‘We do 30,000 miles a year, two-up’
Graeme and Sally Dawson, Honda Pan European
Married couple Graeme and Sally clock up almost ten times the average mileage each year on their Honda Pan European and say that, just like marriage, riding a bike with a passenger is all about teamwork.
The couple finished as the top pillion bike on the super-tough Brit Butt Rally, a high-mileage riding challenge where bikers ride the length and breadth of the country with the requirement of having your photo taken at landmarks outlined in a road book.
“We clocked up 989 miles in 36 hours, riding everywhere from the Midlands to Northern England and as far afield as RAF Valley in Anglesey. Riding together is all about teamwork. We have an intercom so that we can talk and Sally uses the sat-nav and helps find places to park and get the pics we need.”
Comfort is very important, too. I got a custom seat made from Tony Archer in Huddersfield. I’ve tried a couple; one an inch higher and now this one, which has a gel insert. It makes a huge difference to how far you can travel.”