Epic tales and pic­tures

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

It’s been an­other busy week for our de­ter­mined #ride5000miles clan as every­one makes the most of au­tumn.

This in­cludes Sharon Mills-ge­orge, who re­turned home on Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 4, af­ter 25 days tour­ing Europe on her Honda CB500X.

Start­ing in Bod­min, Corn­wall, the jour­ney lasted 3500 miles and took her to such places as the Stelvio Pass in Italy and across to Spain for the Mo­togp. Then it was onto the Pi­cos de Europa moun­tains and along to San­tander to come back to the UK.

Else­where, Bar­ney Jac­ques-grey has also posted on our Face­book page to share the fact that he has passed his #ride5000miles goal. Bar­ney only passed his Di­rect Ac­cess test on July 16, af­ter his wife paid for it as a 40th birth­day present.

Bar­ney said: “It’s a well-trod­den ex­pres­sion by now, but I al­ways have a grin on my face when I get to work, but also can’t wait to leave!

“The bike is my sole mode of trans­port now and as I ap­proach my first win­ter of rid­ing, I feel ex­cited and blessed. Ride safe all and see you in an­other 5K.”

It’s also been a strong week for new­com­ers to #R5K, with many al­ready keen to rack up mon­ster-miles. This in­cludes Gappo Mancini, who has rid­den to Italy with a friend aboard a BMW HP4 and Honda CBR1000RR Fire­blade.

SHARON MILLS-GE­ORGE out on her Euro­pean epic NATALIE GALT Passes that magic 5000-mile thresh­old! Good work!

CHRIS VARDON Has got in a pickle with his laces. Could’ve been worse JIM WAT­SON Has been get­ting dirty on his first off-road trip ROB WRIGHT Tyre warm­ers on and ready to rock S WA N INN It’s bike night at Con­ing­ton, Cambs MARTIN POLL Bor­rowed a bike...

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