I don’t know what the future will hold for me down on the South Coast, but the biker in me knows there’s a whole new road layout to explore and great places to see and feel, all with the benefit of two wheels to guide my journey.
Over the last few years I have been fairly vocal about my distain for riding in Central London; its dangers, its problems, but I have also made comment on its benefits and secrets. Despite the danger and it not being the truest form of riding, the motorbike remains an almost perfect choice of commuting tool. For me, it cost £15 a week (give or take) for a nearly 20 mile round trip, I always got a seat and I was pretty much always in control of my journey. It was only very, very rarely I found myself a slave to the person in front of me, or subordinate to a larger transport infrastructure and not once did some annoying industrial dispute ruin my day before it started.
So goodbye London, hello the Jurassic Coast….and cheaper insurance. Now that is a buy one get one free offer that I’m really interested in.