The Appalling Tsunami Of Acid Attacks On London's Motorcycling Community Is The Tip Of The Iceberg

Anton Shelupanov | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Anton Shelupanov

The Mayor must act now to ensure the safety of London's estimated quarter of a million motorcyclists. The acid attacks on five motorcyclists last Thu...


Nancy Atkinson-Turner | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Nancy Atkinson-Turner

Last week saw the long awaited Motorcycle Live show hitting the NEC. After a few months of spectacular new model launches, excitement was at a high a...

What Motorbiking Has Taught Me About Life Part Two

Benedict Beaumont | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Benedict Beaumont

If you have the strength to let go of your plans, if you have the courage to abandon your preconceived notions and the wisdom to admit sometimes you are wrong, you can start to trust that fate will push you in the right direction. It invariably does.

Motorcyclist Sues BMW After ‘Suffering’ 20-Month Erection

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

Henry Wolf has a problem - a problem that he wants BMW to do something about. The problem he has is that he's suffering from a nigh-on non-stop erecti...

A Motoring Gadget I'd Love to See / Live Fast, Die Faster? / CBF600N Review / Next Month

Bob Pickett | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Tech
Bob Pickett

While writing my last column on the revamped Gadget Show, it got me thinking about available tech and how it could improve motoring. Obviously, I w...

Biker News for February - Sad, Bewildering but With Some Optimism?/MCN London Motorcycle Show Review

Bob Pickett | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

As the snow hits the ground and forces me into more desk-time than usual (the GSX650F is a fine bike, but it is no snow bunny!), I find the time to ru...

Two Great Bits Of Biking News/Bike Insurance - How Does It Work?/Honda CBR600F (2006) Review

Bob Pickett | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

The first column of 2012 sees two bundles of good news from Those Who Sit In Power Over Us, ongoing bewilderment on How Insurance Works and asks the question "Could Honda have saved a bundle on R&D and just brought back the original CBR600F?"

12 Biking Wishes For Christmas 2011

Bob Pickett | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

This will be my last chance to get a column in place before the holidays, so here are my 12 Biking Wishes that I'd like Santa to bring/give for 2011: ...

Father Jailed For Riding With Three-Year-Old Son On Motorbike Petrol Tank

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

A man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for riding a motorbike while his son sat on the petrol tank, and for involvement in an atte...

150 MPH YouTube Motorcyclist Received Suspended Jail Sentence

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

A motorcyclist who filmed himself driving at speeds of up to 150mph and uploaded the footage onto YouTube has received a suspended jail sentence, poli...

Life In The Slow Lane

Bob Pickett | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

Following my little adventure with Her Majesty's Finest, I thought I would try an experiment. So for the last two weeks I have been sticking religiou...

Weird Motorcycle News W/E 12th August/BSB Organisers Bring in New Regulations

Bob Pickett | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

A fetishist, who "gets a sexual thrill from riding other people's motorcycles" was spared a prison sentence by Singapore magistrates. Ding Poh Too was placed on two years' probation after stealing an Sin$8,700 bike at Marina Bay Sands. Mr Too was diagnosed with the fetish over 20 years ago, which has landed him in prison at least three times.

How To End The MotorCycle Sales Gloom: Suzuki GSR750 Review

Bob Pickett | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

The UK motorcycle market is facing hard times; I talk to dealers when I borrow their bikes to road test and the consistent response when I ask how things are going is "Flat". So what can be done to revive sales in the UK?

A Motorcycle Race on the Isle of Wight? Why not?

Bob Pickett | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK
Bob Pickett

The Isle of Man runs a tremendously successful road race that pulls in millions of Pounds for the Island's economy. So why can't the Isle of Wight do something similar?