Eventually got around to sitting still long enough to type this !
Thanks to You all. Dave for your crap jokes! Bomber for understanding a crap rider, and Higgy for the special hand signals, used when spotting a pretty lady , (for some reason they were not printed in my highway code !!) . Learning to ride a motorbike at 51 years old seemed daunting to say the least ,, where would I go to learn to ride, how much will it cost and how long will it take . Ride 4 life was a chance to take, and instantly I had answers to all of my questions, ( apart from "as long as it takes" !!) Dave booked me in immediately to start the same weekend. That's when it happened,, a most enjoyable experience started,,Talk about made to feel at home, Im sure I have drunk more 'brews' than the british army,, and the sausage sandwiches cooked by Daves fair hands were superb and appreciated. ( although i was a kitchen bitch for a day, when Higgy made me cook everyone's sausages !)
The training was superb,,, a sheer pleasure,,,, fun, and sometimes, much needed harsh words. Bomber made riding a bike look as easy as falling off one ! Higgy dotted all of the I s and crossed the T s
Dave just kept making brews, crap jokes and showing me the new bling on his superb cruiser.
I think the 'proof was in the pudding' when Bomber took three of us for our mod 1 tests, upon arrival we watched four riders from some other riding school all fail !! The three of us 'Ride 4 life' pupils passed ,,, enough said,,, the grin of pride on Bombers face left a lasting impression.
I will definitely recommend 'Ride 4 life' to anyone who wants to ride a bike (and to anyone who just wants to have a laugh on a weekend !)
Thanks once again you are a great bunch (Ok the sun is out,,, Harleys waiting,,,, going for a cruise across the wolds !)