September 2016

So, since I last wrote the Welcome column, the UK has voted to leave the EU, Iceland have emerged as a major force in international football, and it’s not stopped raining.

Hmm. It’s good, in such unsettling times, to know there are some things you can rely on, like another fascinating Group Ride feature taking pride of place in this magazine. And like Yamaha producing another wonderfully enjoyable bike at a highly competitive price.

Plus, free with this issue is The RiDE guide to The Alps (& Europe’s other mountains), featuring 36-pages of great rides in the Alps, Dolomites, Pyrenees, Picos and more. 

Enjoy the issue.



Inside the September issue....

The North Coast 500

Some of the best Highlands roads have been organised into a single great route. We went to ride it on the latest big adventure bikes.

The RiDE road test: Triumph Bonneville T120

The retro world has moved on since the last new Bonnie. Has the new liquid-cooled version moved on enough?

The RiDE product test: Messenger bags

Are they serious biking gear or just overpriced school satchels?