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From Alison

Sometime ago you gave me some good advice about touring for a novice biker.

Well, just to let you know I’ve just returned from a 2000 mile bike trip from the Highlands of Scotland. Pretty wet on parts of the A1, good experience!!! and all sorts of weather in Scotland!

Apart from one ‘moment’ everything went well, and the more miles I did on main roads, single tracks and even the ‘Pass of the Cattle’ across the Applecross mountains (the highest road in Scotland) I felt I was gaining in confidence. I’ll never be Rossi round corners but I really tried to put your advice into practice and I’m sure it helped.

My Honda CB 500 was more than up to the task, perfectly adequate for the roads and really, really comfortable, no aches or pains, just a slightly tired brain!!!! Unlike my hubby on his naked 1200 Bandit, sore shoulders and backside, having to hang onto the handlebars!!!!! He must get a better touring bike.

I’m already planning another trip sometime. Thanks for your encouraging words.

Best wishes


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