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Motorcycling. A presentation on the theme of “My Hobby or Interest”. How I got Started. I got my first bike on my 17 th birthday I really wanted a 250cc Yamaha ……. My parents bought me a scooter! There was no training in those days I rode around, and fell off a few times

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Motorcycling

A presentation on the theme of “My Hobby or Interest”


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How I got Started

  • I got my first bike on my 17th birthday

  • I really wanted a 250cc Yamaha …….

  • My parents bought me a scooter!

  • There was no training in those days

  • I rode around, and fell off a few times

  • Took the test, and never looked back!


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My First Bike

  • My first bike was a Vespa

  • It was a nice shade of pale blue

  • Bought second - hand

  • A dull, but reliable machine

  • Top speed ……………… 40 m.p.h.


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My First Big Tour

  • Bristol to Lands End in one day ……

  • On a Vespa 90 Scooter!

  • Toured Cornwall for a week

  • Returned home

  • Traded in the scooter for a “125”

  • I’d caught the motorcycling bug!


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My Current Bike

  • Honda VFR750

  • The best all – round bike for the road!

  • Bright Red

  • Amazing V4 engine

  • Top speed ………………………..140mph


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Touring Holidays

  • The Honda has been all over Europe

  • Furthest South – Costa del Sol

  • Furthest North – Cape Wrath

  • 72,000 miles in 6 years!


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My Dream Bike

  • No motorcycle can do it all

  • If I won the lottery………………

  • I would buy a sports motorcycle, a touring machine, and an off – road bike to go in my garage

  • One of them would be a Ducati!

  • They are the Ferrari of motorcycles!


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Becoming a Biker

  • You will need a Bike (max 125cc)

  • You must do Compulsory Basic Training

  • Then you have to take a 2 part test

  • This includes an exam

  • Two years probationary period………

  • There is a power limit – 30 horsepower


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The “Kit” You Need

  • Helmet

  • Gloves

  • Boots

  • Textile suit or leathers

  • Earplugs!


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Acknowledgements

  • Images of motorcycles used by permission of Ducati UK LTD www.ducatiuk.com and www.wemoto.com

  • Image of helmet used by permission of Style2000 www.style2000.com