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As an addendum to my last first paragraphs I remembered too late that it was the driver drawing on a fag that alerted me to the unlit Mini’s presence. Who said smoking kills? This was brought to mind when a couple of weeks later at dark o’clock of night I was approaching a green Pelican crossing/traffic...

The standard lament come end of October, why do so many drivers not feel the need to put their lights on in the dark. I was waiting to turn right, started...

Obsession. Woffy obviously has an obsession with MK1 Le Mans. This is definitely a good thing, especially as he is obviously a rider not a polisher. I...

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...

I tried to change the front brake fluid on my lil’Breva Christmas day whilst servicing it but couldn’t get the filler cap screws out. Eventually a...

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...

I  am going to have to disagree with Dave G here. I started proper biking aged 26 in 1979. I bought a Lewis Leathers Double zipper and a set of Belstaff thornproof trousers 2nd hand off an ex-biker mate in the army for £20. Never been seriously wet or cold in the body ever since. Like Dave, before I joined the army I wore a cheap leather that had no waterproof qualities...