Keen to prove that small-capacity bikes are capable of long-distance riding, MCN’s Senior Online Reporter, Dan, embarked on a 300-mile round trip with his younger brother, Matt, to test two budget-friendly commuters.
The ride aboard the Rieju Strada 125 and Peugeot Belville RS125 took the pair from rural Lincolnshire to the first-ever #ride5000miles meet-up in Oxfordshire.
What’s the point?
Remember all the reasons you bought your motorcycle? Was one of them because you wanted an ornament for your garage? Of course not, bikes aren’t statues. #ride5000miles is here to inspire, encourage and celebrate what your bike was designed to do, and that’s be ridden.
There aren’t any. Unless you count the thrill of discovering a twisty B road, a less stressful commute, discovering a stunning weekend route, making new biking mates, exploring the glorious British countryside or finally taking your dream trip abroad.
Keep a tally
You could use a GPS, phone App or even just the second trip on your clocks to keep a tally of your mileage. This is an honesty-based challenge so it’s up to you how you count the miles. It’s important you do keep track through, watching the miles tick by is a great incentive.
Join The Official Group
The official group for the #ride5000miles challenge, and the central social media hub for the campaign can be accessed via – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ride5000miles/.
Join to interact with others doing the same, share experiences, ideas and encouragement. You can sign up for the challenge to receive regular updates and free content at www.motorcyclenews/ride5000miles.