The highlight of the week for me was something challenging and exciting, but thoroughly exhausting.
Let me explain. My brother thought it would be a good idea for me to brush up on my motorcycle skills and enrolled me on a course with ‘A Skills and Thrills Experience’ motorcycles in West Wales.
When an experienced police motorcycle instructor puts you through your paces like you’ve never been put through before, a realisation occurs,‘why hadn’t anyone else taught me these skills”?
Let’s face it, the roads today are busier than ever and accidents and fatalities are far too common – and with this in mind, extra tuition or advanced skills are an investment, not an expense.
So I stretched on my leathers (they must have shrunk in the wardrobe over the winter) dusted down the motorbike and headed for our first stop, the Owls Nest Tea Rooms in Llandovery.
There were many coffee and cake stops, during which a detailed debriefing was provided after each section of the course, which covered most of mid and west Wales.
Eight hours in the saddle was not something that I was used to, so if you see me about and notice that I’m walking uncomfortably, please don’t laugh. It was all done in the name of ‘Road Safety’.
Wynne John, you have so much to answer for.