Motorcycle Museum Live 2023: Britain Bounces Back!

Well as autumn draws to a close, the clocks go back and the nights get ever longer biking can be a bit less appealing. However the cold, damp and dark doesn’t mean the fun for 2022 is completely over. Thanks to Facebook I clocked that Museum Live was going on last weekend at the wonderful National Continue reading

Peak Performance

Ever noticed how hard it is to line up with an old mate for a ride out sometimes? As we get older and responsibilities and commitments build: The simple act of heading out on your bike with a couple of likeminded mates takes on the character of a major logistical challenge! It’s like negotiating a Continue reading

Borders Classic Bike Show: Classically Educated: 09/10/2022

Not Your Normal School Fundraiser! Most primary schools run a myriad of fund raising events. Often they are derivatives of the Bazaar, sponsored walk,  or Jumble/Table top sale theme. So when a school does something a bit different, I think it is to be congratulated for thinking ‘out of the box’ as it were. When Continue reading

House of Honda – The David Silver Collection

Everyone Has Owned a Honda Back in 1982 the very first motorcycle that I ever owned was 1972 Honda C50. It wasn’t even road legal; I just used to hammer about locally on it, as me and series of my equally hapless mates dished out abuse to the poor thing. However it gave me the Continue reading

Unloved and Worthless: Big Bike v Little Bike?

So is a Small Bike Really Cheaper to Run? I had hoped to present to you a comprehensive ‘Owners Guide’ to the advantages and pitfalls of owning a small bike over a large bike. Theory says the small bike will win hands down in the financials and at first my research looked likely to confirm Continue reading

The Best of British – 1952 to 2022

Seventy Years With news in the UK featuring little else in the wake of the sad passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, my mind turned to the 70 years that have passed since she ascended to the throne in 1952. It has been widely reported how, as a young Princess in WW2, she trained as Continue reading

I’m a West Country Boy – Simple Times are Sometimes the Best

Long Overdue Ride Out with an Old Friend Actually I am from the Black Country via Birmingham, but as everybody knows the West Country is very popular with us Brummies! In fact from the 50’s until the early 90’s it was off to Weston-Super-Mare or Brean for hordes of us in ‘factory-fortnight’.  It was the Continue reading

Two Wheeled Tuesday – A Fantastic Bike Meet in Rural Norfolk

At the risk of going a bit ‘Henry Cole’ on you, Old Buckenham in Norfolk is a quintessentially English countryside village: Quaint country setting – tick Village Green – tick Village pub – tick Chocolate box cottages – tick Old boys chewing the fat – tick Peace and quiet by the bucket load – tick Continue reading

The Wonder of Worcestershire 2022: Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! Thundercat Forum Ride-out

WOW 2022: Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! Finally Free of You Know What! Day One: July 9th 2022 Finally, we have been able to hold a full-scale WoW; the grip of C19 on the country has eased and the restrictions now seem a distant memory. They were strange times. It was great to feel the excitement Continue reading

Four Seasons in One Day: Bikers Cafe Run – 02042022

Four Seasons in One Day The Facebook group has been running for years now having emerged from a couple of old style internet forums everyone used to be members of. However unlike the forums the FB group has rarely got together. So we decided to put this right and arrange something. An event was posted Continue reading