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UK Tour

Post by tastrongarm007 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:27 pm

Hello MT Riders,

I just joined the club and wanted to say I've enjoyed researching the Armstrong MT500 when I first discovered its existence last October. You see I'm from the States and we never see them on the roads over here. I've been planning a trip to the UK to retrace in the footsteps of my ancestors who were Armstrong's from the Border region. I thought there would be no more appropriate way of travelling than on an Armstrong MT500. I will be spending the month of July travelling the Border region, and up into the Highlands before ferrying over to Northern Ireland for a look around, then back to England. Force Motorcycles will supply my bike as they seem to be the best in the MT business. I hope to post while I'm on the road. Cheers
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Post by Wirralman » Tue May 14, 2019 7:41 pm

Welcome to the forum

You have much to learn grasshopper....
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Post by sparky » Tue May 14, 2019 8:22 pm

I presume you'll have Cragside House and Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland on your list to visit?
Sounds like a good trip. I think I'd pick a bike with electric start though!
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Post by P.I.STAKER » Tue May 14, 2019 9:48 pm

Welcome to the forum

Sounds like an interesting trip
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Re: UK Tour

Post by hounddog » Tue May 14, 2019 11:07 pm

Have a great trip , you will see some wonderful scenery on your travels
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Re: UK Tour

Post by Force Motorcycles » Wed May 15, 2019 8:40 am

Great to see you on the forum!

Really excited to hear how the trip goes.

We're getting the bike ready as we speak :)

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Re: UK Tour

Post by Minter » Thu May 16, 2019 10:46 pm

Sounds like a great adventure!

Pop into Sportax Racing if you get time kettle is always on!

I rode the Armstrong many a mile (km) in Germany as a Soldier and have a collection of MT based bikes.. an original as new MT350 as used by the British Army to a Motorcross spec MT and a Paris - Dakar styled tourer! I ought to open a museum!!

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Re: UK Tour

Post by Dunders » Fri May 17, 2019 5:21 pm

Welcome from another newbie!

There are *many* roads suited to the Armstrong in the Northumberland/east Borders area. My son moved to Morpeth, so I've been discovering the area (so far mostly by car), and I can recommend riding the back roads between Jedburgh and the Kielder area, I'm hoping to get my MT over for a week in summer for just that.

Whatever road you take, enjoy!

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Re: UK Tour

Post by Bonnielad » Sat May 18, 2019 7:17 am

After the above mentioned trip to Bamburgh Castle and Cragside, I also made the connection between the victorian entrepreneur William Armstrong and our bikes. Although he died in 1910, it is the company that he started. I have his biography. If you wanted some interesting reading I could send it to you?
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