis with the final 185 miles of riding to John O’Groats to still complete at 22.30 on Sunday night.

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A bed in Fort William made far more sense and so after 6 hours sleep I climbed back onboard the brilliant Vespa GTS and headed north once more.

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At 13.30 we reached our final goal, John O’Groats! With 1,013 miles recorded on the odometer and 21 miles of mountain climbing in my legs, I can’t be too annoyed at missing my targets.

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I got to climb the the National Three Peaks in near perfect conditions and for the majority, ride the fantastic Vespa on some of the UK’s best riding roads under sunny skies.

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And the Vespa was truly brilliant!  I loved every minute of riding it and in many conditions and road types.

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The Vespa tackled the superb roads of Wales, the Hardknott and Wrynose passes in the Lakes, the roads from Glasgow to John O’Groats, along the shores of Loch Lomond and Ness, across Glencoe and the beautiful east coast of Scotland, and it didn’t miss a beat! It was truly brilliant and I loved it!!

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But also it hammered up motorways at 70 mph with no stress.  Okay, there’s not a screen to hide behind but my legs and feet enjoyed the wind break of the front of the bike and there’s plenty of room to get comfortable and not spend hour after hour in the same position.

 

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It also dealt with wet weather superbly.  Setting off from Land’s End, all the way up to Exeter it rained on Saturday morning and the Vespa GTS never felt unstable in the dodgy conditions, and I wasn’t hanging around!

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Again the heavens opened after climbing onboard the GTS after completing Snowdon.  It was dark, the route was cross country from Pen y Pass to Chester and again, the Vespa never once felt unsettled on the wet, unknown tarmac.

 

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The one complaint I have is that other bikes very rarely waved as I sped past!  Until I held off four ZZR1400’s for mile after mile after mile!  They kept a respectable distance until there was the appropriate straight they could use to come by.

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But through the corners, they showed no signs of being held up and indeed, a few miles later, having stopped for fuel and lunch, I saw them again and got a big wave from the three guys and girl out for their Saturday ride, respect at last!

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And therefore, to all the bikers who didn’t wave, you should do, because the little GTS certainly showed a lot of you big bikers up. You may have got past me on the straights, but you disappeared into the distance through the proper stuff.

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My ride wasn’t a huge challenge in comparison to others who set themselves unbelievable tasks but it was bloody hard work nonetheless!

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It was something I wished to do to remember my mum who died nearly 11 years ago at Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough after a very brave battle with cancer.

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Over a period of 18 months, I saw her cry 3 or 4 times.  Her strength in the worst possible situation was incredible, her commitment to her family ever present and always inspiring her to fight on.

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And therefore the weekend’s challenge was a doddle in comparison to her challenge and we’re very proud to have raised money for Sue Ryder Hospice that did so much for our family and so many others like it.

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The National Three Peaks are great to do, a challenge many were taking part in during the weekend.

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Climbing the three biggest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours is hard work.

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Sadly I didn’t complete it in 24 hours, it took me 29 hours, but then I did do the riding between them myself and had also riding a total of 828 miles during 41 hours!

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I also realised that doing Ben Nevis last was a mistake.  It’s a hell of a lot bigger than the other two and holy cow, didn’t it feel it!

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With legs on fire we were almost there!  185 miles were completed on Monday morning, a day later than I’d hoped, but the end was in sight!

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And so I finally arrived at John O’Groats, two and a half years after starting to plan it.  I had the last few miles on the scooter chatting to my mum and laid flowers at the bottom of the John O’Groats signpost to remember all mums, but one so more than others!

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Thank you to Vespa and Piaggio Official for lending me the right tool for the job, I had a blast! And a huge thank you to my wife Lizzi and cousin Christopher for coming along for the ride. Their support was essential and company perfect.

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Finally, thank you to everyone who sponsored me, we raised nearly £3,000 for Riders for Health and Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough, Sue Ryder.  You can still donate at Virgin Money Giving, please help us raise over £3,000.

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Now, what can we do next!?

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Short-Term Motorcycle Leasing, Long Term Motorbike Hire

Add comment April 11th, 2016 02:29pm spyderclub

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Not everyone can justify having a motorcycle all year round.  Whether it’s family commitments, work or you just don’t want something in the garage taking up space for half the year, motorcycle ownership isn’t for everyone.

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And that’s why Spyder Motorcycles has created its short-term motorcycle leasing service!  It allows those who have a dormant motorbike licence to start using it again on a part-time basis.  Spyder Motorcycles can provide you with the bike, insurance and for those who need it, a back to riding course with our partner Progressive Road Skills.

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It’s as simple as that, get in touch with Spyder Motorcycles, discuss the bikes available, fill in a quick insurance form, sign terms and away you go!  If you are one of the many motorcycle licence holders currently watching us lot on two wheels with envy, start leasing a motorbike through Spyder Motorcycles and feel the freedom once again.

Spyder Motorcycles Short-Term Motorcycle Leasing, have a bike in your garage when you want it, and not when you don’t!

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