Hesketh V1000 and Vampire – Part 1

It ain’t quite a British Bulldog, but the Hesketh motorcycle still demands respect. Despite near-fatal flaws and fiscal foolishness, it simply refused to lay down and die… ‘This bike is a giant. It’s going to become a classic’ – Superbike magazine, June 1980 They were so right – but not immediately. When the Hesketh V1000 first hit the road in…

Far Horizons by Andrew Earnshaw

f you’re going to ride around the world in instalments, then America would seem like a fairly safe place to start. Rowena Hoseason reads all about it… Most motorcycle adventure books revolve around an extraordinary premise. The rider may be extraordinary in some way – a celebrity, or perhaps a person overcoming a substantial impediment who wouldn’t normally be considered…

Caister Castle Motor Museum

Roy Workman discovered an interesting collection of old automobiles in the East, and then got told off for taking photographs… This museum is situated in the grounds surrounding Caister Castle, which is fairly close to Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. The castle was built in 1432 and it is one of the earliest brick buildings in England. Most of the castle…

Angelsey’s Transport Museum

If you have a few hours to while away in North Wales, Roy Workman recommends this friendly museum… I found out about this collection whilst visiting a local tourist information centre. I noticed that motorcycles were included in the display, so I felt that it might be worth a visit Tacla Taid, the Anglesey Motor Museum, is situated just four…