About Us

About Hadrian Motorcycle Tours and Rentals

Are you ready for the ride? Come and join us for the trip of a lifetime.

It’s all about the freedom of the open road.
The beat of the engine, the roll of the wheels.
The wind your face, the sun on your back.
Discovering new places, making new friends.

At Hadrian Motorcycle Tours and Rentals we understand this. This is the passion upon which we built the business. It is our desire to share this passion with others that drives our business.

Expertise and experience

You can be confident that we will take away the stress and let you focus on the fun. We have 12 years’ experience of organising and leading motorcycle tours and understand what it takes to make a great holiday.

We have been making people’s riding dreams come true since 2007 by providing motorcycle guided tours, designing bespoke and self-drive tours and arranging motorcycle rentals.

We currently offer tours in the USA, the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Nepal and India.

Through its 10 years of operation Hadrian Motorcycle Tours and Rentals has built a reputation as a friendly and reliable business that delivers wonderful touring experiences that you will cherish for a lifetime. Many of our customers enjoy our holidays so much that they come back for more – year after year – and have now become firm friends.

Full protection

Our customers book with confidence. The company holds Tour Operators Liability Insurance, which includes public and professional liability.

Our Team

Hadrian Motorcycle Tours is a friendly, family run business that has expanded over the last 12 years to include a large team of staff and tour guides. All guides are very experienced riders, with many years of touring under their wheels. Our tour leaders are all trained as advanced riders and all guides are first aid trained.

Dot and John Johnston

Dot and John

Dot and John are the founders of Hadrian Motorcycle Tours and Rentals and are both company directors. Although they handle much of the business side of things, they also enjoy leading many of our US tours and are extremely popular guides.
John is an IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists) qualified advanced rider and a IAM National Observer. He has also achieved Riders Edge Gold Standard and is ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) trained. Both are members of the Geordie Chapter of HOG and John is a HOG Road Captain.

Simon Parry


Simon is a company director. He is a Chartered Accountant and also holds an MBA and a PhD in accountancy. Not surprisingly, he deals with many of the financial aspects of running the business.

Simon has been motorcycle touring for 35 years, during which time he has ridden every continent. He is an IAM advanced rider and IAM National Observer. He is also a HOG member. His passion for motorcycling extends to all types of bikes, and he is equally at home touring on a Harley Davidson Electraglide or on his trusty BMW GS1200 Adventure. When not touring Simon enjoys riding the green lanes of Northumbria and Cumbria on his 450cc KTM enduro bike.

 Hilary and Mike Dall


Hilary and Mike are very experienced tour guides. They guide many of our US tours and some of our European tours. When not traveling they reside in France. Both are members of HOG. Mike is an IAM advanced rider. He is also the National Safety Officer for HOG UK.

April and Mick Goodwin


April and Mick have many years’ experience of motorcycle touring and guiding. They have ridden together all over the world, including Nordkapp, the USA and Canada, South America and Nepal. They are both retired Police Detectives and are trained to Police standards of driving both cars and vans. They are also both IAM advanced riders and Mick is an IAM National Observer, a Local Observer Assessor and Chairman of Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists.

David Hogg

David is a long-time member of HOG and a keen motorcycle tourer. He has been riding Harley-Davidsons for over 20 years and currently owns a 2003 Anniversary Heritage Softtail and a 2016-Ultra Classic-Limited. He also enjoys adventure riding and owns a Triumph Tiger 1200. David is an IAM advanced rider and a DVLC qualified riding instructor. He has a professional background in corporate advertising.

 Dan Johnston


Dan is a popular guide. He has been touring ever since he got his motorcycle licence 12 years ago, and is a great fan of both Harley Davidson and Buell motorcycles. He holds a full-time job as a firefighter and is both advanced driver trained and a qualified blue light driver. He is also first-responder trained. Dan brings considerable organisational skills to the business.

Flo and Derek Wilson


Flo and Derek live near Perth in Western Australia and are the Australian agents for Hadrian V-Twin Tours and Rentals. They actively promote the business at shows and dealers. They also guide our Australian tours.

Derek and John grew up together in Northumbria in the UK, where their shared love of motorcycling first began.