Rider’s Corner, the internationally known Chiang Mai institution is back in business under the patronage of the BigFella.
Ian Gatenby is a former management consultant from Australia, whose first bikes were a Vespa scooter and a Matchless G80S. His first ride in SE Asia was 3,500 km through Vietnam on a China-Honda scooter – which led to ramping up his riding activities in Australia, with a KTM Super Enduro among other bikes. A random discussion with a Hungarian friend in 2011 led to a ride to the tip of Cape York, the northernmost tip of Australia, on to Darwin and island hopped through Timor-Leste, Indonesia, on to Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and touching on the China border. Numerous other rides followed, almost all of them based out of Riders Corner.
Another constant in these trips was the friendship and fine cooking of Tum, who for many years was head chef at Riders Corner. In 2018, the opportunity to purchase Riders Corner presented itself, and here we are. Tum’s command of the culinary arts and Ian’s ability to quality control the beer and coffee temperatures are a perfect fit with the camaraderie and atmosphere that Rider’s is known for.
Planning a trip through Asia? Then Rider’s Corner is a must…