Alan had an interest in bikes during his teenage years. His first bike was a Suzuki 80 cc. A lovely bike until he forgot to put autolube in it! The bike seized and thus ended that love affair.
At the time his brother Terry had a Heinkel Tourist 175cc scooter and this was borrowed on numerous occasions to date his girlfriend, now wife of almost forty years.
Biking took a backseat while busy with a young family and starting his own business.
Role on thirty years and back to biking. This time on a 750cc Yamaha Super Tenere. He completed a series of lessons to pass the driving test again and also attended a BMW off road course at Walters Arena in Wales.
His bike for the last ten years has been a BMW R 1200 RT.
His other hobbies are sailing/cruising along the coast of Western Europe, and fresh water fishing.
He finds the camaraderie of the club most enjoyable and encouraging.