At last the sun shines for the Algarve Senior Bikers


Article by David Shirley, Algarve Senior Bikers
Photos by Michael Jensen and David Ashcroft and David Shirley

After the last two events being postponed due to bad weather conditions the ride around the Odalouca barragem  turned out to be the best day of the year so far for the motorcyclists of the ASB.

There was a good turnout with so many bikes that the ride was split into two groups with a 10 minute interval between the two leaving from the start in Silves.

Joachim Heinsen leading the first group on his VW trike backed up by Phil Smith with Steve Wills and myself taking turns at the front of the second group.

The route was from Silves up to the barragem before Alferce and then down toward Sao Marcos for coffee.

A short break before heading  south over the hills via Sapeira back back to Silves and then across country to Restaurant O Foral near Tunes for lunch outside on the shaded terrace.

A great ride with some new members and chance to wish long time regular rider Ted Wetselaar farewell and best wishes for the future on his last ride before returning to live in his home country of Holland.

The next event will be on the 10th of June to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the group which started in June 2010. Details on website soon.


At the Barragem


Leaving after coffee stop




O Floral


Enjoying lunch


Joachim and Steve