You’ll find some preparation tips in the current (July 2015) edition of Scootering Magazine.
Of particular note are my scooter part sponsors who all got me out of holes at very short notice: Scooter Centre (fast economical pan-Euro parts service), MB Scooters (reed-valve RT kit tuning), Andy Francis Scooters (Franspeed Super Tourer exhaust) and Rimini Lambretta Centre (RLC).
I used one of RLC’s 5-speed Cyclone gearboxes throughout my trip and the extra gear made the whole journey far more enjoyable, particularly in the mountain sections.
For lubricants I had sponsorship from Putoline Oils and I was kindly supported by Continental for Tyres. My faultless waterproof 40-litre Dry Pak was supplied by Kappa.
When it comes to clothing I rode the full journey wearing only Drayko (by Draggin') kevlar-lined stretch-denim jeans - one pair for every day riding and one pair for best in my destinations. No sweaty leather nonsense for scooterboys.
Doubling both as a smart jacket and a windproof mid-layer was my Knox Cold Killers Core V15. It doesn’t crease so it always looked good when meeting Mayors.
On the few days that it rained I resorted to my fluorescent Alpinestars Quick Seal-Out waterproof set which is breathable unlike many cheaper over-trouser sets.
Finally, thanks to P&O Ferries for helping me out with my Rotterdam to Hull crossing at short notice when I was tight on time and low on funds.
Cheers especially to Stuart who gave me the SX frame as a 21st birthday present many moons ago. It has been used as it should be: transport not an investment. Ridden not hidden…
Look out for the Twin Town Courier book in 2016 or revisit my Blog for the background of this adventure.