Jock McJock
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Jock McJock

Jock would describe himself as a world child, though a child with a greying beard and ever-receding hairline.

Gaining his bike licence over 30 years ago, from the roads of Perth, Scotland, to the dirt roads of Perth, Australia, he stopped counting the miles as the half million mark easily came and went, barely noticed. Emotive, sarcastic, direct, as happy to bimble and take in the view as he is to drag a kneeslider and ignore the view.

His biking CV is an eclectic mix, from racer to tourer, track instructor to ride leader, he has ridden all over the globe, describing the journey as ‘in progress’, never ready to sit back and settle for the biking memories he has. Rather than just going from A to B, Jock makes sure A to B has a story in it to tell.

Jock revels in the analytical side of riding and product testing. His passion spills out into helping everyone from newcomers to aspiring racers, providing guidance to those riders who may lack confidence on their bikes, through lectures and riding analysis.

So buy him a donut and a coffee and settle in for a roller coaster ride of biking emotions.

BG 44K® Fuel System Cleaner
Maintenance

Always seeking to get extra welly out of his bikes, Jock McJock tries some liquid alchemy to make his old ‘Blade go just that little bit faster. You have a bike that’s done a few years maybe. You want it to be reliable, you want it to perform as good

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Do fuel additives work?
Maintenance

Jock, never known to hang around (unless it’s winter) completely unscientifically tests an engine additive to see if they actually work. Shortly after passing my test I had to learn the differences of power and throttle performance long before I could afford dyno time. I raced, hooned and generally misbehaved

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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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Metzler Roadtec 01
Gear and kit

Race-track tyre tester and long distance mile muncher Jock McJock gets to grips, literally, with the Metzler Roadtec 01. Does it match the hype put out by the manufacturer? No doubt you’re reading this having looked on the internet for some kind of real world guidance to this ‘new in 2016’

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Biker's Bucket List

In the first of a passionate two-part series that could only have been written by a Scotsman intimate with the region, we explore some of the UK’s greatest biking roads, starting with the epic West Coast of Scotland. It’s the beginning of three days of riding around a country you’ll

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Packing for a motorbike trip
Life on bikes

Jock McJock has done more trips than any other biker we know. He could probably pack with his eyes closed. Here’s how he goes about preparing for a two-to-four-day trip. First the essentials: Breakdown cover and bank cards. With those, you can pretty much sort our any situation. Check and

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