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In a long list of dumb ideas, this was right up there with the worst of them. I could tell you that it wasn’t my fault, and in a way, that would be the...

If you’ve never heard of Austin Vince, or Mondo Enduro, you’ve been missing out. Way back in 1995-1996 Vince was the driving force behind...

Human nature likes to revere the past as a lost utopia by selectively erasing the bad bits. It’s like those weirdos who live their lives as if it’s...

It’s a funny thing, writing something for someone. I find that when you are visiting somewhere, an event, a place, with a view to reporting on it, you...

Blade Runner Electricity, we can’t do without it, especially if you want to read The Riders Digest, but it always comes at a price, not just to our...

On several occasions, I’ve pointed out that even if two motorcyclists travel the exact same route, they won’t have the exact same trip. The bikers...

Everything is changing here at Digest Towers but if you are used to downloading and reading the PDF version of the magazine fear not it is only a click...

Whenever I was writing my editorial for the printed version of The Rider’s Digest, there was always the thought at the back of my mind that quite a few...

Hi Dave, Just a message to say well done with the online version of the Digest, I try to read what I can each month, however, its such a shame that a ‘proper’...

1. What was your first motorcycling experience? Well the first time I rode a motorcycle was on the sand dunes in Tramore, Co. Waterford. I spent most...

CLICK TO ENLARGE Photograph Gary Margerum Built by barons speed shop and ridden home with the record by Peter Allen! The Salt bike was based around a...

Tuesday Confidence is a strange thing. I guess it’s not unlike trust; it can take time to gain it but even just the hint of doubt and it vanishes like...

Self-assessment, it’s not just tax that’s taxing. Someone asked me a very poignant question this week, it stuck with me like knee skin to a kerb....

So it was off to Lommel in Belgium to use up some of my left over Euro’s. Jan Beyers had sent me the address for my satnav so it should be easy, or so...

Bikers are a generous lot. Strangely so. Perhaps there have been many theses written that link the perceived risk of riding to joie de vivré, and a resultant...

The other day I was having a clear out of the bike pictures I keep on my computer, a kind of very early Spring clean ready for next year’s rally season,...

Our man checks out trials school… The verdict? Muddy good. Talk about bike sport and most people think of Rossi or Shakey wrestling a beast round a...

In case you’re wondering, ‘fescue’ is a type of grass, widely used throughout the UK for creating sports turf. Which is sort of appropriate for...

There’s that scene in National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) where ‘D-Day’ rides through the front door of the frat house, straight...

One of the things I enjoy about riding a blood bike is the dichotomy between it, and ‘normal’ biking. At an objective level – seen from afar –...

What with the lack of vowels in the name, you could be forgiven for thinking that Ischgl is somewhere in Wales. Unfortunately you’ll have to travel a...

Regulars might recall that when I attended the Southern Classic Bike Show in May last year, I rode to Sandown racecourse rather than Kempton Park; well...

Profile of a collision I realise that The Rider’s Digest isn’t only viewed nationally, but here in the UK it’s reached that time of year when the...