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Earlier this month I read “Sons of Thunder”, which is a fine compilation of motorcycle writing assembled by Neil Bradford and showcasing twenty-six...

Hi Dave, I loved the book review and was chuffed that Ace Times came through it in pretty good shape. In respect of the writer’s observations re Ace...

1.What was your first motorcycling experience? 10 years old, riding our semi-new 1968 Honda 50 Mini-Trail. All that freedom and raw power at my fingertips....

Tuesday Still not on the R6 yet, as it’s languishing in the shed on a trickle charger just waiting to be called back in to action, so daily commuting...

A view from the high ground I’ve just been out for a bottle of water and walked calmly through a street that doesn’t appear to have any traffic rules,...

Although he’s generally an incredibly insightful young chap and his writing occasionally verges on the brilliant, the Boy Biker has never quite managed...

What is with AWOL columnists this month? To tell you the truth after reading about the nightmares Rod’s had sur le continent with a recalcitrant Suzuki...

As a follow up to last month’s piece: to reproof breathable materials use Grainger’s Extreme Superpruf (about £8.50 a can which will do a complete suit) a far better alternative to buying a new riding suit as they do not come cheap. To proof or reproof leather (and vinyl it says) Feibings Mink Oil is superb (£4.88 a tub). However it does involve cruelty to minks...

Sometime around the middle of May I spotted an Internet link to an article about one of my all time heroes so naturally I clicked on it. The photo tribute...

The Land of Fire The weather was getting colder as the sun started to go down. We had a very clear sense of how far south of the equator we are now. We...

Looking out of the window at the few white clouds did nothing to dampen the ache, nor calm the increasingly insistent call of the road outside! A good...

When you stand back and take stock of the many different strains of motorcycle sport in existence today, speedway stands out as being among the most unusual,...

I’ve always been pretty crap with names (but spectacularly good with faces) so if anyone had asked me a few years ago if I knew Steve Hallam, I wouldn’t...

For several years I worked for one of the very best despatch companies I ever came across. Working out of Slough I enjoyed one of the most lucrative periods...

How much trouble can I get into with an illegal number plate? Well, it all started one fine sunny day when myself and a couple of colleagues were using a combination of unmarked camera bike, a marked bike and a marked car. Having made a couple of new ‘friends’ who were riding their bikes far too fast through the county, (who now had certification of just how fast they...

It’s 2 am. It’s live No-Limit Hold-‘em – not that online garbage – and I’m heads-up. There’s loadsamoney on the table. I’ve got a pair...

At 6:43pm on the last Saturday in May my phone pinged to let me know a Facebook notification had arrived. From the brief intro on the screen I could see...

The IJMS Conference Comes to London By Jonathan Boorstein Ever want to hear Chris Hodder talk about the myth of riders’ rights? Or how about whether...