We have just completed a holiday of a lifetime on bikes hired from Phillip McCallen Motorcycles.
Left to right in the photo: Jon Hoffman of Upland California USA, Candice and Scott Jameson of Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada, Mr. Phillip McCallen, and Allan Paterson of Austin Texas USA.
Allan picked up a Kawasaki Versys in mid-April and visited family in the north of England and explored Scotland before returning to Ireland to meet with Jon, Scott, and Candice. Jon and Scott picked Triumph 800s. All bikes were in excellent condition and equipped with our selection of full luggage, sat/nav, etc. Stops in Dublin, Kinsale, Dingle, and Westport were punctuated by exploring beautiful back roads, visiting many historical sites and interesting places, and enjoying the hospitality of the Irish.
After Scott and Candice returned their bike and headed off to Portugal to visit family Jon and Allan set up base at Portstewart for a week at the North West 200. On off days we explored Donegal, the Causeway Coast, and met some of our favorite racers. This was highlighted by meeting Phillip who is a legend to us and anybody that knows road racing.
We would like to thank Phillip, Doug and Jonny of Phillip McCallen Motorcycles and Motorcycle Hire Ireland for their help in making our dream trip a reality and hope to get back to Ireland soon!
Hire bikes – Triumph Tiger 800 XCX, Tiger 800 XRX & Kawasaki Versys 650