Andy Spindlow

Andy Spindlow


I started riding when I was 16 , my first ever bike was an off roader so that I could play around in the woods. My first legal road bike though was a Puch Maxi, nothing special but got me to and from work every day for the year.

Then I took my driving test, and there followed 10 years of various different cars. After that though I decided that I wanted a bike again so bought a GP50 Suzuki which I had for a few months, then got a GP100 and took my bike test. Shortly after passing my test I decided I wanted a change again and bought a CB250 Honda. As you may have noticed by now there is a pattern developing here  each new bike being bigger than the last one. I had this one for a few years, until an accident which kept me back on four wheels with a car again, think my parents thought I was safer in one!

However the love of bikes never leaves you as anyone will tell you and it wasn’t long before I just had to start riding again. So it was in the late 1990s I bought my first Harley, life would never be the same again!

It was a dark red Dyna Wide Glide and she was a beauty.

I went to Riders Edge and took the born Again Bikers Course, just as a refresher it was great.

Thereafter came lots of ride outs and trips each time learning more about the great Harley Dynasty.

In 2003 I rode it to Minehead for the 100th Anniversary Rally. There I had a road test on a Road King, so was already contemplating yet another bike.

On returning I went to the Maidenhead Harley store and bought a blue and silver Electra Glide, beautiful!

Many miles and road trips followed , we had some great adventures together.

One evening I was on my way to the Ace Cafe for the Harley Night, when I just thought I would pop into the dealership for a look. There in the showroom sparkling under the lights was my next bike. She was one of the first in the country 105th Anniversary Electra Glides in the stunning copper and black livery. It was love at first sight and after a few negotiations she was mine, needless to say we never actually got to the Ace cafe!

I still have that bike and have covered many miles on her both here and in Europe and will no doubt be doing many more.