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Here we go folks, here’s the brand new Issue 188 of The Rider’s Digest – just in time for that post-winter shakedown and cobweb removal...

This is it! After nearly a year away, the brand new Issue 187 of The Rider’s Digest is now available to download for FREE via the online shop either...

Margate. Or should I say ‘Margit’ in deference to my dad? I remember it well. As a kid we used to have our family holidays there. A 100 mile round...

If we all lived in a climate like Arizona or Australia there would be no need to consider buying a different motorcycle to use during the long winter months....

I ought to sue Honda for intellectual property theft. There I am, thinking I’ve got first call on the whole ‘riding as a form of meditation’...

A few years ago I was chatting to Mark Wilsmore, the Ace Cafe impresario, and I asked him why there were so many four-wheel events at a biker caff. Mark...

Austin Vince made his name in the mid-90s with Mondo Enduro, the film of his trip around the world with a bunch of a mates, all mounted on Suzuki DR350s...

Club-level motorcycle racing has an odd relationship with the media. You’ll see race reports and lists of results, but not much else. Some of it has...

The Horizons Unlimited (HU) website and forum for overland travellers was started way back in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson, a couple of Canadians who...

1.What was your first motorcycling experience? Discounting Honda 50s and 90s, a Suzi GT185 that I was loaned for a few months back in 1976. Electric start,...

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...

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....

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...

Dear Dave, Just read TRD and liked it so much I recommended it on Facebook. You must tell The Boy Biker that he only learnt half a lesson when he went on a long journey by night with a dicky headlamp. He should have stuck with the old guy with the ageing landrover, a Volkswagen bulb and some tin snips. He never let him get on to true high level bodging which is to find...

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...

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...

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...

  I read other motorcycle magazines somewhat regularly. I’m more interested in their letters-to-the-editor than I am in their latest shoot-out...

 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...

  There was a time, many years ago, when some of the contributors to this august journal had long hair, pimply faces and flares, when there existed...

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...