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Over the last three years we have taken part in the National Road Rally, and enjoyed every minute of it. Now it's time to give something back so we will be operating the Lincoln checkpoint for 2016.
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No.23 Moto Morini 350 Dart

I will start off by saying this was a big mistake. I have always admired Moto Morini’s and I have always thought at the back of my mind that a little V-twin would be great to use to commute on and the handling is meant to be really good.

I happened to see a 350 Dart for sale on Evil-Bay and as they never seem to come up, I thought it was worth a silly bid. Imagine my surprise when I bloody well won it.…

No.22 Yamaha TDR250 (Again)

I had one TDR that I was slowly bringing back to life and, like buses,another popped up on Ebay and was only 5 miles away. Bizarrely the chap wouldn’t let anyone come and see it so it wasn’t getting a lot of bids, so I thought, bugger it I’ll put a lowish bid on it and give it a go. Amazingly, I won it and the chap delivered it for free.

When it was wheeled out the van it had standard wheels with motocross tyres on it and the loudest graphics on it this side of the 1980’s! The chap told me that he had recently removed a set of TZR wheels as he preferred to slide around on the knobbly motocross tyres. He offered…

No.21 Yamaha TDR 250

I decided that I really wanted a TDR in my life as I had wanted one when they came out but could never afford one. I joined the TDR250 Forum //tdr250.co.uk/forum (a brilliant website recommended if you have or want a TDR) and heard about a TDR that was in need of a bit of TLC.

I contacted the bloke and arranged to see it. I set off through the snow to see the bike in the middle of Yorkshire. The bike was at a classic bike garage right in the sticks.…