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Sunday, 23 September 2018

DRG- 1 week to go!

Only a week to go to the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride where thousands of riders around the world don their most dapper clothes and raise funds for prostate cancer and mental health charities.

I'll be riding in the Glasgow Ride again and spent today giving my bike a good clean and polish.


This year I'll have my friend Jane riding pillion and her daughter Summer (age 8) will be doing some home baking for the after ride party.

Weather looks a bit more promising than last year (couldn't be much worse!), so we should have a good time.

Still time to enter, there are hundreds of rides taking place, so there should be one near you. If not, you can donate on my fundraising page.




Sunday, 2 September 2018

Holiday cabin for sale

A friend is selling a two bedroom 'off grid' (not connected to services) cabin just outside the town of West Kilbride, North Ayrshire (within walking distance of railway station). Following the birth of a child earlier this year, they've not used the cabin, so it's up for sale.





Cabin consists of an open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area, two bedrooms, and a shower room.

Lounge area with wood burning stove



Kitchen/dining area (Note: cabin has low wattage LED lighting throughout and a battery/inverter power supply system backed up by a remote control diesel generator. The generator usually lives in an outside shed but has been brought indoors whilst the cabin hasn't been in use.)



Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Electric shower

Cassette toilet

The cabin has a good, well surfaced access road


Cabin is offered for sale with all furniture, television, cooker, generator, etc as shown in the photos. Well insulated and all windows double glazed. Very good mobile phone signal (mast is about 200m away!), so Internet access available using a dongle. They are looking for offers around £25,000, contact me on normanwade@supanet.com including a telephone number and I'll pass it on to the sellers.

You know I'd leave the best to last - here's the view from the window!


View over West Kilbride, Seamill and the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran - impressive!





Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Stolen bike

Saw this post by a German visitor who's bike was stolen. Please keep a look out for it.


Hello. My name is Heiner, I'm from Germany and my motorcycle is in the night of 05.08. was stolen from the Oxford Carpark in Newcastle Upon Tyne on 06.08.2018 while I slept in the hotel next door to take the ferry to Amsterdam. I had some nice days in England and Scotland before and unfortunately this trip had to end like this. Would it be possible to start a witness call, if someone has noticed something or if someone has my dull white BMW R 1150 GS or vllt the German license plate EL VG 14 has seen. It would also help if I could find the case that was still on the back. it is a black BMW suitcase. thanks a lot for your efforts

Owner can be contacted via Facebook here, or I can forward a message on to him.

Feel free to copy and post this message.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Saturday, 4 August 2018

GoPro found

Saw this posted on Facebook. A GoPro camera was found in Dornoch, Scotland. If anyone knows who's it is, contact me and I'll put them in contact with the poster.


Friday, 3 August 2018

Friday bike (haven't had one of these for a while!)

Harley Davidson 1250 Pan American

Yes - A 1250cc watercooled  adventure sport bike from HD. They say it'll be available from 2020.

No doubt some of you will have some comments to make!


Sunday, 29 July 2018

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2018


Once again I'll be taking part in the Glasgow ride of The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. This is a world wide event held in numerous cities to raise funds for prostate cancer research and men's mental health.
I took part in last year's ride, hopefully it'll be a bit drier this time!

If you want to sponsor me my fundraising page is here.

Even better, dress up and take part in a ride yourself! 

Ride Dapper!



More about the ride here, and a list of rides here.