This is the web site of
The Freedom Riders MCC
of Hayes and Ruislip, West London.
Oafeways Collection <<<<<Read this- such a laugh
See Mo's picture gallery
I lived in the heyday of the club in Ruislip Gardens (and Hayes before that)
I now live in Shotley Suffolk
Not married, no children. Just one little lady. (Bit Troublesome)
Bike I would be remembered for - My Norton Commando TUV 54M. Still probably the best bike I ever had. Even better then the present one.
The Norton was by the best.
Worst: bloody Harley. Worst handling 1100 Yam, that only lasted 3 months anyway. sodding cars!
Present bike is a Kawasaki ZZR1200, Which Lizzy calls Bluebell, Which is ok but I don't think the flowers would last to long at 175mph. It is a good long distance bike, fairly comfortable for a Jap bike. They tend to go for style these days. Never yet got to 175 but have seen 0-100 in about 5 seconds, with Lizzy on the back. Car? yer I've got one of those. It's Micky's old Peugeot 405 est. It's used for work and carrying sailing gear around in and the modern method of camping, where you take your laptop and the rest of the house with as well.
My memories of the club
As with everyone Devon will always be there. The best has to be summer 76, that was so hot.
Summary of my life to date
Started riding in 73 on a 125 Honda, passed test April 4th 74. Got through a few bikes since then. I am one of the original Freedom Riders and I must say we had some very good times. These days I still ride of course and work for an over-priced hotel. I have been going out with Lizzy for 15 months, first for 15 years. She likes the bike which is handy, not too keen on the boat, getting wet and all that. Just need to get her into long distance riding.
My hobbies today are
Water usually floats mine. Summer Sundays and Wednesday evenings are spent on salt water, so long as there is wind that is and walking, out here you can walk for miles and we do.
At my funeral please arrange to have the following played:- I'll worry about that when I get there.
It's always a shame to loose friends and I've lost enough of them as we all have, for me both riders and sailors. Hopefully Aussie is riding free now. When he's not taking the piss out of the rest of us that is, along with Phil (not me ed) and the others, sailors and all.