Blue Flower

 The following list was compiled by Kamil. It is effective at February 2018.

BMW S1000RR Sport

MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN IRELAND

Axa   https://www.axa.ie/insurance/motorcycle/

Phone: 1890777555

Carole Nash   https://ireland.carolenash.com/

Phone: 1800818751

Liberty    https://www.libertyinsurance.ie/motorcycle-insurance/

Phone: 1890944412

MCE Motorcycle Insurance     https://www.mceinsurance.com/ireland/

Phone: 0818275788

Principal       http://www.principalinsurance.ie/

Phone: 1800945954

Paddy Compare  https://www.paddycompare.ie/motorbike-insurance-quote-form

Phone: 1800 818 774

BIKE

MAKE /   MODEL

WET WEIGHT

LBS           KG

BHP ENGINE CC

TOP SPEED

KMPH         MPH

KAWASKI H2R 476         216 310 998 400    /    249
YAMAHA FJR1300 644         292 145 1298   245  /    152
KTM 1290 SA DRY 505    229  160 1301  
DUCATI 1200 MS 485         220 150 1198  
BMW K1600GTL 768         348 160 1649 239     /    148
BMW R1200GS LC 525         238 125 1170 215     /    139
BMW R1200 RT 604         274 125 1170  
BMW R1200 RS 509         231 125 1170  
KAWASAKI GTR 1400 690         313 158 1352 246     /  153 
BMW S1000RR 450         204 199 999  
BMW S1000XR 502         228 165 999  
KAWASAKI Z1000SX 509           231 142 1043           /   165
APRILIA COPONORD 1200 502           228 125 1197  
HONDA ST1300 PAN EUROPEAN 730         331 118 1261 225     /     140
BMW K1300S 550           234 173 1298 276     /     172
TRIUMPH TROPHY SE 662          301 135 1215 210         /    130
 YAMAHA XT1200ZE 575         260 112  1199 212     /   131
 KTM 1090 (2018) DRY 456    207 125    
 KTM 1190  (2015/2016) DRY 478    217 150    
HONDA CRF1000L    Africa Twin   93.8 998  

3 Days in The Peak District                         (By Pat & Ger)

The 501 to Sid’s Cafe   2017

Day 1

We started in Dublin and took the ferry to Holyhead. From there we took the quickest route to Glossop which is close to Manchester. Then up to Holmfirth to the Last of the Summer Wine film location .How did I manage not to see a single episode of this famous series that ran for forty years? Sid’s Cafe is still intact and open for business.  Then back to Glossop to take the Snake Pass to Bamford .A very scenic route. Our first night was at the Ladybower Inn looking out at the reservoir lakes .A good watering hole. These lakes were used by the Dam busters for practice during WW 2. The Fry up was even better than Mother Hubbards.

Day 2

                Lovely country roads and lanes to beautiful Edale, the starting point for the “Pennine Way “and the Bikers Inn (Hikers). This was close to Kinder Scout the highest peak in the district. Walkers everywhere. From there we headed for Castleton, a stunning ride through valleys and hills. The windy weather made it even more interesting. Next came Baslow , then on to Bakewell, the biggest town in the district.Matlock Bath seems like a nice place but we didn’t touch down there .                 

Our second stay was at Wheat Sheaf Inn Baslow. Oldie worldy Inn, good food too with friendly staff and the odd smelly walker. I was reminded that it might be a smelly biker? Once again a contender for fry up gold here. Beside Chatsworth House here but due to its opening times we didn’t get to visit, though we did ride through part of the estate.

Day 3

                A lovely ride from Buxton to Prestbury via Macclesfield over the moors. Again a lot of wind to contend with. The road is a busy artery over the hills. Never the less I would recommend this route. We then headed for our third and last stay in Chester. Here we stayed at Roomzzz, a modern tidy apartment type room. Chester lived up to its reputation with its lovely buildings, Castle ruins, Roman amphitheatre and river walks. It’s said to have the prettiest race course in the UK. It’s located within a stone’s throw from the town centre and bordered by the river Dee. A continental job here (breakfast) A quick spin back to Holyhead to catch the return ferry.    

                The Honda performed well and got the thumbs up from the missus. No flies in the teeth burnt skin or numb crotch. 501 miles clocked up door to door.     SEE PHOTOS BELOW

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Chester

Edale to Castleton 2

Pat on the Pan

The Wheatsheaf Hotel

Sids Cafe