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In loving memory...

On a sunny morning in March 2009, the Mule was woken by the now familiar sms from the Donkey "gym?" The Mule had a headache. He called back saying that he was too hung over for the gym, but that he was going to test ride a BMW 1200GS Adventure later that day, and did the Donkey want to...

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stunning motorbike photos...

Once in a while you find great picture of a subject you love... Welcome to Unicorn Pictures.Thank you for taking the time to visit my site.Please click the "Gallery" button to view my images and the "Menu" button to view my pages.The "...

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New Global Ads launched

Global Bike Tours has employed brand agency Peter & Paul to design some innovative adverts for Bike, Ride and MCN (hard copy and online).We are very pleased with the results, they break stereotype, communicate to true bikers and stimulate interest in...

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Adventure travel gains allure in depressing economy

Adventure travel gains allure in depressing economy(Reuters Life!) - Cheaper airfares are compelling increasing numbers of people to book African safaris, Vietnamese bike tours, and Moroccan desert trips as a way to escape news of the depressed -- and depressing -- world economy.Adventure travel companies...

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If in need, support those that support bikers...

I like these guys because they support Jenny Tinmouth Racing (www.jennytinmouth.com) Welcome to Sorrymate.comApparently car drivers don't see bikers. Why? because they don't look for us! - until that is we've been hit by them and flown over the bonnet...

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Sparky racer (one to watch)

Extracts from Jenny Tinmouth's Blog...Jenny Tinmouth OULTON PARK , RD3 BRITISH SUPERSPORT CHAMPIONSHIP 20101st - 3rd May 2010PracticeBoth practice session went ok with no dramas and I set a time of 1:44...

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Snow Biking - A Thing of the future?

The ultimate winter fun of a new dimension and worldwide unique experience in the land of snow!2Moto snow bike sport holiday, active holiday, and extreme adventure in Russia. Ride and test yourself the 2Moto RadiX Kit on our KTM 450 EXC bikes. New power sport, better than snowmobiling - carve, jump...

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Quick & Dirty Facebook Poll

Global Bike Tours need to know some stuff from our fans...  We have introduced a few fun polls to the Facebook page so we can find out what people think...please take a mo to follow the link and let us know...

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Charley Boorman

Hey all Charley is looking to get at least 20,000 followers signed up on Twitter...that has to be a great idea...Visit Twitter and sign up for feeds or check out Charley's Facebook fans page to follow his latest adventures.Global Bike Tours Team 

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Ride safely...be wise before you set off

Bikers... Welcome to the motorcycle section of roadwise - a new website specifically aimed at North Yorkshire road users.Whether you are new to the biking fraternity or whether you are an experienced rider we hope you find this site useful.Our pages are...

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TTXGP UK: Jenny Tinmouth sports fine form in first win

After being the fastest rider in qualifying for the Anglesey edition of the TTXGP UK - just as she had been in the series opener - there was no way Jenny Tinmouth was going to...

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All About Bikes mag...

Whether you call them "motorbikes or "motorcycles" it makes no difference, AllAboutBikes.com is for you.AllAboutBikes has been created to bring together every type of rider across the Continental United-States, Canada, Europe, Australia...

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Volunteers wanted...

The Treehouse Appeal Motorcycle Run is a charity event being organised to raise money for EACH's Treehouse Appeal. We want as many Bikers as possible to register...

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Ride for Human Rights...

Ride for Human Rights is a mission to promote Human Rights across globe traveling by Motorcycle. This journey will promote Universal Declaration of Human Rights through Human Rights , education materials developed by Youth for Human Rights International...

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GS Club

The GSCLUBUK is now entering its 6th year and it does so off the back of five very successful and fun-filled years for GS'ers across the UK and beyond. Founded back in 2001 as an Internet based club for the unique BMW GS model range and...

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Bikers Shun Staycation for Tours on the Continent

British bikers have turned their backs on the ‘staycation' holiday idea to tour continental Europe this year, according to research by industry experts GlobalBikeTours.com.Despite stay at home holidays proving popular following the recession, GlobalBikeTours.com found 82 per cent of bikers...

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Ace Cafe Annual run

20,000 Bikers descended on Brighton for the Ace Cafe annual run. They could not have picked a better day in terms of weather. There was blue skies all day long accompanied by a gentle sea breaze.Organisers of the event say that the ride ranked up with the top biking highlights of the year. Almost...

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Pitstop diner in a league of its own!

Thinking of taking the bike out for a run this weekend? There is only one place you should be paying a vist to. The Pitstop Diner, in Stockton, Teesside, is the UK's best biking spot according to the thousands who voted in the Keep Britain Biking competition with Devitt.Global bike tours featured...

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Global Bike Tours featured in the Guardian online

Global Bike Tours has been in the spotlight yet again. This time the media has chosen to include some of our Tour providers who offer some of the most breath taking scenery in the world. Check these out here...

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Charley Boorman returns

Charley and his gang are back.  Charley had problems staying connected over there 'Big sorry but we had no facebook access as FB security locked me out for the whole 6 weeks!!!' but don't panic he is back now and has four videos to upload. Check out the first one here!

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Electric vs electric... Results were 'shocking'

Female racing star Jenny Tinmouth took to the track on her Agni Z2 to take on a Citreon Survolt in an electric bike vs car showdown.Jenny, who is sponsored by Global Bike Tours and is leading the first ever TTXGP UK Championships with one race remaining, can reach 60mph in 3.5 seconds and hit speeds...

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Bikers face random roadside MoT tests

As if it's not bad enough that motorcyclists are having to be constantly vigilant of unaware drivers they now may have to keep an eye out for random road side MoT tests. However this only applies to motorbikes and not cars. They are also planning on operating a 'No modifications' policy...

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Add a bug to your helmet!

Australia has been hit by one of the worst locust epidemics in 75 years. However, this is not slowing things down at all in Australia. Our tour providers are seeing it as an extra bit of fun. Thats if you're not squirmish.All the controversy is centred around the Darling river. Due to heavy rains...

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Time is ticking

The closing date for our fantastic competition is drawing ever closer. We will be closing the competition on the 10th October and we will be announcing our lucky winners on the 11th of October. To be in with a chance of winning one of five excellent helmet cameras simply create a profile Read more »

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Winter Warm Up

Here at Global Bike Tours we want to know how you deal with the winter climate. Is it the only time of year you lock your bike up in the garage or are you a more rebelious person and say 'No Mr weather man, im goin out on my bike today'? Any good tips for other riders on how to deal with the...

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Fastest female on two wheels

Not-for-profit touring directory GlobalBikeTours.com has teamed up with record breaking female bike star Jenny Tinmouth - dubbed ‘the fastest woman on two wheels'.Tinmouth, who holds world-record for the fastest female lap of the Isle of Man TT course, will head to Brands Hatch for the final...

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Autumn Danger for Riders

Autumn is the most dangerous time of year for teenage moped riders, according the Institute of Advanced Motorists.More accidents happen in the Autumn time than any other time of the year.Shockingly enough the highest number of casualties including fatalities occur during the day time when conditions...

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Trek for UNICEF

Meet Russ Malkin. The man with a plan. Russ is planning on trekking accross the Sahara all in aid of a good cause. Help for UNICEF. Here is what Russ said his plans are'I have wanted to return to Morocco since I visited the area when filming Race to Dakar and now I have the chance. This will...

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10 Tips for safer riding

1. Watch drivers' heads and mirrors.Watching the head movements of drivers through their windows and mirrors is an excellent way to anticipate sudden moves. Most drivers won't lunge left or right without first moving their heads one way or another (even if they don't check their mirrors...

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An Interview with a Global Biker

Global Bike Tours arranged an interview with one of our bikers to get some inside news on the world of biking. We decided to interview Norman Mason who has been a rider since 1989! Over the years Norman has witnessed several changes in the...

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Are you a bit rusty with your road safety?

Visit Rospa to touch up on what you know and what you don't know. It's amazing how much people seem to forget since doing theyre practical test.More than 13,500 people die as a result of accidents across the UK each year. There are millions of other injuries...

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A Brittish motorbike documentary is unlikely to be shown in the UK

A detailed documentary series about the history of the British motorcycling scene is not currently scheduled for UK TV. This has outraged many of the classic bike followers. “Café Racer”, currently broadcast in the US on HD Theater, tells the history of Mods and Rockers and Caf...

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Jenny Tinmouth Stopover

Jenny stops off to meet Global Bike Tours and Ride magazine.  The wind is blowing hard as we pull into the Dog & Partridge car park high up on the Woodhead Pass, the road that crosses the Pennines linking Sheffield with Manchester...

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Council cuts to compromise road safety

Global bike tours has learned from several different sources that the councils plan to cut costs by switching off the street lights from 12am midnight to 5am in the morning. Here at Global bike tours we see that as a major safety compromise.We all know that motorcyclist are hard to spot as it is with...

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RideSafe relaunches young rider programme

RideSafe BackSafe is relaunching the Geared & Go young rider education programme for nearly 200 young and aspiring moped and scooter riders.The short courses, which will be held on 9 and 11 November, will include information about protective clothing and helmets, legal requirements and routes...

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Carole Nash 2010

As you are all probably aware. The Carole Nash Live show is coming up. Our very own Jenny Tinmouth will be there sporting a Global Bike Tours T-shirt. Will any of you guys be attending? We want to hear your stories of the Carole Nash event!Carole Nash Motorcycle Live takes place between November 27...

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Winter wonderland hits the UK!

With the cold snap looking set to be here for a while yet, we want to know how all you bikers are dealing with the painful reality that you cant ride your bike!It has recently hit the headlines that in some places it has reached lows of -20. So you think thats cold? Does any one genuinely know what...

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Merry Christmas

Here at Global Bike Tours we would like to wish all our tourers and tour providers a merry christmas and a prosperous new year! We are looking forward to providing all you tourers with another year of fantastic oppurtunitys! Check out the 2011 tours now! simply type 2011 when searching for tours and...

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So who is backing Charley to win 'Famous and Fearless'?

Here at Global Bike Tours we have always got a keen eye on anything or anyone motorcycle related. Last night on the channel four program we saw Charley Boorman annihilate the competition on the off road motorcyle event.Charley then went on to smash through 3 cars in the 'dominoes' event. Did...

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Check out our photos!

There is hundreds of breathtaking photos for you to browse. Taken from all of the far corners of the earth. Take a look.http://www.globalbiketours.com/media/photos

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Partnership owns up to viral video

Remember this video we showed you guys not so long ago?Turns out that it was all a cunning plan to promote bike safety. The viral film was created as part of the Safer Rider campaign to get more riders to take part in advanced training, in particular men in their mid 30s to early 40s due to high casualty...

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Rochdale approves 20mph limit outside schools

Rochdale have approved proposals to enforce 20mph speed limits outside all nut two schools in Rochdale On 21 March a report presented to councillors at a cabinet meeting recognised that it would be ‘impractical' to introduce the reduced speed limits outside two of the schools; one on an...

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New Website to report bad driving

A new cunning website has been developed where motorists can file 'incident reports' against any other drivers has been launched.The aim of the new website called 'RoadDriver' is to help reduce accidents and fatalities on Britains roads. The website, produced by RoadDriver Ltd, also...

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Motorcycling safety group voices concerns over CBT

The bike safety group RideSafe BackSafe has raised concerns about a number of learners riders riding illegally because they have failed to renew their Compulsory Basic Training certificate.As it stands a CBT a valid for two years only and any time after this the rider has to re-sit the CBT test or...

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Speeding fines set to rise

Speeding fines are set to rise by up to 40% under plans set out in the new Strategic Framework for Road Safety, according to a report in the Telegraph.According to the Telegraph, similar increases are planned for other offences such as using a hand held mobile phone while driving and failing to...

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Congestion falls as motorists leave their cars at home

Congestion on major roads has fallen as more motorists leave their cars at home because of soaring petrol prices (Telegraph).The Highways Agency employs number plate recognition cameras and road sensors to calculate journey times. It uses this data to calculate how long a journey should take. While...

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Ride To Work is calling for participants

The National ride to work day on the 20th June 2011 is an event designed to show how enjoyable and fun the daily commute to work can be on a motorcycle. The event organizers are calling for bikers and non-bikers to participate in the event. The Ride to Work website says that life would be better if...

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Information for young moped riders

Medway Council’s Youth Services Team is working with Orbit Training to provide road safety information and to show young moped riders how to maintain and look after their machines. The project is designed to combat the number of young riders who are involved in accidents, where the rider has...

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Campaign calls for bikers input

A new road safety initiative for motorcyclists has been launched and is seeking support from the motorcycling community. Recently launched at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live event at the NEC in Birmingham, ‘Get a Grip’ is campaigning about the dangers of manhole covers, potholes, and...

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New Safety campaign launched in Surrey

Surrey county council and Surrey police are encouraging drivers to look out for mopeds and motorbikes to keep young drivers safe. From July 18th the campaign will use 'hard hitting' images to urge motorists ‘Don’t just look for motorbikes. See them.’ To help get the...

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Have the Riots affected you?

A group of thugs dragged a motorcyclist from his £9000 superbike and made off with it during rioting in London yesterday.The victim was Andy Burt, 47 who was riding his CB1000R home from work yesterday in central London when thugs attacked and stole his bike. Andy who is married and a father...

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