It seems #ride5000miles mem­bers can’t stop rid­ing – even on their big day!

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

It’s been another busy week for our #ride5000mile mem­bers, with big trips to stun­ning places, road­trips to the Isle of Man and even a run to Gretna Green on an S1000RR to get mar­ried! It’s all in a day’s work for an R5K mem­ber – and you can join in by sign­ing up to our Face­book page.

Re­spect for good or­gan­i­sa­tion and plan­ning goes to Ricky Hynd for his road­trip on a Suzuki GSX-R750. Rid­ing sports­bikes is great on North­ern Scot­land’s fast, quiet, flow­ing roads, but race reps aren’t great at lug­ging lug­gage, so Ricky had a clever idea. “In­stead of stay­ing some­where dif­fer­ent ev­ery night, I based my­self at Inch­nadamph, north of Ul­lapool for three nights. It al­lowed me to get out and ride the fan­tas­tic roads with­out hav­ing to carry all my gear. I did 1000 miles in to­tal. It was fan­tas­tic.” It’s a tip worth not­ing for fu­ture road­trips.

Also liv­ing the dream was R5k-er Wayne Marrison, who picked up his new zero-miles S1000RR from Pid­cock mo­tor­cy­cles and rode it 240 miles to Gretna Green to get mar­ried that afternoon. The new mar­riage is go­ing well, but Wayne isn’t that happy with the S1000RR. “It’s smoother and feels more pro­gres­sive than my 2015 bike, but has a snatchy throt­tle at low revs. I’ll ask BMW to look at that when it goes in for its 600mile ser­vice in a few days. Still goes like a scalded cat though!”

WAYNE MARRISON pick­ing up his new S1000RR… and later at Gretna Green! RICKY HYND mak­ing the most of his good plan­ning in Scot­land

CHRIS HOOD is MCN’S clear win­ner of our #take5000­self­ies cam­paign RAY WAL­TON and his Gold­wing cas­tle-hunt­ing in North Wales

TOM SCOTT hav­ing a great time with his Fireblade on the coast

in Switzer­land head­ing to Euro­pean Bike Week SEAN FISHER JAMES FRAZER clock­ing the 10,000-mark on his Tracer

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