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Contacting IBA UK

IBA UK is run by several volunteers, all members of the Iron Butt Association. As such we don't have "office hours" (or even offices) so email is the way to go. Please choose a recipient from the list below.

  • IBA UK President - Philip "FazerPhil" Weston IBA #432

    My first bike was a 1960s Vespa. I became a born again biker in 2000 when I bought a 600 Suzuki Bandit before moving onto the Yamaha Fazer 1000. In 2005 I completed my first ride out of the UK completing a SS1000 to Budapest. In 2008 I was a finisher in the Brit Butt Rally and am the only rider to have completed a BBG3000 in the UK. Completed rides in UK, Europe and the USA culminating in finishing IBR2011 on a Fazer 1000 on my first bike ride in the USA.

    To contact Phil email:

  • IBA UK Vice-President / Jamboree Organiser - Martin "Megabuck" Buck IBA #57757

    I've been riding motorcycles since around 1980 - a mix of commuting and touring. My honeymoon was a two-week trip around France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium, and I've done several long-distance European trips.

    I got involved with IBAUK in 2012; I've done numerous UK and European Rides to Eat, along with the Brit Butt Rally, European Tour rallies and Alpenbutt rally. I've done rides on bikes from full-on tourers (BMW R1100RT, WK 650 TR) to an adventure bike (Triumph Tiger 800) to a sports-oriented bike (R1200RS). It's not about the bike, and we've had rides completed on everything from Pan Europeans to H-D Fat Boy to Piaggio MP3. Just plan the ride, then ride the plan - then send me the details!

    To contact Martin email:

  • Special Events Co-Ordinator - Mark "madmac" Collins IBA #57645

    Started riding at 13 on an old Suzuki TS off road and I have not stopped since apart from when injury or illness has had me laid up.

    Over my years I’ve owned a fair few bikes of all types from trails to sport machines and the ones in between, but my love of riding led me further afield and the joy of touring begins and before long I was throwing a tent on the bike and jumping on the ferry into Europe. Clocking up some serious miles became more enjoyable and for years I seemed to be a mad man to most of my biking friends for covering the mileage.

    This led me to look for a group of like minded people which brought me to the Iron Butt Association and a new chapter of riding began with a RBLR1000 in June 2013, since then I’ve done a fair few and yet kept my love of touring but with an added bonus of IBA friends.

    To contact Mark email:

  • Ride to Eat Co-Ordinator - Graeme "GraemeandSally" Dawson IBA #51229

    Started out on a pink Lambretta; Have been riding bikes for over 20 years and currently own not one but two Honda Pan-Europeans

    So far I have completed several SaddleSores, especially in support of the RBLR1000, competed in all our rallies and attended rides to eat all over Great Britain and the continent.

    Looking forward to meeting many more riders at rides to eat and in the rallies.

    To contact Graeme email:

  • IBAUK shopkeeper - Kim "arkwright" Leeson IBA 70603

    I took up riding at an early age and came to this country hoping beyond hope that one day I might become something important in motorcycle retail and here I am, living the dream!

    As many others have also done, I earned my IBA spurs by riding the awesome RBLR1000 and have completed many other certificate rides including the Full Monty.

    When I'm not doing sales and marketing stuff I like to ride one of my collection of German and Japanese motorcycles:- BMW R1200GSA, 02 Honda VFR800, 83 Suzuki GS1100ED (Calif. model, brought with me), POS '81 Suzuki GS550E.

  • Chief Technical Inspector - Rick "Rick, UK" Allies IBA #4001

    Started my biking career in 1991, and my first bike after passing my test was a Suzuki GSX250 - whatever could go wrong with it, did! But when it was running we certainly covered some miles! After a year on a GPZ500, in 1994 I moved up to a CBR600 - which is still in my hands and running today. Finally, in 1997 I bought the Blackbird, which I also still own.

    In 1998 I completed my first SS1000 - the second documented one in the UK! I've also completed SS1K and BB1500 rides in the UK and Europe.

    Since 2008 I have been Technical Inspector for IBA UK, and have been involved in the organisation and running of all the Brit Butt Rallies since then. In 2012 I became Rallymaster for the Brit Butt Light Rally.

    To contact Rick email:

  • RBLR1000 route master - Mark "FJRPilot" Fowler IBA #40047

    Been riding for 30 years. I've not had many bikes but I tend to keep them and ride them. My last bike was an FJR1300 and I rode over 70,000 miles on it.

    I became an IBA member in 2009 and have been hooked ever since. I ran the 8 hour novice Iceni Rally and also overhauled the RBLR1000 routes in 2016. I've now taken on the challenge of the mighty Brit Butt Rally as well.

    To contact Mark email:

  • IBA UK Ride Verifier - Darryll "Daz" Kirk IBA #73523

    I started riding on a variety of smaller capacity Japanese bikes, before buying my first BMW (K1100LT) in 1988. Since then, I have owned nothing but shaft-driven BMWs. I have been touring on these for 35 years, and became involved with the IBA in 2019, when my young daughter persuaded me that she could handle a long-distance ride.

    To contact Darryll email:

  • Webmaster / Rally Administrator - Bob "saphena" Stammers IBA #51220

    Started riding late in life by buying a Honda CG125 unseen on eBay, fixing 'L' plates and riding 90 miles home in the rain.

    Having passed my test I bought a Triumph Bonneville and was introduced to long distance riding in the National Road Rally when I rode a total of 720 miles in exactly 24 hours. I finally completed an SS1000 in 2010 and a BB1500 in 2013. I also came last in BBR12.

    To contact Bob email:

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