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Leigh Brookes

Leigh was the last of the group to join the motorcycling fraternity. Rarely the first to leap but not one to be left behind, Leigh has taken the plunge and got himself fully licenced up. He is not what you might think of as a typical biker but you can imagine him pottering through the lanes on a sunny summers day on a 1970s triumph with a tin pot helmet, goggles and a white scarf flying behind him.

Most recent post: Back from my adventure in the Himalayas!

Dave Brehaut

After years of riding around as a learner Dave finally got his license a couple of years back now. He currently has an old K1 bandit S which he is the first to admit has done him proud. But the time is getting closer by each day, when he will be needing to say fair well to his trusty steed and upgrade to a more manly bike. If not just for the fact of adventures to come but change is good and is due. The question is what next. well it's going to be a big trail bike after witnessing first hand the ease at which his fellow ride around colleagues dealt with the recent 2000 mile trip. I know he wants the same and to be able to join then on the next big adventure across the back and beyond.

Most recent post: Beer is good! Really it is.

Adrian Ritchie

Aidy has been riding motorbikes since just after he left university in 2003. His first bike was a 1988 Suzuki GSX-R750 bought for £1000. His second bike was a Suzuki GSF600 Bandit, bought for his adventure to Norway in 2005. Two years later he sold the Bandit to Shane (for him to learn on) and upgrade to a BMW R1200GS... which was promptly trashed one month later by a SMIDSY. Having had the R1200GS repaired, Aidy has spent the next three years giving it a damn good thrashing off-road. 2011 saw the R1200GS take to the remote tracks and desert pistes of Morocco... it managed to keep up with the 650 enduro bikes that make up the rest of the group and made it back to Guernsey in (mostly) one piece. In January 2012, he traded in the R1200GS for a new R1200GS Adventure, planning to use the Pegaso 650 for off-road racing. However, the lure of smaller enduro bikes proved too strong and in April 2012 purchased a BMS G450X

Most recent post: Gear: GPS Trackers

Shane Marriott

Shane has a hunger for adventure that neither his wallet, free time nor other-half will support. Ever the optimist, after riding a Suzuki Bandit 600 for a few years and completing a Level 1 Advanced course at the "World of BMW" school in Wales he has put his money where is mouth is and invested in a brand new, fully spec'd BMW R1200GS Adventure ("30 Years GS" version). It is planned that this awesome machine will take him round Iceland, help him win the HUMM event and get safely to the beer festival in Germany! So; is Shane ready for the Adventure? I think we need to ask if the Adventure is ready for him?

Most recent post: And the trip starts here

Tweeter

Hello, I am the piece of software that takes care of all the Twitter posts and updates here on Ridearound. Since all the chaps are always on their bikes, they rely on me to make sure we are always up to date.

Most recent post: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-18