The gentlemen doth ride

It pulls so many different walks of rider together, gets them to dress up, chit-chat, drink coffee and ride together in a huge parade, while raising an absolute shit-ton of cash. It doesn’t really get any better than that!

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You will see the captain now

Captain Fawcett’s right hand man, Richie, is one of the most genuinely nice men you could ever hope to meet. I had the pleasure of crossing paths with him last year during Harley-Davidson’s launch of the Roadster, at London’s wonderful Bike Shed. He is a rather recognisable fellow, so I clocked him straight away, but…

Road trippin’

An oasis that we have to walk to black clad in jeans and boots, through the sand and dunes. We look a sight – a dark shadow marauding towards the sea through the colourful beach-wear-clad occupants.

Get in the Lanes

It’s rare UK riding weather right now, a pay back for all the shit rain and wind. Make the most of it!

Beauty of the Beast

2016 was my first year of riding motorbikes. I got my licence the October before, and waited until the March to swing my leg over my debut bike, a 2015 Harley-Davidson Iron. I loved it. In the August I then swapped it for another Iron, this time a heavily (visually) customed one that came across…

Euro Roadtrip 2017: From Hospital to Holland

I sat down recently to speak with FTH founding member Chris Hatton and The Meathook’s Sami Graystone about their upcoming 2017 Euro roadtrip – the kind of perfect tour that has all of the elements in place to create a Shovelhead utopia. Fate is one of my favourite concepts. I don’t know if I actually believe in…

Harley bar superstar*

A quick recap: I passed my test at the end of October 2015, waited out the winter and then got a Harley-Davison Iron in the following March. I learned an awful lot – it’s amazing how much you pick up when you consciously ride every day – covering about 5000 miles on it in my…

Riding Gear: Saint Technical jeans and vest

Ever since I first clapped eyes on the Saint branding I’ve been totally captivated by everything about them. Trying to find jeans to wear on your bike that allow you to look like you don’t give a fuck when actually you do is my holy grail of bike wear. So I’ve become something of a…

The Future of Motorcycle Riding

I’ve been thinking about this idea for a while so I thought I’d just put it up here to get it out of my system… Now firstly this is based on absolutely zero facts – there’s no science or data involved – it’s just one of those things that I’ve been fantasising about recently while…