Books: Life on a Triumph Speed Twin

Long-time RC readers will be familiar with the adventures of Graham Ham, whose journeys aboard his 1948 Speed Twin were documented in his ‘Daisy’s Diary’ articles some years ago. But there was much more to Graham’s original and subsequent adventure than simply taking part in the Landmark Challenge on a sprung-hub old clunker, collecting Landmarks, WATOC points and not inconsiderable…

BRAND NEW BOOKAZINE TELLS THE STORY OF JOHN ‘MOON EYES’ COOPER

Our publishers, Mortons Media Group, have recently launched a bookazine titled ‘Moon Eyes’ edited by Richard Skelton, using an interview by motorcycling journalist Chris Carter with John ‘Moon Eyes’ Cooper. Motorcycle racer John ‘Moon Eyes’ Cooper found fame and success during the golden age of road racing in the late 1960s and early 1970s. From his youthful beginnings in the…

RealClassic Reading                                                         

This book is the story of Albert Simpkin, a dispatch rider during the First World War. Experienced motorcyclists were required to deliver messages to senior officers during the conflict. Albert joined up and as soon as you became a dispatch rider (DR) you were promoted to Corporal; this rank enabled you to talk to officers. Some of the DRs he…