Royal Enfield Highland Scramble: Gentlemen, start your kilts and head north the noo – Geoff Hill

Those of you who’ve been paying consideration, which I do know is all of you, will know that I’m an enormous fan of Royal Enfields.

I’ve been since Paddy Minne and I rode two Bullet 500s from India again to the UK in 1998 for my guide Way to Go, even when Enfield was to high quality management again then what George Best was to sobriety.

As a outcome, each single bit that might shake, rattle and fall off did, however Enfields at present – made in three state-of-the-art factories in India and backed up by tech centres there and in the UK staffed by some very good individuals, together with former Triumph supremos Simon Warburton and Mark Wells – are fabulous machines combining previous-college seems with new-college dealing with, efficiency and reliability.

Happiness – There’s nothing finer than spending time with kindred spirits

I made the Interceptor 650 my Bike of the Year when it got here out in 2019, and it was adopted by the bijou journey machine the Himalayan and a few months in the past by the cut price magnificence the Meteor 350.

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Well, I’ve now been joined in the fan membership by Stephen Erbrick, the founding father of Bikerbnb, which as the identify suggests organises bike adventures, together with a Highland Scramble in Scotland which began in 2019, taking in Glencoe, Loch Lomond and Loch Ness.

Glorious - Scotland has some of the best riding anywhere
Glorious – Scotland has a few of the greatest driving anyplace

Stephen met Enfield UK supervisor George Cheeseman and his crew final summer season throughout an illustration day in Wales.

“We were immediately impressed by the Interceptor 650 and the agile Himalayan, and realised how a partnership with Royal Enfield could complement the Highland Scramble and our growing rental fleet,” stated Stephen.

“We love how Royal Enfield offers accessible, reliable and customisable motorbikes.”

Rugged - Both the little Himalayan and the scenery
Rugged – Both the little Himalayan and the surroundings

As a outcome, Stephen’s lined up a collection of 10 adventures for the 2021 season, masking 10,000 miles of epic Scottish surroundings.

Each journey will likely be led by Bikerbnb on specifically outfitted customized Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 scramblers. The grandeur of the surroundings is complemented by native meals which is commonly cooked on a Big Green Egg (Google it – I needed to), bike-pleasant lodging and the comfortable company of fellow adventurers.

Nosh - Al fresco dining courtesy of a Big Green Egg
Nosh – Al fresco eating courtesy of a Big Green Egg

As I’ve discovered on any of the organised adventures I’ve been on, spending time doing what you’re keen on with kindred spirits is considered one of the nice joys of life.

Welcome - All the accommodation and eating places en route are biker-friendly
Welcome – All the lodging and consuming locations en route are biker-pleasant

The adventures are almost each different weekend over the summer season and by way of September, and Stephen and his crew hope to broaden the thought over the coming years into new markets and international locations by way of the partnership with Royal Enfield.

Tours are normally 5 nights, together with lodging, both in regular B&Bs, wigwams or bell tents relying on the tour, knowledgeable photographer to offer you nice photos to take house, and a assist car.

Reservation - Some of the accommodation can be in wigwams
Reservation – Some of the lodging might be in wigwams

One tour is for girls solely, and one for the Royal Enfield Owners’ Club.

George Cheeseman stated: “Bikerbnb and Royal Enfield are natural partners, given their shared passion for promoting a biking philosophy that prizes the experience above all else.

“We love Bikerbnb’s Highland Scramble – the ideal opportunity to showcase our motorcycles in their element, in the great outdoors whilst riders have a once in a lifetime adventure in the company of like-minded travellers.

“Here at Royal Enfield, we’re all about getting people onto their bikes so they can have epic adventures and create incredible memories, and so we have been building our network of experience partners across the UK to ensure that there are plenty of opportunities for riders to do just that.”

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