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With the increasing popularity of adventure bikes and an ever shrinking globe, it’s becoming more and more difficult for tales of momentous two wheel...

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’...

Into the West – A tour of the rugged west coast of Clare 18th & 19th October 2013 The day had finally arrived for our adventure into the west....

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...

If you decided to invest the princely sum of one pound sterling on the PDF version of  issue 184 you will be getting no less than 236 beautifully laid...

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...

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 was in high school when Jarno Saarinen charged to the top of international motorcycle road racing in the early 1970s. I didn’t even own a motorcycle...

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...

Earlier this month I read “Sons of Thunder”, which is a fine compilation of motorcycle writing assembled by Neil Bradford and showcasing twenty-six...

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...

The IJMS Conference Comes to London By Jonathan Boorstein Ever want to hear Chris Hodder talk about the myth of riders’ rights? Or how about whether...

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...

In April 2012 I finished work to set up DragonMotoTours with my husband, Geraint, and I received a voucher for the Yamaha Off-Road Experience, (Y.O.R.E),...

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...

  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...

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...