Hello and welcome to Alex’s Blog. Its now mid-July and we’re getting some fantastic weather all around the Great British isles this year. We are having some rain (which is to be expected for British summers!) but we are getting some very hot weather too. With this in mind I wanted to highlight motorcycle events and festivals for you to enjoy and what essentials to bring.
Firstly here is a list of upcoming events this summer from the BMF.
Also if you’re in the Northwich area – and our HQ and our biggest store are located here – then there is a Scooter day on Sunday the 16th July in Northwich Town Centre.
When you head to a festival on your bike you will obviously need all of your kit and clothing etc. But there may be little extras that will be extremely useful but you may forget, so here are a list of really useful festival items for you:
Motorcycle hats and caps. Granted it doesn’t have to be motorcycle themed, but we’re a motorcycle clothting and accessories store – this is what we sell! Although this is an essential item on long sunny days to keep sunstroke at bay – and this year, for once, there is a real risk of that!
Why not use this as an opportunity to show your allegiance to a particular brand/rider? For example Marc Marquez.
On the other hand, we are in an unpredictable climate (despite all weather reports saying glorious sunshine well in to August!) so we cater for the cold weather too. How about a Monster VR46 beanie? Stylish AND warm.
Motorcycle security is a big deal at a festival/event. It is definitely advisable to use both a chain lock and a disc lock.
A good chainlock to use is the Oxford OF159 HD Chain Lock which also doubles as a disc lock too.
Parking at outdoor events can often be problematic for bikers. Fields aren’t always even and can often be muddy. You can get past this problem very easily – with a Paddock Mate. This is small, lightweight and very easy to transport with you at all times, and saves you a massive parking headache! Just put it down on the floor and this will stop your bike sinking in to the mud.
Now I know I said the weather was going to be fantastic this year, and as I type that still stands, but we are in Britain, and it does rain here, there is no denying that, so it is best to be prepared for rain. Every British biker needs rainwear. Handy for use on or off the bike these are lightweight and easy to carry. The IXS Cannes 2PC rain suit is a best seller – this is lightweight and is 100% waterproof. Click Here…