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Whitchurch in Shropshire is one of those places that encapsulates the essence of Englishness with all its half-timbered houses, red bricks and stone-built churches. It’s a theme I want to explore with Paul Sample as his work seems to me quintessentially British, if not English. Having found my way surprisingly...

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....

As many of you will be aware, I tend to leave me editorial until the very last thing. This is partially to lend it a degree of immediacy in recognition...

1.What was your first motorcycling experience? Rebuilding a Honda H100 and then teaching myself to ride it in a field. I still have it too. 2.What is...

Monday  It’s March and I’ve now been wearing my heated gloves for what feels like forever (I was tempted to say, since November but that technically...

Commercial interests? It’s often the case that legislation emanating from Europe appears to have a commercial interest. You may remember that compulsory ABS on all bikes and scooters was something a German MEP called for, because the Bosch factory that made ABS was in her constituency. She was one of the MEPs on the committee (IMCO) that was steering the Euro Parliament...

A recent excursion led me down a path, which having emerged the other side unscathed, gave me a lot to think about, biking and otherwise. Last month I...

Going faster with cheap gin.  Time passes by incredibly quickly, especially once one reaches a certain age. Actually, scrub that. Time is inordinately...

The border crossing from Bolivia to Chile is simple, efficient and ever so civilised. The staff seem to be under little or no pressure and as soon as...