Life on bikes

riding motorbike to Australia
Life on bikes

If you’ve ever lost your biking mojo, then found it again, you’ll know what’s driving our newest contributor, Dutchie. He’s crossing not just a country or a continent, but the entire Eurasian landmass; with little more than some cash, his passport, a few clothes and a Triple. Join him in

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Ian Mutch Sahara Harley Davidson
Life on bikes

Ian Mutch is the editor of the Motorcycle Action Group’s monthly magazine, The Road. After a career as, by his own admission, a bit of a crap sailor (although he never actually crashed a ship it was definitely on the cards), he fell into journalism. Writing for Back Street Heroes and the

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Yamaha RD 250 classic motorbike
Life on bikes

The late seventies were cold dark and wet. The economy was failing, unemployment on a massive scale was just beginning and nuclear war was forecast. The only real relief from the unremitting gloom was watching Sally James on Tiswas. In those pre-internet days me and my malcontent school age skateboard

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Fred Hill motorcycle protestor
Life on bikes

It’s over 40 years since helmets became compulsory on a motorbike. Today, nobody gives a second thought to wearing a lid, so it’s not surprising that many people have never even heard of Fred Hill. But his story is worth hearing and indeed celebrating. It’s February 1984 and once again

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Biker's bucket list

Nurburgring Race Track
Biker's Bucket List

When the sun shines at the Nürburgring, it is as though the Great Speed God himself has returned to bless those brave or stupid enough to worship at this, his most resplendent of temples. It is a joyful place, like some other Eden; an earthly paradise, teeming with motorcycles and

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Applecross road Scotland
Biker's Bucket List

In the second and final part of his epic ride around some of the UK’s, no the world’s, greatest biking roads, Jock McJock takes us around the northern shores of his home country. After the previous day took in lochs aplenty and the legendary A87 to Skye, Jock heads along

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