"Biker" for me usually means motorbiking, though I also have a Marin mountain-bike...

My current motorbikes are a CBR600RR and a CBR600RW, both from Honda.

Previously I have owned: Honda VF750F, Yamaha FJ600, Suzuki GSX750EX, Yamaha FJ750, Yamaha XJ900, Kawasaki Z750 and I passed my riding test on my Kawasaki KH250.

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CBR600RR at Le Lavandou, Var

Riviera ride out - last ride before lockdown

Read more: Riviera ride out - last ride before lockdown

Resting up in the shade in the south Lubéron

Resting up in the shade at the turnaround point of my ride to the south Lubéron.

La Tour-d'Aigues

La Tour d’Aigues

A big ride on the best day’s sunshine so far this year.

More photos: Alpilles - Durance - Lubéron-Sud

Hands of the bars of an RC213V-S

The closest thing to a MotoGP bike I have yet got my hands on the bars of, Honda’s RC213V-S, courtesy of the Honda dealer in Marseille
Just a very brief touch of the RC213V-S but enough to know it it’s a monster under there, it felt unlike the riding position of a Fireblade SP and maybe those bars were set a bit wider. One of those things that if you need to ask how much, then it’s already too much. You’ll need the Race Pack too, so something like €240,000 all-in, is the answer.

CBR600RR at the Col le la Gineste (326 m.)

Free practice on the Col de la Gineste (326 m.), which runs around the Calanques between Marseille and Cassis

CBR600RR at the Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, home of OM

Read more: “FP1” on the Col de la Gineste (326 m.)

Making friends with my CBR600RR ABS

CBR600RR on the Plateau de Valensole


Falling in love again: big views, big emotions on reclaiming my RR from the workshop following its rebuild. A brilliant ride out but read on to hear about the shooting on the autoroute .

More photos: Making friends with my bike



En route from Marseille to the Alps

I'm riding light for a week on the mountain roads of the Alps. No laptop, although I do have my SLR camera but photos will have to wait till I'm back in Marseille..

I left Marseille for a long ride north via the Col de la Croix Haute (1179 m.) to Saint-Gervais under Mont Blanc. A bit of rain towards the end of the day which cleaned the Provence dust off my white leathers and boots but didn't soak me through.