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.

Motorcycle accident
AdviceLife on bikes

Spring is a time when many bikers can’t wait to jump on the bike and blast away hibernation’s cobwebs. But

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Honda Monkey Bike
Life on bikes

Feeling the chill in his ageing bones, Jock substitutes riding his Monkey Bike for writing a list of the bits

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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

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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 if not the world’s greatest

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Honda Monkey Bike
Life on bikes

We know of some Honda Monkey Bikes that have five-figure upgrades done to them. Not this one though. It’s owned

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Beeline motorcycle navigation
Gear and kitLife on bikes

The Beeline Moto motorcycle navigation system takes a new approach to GPS-based guidance. We’ll be following the team behind it

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Sat nav or smartphone?
Gear and kit

A new navigation gadget has Jock pondering whether there is a new answer to that decade old question: sat nav

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Life on bikes

Having fully embraced his inner clown with his Grom addiction, Jock replaces it with a Honda Monkey Bike and starts

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Do engine additives work in motorcycles
Gear and kitLife on bikesMaintenance

Do engine additives improve motorcycle performance or fuel consumption? We put them to the test on a dyno – and

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R1200GS vs S1000XR
Reviews

Jock switched from a hypernaked V4 Tuono to the supposedly more humble BMW R1200GS and his world-view changed. Then he

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