Well, we managed to stay dry. the weather was chasing us but we avoided it. Great ride out, albeit under the current restrictions. We were 5 this year, which isnt the same buzz as the big events of previous years, but none the less, good fun and havent laughed so much for a long time, so well needed I think...Both of my boys did well and I feel very proud to be call myself their father. Hoepfully they will carry on now with me each year. Oscar has already spoken about getting a larger bike, so who knows.... Watch this space..
Well, just few days to go now. It had a been a great build as every year is. The Ike has been repaired and just needs a little clean and it is ready to go. Still need to sort out this years outfit , as do the boys but I am sure that we will get it together. This year because of the restrictions we have decided that a few of us will be riding up this end of the island, which will make a change. And who knows if it goes well, it could be a new ride next year. .....
well keep your eyes open, we will be in the Port, Pollensa and Alcudia old town.
thanks again for of the continued support and donations....
Stay safe x x
Whilst preparing the trailer (purely as back up...) I heard an almighty bang!! The rear tyre exploded on the bike. Took it apart yesterday and found a split inner tube...Luckily had some in stock, it wasn't long before the was back on the road. Also changed the oil, replaced the rear brake shoes and replaced a faulty speedometer. Busy busy day. Now to sort out the outfit and we are ready to roll next Sunday.
Well, another week has flown past with not much being done in prepartion for the ride.
George has been on his bike and checked the oil and brakes etc and had a lesson on how to check and tension the chain correctly.. so he is cracking on.
Apart from washing the bike, I havent done anything...
The next three weeks are going to be fun...
The poor thing was soooo dirty that I had to take it to the pressure washer..
I didi leave it running, just in case. But it all went without any disasters, apart from a wet seat on the ride home!!!
Now to start the deep clean....
So it looks like two of my boys will be joining me this year on the ride..
George will be riding again (his bike up on the lift for its service) and Oscar, how has recently passed his test. Although he hasnt got his bike yet, he and George will be sharing the sieecar seat to redord the day and hopefully get some great footage and photos of the day....
Now to sort the outfits.....
Well, the time has come again to dig out the tweed.
this year we are setting out on May 23rd. And with the current regulations we may be riding solo again.
hopefully the situation will improve and we will able to ride side by side again. Such a great atmosphere with everybody together.
anyway, stay posted. More words of wisdom 😂😂 and photos to come
On Sunday the 23rd of May, I'm riding in The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride with fellow men and women across the globe to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health on behalf of Movember.
Men die on average 6 years earlier than women and for largely preventable reasons. The number of men that are suffering is growing, and we need to do something about that. So, before I press my tweed and polish my boots, I'm asking you to join me in raising funds and awareness for these causes by donating what you can for this meaningful cause and to help the men we love, live happier and healthier lives.
Good Luck boys
Fantastic effort, Well done !!
Another great year....
Outstanding effort yet again Mate, puts a lot of us to shame!! Enjoy the ride with the boys & hope to see you soon!!
Well done mate, maybe I’ll join you one day
Hope all make it round!
Continue the good work Beverley & Nicholas Duggan
Good luck to the Aplins ! Hope you have a great day in the process of helping a great cause.
Good luck, hope all goes well.
Have a great ride today.
Martin, George and Oscar what a team! 👏 Birgitta xxx
So great to see you guys doing this important fundraiser this year for a cause that’s more important than ever after the year we’ve just had.
Good Luck and well done Marty Pants! Lots of love
Good on ya Martin 🙌🙌
Don't make me jealous...
A bit more to bump it up, have a great day 🥰
Well done Martin and George!
Good luck mate
Well done Martin
Hope the weather is good
Have fun guys 😊
I hope it all goes well and you enjoy yourselves. Good .
Good luck Martin! Enjoy the ride Alan and Kim Morris
Good luck supeeman
Hope it’s not to strenuous apples Good luck 😀