Welcome to the Mountain Rat's website - we hope you enjoy exploring the photos and videos and hopefully pick up a few ideas along the way to help you plan your own motorcycling adventure!
The Mountain Rats are a group of like-minded motorcyclists who spend a week or more each year riding the more interesting roads of France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and, more recently, Spain & Portugal. Over the years we have ridden all of the spectacular passes in the Andermatt region of Switzerland together with just about every pass on the way in and out! More recently, we have enjoyed the warmth and clear roads of Spain and Portugal - so easy to get there with Britanny Ferries and such good value for money.
Our first aim is always the roads and the motorcycling comes first every time. We spend the long winter nights poring over maps and selecting the roads that we would like to ride - then we go and do it!
Many of the Mountain Rats have been associated professionally with the National Bikesafe scheme - particularly London Bikesafe. For details of these excellent training schemes just click on the links below - it might be the start of something new and rewarding.
This is the first movie I took on a bike - I called it Blue Horizons because of the fantastic skies and the name of the music track.
The Run to a Coffee Stop - never give them a start - spent the whole video catching up!