2015 Adelaide Motorcycle Festival – Belfast

Adelaide Motorcycle Festival 2015

It has been a year or two (2013 actually) since I have went near this show, but I ventured back today for a look with huge hopes that it had improved since my last visit.

Thankfully it has.  I will address the 2 bad points firstly that I came away with today – firstly £12 entrance fee is just crazy.  That is only slightly cheaper that the NEC’s Motorcycle Live which was simply outstanding.  This show is more like a gathering of dealers, with a range of their bikes that they want to sell you.  Nothing new, nothing revealed, just a load of nice and shiny bikes all in one place to tempt you out of a few hundred quid for the next 36 – 48 months, therefore I think it is a bit cheeky to be expected to pay such a high entrance fee to essentially enter a huge multi-manufacturer’s show room.

Secondly, on your way in you will pass by the ‘Jumble.’  Make sure you go in because there is simply some stunning vintage bikes and cars in here and a few interesting vendors.  However Bad point 2 is also in here.  Some of the vendors are just selling junk, and they genuinely don’t seem bothered.

My eye was taken by two quaint little signs, neither of which held any real world value, I just thought they would look rather cool in my garage.  Heres’ how the conversation went….

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Dakar – Initial Plans – Strike Whilst the Iron is hot.

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The 2014 Dakar is now starting Day 3 and if you haven’t been following there is still loads of time to catch up. Eurosport UK is showing daily updates at 2230 and 0000 with the show being repeated throughout the day across the Eurosport channels.

Anyway this is one of the most awesome Rallies in the world. It is exciting to watch and with bikes, quads, cars and trucks there is something for everyone.

I have decided I want to complete the Dakar, a huge task I know, so I am going to start by saying I want to enter the Dakar!

Obviously this is not a case of I want to enter the Dakar tomorrow. However it is definitely part of the plan.

So here is the thing, if you want to be involved I will be needing Sponsors, teamsters, mechanics and everything to make ‘Team TBNI’ successful. A huge ask I know but if you are interested in being part of the first internet based Dakar Team get in touch.

Oh and BMW, KTM, RED BULL or MONSTER if you are watching I want you!