The Bike Racing Season Starts Again – Motorcycle Racing Begins

March is already upon us which means only one thing for motorcycle racing fans and riders. The season is arriving after the long winter break. The first round of the British Superbike season gets underway over the weekend of 5th to 7th April while the World series has already started in Australia a few weekends … Continue reading “The Bike Racing Season Starts Again – Motorcycle Racing Begins”

The Prestigious TT – Danger of the TT

Every year danger comes around. The most prestigious race event in the motorcycle racing calendar. Well, most prestigious race in any calendar. With safety precautions put in place for the majority of motor racing events in recent years. There really isn’t anything like it. Even in car racing. Don’t get me wrong The TT is … Continue reading “The Prestigious TT – Danger of the TT”

My Second Track Day – Cadwell Park

After the excitement of my first track day, I was raring to go and grinning with anticipation. I was sat in front of a computer screen scrolling through track days for what seemed like hours before we settled on booking our next event at the famous Cadwell Park near Louth. I had heard many stories and seen … Continue reading “My Second Track Day – Cadwell Park”

Suzuki GSXR1000 – All model revamps

Suzuki GSXR1000 K1 In 2001 Suzuki introduced its new sports bike the GSX-R1000 which was to replace the biggest GSX-R model in the series, the GSX-R1100, and took over the mantle from the Yamaha YZFR1 ’98 model, being lighter and more powerful. Although the engine had been downsized by approximately 100cc from the GSXR1100, it … Continue reading “Suzuki GSXR1000 – All model revamps”

My First Track Day – Racing Motorbikes

I was happy sailing along through life without a care in the world, and then I dropped my guard momentarily and my life changed. This is how it began, I was a 34 years old well-balanced guy with a passion for motorbikes which has been overwhelmingly strong since watching the legendary street hawk back in … Continue reading “My First Track Day – Racing Motorbikes”

Malcolm Uphill and Triumph Motorbikes – More Motorbike Stories

Malcolm Uphill: Birth and School Days Malcolm was born in 1935 and lived in Trecenydd near Caerphilly in South Wales. He was educated at the Twyn School in Caerphilly and then at the local secondary modern school. A 1950 498cc Ariel   Early Working Life After leaving school, Malcolm was given an apprenticeship at the … Continue reading “Malcolm Uphill and Triumph Motorbikes – More Motorbike Stories”

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”