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After a terrible crash at the height of his career, International speedway champion Terry Betts turned his back on the sport, going so far as to dismantle his bikes to stop him racing. Now, he’s rebuilt the bikes that helped him win world finals. Terry Betts isn’t your typical 74-year-old

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Garages and Motorcycle helmets
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Many bikers object to being forced to remove their helmets on petrol station forecourts. If you can’t boycott the garage, here’s a simple protest that could change their policy. Nobody really has a problem with taking their helmet off at a petrol station, do they? OK, so taking your nice

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Bolt Motorcycles Budvar Bike
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The boss of Bolt Motorcycles is riding his latest build over 1,000 miles to a Czech brewery. It’s a long way to go for a beer, especially when the bike is a 250cc hardtail. There is something about Andrew Almond that tells you he is very driven. The ambition for

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Review Triumph Street Triple 765 RS Suzuki GSX-S 1000
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Two naked bikes with a reputation, two reviewers, two thousand miles (sort of) and many bendy hilly bits in the Vosges Mountains of France to test a bike’s personality. Quite a lot to talk about then, as we put the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS up against the similarly priced

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motorcycle show
Life on bikes

Carl Fogarty, John McGuinness and Dougie Lampkin will be among a host of stars appearing in the world’s only indoor motorcycle race at London’s Alexandra Palace motorcycle show. The former home of the London Motorcycle Show, Alexandra Palace, is the venue for a brand new racing event on the motorcycling

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dash cam evidence website
Life on bikes

With dash cams increasingly being used as evidence of dangerous driving and speeding, a new website helps drivers submit footage directly to police forces. The UK’s one-in-four car drivers who have a dash cam fitted can now submit evidence of other road user’s behaviour directly to police forces. The National

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BikeLife protest ride
Life on bikes

Following a police clamp down on illegal motorcycle activity, a large BikeLife protest ride is planned in the West Midlands this weekend. A recent police operation against illegal motorcycles performing stunts on a Coventry industrial estate has resulted in a potentially huge mass protest ride out being planned in the

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bradley ray suzuki
Life on bikes

Despite riding bikes since he was four years old and being one of the fastest guys on two-wheels, Bradley Ray has never taken his motorcycle test. He’s now taking his first steps. Buildbase Suzuki British Superbike rider Bradley Ray has had a few tense moments in his amazing racing career, but

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motorcyclist pillion child
Life on bikes

After seeing a picture of a motorcyclist carrying a poorly-protected child on pillion in London, we’d like to reach out and see if we can prevent her being put in danger again. Please share this message as widely as you can, in the hope that the rider might see this.

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Triumph Dealership Apprentice Scheme
Life on bikes

Triumph has launched a new apprenticeship programme for local dealers that also sees budding motorcycle engineers spending six weeks at the Triumph factory. The Triumph Dealer Apprenticeship scheme is looking for 12 keen young people to join its three-year training programme. Anyone 16 years old and above can apply for

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