Sunday 18th wayward wanderings 125/L Plate friendly & new to big bike riders welcome

Ok Folks bike is working atm and be the last oppurtunity for me before xmas to do this so…
Anyway Sunday 18th

As title Paced for those Listed 125 ( L Plate ) , And those on bigger bikes that prefer the sedate pace .

No Knobheads

No Pissheads

No Solid White Overtakers

No Late Brakers

If you want to be wide open throttle on a non 125 bike …Not the Ride for you

Full Tanks Please

Depart Ace Cafe 10.00 am

Cornerman system in place

Understanding the system is important, as everyone needs to do their part to avoid anyone getting lost.

  1. One rider, the leader will stay at the front and is responsible for navigating the route. Another rider, ‘tail end Charlie’, will stay at the back in last position. These are the only two riders who remain in their position in the group.

  2. If a junction needs marking, the lead rider will indicate so by pointing to the position.They will try and select the safest position that gives best visibility. The leader may request a marker prior to a junction especially if the road splits or slip roads or exits are hidden ( this may involve using central islands or similar ) The marker will stop and wait until they see the tailgunner . It is therefore very important that whilst in 2nd position you concentrate when approaching junctions and anticipate the lead rider showing you where to mark. If the 3rd place rider is on the inside they should be aware that the marker will need to come across their path and should therefore give room for this to happen safely.

  3. The marker then re-joins the group in front of ‘tail end Charlie’. This approach involves the entire group, and the marker gets rotated from front to back and gradually moves up to the front again. The method works provided everyone does their bit and doesn’t forget they are in the No.2 position, when it is their turn to mark. If for any reason you cannot pull out in front of tail gunner … Don’t worry Pull out when safe and tail gunner will allow you to overtake when you catch up

  4. Nobody other than ‘tail end Charlie’ should be riding last for any reason. If you want to leave the group you should pull in to the left in a safe, visible position and wave other riders past. When ‘tail end Charlie’ arrives he/she will stop and you can then inform him/her that you are leaving the group.

5. A roundabout should be marked by parking in a safe visible position on the exit.

  1. When going straight through at a junction/roundabout where you don’t have right of way, the lead rider may decide to mark it, if he/she wishes. The default action in such a case is to continue straight through, therefore, if there is no marker when you arrive at the junction you should proceed straight on. If you are to mark such a junction you should do so by stopping in a safe visible position on the far side of the crossroads.

7. When you are marking a junction, make sure you park in a position not to obstruct other road users. If necessary point in the direction that riders arriving at the junction should proceed.

8.There is no need to play catch up. With the drop off system there will be a marker waiting for you at the next junction.

9. When you are the marker, wait for ‘tail end Charlie’ to arrive, even if this takes a long time as there may be traffic problems further back. The tail end rider will slow down to allow you back into the group.

  1. If lead rider doesn’t request you as the 2nd rider and you believe it may be beneficial to mark a junction, do it anyway. It is better to mark a junction that doesn’t need marking than not to mark one that does. The lead Rider may be over familiar with that road or be concentrating on a hazard before them to request a marker .

11. If Lead Rider has marked a junction Due to no close 2nd rider … If you are 2nd rider and as you approach lead rider rides off Take their place as Marker until you see the tail gunner

Destination is in the final Plan Stages and milage tba…so dont ask where i am going until next sunday morning at 09.59.59am

It’s a bit nippy out there Tim …

I’ll try and make this one with junior, get a few more miles on his rubber.

We rode down to Portsmouth and back Friday night got home 1am freeeeeeeeeeeeezing cold with a Police escort, no points this time he just wondered what fools were out on bikes in such conditions. I think he also thought we may have stolen them.

Edit: FIFO … Now junior tells me he’s not home until Sunday afternoon, have a good ride may see you on the next one.

I have now got my Electrical HEATED Gloves sorted out (I hope) HURRAH!!! Will be testing them tomorrow on the commute in - so this would have been ideal. Sadly I have an ‘old mates Christmas lunch’ in a nice old London pub with fires on Sunday 18th, but will be around for a Tim ride in the new year - say on January 8th if you are organising one then.

Thanks for all your organising of rides Tim and have a great Christmas.


If its not snowing I’ll be there :stuck_out_tongue:

Until I’ve figured out how to ride with the kingsize duvet, I’m far too soft and girly for this sub zero winter riding malarky.

If you make it as far down sarf as Christchurch, I’ll rustle up some mince pies and central heating to warm you all up :smiley:

(Hels - what gloves you got, btw?)


quite possibly, but if i do manage it would need to be back in Watford for 5…

I’m in :)… Coming along with Karleigh if she wakes up on time.

I be up for this

Do you need a tail gunner?

Never done it before like chance too

Abaaaaaat if I wake up on time!

I’ll be there :slight_smile:

ill be in just wondering how meany miles it is as my full tank is about 130 miles till reserve lol

Ross: You should be OK. We stopped for fuel last time halfway through and we did 200 miles that day (we planned for much less).

About… You will you chief

Ross just come and stop bitching. lol

if i run out off petrol then illl be rinsing some outa your tank bigman XD

Bring your dad along and I’ll bring a hose :hehe:

i bring some tow ropes just incase :smiley:

ill bring him XD

Lol just pick it up and stick it in your pocket :stuck_out_tongue:


I knew I should have bought them KTM wellies the other week.