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  1. How CBD Oil Can Be Good For Motorcycle Riders

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    Nobody can deny the fact that motorcycles are not only cool and fun to drive, but also more fuel-efficient. Yet, similar to driving a car, it can be dangerous if you are not careful, but I suppose you already knew that. Still, people who are true motorcycle enthusiasts won’t let fear stop them from enjoying a good ride, as their love for these vehicles is far greater than any type of fear that they might feel. What they will do, however, is find out more about how to stay safe and protected on the road.   Nobody can deny the fact that motorcycles are not only cool and fun to driv

    In fact, they will do whatever they can in order to find out how to enhance their overall riding experience and make it as great as it could possibly be. Riding a motorcycle is not about going from point A to point B. It is actually about thoroughly enjoying the ride and everything that comes with it, which is precisely why every rider focuses on making that ride as enjoyable as it can be.

    If you are one of those people who love motorcycles and if you are thinking of taking a road trip soon, then you probably know what I am talking about. There are all kinds of preparations to be made and all kinds of things to be packed before setting off. I have a question, though. Have you perhaps thought of packing a bottle of CBD oil for the road? In case you don’t know what this is and why you would even need to pack it, continue reading to find out.

    CBD oil is a product made using the cannabis plants. Don’t worry, though, I’m not suggesting any psychoactive substances, since CBD oil is actually made from Cannabidiol, which is known to be the non-psychoactive cannabis compound. I suppose that this was your first concern when I mentioned cannabis, which is why I had to address it right away and tell you that there is absolutely no reason to worry, as this product cannot get you high. Another thing that speaks in favor of this product’s safety is the fact that most manufacturers use pure

    Another thing that speaks in favor of this product’s safety is the fact that most manufacturers use pure cannabidiol from hemp while making it, instead of some other cannabis plants. As you might already know, hemp contains rather low amounts of THC, which means that the plant itself isn’t psychoactive. Consequently, even if there were traces of THC in your product, by accident or on purpose, the amount that could be contained inside wouldn’t be enough to produce any psychedelic effects. So, the best thing to do is search for products made of hemp if you want to play it safe.

    Now that we have cleared that up, let us continue to our main topic for the day. I have already mentioned above that you might start thinking about taking a bottle of this oil with you for your motorcycle ride. Yet, you are probably confused as to why you should do that in the first place. Well, as it turns out, CBD oil can be rather good for motorcycle riders and now it’s time to learn why. That way, you can decide for yourself whether this is going to be your riding companion or not.

    CBD oil can reduce your pain and have an overall positive impact on your jo

    Helps Them Stay Alert While On The Road

    As already explained, motorcycles are a bit more dangerous than cars, meaning that you will constantly need to be on alert and that you should never lose your focus while on the road. One small mistake made by lack of attention can lead to accidents and injuries, which is certainly something you would much rather avoid. In addition to taking all the safety measures in order to protect yourself on the road, you might also want to think about using CBD oil to help you stay completely focused.

    It’s perfectly normal for riders to get tired after a while and the best thing to do is stop your motorcycle for a while, stretch your legs and wait for the energy to return to you. Yet, if you feel that you are running out of energy and that you are having a hard time staying alert, but you need to reach a certain destination, then you’ll be lucky to have CBD oil on your side. This product can increase your alertness and thus allow you to be completely focused during the whole ride.

    Makes The Ride More Enjoyable Be Reducing Anxiety

    Few things are worse than dealing with anxiety while riding. You definitely need to constantly be attentive while riding, but this doesn’t mean that you should be overwhelmed and anxious. CBD oil works towards relieving you of anxiety and thus making your whole journey much more enjoyable.

    Helps Recover More Quickly From Certain Injuries

    If you happen to injure your joints or your muscles during a ride, you might find yourself unable to continue the journey until you’ve recovered. The good thing is that CBD oil can lead to a full recovery more quickly. It will reduce your pain and have an overall positive impact on your joints and muscles. Cyclists are also happy about this. 

    Helps Deal With Sore Muscles

    Even if we take injuries out of the equation, chances are that your muscles might get sore from sitting in the same position and riding for a long time. Well, once again, CBD oil can be of enormous help in such situations. Simply put, it can help soothe your sore muscles, which is certainly rather significant for every rider.

     

     

     

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  2. BARN-FIND OF VETERAN, VINTAGE & CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES TO BE AUCTIONED

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    Bury St Edmunds based auctioneers, Lacy Scott & Knight, will be selling a collection of six barn-find motorcycles by auction on 12th June.

    The collection was discovered during a probate valuation in deepest Norfolk, alongside various classic cars to include an Alvis and a Morgan.

    The earliest of the bikes is a 1915 Norton Model 1 Big Four 6, which very much appears to be in good original ‘barn-find’ condition, and carries a pre-sale estimate of £7,000-10,000. Other bikes by Norton include a 1952 88 Dominator which is also complete and in good largely original condition. This bike probably once had a side-car and was originally sold by Colchester Specialists GBR Motors Ltd, it carries a pre-sale of £3,000-5,000. Another Norton featured is a 1957 Overhead Cam International Model 30, being largely complete and original but for recommissioning. This model was the first overhead camshaft from Norton, and was designed by Walter Moore and successfully used in the 1927 TT. Expectations for this bike are in the region of £7,000-9,000. The auction also includes a Norton 350cc Café Racer International, which appears complete but is for recommissioning.

    Possibly the most valuable of the entries is a 1937 Velocette KSS 350cc; this being a fine example which was restored a few years ago and carries hopes of £8,000-12,000. The out-buildings also revealed a 1960 Excelsior 98cc Consort, and various motorcycle parts to include a 1948 BSA C11 complete restoration project.

    The full catalogue listing can be found on the website.

    www.lsk.co.uk

  3. For more details on the Cafes voted for...

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    See below more details of the address for each place voted for*, A-Z below, in smaller sections -
     
    A - D
    Ace Cafe, Stonebridge, London, NW10 7UD
    Ann's Kitchen, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5HN
    Billy's on the Road, Five Oaks, West Sussex, RH14 9AE
    Blu-Belles Cafe, OX9 2NU
    Butchers Hook Cafe, East Sussex, TN21 8RA
    Cafe 33, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 9XX
    Castle Cafe, Withernsea, Yorkshire, HU19 2JS
    Chequered Flag SW, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3GD
    Coast Riders Diner, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 5LB
    Custom Cafe, Pevensey Levels National Park, TN39 4QR
    Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Cumbria, LA6 2SE
    Doms Bike Stop, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0QJ

    E - M
    Elaine's Tearooms, Feizor, Austwick, North Yorkshire, LA2 8DF
    Faun Cafe, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 5TL
    Filling Station Cafe, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5PR
    Gilks Garage Cafe, Kineton, Warwick, CV35 0JP
    Headlands, Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire, YO15 1AR
    H’s Cafe, Kent Motorcycles, Barnham, Canterbury, CT4 6SA
    H-Cafe Berinsfield, Wallingford, Oxford, OX10 7LY
    Hot Tram Roll, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DF
    Hungry Hogs at Hillside Cafe, Leicestershire, LE15 9AB   Hungry Hogs at Hillside Cafe, Bikers welcome, Belton-in-Rutland, Leicesters
    Jack’s Hill Cafe, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8ET
    Krazy Horse, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP32 6LJ
    Loomies, West Meon, GU32 1JX
    Mavericks, Mostyn, Holywell CH8 9DQ
    Nell's Cafe, Watling Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 5UD  
     
    O -S
    Owls Nest Tea Room Diner, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0DJ
    Pinewood Bar and Cafe, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AQ 
    Pitstop Diner, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2ZF
    Ponderosa Cafe, Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen, LL20 8DR
    Route 59 Cafe, Skipton, BD23 6AF
    Salt & Pepper Cafe, Newcastle, NE4 6AD
    Seaways, Fridaythorpe, Driffield, YO25 9RX
    Strawberry Fields Café, Crockey Hill, York YO19 4RH
    Squires Bikers Cafe, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire, LS25 3LX
    Super Sausage Cafe, Northamptonshire, NN12 7QD

    T - Z
    Tattershall picnic site, Lincoln, LN4 4JG
    The Bikers Cove, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9TA
    The Bike Shed, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LT
    The-Destination, Ghost Bikes, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4LQ
    The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum, Perthshire, FK20 8RY
    The Haven, Firsdown, Salisbury, SP5 1SP
    The Manor Farm Cafe, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5QH
    The March Hare Tearooms, Lincolnshire, NG33 4NH
    The Nook, Alston CA9 3BG
    The PitStop Diner, Stockton-on-Tees Durham, TS18 3TG
    The Old Stores Motorbike Cafe, Pontblyddyn, CH7 4HR
    The Tea Set at The Quiet Woman, Oxfordshire, OX7 5QH
    Two Hoots Tea Room, Devil's Bridge, Aberystwyth, SY23 3JL
    Union Road Moto-Velo, Devon, EX17 3AL
    Whistlestop Cafe, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, LL18 5UZ
    Whistlestop Cafe, Whitby Railway Station, Yorkshire, Y021 1YN
    Yonderman Cafe, Wardlow, High Peak, SK17 8RW
    Zoom Cafe Bar, Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU15 2JQ
     
    For more details on the Cafes voted for, most of these Cafes are on our website as -www.thebikerguide.co.uk/bikerfriendlymeetingplaces.html
     
    *From the details we have on our systems.

    Vote for your favourite Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK!
    We have seen lots of new Biker Friendly Cafes opening in 2021 and becoming popular with visitors to the website and facebook group members, so we have decided to once again hold this poll.
     
    To cast your vote simply go to our facebook group as -
  4. Vote for your favourite Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK!

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    Vote for your favourite Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK!

    Vote for your favourite cafe - Where is your favourite Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK, that you head to for coffee & cake, mugs of tea, posh coffee and bacon butties, along with bike nights, where you are sure to meet like-minded folk, for lots of lovely motorbikes and where Biker banter is ensured?

    We have seen lots of new Biker Friendly Cafes opening in 2021 and becoming popular with visitors to the website and facebook group members, so we have decided to once again hold this poll.
    The voting and results will be published on the facebook group and also here on THE BIKER GUIDE® website, as previous polls.

    We hope that this poll will find new places that members of the group have found and liked on their travels, see how much you love Bikers like to visit certain places, along with helping members of the group and visitors of THE BIKER GUIDE® discover Biker Friendly Cafes across the UK!

                                                                         ***
    This poll and voting takes place on our group as – *Biker Friendly Places UK and Europe - www.thebikerguide.co.uk, as a group is the only place on facebook that has the facility for a poll and a tick count. It is not possible on THE BIKER GUIDE® facebook page.

    When we started this poll in 2016, we would add all the votes up from comments, which as we are sure you can appreciate, took a long time. By using the 'poll' facility on the group, it is easy for all to see the vote.

    We did look into running an external poll, however this meant people had to supply emails and register, by using the poll on the facebook group, the only prerequisite is to be a member of the group, with no personal details given.

    When the winner is announced, we will say "The favourite Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK, as voted for by members of THE BIKER GUIDE® facebook group".

                                                                  ***
    We are sure many of you will be passionate and loyal to places that you frequent, but please accept that where you ‘may’ think your favourite place is ‘the best’ in the UK, it is the groups combined vote that will count in the final count of votes. We hope that people happily accept this and not want to storm on THE BIKER GUIDE® HQ, when the results are in.
    • As the poll is by THE BIKER GUIDE® and voted for by members of this group, only members of the group* can vote.
    • The poll allows for 100 places to be included.
    • The poll will run for at least 4 weeks. Notice of end date will be given at least a week prior.
    To cast your vote for your favourite cafe, go to the group (join if you are not already a member) then tick or add (and tick) to the poll.

    We have lots of places popular with Bikers included on THE BIKER GUIDE® website, from the south to the north of Great Britain, into Wales and to the Highlands of Scotland.
     
    Since 2009 we have promoted Biker Friendly cafes, places and meets on THE BIKER GUIDE® website and the list is mainly put together from visitor recommendations, with the owners confirming the details are correct.

    See THE BIKER GUIDE® website for extensive listings of Biker Friendly places -

     
    To vote, simply go to the facebook group as – Biker Friendly Places UK and Europe
    IF people are already a member of the group, they can just vote for their favourite place.
    IF they are not, they need to request to join, answer the 3 simple questions, we accept you in... Then vote!

    The poll is pinned to the top of the group and in Announcements.
     
    Voting takes place only on THE BIKER GUIDE group as -
    Biker Friendly Places UK and Europe
     
  5. The Best Songs and Riding Playlists for Motorcycle Road Trips

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    Motorcycle road trips are memorable experiences, but any great adventure needs a good soundtrack. You want music that will heighten your sense of adventure, evoke powerful memories and fit seamlessly with life on the road. That’s why we’ve assembled our comprehensive list of the best songs and riding playlists for motorcycle road trips to help you make the most of your experience.

    1. “Motorcycle Mama”

    Neil Young’s laid-back cruising song from the 1978 album, Comes a Time, is perfect for those long highway touring days. Neil Young and Nicolette Larson sing together about love, lust and trouble–all timeless themes for all motorcyclists.

    The Best Songs and Riding Playlists for Motorcycle Road Trips - Source PopT

    2. “Smoke on the Water”

    The guitar riff, the angsty lyrics–all of the details of Deep Purple’s 1971 classic tune–evoke the free-wheeling spirit of motorcyclists everywhere. To enjoy this classic at its best, listen through motorcycle Bluetooth headphones made by bikers for bikers.

    3. “Born to Be Wild”

    It’d be impossible not to include this song on a motorcycle road trip list. Steppenwolf delivers the ultimate, rebellious biker song that captures the thrill of the open road.

    4.” Ezy Ryder”

    Another 1971 classic, “Ezy Ryder” by Jimi Hendrix evokes an era of crazy hippies while also creating something altogether timeless. The lyrics say it all:

    “There goes Ezy, Ezy Ryder

    riding down the highway of desire

    he says the free wind takes him higher

    tryin' to find his heaven above”

    As far as motorcycle lyrics go, it doesn’t get much better than that. The Hendrix guitar doesn’t hurt, either.

    There goes Ezy, Ezy Ryder riding down the highway of desire - Source Lukas

    5. “Midnight Rider”

    The Allman Brothers are an American treasure. This 1970s song strikes all the right chords. The lyrics evoke freedom, the highway, poverty, evasion and the life of a nomad. The guitar bridges and sweet, haunting high notes of the guitar riffs coupled with the steady beat of the drums conjure up life on the road. Put on your helmet speakers and crank up the volume for an evocative listening experience.

    6. “The Ballad of Easy Rider”

    The Byrds’ “The Ballad of Easy Rider” is all about the flow of the ride and following the flow of life. It’s spiritual, it’s earthy and it touches on timeless themes of freedom, desire and the beauty of the natural world. Play this while you’re riding down country roads, and you might just find yourself someplace like heaven.

    7. “Bat Out of Hell”

    With this ten-minute masterpiece, Jim Steinman made the ultimate teenage tragedy anthem. Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman take this song from the end of the road, over the barricade and all the way to the watery depths of the ocean.

    Making Your Playlist

    When it comes to crafting the perfect riding playlist, you obviously need more than seven songs. We’ve provided these incredible songs to get you started and to give you an idea of how to cultivate the atmosphere you need and want while riding. However, there’s much more to it than that.

    Maybe you want to have one massive playlist where you put any and all your songs for riding, but we recommend that you build playlists based on themes. That way, you know exactly what playlist to go to, regardless of mood and landscape.

    Choosing Your Themes

    Choose playlist themes that will work well with the landscapes you’ll be encountering over the course of your different rides. For instance, cruising along a highway out West evokes a very different mood from the back roads of the Northeastern states. Seaside Southern roads are different still and twisting mountain roads have a character all their own.

    Build playlists that reflect the mood you want to cultivate while riding through these different terrains. Choose songs that evoke the hard-driving, amped-up freedom you love, or choose songs that fit seamlessly with laid-back, open-sky tours.

    Ideas for Themes

    Here are some ideas for perfect motorcycle playlist themes that can keep you going on all roads and in all weather.

    Chilled-out cruising

    For this theme, choose songs with a steady, calm beat, well-crafted melodies and poetic lyrics. Neil Young’s “Motorcycle Mama” or almost anything by The Eagles is an ideal song choice.

    Rebel freedom

    “Smoke on the Water,” “Bat Out of Hell” and anything punk or metal fit this playlist theme perfectly. Get your adrenaline going and enjoy the rush of life on the road.

    Country roads

    If you’re in mountain country, why not enjoy a little John Denver, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks or Emmylou Harris? Ride to the beat of down-home classics and enjoy the nostalgia of country music.

    ’90s teen spirit

    This list has been ’70s-centric, but who doesn’t love a little bit of ’90s angst? Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Incubus, Nine Inch Nails, Led Zeppelin and Chris Cornell all make excellent additions to a ’90s throwback.

    Hippie riders

    If you want to get in touch with your inner slow-riding hippie, make a playlist centered on the acoustic classics: Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, Paul Simon and Joan Baez all bring back some stripped-down hippie blues. 

    Making Your Music Playlist for Motorcycle trips - Source Pavel Talashov - S

    Download Your Playlists

    If you need your tunes to keep you going through the backroads where you might lose signal, remember to download your playlists to your listening device. This can help keep you motivated even in the absence of cellular service.

    Add to Your Playlists as You Go

    Part of the beauty of playlists is that you can add to them as you go–add songs that your buddies recommend and create a time capsule of memories. The more you build and ride to your playlists, the more memories you’ll have associated with the songs and the themes you’ve chosen. Some things just get better with time, and the best riding playlists definitely fall into that category.

    The Takeaway

    This is our guide to building your dream riding playlists, as well as our guide to some of the best riding songs to listen to on your Bluetooth motorcycle helmet speakers. Whether you enjoy chilled-out cruising tunes or amped-up Rock ‘n’ Roll, there’s something here for every rider.

    Enjoy your ride, make those memories and savor the moments and the friendships along the way. The road is calling, and these songs can help you enjoy the journey.

     

     

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