August 2018

Is there anything better than a sunny day on the bike? After an endless winter and a spring that gave up and went back to bed, it finally feels like summer is here. Barbecues, bike racing, a cold beer after a run to the local bike meet… Perfect.

We seized the opportunity to enjoy the early summer sun with both hands — inadvertently with a bit of a war-like theme. Martin followed in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, riding the modern descendant of the great man’s Brough Superior around the East Midlands while I headed to Normandy for a one-day ride taking in all of the D-Day Beaches.

If you’re looking for ideas for summer rides, we have extended UK rides for the longest day and a range of European trips. Plus there are great ideas in the Great British Ride Out. Wherever you ride, enjoy the summer.


Inside the issue....


Looking for Lawrence

Chasing the tyre tracks of TE Lawrence through Lincolnshire on the new Brough Superior SS100

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Triple Spec

Is the Triumph Street Triple RS or the new Yamaha MT-09 SP best at smoothing out bumps on a 140-mile loop of Devon’s finest? RiDE finds out

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Patriot Games

What will a long-time Triumph owner make of the latest Tiger?

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