There has been a lot in the media over the last few weeks about the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Codenamed Operation Overlord, D-Day was the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, leading
Tomorrow I go on a very important motorcycle ride. I will be riding my F650GS alongside LincsGeek, Veronica, Edward, Rick and Paul, approximately 2,000 miles around Great Britain in memory of my father-in-law. The Graham Homes Memorial Motorcycle Ride is raising money for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. I have not scheduled any
I love the Profile of a Female Motorcyclist features over on Helmet and Heels, they’re always very interesting and include some great biking stories. So today I am feeling rather fabulous that I’ve made the feature! Head over to the blog to read my biking story. Oh, and if it’s motorbikes you like, I’ve added a category to my
LincsGeek and I have been talking about, dreaming about, going on a motorcycle tour of the west of the USA for years. Years and years. Probably about ten years. Maybe more. We have always joked that we probably wouldn’t actually get around to going until we both retired, by which time we would be very
The problem with our hobbies being walking, motorcycling and skiing is that we often end up with a line of boots by the back door drying or airing out. Stinky damp boots. Yuk! I came across Stuffits at the end of last year and just had to try them out. The company was very kind
The Graham Homes Memorial Ride will be 2,000+ miles of Great British roads over a week at the end of May 2013, raising money for two cancer charities. It will be our biking tribute to Graham, my father in law, recreating something of our John O’Groats to Land’s End trip in 2009, while hopefully making
When you blog, posts soon get lost in the constant stream of content that gets added at the top each day. Posts that bloggers might be really proud of soon get shoved onto page two, page three, page fifteen. So Fuzzygalore (great motorcycle blogger) has set a blog challenge. Choose your five most awesome (in
It’s become a bit of a tradition for us to go on a bike trip/holiday each summer – this is normally a small group affair, including myself and my husband, my father in law, a good friend, and sometimes my brother in law too. We’ve done Wales, the Lake District, Ireland and of course the
When I right personal posts on my blog I often refer to how I lack in confidence, how I get anxious, how I worry about things. That anxiety often leads me to believe I can’t do something, and so I don’t do it – making excuses. Or I do it, and spend quite a lot
Dar over on Princess Scooterpie set a quick blog challenge to post a photo of your favourite bike and non-bike shoes/boots… it had to be done! I have just the one pair of motorbike boots – my old Frank Thomas short boots. I have to get short boots – for some reason manufacturers fail to
From earlier this year, Carole Nash – the motorbike insurance company – have included their DNA+ for free with every motorbike policy. Carole Nash kindly sent me some of the DNA+ to mark up my beemer so I could tell you about it. DNA+ is a solution with a combination of ‘DNA’ and microdot technology
Wheels Use the tag SnapHappyBritMums here on Splodz Blogz to find all the photos from this challenge.
Are you a motorcyclist with an Android phone? If so then you should take a look at Biker Buddy. This is a new app designed to look at the way motorcyclists might use smart phones to plan and execute social rides. Biker Buddy is an Android app developed for an academic research project into the
Blue – my BMW F650GS Use the tag SnapHappyBritMums here on Splodz Blogz to find all the photos from May.