Barnes said: “After a good spell at home in Fort William it was time to leave for pastures new and truck for the Alps. It’s become a summer pilgrimage for as long as I can remember and a week of bike park laps is essential before tackling a race in the big mountains, fine tuning the bike set up and getting the arms used to the abuse the alps delivers. This time Verbier got the seal of approval for a week of riding before heading to the EWS in La Thuille.
I travelled out with my mechanic Craig in my camper wagon “The Landship III” . Its a luxury wagon and a step up on the previous Landships that were converted Transit vans. This beauty is basically an apartment on wheels and a home from home for most of the year. Making full use of the Ducato chassis, this cuboid becomes rammed with all the essential kit and spares for what the summer will bring. Craig deals with the tools and spares and I make sure there is enough 2 stroke for the scooter. Together we have got it covered.”