John Lavelle at Bike Farkles

is creating motorcycling videos vlogging and helping you to Farkle your Ride

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You'll have my thanks forever and, as I frequent Paris a lot, if you visit Paris, we can go for a "noir sur le zinc" (a coffee or other beverage). You'll also have access to 'Patron Only' posts.

  • Access to Patreon only content (does not include Dream Routes)

Dream Routes

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Dream Routes are a short routes off the beaten track suitable for motorcycles and sports car which are an absolute dream to ride or drive. They combine twisties with open sections and sweeping curves through gorgeous countryside and beautiful old villages.

There is, usually, no commentary but I do occasionally make a comment.

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  • Dream Routes

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As well as the reward above, I'll also follow and/or subscribe to your social media channels*, and you'll have access to patron-only live Q&A sessions


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  • I'll follow you on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram
  • You get access to Patreon only Q&A sessions
  • And everything in the previous tier

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About John Lavelle at Bike Farkles

Wouldn’t it be nice to find a site that guides you through things to do with motorcycling? A site that publishes "how to" videos on adding accessories and doing general maintenance to your ride? A site that discusses aspects of motorcycling like riding in France and Europe, also topics of current interest to motorcyclists?

Bike Farkles is about everything to do with motorcycles. It doesn’t focus or any one part. It will try to show you how to do things and give you information about “the why” as well.

From accessories to enhance your ride, to training to enhance your skills and pleasure, to travel and places to visit. We’ll include detailed videos to help you.

There's also a section called Rider Ramblings. This is mainly my ramblings while riding a motorcycle in France. I'll discuss everything and anything but it usually has a "French flavour". If you want me to talk about something in The Ramblings please let me know. Rider Ramblings is publicly available. Though, Patreons will always get early access to the all videos.

What’s more, if you have a topic you’d like us to video, tell us and we’ll try to video it as soon as possible.

Where your money goes.

Your money goes into financing projects like accessories, tools and equipment for the videos. Your money also goes on tours in Europe so you can see where to visit and, more importantly, where not to visit. How to get there, what to do and see, rules and "regs", prices and other interesting information about riding in Europe. There will, of course, be content exclusively available to Patreons only.

Some of the magnificent rewards just for you!

Finally, there are some wonderful rewards for you to chose from, including, for example, a Pillion Passenger ride around the Périphérique in Paris or follow me around the Périphérique - your choice; a one day tour of some beautiful French countryside south of Paris on the little known back roads through tiny villages and ancient hamlets; or a 2 day tour down the Normandy coast on what is considered the best coast road in France. This is my way of saying thank you for supporting Bike Farkles.

It’s great to have you along for the ride.
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When we reach this goal I will be able to upgrade some of the equipment to create better videos for you.
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