Hairy Hands Mystery – Matchless and Martinsyde Bikes

Martinsyde 1921 680 CC V-twin bikes with sidecar. Was Dr Helby riding one of these bikes when the fatal crash occurred? Dr E.J.Helby was the Medical Officer at Dartmoor Prison in June 1921. He was an experienced motorcyclist and was riding his combination in the Postbridge and Two Bridges area along the B3212, with two … Continue reading “Hairy Hands Mystery – Matchless and Martinsyde Bikes”

Our Top 8 Motorbike Films – Our Favourite Motorbike Films

We had a discussion around the office to see what our favourite bike-related films were, here’s the list we came up with. What do you think? 1. The Worlds Fastest Indian – 2005 A feelgood film for bikers everywhere. Based on the true story of New Zealander Burt Munro who never lets go of his … Continue reading “Our Top 8 Motorbike Films – Our Favourite Motorbike Films”

Survival Of The Fittest – Ambassador & Panther

Ambassador Super/S 250cc 1959 model If Darwin had studied machinery as well as living organisms, his theory of evolution could well have shown how the survival of the fittest applied to motorbikes as well as to plants and animals. The travel environment changes over time and transport changes with it. A fascinating day spent in … Continue reading “Survival Of The Fittest – Ambassador & Panther”

What Owning a Motorbike Has Taught Me – Motorbike Lessons

I’ve been owning and riding a motorbike for the past twenty-one years. I ride my motorbike everywhere I go. I’ve toured Europe and the U.S. on it. I met my current husband because we parked our motorcycles next to each other outside a coffee shop one evening and got to talking about both of our Ducati models. … Continue reading “What Owning a Motorbike Has Taught Me – Motorbike Lessons”