‘I’ve al­ready done 3000 miles!’

There’s never been a bet­ter time to ride

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With spring now fully in bloom, #ride5000miles mem­bers are start­ing to pile on the miles. Re­mem­ber that this isn’t a com­pe­ti­tion – it’s sim­ply about get­ting out and en­joy­ing your bike, but if there was some kind of leader­board, MCN read­ers Rus­sell Carter and Ian Speight could well be at top. Both have com­pleted over 3000 miles so far.

Rus­sell was the first to get into con­tact with his big-mile an­tics af­ter a dream road trip in Europe. “I was on my KTM 1190R Ad­ven­ture and my wife, who only took her test three-and-a-half years ago, was on her 1050 Ad­ven­ture. We both com­pleted the miles in three weeks. Rain, wind, snow, ice and of course some fan­tas­tic sun­shine in the South of Spain!”

BMW S1000R and Gs-rid­ing Ian Speight has also clocked up 3000 miles since the be­gin­ning of the year with road trips on his two bikes and ad­vanced rid­ing ses­sions.

Spe­cial men­tion must also go to 17-year-old Dean Gibby, who has com­pleted 3300 miles since he bought his CBR125 in De­cem­ber. “It only started with com­mut­ing to and from col­lege but since then I’ve done some big ride­outs. I looked yes­ter­day and I’ve done 3354 since I bought the bike! And that has been all through win­ter so it’ll more than dou­ble by the end of year I imag­ine.”

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