Marc Ryan
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Marc Ryan

A bike nut since he was 17, Marc was forced to lay off the bikes for over 10 years, on doctor's orders. Finally given the nod he thought he'd ease himself back in gently on an XL 250 but promptly bought an SV650 which made him shit his pants for the first month.
He also writes his own random meanderings at his own blog, http://isontheroad.wordpress.com

cheap track day bike
Life on bikes

Track days can be an often hugely expensive pastime, but Instagrammer crashtestkatie from South Wales shows that you don’t have to win the lottery to get some fun and experience.

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Autonomous motorcycles
Life on bikesThe Future

Three of the largest motorcycle manufacturers are demonstrating a keen interest in autonomous technology. It’s questionable whether bikers want a self-riding bike, so why are they being developed? Self-driving cars

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solo motorcycle trip across Russia
Life on bikesReviews

Serial long distance endurance rider Nick Sanders captures his solo motorcycle trip across Russia and Mongolia. If you really went for it, you could ride from Land’s End, the southernmost

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motorcycle prototype
Life on bikesThe Future

It seems the motorcycle industry has an uncanny knack for predicting the future. Marc looks some of the ways motorcycle prototypes and economic predictions influence the bikes we ride today.

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stolen motorcycle recovery
AdviceMotorbike security

The joy of finding your stolen bike has been found is soon tempered by discovering there can be hefty charges involved in getting it back. Here in Part 1, Marc

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Stolen Motorcycle Recovery Bristol
Life on bikesMotorbike security

In Part 1 of the Great Stolen Motorcycle Recovery Swindle, Marc looked at the state-sanctioned mugging surrounding recovered stolen bikes. Here in Part 2, he meets a group of heroes

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motorcycle technology
Life on bikesThe Future

Marc takes a look at motorcycle technology and wonders if it makes for better riders and why so many bikers simply don’t want to adopt it. I read a copy

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Big expensive adventure bikes
Life on bikes

Are the big expensive adventure bikes out of your reach? Marc comes up with a super-quick shopping list of bikes that can do a similar job for a fraction of

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adventure bikes
AdviceLife on bikes

Marc argues that adventure bikes might just be the answer to Britain’s deteriorating and increasingly embellished road surfaces. He recommends we all invest in an Urban Stealth Tactical Assault Bike.

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bike to go an an adventure
Life on bikes

Next up in our season of ‘You don’t need an adventure bike to have an adventure,’ Marc wonders about the whole adventure trip thing and invents a new word. A

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