This blog will be about the life and experiences of an active motorcycle courier in the UK who rides all over the UK and into western Europe.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Back on the road again

Well I am pleased to announce I am back on the road again after a long 2 month layoff while the collar bone healed and yes, it’s good to be back.

This week so far, I have had two motorcycle courier jobs, one to London and one to Cambridge and the replacement bike “Amethyst” (because she is purple) is running just fine.

Over the last two months my friend Chris from Northampton Motorcycle Couriers has been covering my work for me and he has been kept quite busy. There have been a number of new clients making use of our service and many return clients coming back to us as well. The best thing is that I have not had to say NO to a client once in this period of recuperation so a big thanks to Chris, you have done absolutely sterling job.

Being back on the road again has also given me a chance to gauge how other road users perceive the new BikeVis lights that I fitted. I have purposely been riding with the headlight off during the day and I am happy to report that other road users seem to be more ware of my presence than they were before when I only had the head lamp on. This maybe because the BikeVis lights showing a more concentrated and focused light and because of the fitment, an unusual pattern of light as well as opposed to the not so bright light produced by the headlight during day light, so the BikeVis lights get a big thumbs up from me.

If you are interested in a set of these for your bike, you can get them at a slight discount through this link:

Anyway, as I said it’s good to be back.

All the best and safe riding


Thursday, 17 September 2009

Postal Delays

It is becoming increasing apparent the present disruption to the Royal Mail postal services is causing businesses increasing headaches. Important documents are getting caught up in the huge backlog at the sorting offices which means long delays in deliveries.

SDSA Motorcycle Couriers can help alleviate this problem by offering our dedicated document delivery services throughout the UK and if you need the document signed and returned to you on the same day we can provide this service to you.

Of course this service is not only for documents, it is available for anything that needs a guaranteed same day delivery with a signed proof of delivery.

Because our service is dedicated, you run zero risk of your items becoming lost or delayed.

The service described would be best for businesses in the Greater Peterborough area, but we will happily travel further if required.

Ready For work Again From Monday 21st September 2009

I had my X-ray on the broken collar bone last Monday and I happy to report that it is fully healed, so I am ready for work again.

As you may have already read on the blog in a previous post, the bike is fully prepared and ready for the road.

Tomorrow I will arrange my goods in transit cover with my insurance broker so everything will be in place for next Monday.

Also as a footnote, a big thank you to Chris of Northampton Motorcycle Couriers, Chris has been kept busy for the last two months covering my work for me while I have been recovering from the accident.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

BikeVis Light

This is just a quick post to show where I decided to fit the BikeVis lights on my ST1100, I will try and get a better picture of them switched on when I learn how to take low light level photo's without the flash, anyway here you go:

As you can see I have mounted them so as to designate the extremities of the bike which I think should help in the grand scheme of things.

This isn't a very good picture of them working, will do better next time, I guess having white garage doors doesn't help either! However, I honestly can say they are extremely bright and will certainly get you noticed on the brightest of days, at night they will be simply unmissable.

Here is a much better picture, taken before the sun rose enough to shine into the garage:

If you are looking to get some of these lights you can get a small discount through this link:

I am in a bit of a rush right now (need food - it's dinner time) but I will post a follow up of how I fitted them in due course.

Best regards and safe riding


Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Getting ready for work again

It’s been a long lay off since I had the accident back in July but now the collar bone is well and truly on the mend and I am looking forward to the x-ray next week to confirm that it’s healed.

I have spent my time doing other work on our various Motorhome rental web sites, so I have been busy and also keeping Chris over at Northampton Motorcycle couriers busy as he has been covering my work for me, thanks Chris.

Anyway, the last two days have been spent preparing the bike for the return to work later this month.

The Starcom audio system is now wired in, the GPS is mounted and I have fitted new Bike Vis daytime lights as well to enhance my profile while on the road.

My Gortex suit should be back anytime soon after being repaired so all that remains now is a positive result from the x-ray and to get the microphone and earphones fitted in the new helmet and we will be all set.

All the best and safe riding