The rally at the end of the world
Mike returned to the UK last week, but instead of going home went straight to the Bridge Rats 10th Rat Pack rally at the Heath rugby club in Halifax.
In his one man determination to finally get a 'Furthest Traveled' award at a rally he rode Europe to the most western point at Cabo Da Roca which is slightly north of Lisbon, Portugal, before pointing his 'Peg' on its final lap home.
On far too many occasions we have both been pipped for the award, largely due to our central UK starting point, by either someone from Cornwall (when on remote Scottish islands) or a visiting marauding band of Belgian bikers.
Amongst the sun, a bit of rain and his bike club (XLR8 MCC), after 17,794 miles he was finally re-united with Moira
and awarded the trophy he has coveted for more years than I can remember.
2Prats, RTW in
91 74 and 94 days. Halifax (Nova Scotia) to Halifax (UK), via the world.
Miles - 15041
Days not riding - 20
Punctures – 0
Chains – 0 (just, it barely made it home)
Breakdowns – 4
Tyres – 2 front/3 rear (had 1 cheap rear for 1000 miles in USA)
Miles - 17,794
Posted by Bruce Porter at August 06, 2013 12:38 PM GMT
Days - 94 ( a slight overshoot forgiven by his boss)
Punctures – 1
Chains – 1
Tyres – 2 front/2 rear