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Scooter racer
Life on bikes

Former scooter racing champion Peter Hockley has restored his favourite scooter – after it was sitting in his garage for 40 years. A former scooter track champion may have had his favourite scooter stored in his garage for the last 40 years – but he knew he’d have it back

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Indian motorcycle and sidecar during world war one
Life on bikes

Indian Motorcycles were reborn a few years ago, but we came across a story from their very earliest first years, when their participation in the war effort very nearly led to the company’s demise. This year marks 100 years since the U.S. declared it was entering the First World War.

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Royal Enfield Crusader
Life on bikes

There’s always a motorcycle we wish we’d never sold. Luckily Chris Cobbold has managed to hang on to his, a Royal Enfield Crusader, for 58 years so far. With the average span of a motorcycle lasting between 12-15 years, stories like Chris Cobbold’s Royal Enfield 250cc Crusader Sports motorbike are

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History of Scooters
Life on bikes

We take a look at the history of scooters, from its early designs to its impact on popular culture. Despite owning a modest reputation, the scooter’s past is an illustrious one, shaped by the political and economic landscape of WW1 and WW2. Its more recent incarnations have been credited with

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Bike-jacked
Life on bikes

This is the extraordinary story of a biker who endured the horror of a bike-jacking but refused to be beaten. She helped capture a bike thief but afterwards had to live with the fear of being attacked again. We spotted her riding her solution, the Rainbow Warrior, at a recent

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Sturgis Motorcycle rally
Biker's Bucket List

For Harley and other cruiser owners, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is probably the greatest motorcycling event on the planet. Its Midwest location makes ’Sturgis’ a great destination for a long-distance trip in the US. Californian Harley owner Chris Ward takes us through his bucket list trip of a lifetime. Held

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Charley Boorman and his new book, Long Way Back
Life on bikes

Motorcycling TV star Charley Boorman’s world crashed around him when a motorcycle accident in 2016 led to not just the shattering of his leg but potentially the loss of his career. Long Way Back tells the story of his recovery, along the way recounting his friendship with Ewan McGregor, his motorcycles

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Grid Girls on display at World Superbikes
Life on bikes

In Part 1 and Part 2 of Babes on Bikes, we looked at the issue of female representation in motorcycle marketing and publishing. Daisy Bell from female motorcycle clothing specialist ladybiker.co.uk has a message for the industry: Stop being so lazy and wake up to the fantastic opportunity getting more

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Life on bikes

In Part 1 of Babes on Bikes, Marc Ryan gave the male view of how women are portrayed in some sections of the motorcycle scene. Trouble is Marc’s a bloke – what does he know about it? So we asked professional adventure biker Zoe Cano for her views on some

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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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