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…

A Classic Ride

Do you need a modern motorcycle to go touring? Hardly. Mark Redfern and his pals from the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club take a selection of classic Hondas on a whistlestop tour to the Continent… One winter, the riders of the Taunton and Bridgwater section of the VJMC concocted a plan to visit the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in…

A Rider’s Life

‘I just take what life throws at me. And throw it back!’ So says Heather, who doesn’t own a car but instead clocks up thousands of miles every year on old bikes. Her first motorcycle was a humble BSA C11, but these days she more often seen aboard her touring Brough Superior SS80 or the mighty meaty Matchless… I met…

October Issue Out Now

British bikes and Continental classics share the stage in RC174, which features a trad Brit twin, all manner of idiosyncratic Italians, an unusual BMW airhead, several superb sporting singles and a smoky old two-stroke tiddler. If you already know you want to read this issue, then here’s where to order it in paper or digital formats. Or if you’d like…