About me

I've ridden motorcycles since I was 15 years old and I'm 49 years old now. So, it was way back in the 1970s that I discovered motorbikes, and since then I've owned ridden and maintained many types, models and makes and ridden tens of thousands of miles.

At John O'Groats (I'm the one in dayglo) Even though I'm now middle aged, the passion for two wheels hasn't diminished. An engineer by trade, I still own and ride a selection of motorcycles and I can still happily spend a day just looking at bikes, never mind riding them. To me a Summer's day and a dry road are the greatest thing and who knows what's round that next bend, or over the brow of that hill? Bikes are a big part of my life.

In 2010 I rode from John O'Groats to Lands end on a 650cc Yamaha and raised £1,700 for The East Anglian Air Ambulance.

All bikes fascinate me but ones from certain eras more than others. Riding a 1904 Autora; photo courtesy Rob Leigh Stuff from my youth of course brings back memories, and very early stuff too.

I currently volunteer at The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden where I work in the vintage vehicle section. This year, I have been involved in the restoration of two very rare machines, a 1904 Aurora, made in Coventry and powered by a single cylinder 200cc engine and a 1903 Marot Gardon quadricycle, powered by a 2¼ horsepower De Dion Bouton engine. I also ride a selection of vintage motorcycles for the collection at various events.