The EBMR Admins
Running the group
Founding member (God)
I set up EBMR in 2016, just as a way of finding rides, meeting people and to gain more experience after passing my full bike test. I met some good people and started riding in pairs and small groups.
This continued until the Xmas toy run in 2018. Previously organised by the SERV Sussex blood bikers, they did not partake this year so after a chat I organised one. Given that I had previous experience with Gifts4kids and some connections. It’s was a great success and even though it was freezing cold and even had sleet/snow, the turnout was great. We delivered an unbelievable amount or presents to Eastbourne and Hastings hospital children’s wards and raised over £300 for East Sussex Foster Care Association.
Eastbourne Motorcycle Rideout’s took off and went rapidly from around 100 members to over 400 in 5 months and is now approaching 800 members! We also organised the Easter egg run in March 2019 attracting over 80 bikes and delivering hundreds of eggs to the same to hospitals and have continued to organise and host both of these runs every year with our last Christmas run being the best yet.
It was early 2019 that the EBMR family was born. With the addition of several new members that just clicked straight away. Within weeks there was a solid team, new admin and new enthusiasm. The group came alive, grew and is what it is today. All of us share the same ethos, meet, ride and have fun whilst also having a desire to help others. We soon began looking for other people to help. Chestnut Tree House and East Sussex Foster Care Association both have connections with our team so it was an easy decision.
It has been an incredible journey and looks set to carry on growing and evolving with ever increasing support. EBMR are here for everyone to enjoy and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our rides, events or even the family. With rides, merchandise and support we love what we do and look forward to you joining us for our next adventure.
Previous Bike: YBR 125
Current Bikes: Triumph Street Triple, Triumph Daytona (it’s mine really), and a Kawasaki GPZ 500 in bits in my garden
I joined EBMR a couple years ago because I was a lone rider and wanted to meet others as twisted as myself and see what group riding was all about. I love riding in a group, there is no other feeling like it. Never in a million years did I think I would find amazing and like minded people that are now like my family.
I’m the red headed tattooed Yankee with the terrible potty mouth, that basically curses more times than storm troopers miss a shot in Star Wars. When I’m not breaking things, I’m taking pictures of potholes that everyone loves. My other half is Mono Col who i also met through the group. I’m still trying to decide if that’s a good thing or not.
I also help write for Moto Gusto magazine.
Come say hi to me on a rideout. I’m really friendly and approachable, and very very loud.
I usually host some rides as and when I can after work, mainly a 125/Nervous Ride for those who have just passed. I’m happy to ride with anyone if they need some confidence or just want to build their miles up.
Current Bike: Yamaha MT10
Family and good friends call me Mart.
Im a long time biker and old school in many ways. I have a very positive attitude and like to feel useful.
I have many skills and will normally try to help anyone if i can and I love being part of the team.
Previous Bikes: Hyosung GT125, Kawasaki ZX6r
Current Bike: Yamaha Fazer 600
Hi I’m Ashley, I joined EBMR in June last year. Before my first rideout I was very nervous, but as soon as I met everyone, it felt like I had known them for years. They are like my family, we have our laughs and it’s the best thing I have ever done.
They have given me confidence to go on and pass my full motorcycle test. I now ride a kawasaki Ninja ZX6r and part of the admin team of EBMR.
Please feel free to message any of us even if you think a question mabe stupid we will give you the best advice we can
Hi I’m Chris,
I joined EBMR in 2019 after realising a long-lived dream of passing my bike test and getting my hands
on my Honda CBR (lovingly named by my partner “Rhonda the Honda”).
I really wanted get experience and meet like minded people and EBMR has not disappointed. The community spirit is amazing, and I have been keen to get more involved since I first joined the
I started on 4 wheels racing karts for fun and although useless with mechanics, I have always loved motorbikes and find them fascinating. I am no speed freak these days, I just enjoy the ride.
My signature (coughs “accidental”) move is the Fusilli shuffle (thanks Stuart), this is when I brake hard, lock the back wheel and send the back sliding around everywhere. The key is staying upright, it’s never on purpose and I wouldn’t recommend it!
I look forward to seeing you on the rideouts and if your not sure if its for you, just come along and find out, you won’t regret it .
(Piggy, Pig Sweat)
Previous Bike: KMX125, DTR 125, NSR 125, RXS 100, RZ/RD 250, FZR 250, FZR 400 exup, CBR 400, XT 600 Tenere, SV650, TRX 850
Current Bike: Honda VTR Firestorm 1000
Hi, I am Stuart known as Piggy or Pig Sweat (if you want to know why you’ll have to ask).
I have been riding bikes in some form since I was around six years old, but I’ve been on the road for 22 years. I love bikes whether it’s fixing them, watching them race or simply getting out for a ride, I am a happy boy.
I joined EBMR in summer 2019 as it was recommended to me by a mate who had just passed his test. My first thoughts were, why did I not know about this group sooner! I have been part of other groups and clubs, but they always got on my nerves as they were too cliquey about either what bike you had or full of wannabe racers. EBMR is full of the normal people with the same interests in motorcycles. Everyone has been so cool and chilled out.
I enjoy maintaining bikes and will always try and fix it myself. I’m happy helping with other people’s bikes (as long as they aren’t knob heads). I also run Southern Motorcycle Transport so if you need a hand give me a shout. Visit us at southernmotorcycletransport.co.uk
Previous Bike: Honda CBR F2 600, Honda VFR 1000, Yamaha R6 600
Current Bike: Triumph Daytona 600
Hi, I’m Chris aka Goon, I joined EBMR a couple of years ago when I got bored of riding on my own. I decided to join EBMR which was the best choice I made! It’s like having another family, always someone happy to help out if you’re in need.
I try to get out most weekends with either the missus or kids as pillion when I have the free time.
(Damo, Atom, #Haveyoutriedshoutingatit)
Current Bikes: Honda CBR 1000 RR 2008, Honda CBR F2 1994 Streetfighter. I have several project bikes as well.
Previous Bikes: To many too remember!!
Dream Bike: Harley Davidson Custom Fatboy (Bobber)
Hi, I am Damion, most call me Damo in the group, I have been with EBMR since early 2019. I joined EBMR and felt as though I joined a brotherhood. Everyone looks out for one another and we all share the same interest for motorcycles what ever form they come in. I like my streetfighters, chops and bobbers (Chrome over plastic).
I’m an IT Network Technician / Web Designer by trade. I spend my spare time building websites, modifying bikes and blasting out some heavy metal.
My website is dbooty.co.uk