Book Review: Shop Class as Soulcraft

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into The Value Of Work Author: Matthew B. Crawford Let it never be said that this blog isn't diverse! Yes, this weeks two wheel adventure takes the form of a book review. One note before we begin. This book was published in 2009 so i'm a little late to... Continue Reading →

Two Wheeled Heroes: William Morris

RIDE MORRIS CYCLES William Morris is something of a legend in the automotive industry. Being from Oxford, his name is well known to me as much of his life and career was based here. For those who don't know the name, William Morris was one of the founders of Morris Motors and if you don't... Continue Reading →

VMCC Banbury Run 2017 – Sunday 18th June

This past Sunday was the 69th Vintage Motorcycle Club's Banbury Run. I first heard about the event watching a repeat of “The Motorbike show”, when good ol' Henry Cole covered it a few years back. It's held at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire. As it's not too far from me, I thought i'd go... Continue Reading →

Oxford Bike Week 10th – 18th of June 2017

This week is National Bike Week, a week of rides and events all over the country, celebrating everything thats great about getting out on two wheels. (The non-motorised kind!) In my home city of Oxford, cycling is obviously very popular amongst the town and gown alike. There are lots of cycling events scheduled this week... Continue Reading →

Restoration Desperation

As previously mentioned i'm pretty handy when it come to repairing bicycles. I can handle a puncture or two and I've replaced my fair share of brakes. So with this in mind I thought it might be fun to try my hand at a restoration project. It was about a year ago, my neighbours were... Continue Reading →

Oxford Bus Museum & Morris Motor Museum

Last week I visited the Oxford Bus Museum & The Morris Motor Museum in Long Hanborough. First thing to say is this blog will not do the museum justice. I would whole heartedly recommend a visit. It's only £5 entry to two museums and you will get to see some amazing vehicles. Obviously, as the... Continue Reading →

MCN Motorcycle show 2018: Highlights

16-18 Feb 2018 My report from the first event of the year. Last Saturday I was at the Excel Centre in London, visiting the MCN Motorcycle show. For regular readers, you will remember I visited the Motorcycle Live show in Birmingham back in November. (Read here in case you missed it) I was expecting the same kind... Continue Reading →

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