Author: Rob Slade

Win a set of Michelin tyres!

Adventure Bike Rider has teamed up with Michelin to offer you the chance to win a set of new tyres for your bike. All you need to do to enter is tell us about this summer’s tour, where you’re going and what you’re doing!  If your letter is chosen as the ‘star letter’ you’ll win a set of Michelin tyres of your choice. The best letters will also be featured in the Sep/Oct issue of the magazine. Send your letters to [email protected] to be in with a chance of winning. Check out the winner from the last issue below for inspiration!

Issue 29’s winning letter

Scandinavian adventure: Loving the latest edition of ABR (I have to confess this is the first time I’ve ever seen and therefore read the magazine, this will be rectified from now on!) and saw on the first page you want some adventure pics. Two years ago my brother and I embarked on a mini adventure to Scandinavia. We took the Eurotunnel to France and turned left, we stopped in the Netherlands to visit our grandfather before heading towards Copenhagen.

We then crossed into Sweden and headed north as far as we could realistically make it within our tight two week timescale. The scenery was wonderful, but nothing could prepare us for what we would experience en-route to Norway. As we headed towards Norway we gained altitude and saw our first specs of snow on the ridge of the road. This eventually turned into several feet either side!Thankfully the road itself was clear.

We then headed towards Bergen, and down the beautiful (but very cold and rainy) west coast of Norway towards Stavanger to get the ferry to Denmark, which was 24 hours of hell on the high seas, feeling very sea sick!

The trip went very smoothly, until I decided to practice power slides in a lay-by with my fully loaded Tiger. I dropped the bike and snapped the clutch clean off. Needless to say the ride home from Denmark was interesting, especially in busy towns! I had to stall the bike at traffic lights, and start it with the starter motor in gear to get it going again! Loading onto our next ferry was quite embarrassing!

I’ve attached a few pictures, taken on an old 35mm SLR camera. The bikes were a 2000 BMW R1150GS owned by my brother Ryan, and my Triumph Tiger 955i. The Triumph did extremely well, considering how little you hear about it as a touring bike, easily as good as the BMW, and more fun in my opinion! I can’t wait to plan my next adventure.

Greg Sargent