Two Wheeled Heroes: T.E. Lawrence

Words and Pictures by Craig Willis My own introduction to TE Lawrence was only quite recently. Of course I'd heard of "Lawrence of Arabia", but in my youth it was just a really old movie that my grandparents might have watched. Photo taken at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham It was during my first visit... Continue Reading →

Two Wheeled Ronin

History. Adventure. Two Wheels. As the old adage goes, "it's not the destination, it's the journey". Which is very much the idea behind this website. In my experience, the best way to navigate any journey is on two wheels. Especially, vintage wheels. What you'll find here are features and articles all about bicycles, motorcycles, the... Continue Reading →

The Great Indoors

This year has certainly taken a sharp left turn hasn't it? At time of writing, the world wide pandemic known as COVID-19 or Cornonavirus has pretty much changed our everyday lives for the time being. The current government guide lines are to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, for work, medicine, food and exercise. Staying... Continue Reading →

Christmas Yule Blog 2019 – Penny Dreadful?

Seasons greetings one and all. It's that most wonderful time of the year – Christmas. Which means it's time for another Two Wheeled Ronin Christmas special! And this year, it's a Victorian Christmas. The Victorians were responsible for many of the Christmas traditions we still enjoy today. The tree in the house, Christmas cards and... Continue Reading →

Motorcycle Live 2019

16-24th November 2019 It's almost become a tradition! The annual trip up to Birmingham to see Motorcycle Live. Once again, there was so much to see and once again so much stuff I missed. Now, I won't bore you with the details of my bacon roll and terrible coffee, but here are my top five... Continue Reading →

Triumph Factory Visitor Experience – 2019

Let me begin by saying, I appreciate all two wheeled machines no matter who made them. However, we all have our favourites. Not that I've ridden or owned one...yet, but my favourite is Triumph. They have such an interesting history as a company and have produced some of the most iconic motorcycles over the last 116... Continue Reading →

Only Superheroes Ride Harleys

Hold tight folks, we’re about to get nerdy. This month saw the release of the 21st film in the Marvel cinematic universe – Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel is the latest, and arguably greatest hero marvel has committed to film. She’s a rock and rollin’, fighter pilot with amnesia. Living on another planet, she comes back... Continue Reading →

The First Motorcycle

Back when I first started this blog, I wanted to look back to a time when motorcycles and bicycles weren’t all that different. I assumed the times of the first motorcycles were just bicycles with engines attached. Well the truth is just a little more complex and a whole lot more interesting. So lets take... Continue Reading →

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