Sunday, 05 January 2014 15:58

Dragon Motor Tours

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We are Geraint and Jan Hughes and through DragonMotoTours we are able to share our passion of motorcycling with other like minded people.

We met a motorcyclist from Utah on Route 66 some years ago and he used a quote "if you have to explain motorcycling to someone, they just won't get it". How many of us have been out on our motorbikes when the rain has been torrential or the cold weather has set in but when we get to the next rest stop we all have as much to talk and laugh about as we do when we stop on the days when the sun has been "cracking the flags". It's these type of experiences that we have had over the years we have been touring and riding our motorcycles in the UK, Western Europe and on the West and East coasts of America, that we aim to share with people who travel with DragonMotoTours, (although we would naturally prefer more of the sunshine days!).

Both of us are motorcycle riders, Geraint's first experience was sat on the tank of his brother's bike when he was 3 years old! Jan used to go to Oulton Park with her brother watching the motorcycle racing from an early age. Geraint is an IAM motorcycle examiner and a former police motorcyclist and BikeSafe presenter. Jan came to motorcycle riding a bit "later in life" having gained her licence in March 2008 but has ridden over 40,000 miles in the four years since passing her test. Before this Jan rode pillion with Geraint and this has given her the benefit of seeing things from both the rider and pillion perspectives.

Thats a little bit "about us", but the main question is "What do we do?". We organise and run motorcycle tours in the UK and Europe, we run day ride outs in the UK in conjunction with Hammer & Tongs Performance and Geraint also runs a Motorcycle Rider Assessment programme, there are separate pages on this website giving you details.

For our tours, we arrange hotel accommodation, cross-channel travel arrangements where applicable and provide routes to and from the hotels and also ride out routes if we are staying in a location for a few days. For UK based tours and some of the short breaks in northern Europe, and the UK day ride outs, we operate a "corner marking or second man drop off" system where Geraint leads and Jan is at the "tail end" which allows you to ride the roads without maps etc., if you wish. Alternatively you can take the routes we have compiled and meet us along the road or at the final destination to enjoy the social side of motorcycling. For longer tours Jan will ride pillion with Geraint. When we plan our tours and ride outs, we pride ourselves on "The Mix", this is the variety in the type of roads we use, the places we visit and the scenery we experience.

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A lighthearted view...

of the Practical Motorcycle test as viewed by Mo, a former student of VBS

 Mo Wheelie framed
 Mo Speeding
Mo Tightrope
 Mo Stunts
 Mo Stunt flying
 Mo Titanic
 Mo Red light
 Mo Clothing
Mo Left turn

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