Introducing The Merlin Biker Collective: Nate

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Introducing The Merlin Biker Collective: Nate

No stranger to writing and reviewing, Nate was the perfect candidate for a place on the Biker Collective. Freelance front-end developer by day, he turns his attention to Renchlist by night – his uber-cool website dedicated to the latest and greatest in custom, retro and classic motorcycling. At 44-years-old, Nate has now been riding for six years, with four of those on his stunning Triumph Thruxton 1200 R.

While still a relative newbie to the riding world, Nate has already clocked up the miles. In the summer of 2018, he rode over 1000 miles in only 27 hours from North Wales to Biarritz, France for the heritage-heaven Wheels and Waves Festival. “Admittedly, it was mostly motorway riding but the sheer number of miles and the limited time frame made for an exhilarating road trip!”

2022 sees all kinds of two-wheeled adventures being planned. As well as reviewing bikes and riding his favourite routes in Wales, Nate will also be taking the Triumph to the popular Bike Shed Show at the Tobacco Dock in London, as well as visiting the up-and-coming cafe come retail haven Baffle Haus in Pontypool, South Wales. “There’ll be lots of other ad hoc weekend bimbles and pootles too, though!”

With the Merlin Lichfield leather jacket already his go-to jacket, Nate’s familiar with the brand and its quality already. “I’m honoured to be a member of the Collective, and I’m particularly keen to meet the other riders too. Equally, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to create content that inspires other riders to jump on their machines.”

Follow Nate on Instagram – ‘motophotonate’ and ‘renchlist’.


Published on 5 February, 2022 by Emily Macbeth