Clawing it back

With the tank practically brimmed, race two went much better. I won by a healthy 13s, and was fourth over the line ahead of plenty of Supertwin bikes too. Overnight, I’m 1 point behind in the championship, but I’ve still never been beaten on track. I’ll sleep well and be on it again tomorrow. Just […]

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Pembrey practice day

Every racer loves it when the weather people get it wrong this way. The rain held off and the sun shone, leaving us with just the howling wind to contend with. My Aprilia Tuono Factory catches the wind less than most, so I could make good use of the time available. By the afternoon I […]

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Pembrey preview

ThundersportGB makes its first trip into Wales next weekend, for round three at Pembrey. The grids have been given another shake up, and the big story heading into the weekend is the return of the Supertwins class in amongst the Streetfighter A bikes. Streetfighter B is mixed in with the Junior Powerbikes. This changes things […]

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Aerostich Roadcrafter

It is a pity you can only buy these suits in the US or import them as a personal import because for a commuter or someone who has to wear a suit they are brilliant. My Roadcrafter is plain black, and is pretty waterproof but won’t withstand a biblical deluge. However even in monsoon like conditions […]

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Jo – New Bike

I might be getting my motorbike (GS500) this afternoon… Argh!

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Live From The Field

Whatever you do, don’t forget to watch the action from Cadwell Park on MotorsTV (Sky413) tonight at 7pm! It’s going to be scorching!

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Bikers in Paradise

This weekend was my turn to drive the big white whale, as I was with Paul and Chef at this really friendly and enjoyable show set in the car park of a wildlife park. What was really nice was my wife and kids could come, along with my in laws.

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Wiltshire Times article

The new issue of the Wiltshire Times has a big report on the Cadwell Park weekend. Pic below. It’s also in my photo gallery, along with a legible close-up on the words!

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Ace Café Shakedown Run

Last weekend it was my turn for a day out in the ‘Great White Whale’ so it was off down to Southend for the Ace Café Shakedown Run with David.

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Intense battle – and victory

Somehow I knew that today’s races would be different. Maybe it’s the presence of the TV cameras. The pace was savage from the start and both Andy Denyer (Triumph) and Chris Matthews (Moto46 KTM) got by as I wheelied too much off the line. What followed was the most intense race I’ve ever had. After […]

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Woo-hoo!

After the ferocity of the first race today, I was more than a little nervous before the second. I got a good start but missed a gear again and let four bikes past, but regrouped instantly passing one on the outside into turn one, another on the back straight, and then McNealey’s KTM around the […]

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Pole position!

Race in 10mins. Changing weather. Changed wheels so many times I’ve lost count. Set pole in the dry on wet tyres though! 🙂 More later

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A win – the hard way!

A desperately late tyre change meant I arrived at the grid on cold tyres and out of breath. The weather is not my friend this weekend. I took the first lap steady to get the tyres hot and lost four places in the process, then set about catching and passing those in front. It was […]

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Race two, position one

After the stress and drama of race one, the second race was a lot more straightforward though still tough. From pole I grabbed the lead, put my head down, and stayed there to the flag. Andy Denyer pushed me quite hard this time, especially as it started raining a little, but I was able to […]

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Ah, the glamour

It’s cold and wet at Cadwell Park, so I’m writing this huddled in the back of my box trailer wearing all the warm clothes I can fit over my leathers.

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Dithering weather, useful practice

Those of you who watch racing frequently will have heard riders say that they don’t mind if it’s wet or dry, but they hate it in between. Today the outlook has been a large band of ‘in between’ sweeping in from the North and lingering all day.

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A Mountain to climb

Round two is here already and looming large in the distance lies Cadwell Park’s infamous Mountain, a wrecker of bikes, nerves, and chances should you get it wrong. As loved as the circuit is by so many, it’s a fickle friend that requires plenty of experience to negotiate with safety and speed.

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No to Westminster Bike parking Tax

On 31st March 2009 I was duty solicitor for the organisers of “No to the Bike parking Tax” www.notobikeparkingfees.com and for every motorcycle commuter or biker this is a campaign well worth supporting.

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