Highland Rider Motorbike Tours was founded in 2012 by myself, Shuggie Hoskins from a passion I have with motorbikes. I had a vision of providing Bikers with an affordable option of joining guided Tours at a cost-effective price.
Before my vision I had personally participated in a few guided motorbike tours throughout the UK & Ireland with a few of the bigger companies and I instantly felt they were not providing me with value for money and they also lacked that personal touch that I would want when I was Touring.
I quickly realised that there was definitely an opening in the market for Motorbike guided tours that would provide better value for money as well as a more personal touch.
Our Group members have all made new friends on tour and some have even gained lifelong friends. We have even had some who met their partners whilst out touring and some even going on to get married. A large number of our members return to us year after year and never miss the Road Racing Tours because they know they can't book it cheaper online for the Package that I provide.
I have used 27-years of Military Service to ensure that every tour is organised and conducted with military precision, keeping everyone informed and updated as their tour is put together. I also offer an "Instalment Method" for monthly payments, this ensures that everyone from all walks of life can afford to join in on these Epic Adventures.
I have a Facebook Group page for all past and present Bikers to join and I have learnt from the group feedback that through our tours we have all met people who we would never have met, had it not been for joining in on our Tours.
I bought a Motorbike to pursue a personal dream. One day when I am very old & when I can no longer walk, it will be in my garage as a trophy of my memories.
I’ve met people who have taught me something & have the exact same passion & spirit. I’ve also met others that I'm glad to have forgotten.
I’ve got wet, I’ve felt cold, I’ve felt warm, I’ve felt afraid, I’ve fell off but stood back up, I’ve even hurt myself, I’ve also laughed out loud inside my helmet so many times.
I’ve spoken to myself a thousand times, I’ve sang & shouted with joy like a madman, & yes sometimes I’ve even cried.
I’ve been to many wonderful places & will remember the hundreds of unforgettable experiences that I’ve had with fondness.
I’ve often made curves & shapes that even Schwantz would be proud of; other times I’ve made curves & shapes that have filled me with terror.
I’ve stopped many times to view & study in detail the beautiful landscapes & scenery that I have come across whilst out on my adventures.
I’ve spoken with complete strangers, who have become firm friends & I’ve forgotten people I see every day, who do not have that one common passion in their lives.
I’ve went out with demons inside my head & returned home with a feeling of absolute peace & tranquility in my head & heart.
I’ve always thought & knew how dangerous it is, knowing that the meaning of courage is to advance by even feeling the fear that it can produce.
I’ve realised that every time I go to my machine, I think about how truly wonderful it is & what it means to me to be a Biker.
I’ve stopped talking to those who don’t understand, (They Just Don’t Understand).
I’ve learned the gestures & signals to communicate with other riders from all over the world, when out on the open road.
I’ve spent money that I did not have, gave up many good things in life, but all these things were not worth even a moment without my Bike.
I’ve found out It’s not just a means of transport to me, or a piece of metal with wheels. It is part of me & my soul & spirit.
I’ve found that when someone says to me: "You have to sell your Bike & become a more responsible person". I do not answer, I just swing my head, smile & walk on.
“It’s just a bike, they say” ???? Only the people who love them totally understand where I’m coming from !!!!!
May God Bless all my Friends & Keep them Safe, so they can continue to enjoy meeting more great people !!!!
"There are no strangers on Bikes, only Friends you have yet to meet"
"Driving is a Journey, Riding is an Adventure"
The Epic Adventure Continues !!!!!!