GS Trophy Qualifier Tickets Finally Arrive


This weekend I'll be in the UK with Shane and Dave taking part in the UK qualifying event for the international BMW GS Trophy, this year it's being held in South America!

As with past RideAround trips, I'm the last one to head off to join up with the others. Normally this leaves me feel like I'm missing out on some of the action. However, this time it seems like it was a wise move on my part. I'm supposed to be on the ferry to England tomorrow but today I got an email about tickets and wrist bands for getting into the event/camping for the weekend. It appears that BMW left it until the last minute to send these out in the post.

Luckily for Shane and Dave I'm still around to bring them to the UK! It also means that I've got a chance to fit my new HID headlight kit as that's also arrived :-)

Adrian Ritchie

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