Monday, September 24, 2012

Cycles South 1971 Motorcycle Adventure Part 3

Cycles South 1971 Motorcycle Adventure Part 3

Sand Racing Oct 14

Nearly racing Time Again

First UK sand racing of the year at sunny Mablethorpe Sunday 14 October.  Sign on for riders is 0800, if I were a betting man I'd say racing will start between 11 and 12.  I have been wrong before though ...

There will be all the usual mad/bad/dangerous folks and their array of shiny (or rusty) machines, all super tuned and out of practise ready for a new race season.

I won't be racing as work has ambushed me this year and I haven't been able to finish re-building my motor.  I'm getting home for the meeting though.  Get there before the weather is like this:

More dates/results/pictures on

Thursday, March 29, 2012

So I am planning a crazy arse road trip from London UK to Catania Italy this May - going through France and Spain along the way. Here is a link to the route I am thinking of taking:

So far, I am doing it on my Jack Jones but would be grateful for some company, in whichever country you are riding, for some or all of the journey. It is gonna be epic!!!

Planning to take two or three weeks to complete the journey and have no commitments to be in a certain place at a certain time. Taking it easy - enjoying the adventure.

So, if any of you wanna join me or have any tips or suggestions for places I should visit along the way; or even massive detours that would be worth the additional time - feel free to contact me.

My name's Mike -and my email address is


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Support Your Local Sand Racer

Sometimes they'll have a bad day.

Sometimes they’ll have a really bad day.

Every one needs a little help. The last meeting of the season is 25th March on Mablethorpe beach - and where else do you get to see free motorcycle racing? Everything from 1980s 125s to CBRs and Hinckley triumphs in the road bike classes with junior racing, mx/enduro and grass track classes in the mix.

People usually focus on the Mad Max death trap nature of someone oval track racing a CBR600 on sand rather than the actual racing, but it is the last meeting of the year so double points up for grabs, and all important championship places. Check out the results to see who can jump a place in the last meeting (assuming they get updated in time). It’s more interesting to watch when you know who is fighting for places. It is the most grass-roots racing there is. No big budgets and no prize money, but if the guy who is 2nd in the championship can pull it back to first they will be giving it everything they've got.

My season is well and truly over (see really bad day) but I’ll be going. Hope for a grey day as the sand stays wet and it is loads better to ride. It's not so nice for your ice cream break though. And as this site is partly about good roads to ride, it is a great place to get to … as long as you’re a fan of twisty B roads. My personal favourite is the Bardney to Horncastle road, but there are plenty of entertaining ways to get there on two wheels. Just watch out for the agricultural vehicles, horses and old ladies who can't see over their car steering wheels.

Er, and ok, that is a picture of me, but I don’t have any of any one else. There have been some Mablethorpe posts on Sideblog – search ‘em out. There are loads of galleries on the Sand-Race site and there is quite a bit of stuff appearing on Flickr. I don't know what the deal is with re-posting other people's pictures so have a nose at the links to get your interest going.

Oh, and if you know of a cheap cylinder head for an XL250S or CB250RS let me know ...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Zippy's Tracker

Not posted this before as I had done a series of pics for Guy at Greasy Kulture magazine. Now that the issue is long gone I can now show you guys what you might have missed. Zip built this in the Vintique Cycles shop out o the remains of an old XS650 and he did a cracking job. He has now sold it so some other lucky owner is zipping around on it!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cutters Cousin

lovely! Nice one Benny. Can't wait to have a blat on it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


You don't need to go over the pond to see some cool bikes. Look what we are building in Birmingham


Its up for sale...
If you really want it...and have the Steve:

Please don't piss him about...he's a mate!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


I rode this bike to Bisley for the Hot Rod Hayride and to The Low Level this year and I loved it and wanted it. The strongest , scruffiest Ironhead in the UK. Some very lucky man got this Benny Built sporty for a bargain.
If you want to learn more about it check out GKM
Guy wrote the article and I provided the pics.

Lowlevel Hell Raiser 2011

The last big run of the year saw us riding down to Abergavenny. The weather was fantastic, until we arrived in Wales. It then pissed down as we rode the final leg to the Bridge Pub in Hereford. 60 of the coolest bikes and people you could ever hope to spend the night in a field with. What a great weekend.
The ride back to the Midlands on the Sunday couldn't have been better either. The Sun was out in full force and so were we...Thanks Guys!
More Pics to follow as the days go by....

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fucking rain

How much rain can we fucking get in this country before we are washed away ? on the west coast were getting all the shit from the Athlantic.maybe its time to migrate ,Libya looks good and its sunny there ,fresh start,,,,,,

Random Pics from

the Hayride and the Lowlevel

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Is there anybody out there?

No one has posted for a while and seeing that I was at The Hayride over the weekend I thought I'd post these pics up.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bloody Evo

...and Lovely Dorset mornings !

Monday, June 20, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

More Pics from...

The Stockers Tea Party

Monday, May 30, 2011

1st Annual Stockers Tea Party

...and what a success it was! If you came for the tea you might have been disapointed but if it was bikes you were after...