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Custom Bikes Run In The Family | Vince @ RideTo | Rider Stories


James F · June 06, 2019

Vince 1

Hi, My name is Vince, the Customer Happiness Manager at RideTo. I've been riding since 2014. I originally started the same way a lot of people do. I got sick of waiting for the tube and decided to take the plunge and book myself a CBT at the local bike shop around the corner.

I had never driven a car, and I have a family history of motorcycles, My Dad was a scrapyard owner and he used to build bikes from parts.

Vince 2

I left my CBT, walked straight into the local motorbike shop and bought a YBR125. I absolutely adored that bike and rode it religiously every day from Barnet to Farringdon. I felt so much better being off the tube.

After a few years of commuting I finally decided to get my Full Licence, which I did in Edgware at a RideTo partner school. I did 5 days of training and finished with only two minors over both tests!

These days I can be caught riding my beloved highlighter-green Honda CB600F Hornet. It's a limited edition model with a Titanium Exhaust, Suede Seat. Rear hugger and awesome paintjob, When I upgraded my bike I also upgraded my gear. I got a lovely Dainese Airframe Jacket, HJC Helmet, some new Alpinestars Gloves and a pair of Richa Boots.

Vince 3

I couldn't live without my alarmed disc lock, I put it on whenever i stop anywhere. No matter how short the stop. and if i were to give some advice for new riders? There is nothing better than leaving the house, getting on your bike and just going exploring. Some of the best days on the YBR125 I ever had were exploring days finding my way through Hertfordshire. With regards to training? you have nothing to lose and freedom to gain. Do it!

Peace out

Vince x

Vince 4

This information is given to you as a guide to support you in your choice of licence and RideTo has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided about motorcycle licence and training requirements. However, RideTo cannot guarantee the information is up to date, correct and complete and is therefore provided on an "as is" basis only. RideTo accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising. We recommend that you verify the current licence and training requirements by checking the DVSA website.