DAS biker profile: Ed

28th August 2018

At DAS, we help 1000s of bikers every year with legal issues; we’re celebrating this relationship by talking to our own biking enthusiasts at DAS. Ed is a Proposition Manager at DAS.

Hi Ed. Tell us, what got you into biking?

To be frank, I grew up in a small town in Devon with a rubbish bus service.

How long have you been a biker?

20 years.

Why is biking better than driving?

You don’t have to sit in traffic jams, you can jump the queues at traffic lights (no, not the actual lights), I’ve never met a biker I didn’t like, and you feel like you’re moving.

What motorbike do you currently ride?

Triumph Speedmaster.

What other bikes have you owned?

Yamaha SR 125, Yamaha Virage 525, Honda Hornet, Yamaha Dragstar.

If you could make one modification to your bike, what would it be?

Saddlebags – I don’t have any, and remember I need them every time I have something I need to transport.

If money was no object, what is your dream biking adventure?

Riding around Spain for a year visiting as many local festivals and tapas bars as possible.

What is your favourite ride out (UK or abroad)?

Used to drive from Exeter to Canterbury regularly – really satisfying!

Where is your favourite biker café and what is the best thing on the menu?

No favourite as such, but anywhere that serves a full English, with tea in a mug.

What has been your best biking moment?

Getting my full licence allowing me to ride anything.

What one piece of advice would you give to someone thinking of getting into biking?

Think the worst of everyone! By which I mean ‘drive defensively’, don’t actually think ill of your fellow man. But do always have it in the back of your mind they might not be able to see you.

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