Motorcycle road safety courses for all….

I have been owning and riding motorcycles since I was 14, and I still learn every time I go for a ride. Whilst a car is relatively easy to drive, a bike is really complex and totally not easy to ride also because it will fall over easily, a car cannot fall over (almost). My … Continue reading Motorcycle road safety courses for all….

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Selling some of my fleet. Sob.

So time has come to part ways with my beloved Audi A5, as well as some of my bikes. Garage space is one problem and cash (non) flow is another as I now work part time so I have much less income of course, I have decided with a heavy heart to offer my lovely … Continue reading Selling some of my fleet. Sob.

An amazingly talented tyre fitter and mechanic who can service, fix or repair almost anything on wheels….

Since I moved house from Roma down to Tramonti, I have had to restart with all of my contacts to look after my car, my van, and my small fleet of motorbikes. This was not easy as I lived in Roma for more than 20 years and starting over is never simple, Roma is a … Continue reading An amazingly talented tyre fitter and mechanic who can service, fix or repair almost anything on wheels….

A visit to one of the best bike dealers in Italy, Celestini at Civitavecchia

I have known these guys for many years, since Alessandro was racing in the R6 Cup and he used to come to Magione for some training with Run x Fun. His father Sandro¬† was a very talented scrambler and he started his bike shop in Civitavecchia back in 1982 and the activity has grown into … Continue reading A visit to one of the best bike dealers in Italy, Celestini at Civitavecchia

Two new electric-assisted bicycles for Hotel Aurora

We just supplied two lovely bicycles to the Hotel Aurora Amalfi, for use by their staff and clients. The bikes are made by Torpado, an Italian manufacturer, and they are very robust and well made, and supplied and customised by our great friends in Roma Cicli Franchi. These E bikes have a large lithium ion … Continue reading Two new electric-assisted bicycles for Hotel Aurora

New idea: import some used bikes from Alf England in the UK

From my many years of motorbike ownership and experience in the UK and in Italy, I know that the two countries use and treat their bikes very differently. In the UK the weather is not good for motorbikes so the season is very short and the annual mileages are often very low indeed. Bikes are … Continue reading New idea: import some used bikes from Alf England in the UK

Bike training continued…..

I met up with the team Run x Fun owned and run by Luca Viola, himself a former racer as well as a passionate off roader and visitor to Africa. The team includes Paolo Castrichini, Max Zeraftis, Alex Vaghi, Michele Marchetti and others (see http://www.runxfun.it) as well as some amazing racers such as Fabio Massei¬†(shown … Continue reading Bike training continued…..

The basics, the ABC of surviving on a motorbike

We all (well, many of us) enjoy a motorbike and we almost all teach ourselves how to ride. We may get some tips from a mate or two or from the guy in the shop that sells us the bike but in general we all think that we know how to ride a bike. We … Continue reading The basics, the ABC of surviving on a motorbike

The real importance of rider training

Unfortunately we have daily reminders of the danger of riding a two wheeler be it motorcycle or scooter or moped. Look at this one from last week:https://www.ilvescovado.it/it/sezioni-25/cronaca-1/incidente-tra-moto-e-scooter-a-castiglione-coinvo-71958 When we make a mistake driving our car, we may bend some metal but we usually get away with it especially now that a modern car has loads … Continue reading The real importance of rider training

Visit the wonderful Amalfi coast with a guide or just some practical guide-lines

We all know that the Amalfi coast is stunning and well worth a visit. Nothing new there. But the best way to get there? The best way to get around? What to avoid and why? All of these important points and more are not always obvious as the coast is very long, winding and varied … Continue reading Visit the wonderful Amalfi coast with a guide or just some practical guide-lines

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