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Sharp-eyed regular readers, who saw the Chelsea Bridge pictorial we ran in issue 97, will no doubt have recognised the spectacular V-Max on the cover of...

I looked up the address for Made in Metal and it said “Elms Business Park”. I thought warehouse; industrial unit; soulless. Imagine my joy when I arrived...

1938 was a significant year in many ways. Test cricket was televised for the first time, Lord Snooty and his pals made their debut in a brand new comic...

Standing by the tea hut alongside Chelsea Bridge, cradling a cuppa in my hand and facing west, I found myself creating an old black & white biker movie...

Doing it yourself is more satisfying and rewarding than having it done for you – surely a statement wide open for a passionate discussion. When applied...

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,...

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...

1.What was your first motorcycling experience? Aged 13, hiring a 50cc motorcycle and riding it on the streets of Rimini for an hour without mastering...

Thursday        Today I was told that I am no longer a biker. “What do you mean!?” I was told that I’m no longer a biker, just a bike rider...

Which Way Now?  It’s something to ponder: Where’s the Bike Industry going? Chasing a GP dream or embracing environmentalism? Are the marketing men...

Lessons Learned It’s been an odd month in my little bubble. After getting my mind focused on finally booking and passing my test, I have been attempting...

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...

When PC Graham Pierce rang me to talk about writing a regular column in the Digest, I saw the appeal immediately. As laudable as his stated mission to...

I’d like to start by saying I’m not a writer, a reporter, or a journalist. I’m not highly educated and I possess very few literary skills, (thank...

Ed Ricketts, the real-life marine biologist immortalised as Doc in Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, evolved a theory of how everything is connected in the natural...

 It’s been a funny old winter. I started out determined to ride right through as I have done in previous years. Anything aside from snow will see me...

It is doubtful that there is anyone involved in the world of British motorcycling whose life is not touched directly or indirectly by the Ace Cafe. A...

The world of the contemporary café racer in the United States is more properly addressed in Seate’s Café Racer: the Motorcycle (2008). For the past...

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...