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Nick Sanders approaches record on Super Tenere: "This may never be repeated again, and for good reason"

Guy Procter, 14 July 2011 16:08

By the time you read this, Nick Sanders will be 10 days away from becoming the only person ever to complete three complete and consecutive transits of the total 15 000 mile length of the Americas – that’s the very top of Alaska to the very bottom of South America in Tierra del Fuego,Argentina, three times non-stop, two of the ...

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Riding skills: The best advice ever

Guy Procter, 13 August 2010 16:51

There's a mountain of good riding advice out there, and no magic fix to compete with tens of thousands of miles of practice. But sometimes one simple rule-of-thumb that's easy to remember can save your bacon more reliably than that stack of ride-better books you can't remember reading. These are ours. Tell us yours. Look further ahead (Ali) Don't hold ...

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Get those blasted overtrousers on over your sodding boots

Guy Procter, 21 May 2010 13:32

Not the most hi-tech piece of advice ever to enter your riding life for sure – but it’s one to treasure. If like us you delay the putting on of your waterproof trousers until you’re too wet for there to be any point simply because you can’t face taking your boots off, take heart. A plastic bag (the cheaper and ...

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The secrets of better motorcycle touring photography

Guy Procter, 14 May 2010 10:44

How many times have you been on an epic ride or stopped to shoot a truly spectacular view only to find the printed result fails to communicate the full splendour of what you saw? The photograph is the hard-won fruit of your motorcycling adventures and deserves better than an accompanying commentary along the lines of "It looked steeper than that... ...

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FIM to pretty women: you can ride too

Guy Procter, 07 May 2010 11:48

From the people who brought you e-Power comes a new(ish) initiative. Get pretty women riding. Excellent.  

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How to make a cheap camera mount

Guy Procter, 15 April 2010 12:15

A retrospectively obvious way to mount a camera to your bike without damaging it or incurring (virtually) any cost. In spite of popular opinion, cameras on bikes aren’t just there to incriminate you or supply the BBC with scandalising grainy footage of dangerously high speeds, they can be a revealing riding skills aid. Watch the video here Film your mate ...

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Will you help R1200GS rider Chris Boakes?

Guy Procter, 13 April 2010 10:57

26-year-old BMW R1200GS rider Chris Boakes needs your help. He has recently been diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy – a condition so rare no British doctor will undertake the life-saving heart and liver transplant operation he needs to survive. Now friends are organising a series of fundraising events to try and raise the £250,000 he needs to have the lifesaving transplants ...

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Tommy Robb returns to Spa-Francorchamps

Guy Procter, 25 March 2010 12:56

Tommy Robb needs a cane, because of a broken neck and a severely damaged spine long ago. Arthritis has set in and his ears are not what they used to be. "Because of all those hours on racing bikes", Robb explains. "Physically I sometimes feel like I'm 94, mentally I'm a 21 year old!".  And that is why Tommy Robb ...

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Chain of bikes to encircle M25

Guy Procter, 25 March 2010 12:32

A disabled biker has hatched a plan to encircle the entire M25 with bikes to raise money to combat motor neurone disease, from which he suffers. Liam Dwyer hopes that on Sunday 25th July 2010 hundreds of bikers will join the chain at one of five junctions to lap the M25 clockwise.      He says: “I was a keen rider ...

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Ewan McGregor pondering ‘Long Way Hound’ with dog

Guy Procter, 25 March 2010 12:13

He may have two new movies about to hit the screen (‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ and ‘The Ghost’) but Ewan McGregor is already pondering his next motorcycle odyssey – but this time in the company of his dog.   “I’ve got a dog, Sid, and I’ve trained him to ride in my side car and I thought we could do ...

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