Rider Hall of Fame – April: Mike Hailwood

It’s the end of the month, which only means one thing, it’s ‘Rider of the Month’ – and April’s feature is Mike Hailwood! Keep on reading to find out about this iconic rider’s life. Affectionately known as ‘Mike the Bike’, he was born Stanley Michael Bailey Hailwood back on April 2nd 1940. His name was … Continue reading “Rider Hall of Fame – April: Mike Hailwood”

Rider Hall of Fame: March – Geoff Duke

It’s that time of the month yet again when we pick a motorcyclist for our Hall of Fame, and we’re pleased to feature Geoff Duke for our March edition. The We Buy Any Bike team love learning about the lives of famous motorcyclists who were admired around the world. If you have someone that you’d … Continue reading “Rider Hall of Fame: March – Geoff Duke”

Rider Hall of Fame: February – Joey Dunlop

Joey Dunlop, also known by his birth name, William Joseph Dunlop has rightfully earned his place on February’s Rider Hall of Fame. The Irish-born rider wasn’t raised as a biker as many of his peers did. The 22x TT Winner, and one of the best riders of all time was born February 25th 1952 to … Continue reading “Rider Hall of Fame: February – Joey Dunlop”

Rider Hall of Fame: January – Steve Hislop

To start 2022 off, we’re welcoming a new series called the Rider Hall of Fame, and this month’s spotlight shines on Steve Hislop! Steve’s life started in the town of Hawick in Scotland, which is ironically where his childhood icon, Jimmie Guthrie was also from. Early Life of Steve Hislop Steve, affectionately known as ‘Hizzy’ … Continue reading “Rider Hall of Fame: January – Steve Hislop”

Rider of the Month: December – Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne

To finish off 2021, we are closing the year up with Shane Byrne taking the December spot for our ‘Biker of the Month’. Shane, also known as ‘Shakey’ was born on December 10th and he is quite an icon in the biking world, to say the least. When reflecting on his childhood, in interviews Shane … Continue reading “Rider of the Month: December – Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne”

Rider of the Month: November – Guy Martin

Our second to last ‘Rider of the Month’ for 2021 goes to none other than the fantastic Guy Martin. Born in Grimsby, of course, on November 4th, 1981, Guy is an icon, not only to the biking world but to many industries! Growing Up for Guy If the Martin family had their own emblem, it … Continue reading “Rider of the Month: November – Guy Martin”

Rider of the Month: October – Cal Crutchlow

October is a month that gives us a lot of thrills, and that is something that drives Cal Crutchlow.  Since this world champion rider was born around the Halloween season, we thought we’d have him as our ‘Rider of the Month’ for October. Cal Crutchlow’s Early Life Coventry-born Cal, son of aspiring racer Derek, was … Continue reading “Rider of the Month: October – Cal Crutchlow”

Rider of the Month: September – Alex and Sam Lowes

Today in the We Buy Any Bike office, we’re switching things up for September! On the blog this week, we’re not going to be focusing on just one, but two riders; Identical Twin riders, Alex, and Sam Lowes. Born in Lincoln on September 14th, 1990, Alex and Sam Lowes started their passion for racing at … Continue reading “Rider of the Month: September – Alex and Sam Lowes”

Rider of the Month: August – Tom Sykes

So, it seems to be that time of the month again where we talk about our monthly feature; this month is Huddersfield’s own, Tom Sykes! Tom was born on August 19th of 1985. As a youngster, he didn’t pay much attention to motorbikes. That’s not until his grandfather, Peter Brook decided to loan Tom his … Continue reading “Rider of the Month: August – Tom Sykes”

Rider of the Month: July – Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty

Carl Fogarty, or Foggy, is a name widely known across the UK, not just for motorcycling. I don’t know the status of Fogarty’s fame outside of the world of motorbikes before he was crowned ‘King of the Jungle’ back in 2014. But since he was born on July 1st, we thought he’d be a pretty … Continue reading “Rider of the Month: July – Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty”