Along with three friends, my son Charlie decided to cycle from London to Amsterdam, in Holland. Now, that is a long way and so they needed a support van to carry their stuff. I was happy to oblige.
Here is a video I made of their ride. They left from Charlie’s bike shop in London early one morning and arrived in Amsterdam three and a half days later.
They covered 570 kms / 356 miles.
They are very fit to do a ride like this. I am fit enough to drive the van.
Charlie is the one wearing the white helmet, until he gave it up and wore no helmet at all. He is also the one that grazed his shoulder, arm and elbow when his wheel locked up and he flew over the handlebars. Being as tough as nails, he just carried on riding after repairing his bike.
With thanks to another son, Jeremy, who helped with the filming....
This blog was originally started to record a five month, 21000 mile tour of the US on my Harley-Davidson. I continue to use this blog to record my own motorcycling adventures, wherever they may be, along with my thoughts and opinions about motorcycling generally.
Having devoted most of my adult life to being a ‘company man’, the transition to the next phase of my life away from the construction industry was always going to include some challenges. Planning and then making my dream trip to explore America on my Harley-Davidson proved to be the ideal vehicle for clearing my mind of old ways of thinking and being. I rode 21,475 miles, in 27 US states in four-and-a-half months.
My motorcycling trips have continued, with journeys across much of Europe, New Zealand, North Africa and Cuba.
A few years ago, I set up and now run Tour1, which takes riders on Harley-Davidson Authorised tours across Europe. See www.tour1.co.uk.
I live just north of London in the UK.
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