Report from the BMW Club Oxford Zoom Social – ‘Reg Local’!

On Tuesday 23rd March our guest speaker was John Gregory. John is a former police officer with many years’ experience as a traffic officer and an advanced police driving instructor. Despite only becoming a motorcyclist 3 years ago, John has rapidly passed through various tests and is now a ROSPA Examiner for motorcycle tests.

John gave us an amazing presentation of a (4 wheel) trip in India. The contrast between city traffic in the UK and in Delhi for example. How do they manage to fit a whole family of 5 onto a 125 motorcycle?

Would you drive this dangerous Road?! The Manali to Leh pass over the foothills of the Himalayas was shown as an example, using some excellent drone footage.

John has written two books under the pen name Reg Local and has established the Reg Local YouTube Channel. This features many videos on both car driving and motorcycling.

I especially liked the following videos:

Motorcycling (& Driving) & Mental Health

John expounds on the positive mental health benefits from riding and driving from a very personal perspective.

Motorcycling in France & Belgium with Daft Andy on my BMW S1000XR

John and Andy have fun on their bikes. The byplay between them is hilarious. Not an instructional video, but some good footage. Watch out for Andy’s mistake when leading near the end.

My New Bike – What Did I Get?!

John is trading in his S1000XR, but will be the replacement? Watch and see. Again, the dialogue is very interesting.


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