Get to know this ABR reader

Name: Endaf Jones | Age: 51 | Occupation: Managing director of a bus and coach hire company

First bike?
Kawasaki ZZR600

Current bike?
2015 BMW R 1200 GS

Dream bike?
My GS. However, I would love to have an MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna hanging on the wall, just to appreciate it as a piece of art. I don’t know whether or not it is a good bike, I just think it looks gorgeous.

Most expensive motorcycle accessory you’ve ever bought?
My Shoei Multitec flip-front helmet. Brilliant piece of kit. My son Ceri is now 16 and rides a 50cc bike, so I also bought a Cardo PackTalk Duo for when we go out together, which was about the same price.

Mountain passes or desert pistes?
It will have to be the mountains. I love to ride my local Preseli Mountain road, the B4329, in Pembrokeshire. There’s a stunning view from the lay by at the top where I get off the bike, sit down, and just take it all in.

Tent or hotel?
Hotel, although I have booked my place for the ABR Festival this year and have my tent at the ready.

Lifelong ambition?
I was fortunate to go on a trip to New Zealand with my family in 2003. It’s an amazing country and I have promised myself that I will return at some point to do a motorcycle tour there. I’d also love to ride through Norway all the way to Nordkapp, mainland Europe’s northernmost destination.

Most dangerous motorcycling moment?
After about three years of riding, myself and my ZZR had a disagreement with a stone bridge on a winter ride out. As you can imagine, the bridge won. The bike was totalled. I was lucky I didn’t total myself. I managed to escape with badly bruised ribs. Mind you, two days after the crash I remember sneezing. I’ve never experienced such bad pain before or since.

Most memorable motorcycling moment?
In the summer of 2018, my son Ceri rode pillion with me on a 10-day tour of England, Scotland, and Ireland. That was unreal. We stayed with my brother near Aberdeen and then rode to the west coast of Scotland over the Bealach na Bà to Applecross. I have travelled extensively in Scotland, but never had I experienced such temperatures in Scotland and the Scottish scenery like that before. An amazing trip.

What do you miss most when travelling?
I miss speaking Welsh, my first language. When I say thank you, I say ‘Diolch’ first, followed by the local language version of thank you. I sometimes get some strange looks, but it can help spark up a conversation.

If you could meet any person, dead or alive, and ask them one question, who would it be and why?
David Attenborough. I wouldn’t ask a question, I’d just say Diolch. I’ve enjoyed watching and listening to his programmes since I was a boy. He’s a true national treasure.

Favourite crap joke?
What do you call a deer with no eyes? No idea. What do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs? Still no idea.