Engine out, a tidy up and general progress 1

The Bullet gearbox adapter kit has been ordered and is en-route from Australia.  There’s plenty to be going on with in the meantime, however, and have got the old engine out, along with much of the dash and interior to allow access to the wiring. I’ve also received the Toyota […]

Time for a change? 2

Kickingtyres hasn’t been receiving the attention it deserves from me for some time now. Some of you know already that, after being diagnosed with early stage arthritis in my wrist, I’m giving up motorcycles as riding for more than a couple of hours results in a hand that goes numb […]

ATRC 2014 dates

Provisional dates for the 2014 ATRC series have been released.   The calendar will be updated shortly to include these as well as any other relevant events such as the Hellas.   What are we looking forward to in particular?  The Pikes Peak event was fantastic last year, however the […]

ATRC 2013 Final results.

The points have all been calculated and the results are out for the 2013 ATRC series. http://bigbikerallychallenge.co.uk/content/atrc-winners-2013 Rally Class 1st Ollie Lloyd – SpeedBrain 450 (116 pts) 2nd = Phil Page – Yamaha 450 JVO (75 pts) 2nd= Mike Wharton – KTM 450 Rally (75 pts) 4th Ian Pritchard – […]

Safe and Sound?

Motorcycle security is something that’s often overlooked until it’s too late. It’s also something that many underspend on, in my opinion, balking at spending a couple of hundred quid on top security which could stop their pride and joy worth several thousands from being spirited away one night by a […]

ATRC Points update

After a disappointing Hafren rally, the DNF has cost me two places in the series, and I’ve slipped to 5th place. With only one round to go, I’ll have to do something spectacular to get back into a podium finish for the year.   Results after: Brechfa Rally Pikes Peak […]

ATRC Points update

The points and standings have been recalculated after the Centennial Rally and sees me move up into 3rd place behind Ollie Lloyd and Phil Page. While Ollie is pretty much untouchable now, 2nd place could still be possible with only 11 points between Phil and I and 2 rounds to […]

Centennial Rally in the media

The Centennial rally was covered by the News and Star, a local Carlisle paper. The full story in the paper itself has more content than the online version: http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/motorbikers-centenary-celebrations-in-carlisle-1.1078252

ATRC Points update after the Ryedale

The standings and points for the ATRC after the Ryedale rally have been published and see me moving up into 4th place with 3 rounds left to go. ATRC Standings 2013 2013 Rally Class – over 450cc – Frame mounted fairing & +18 ltrs fuel (updated 31st July 2013) Position […]