Classic Motorcycle Adventures

You might imagine that climbing the Eiger is enough of an adventure but, back in the day, mountaineer Don Whillians thought nothing of riding his Triumph Trophy two-up across Europe before making the attempt… The photos hereabout show Chris (now Sir) Bonington on the pillion of Don Whillans’s Triumph Trophy at Hampstead in July 1962. Note the rudimentary riding gear,…

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…

Triumph Speed Twin

Opportunities like this one come along very rarely – so stand ready to seize the day! You have until 8.30pm on 22nd March 2018 to bid on this one-of-a-kind Triumph, the Speed Twin which carried RealClassic writer and long distance rider Graham Ham almost a quarter of a million miles all over Britain and Europe… Long-time RC readers will recall…

Lois On The Loose

A modern-day motorcycle adventurer, Lois Pryce has crossed continents and survived all manner of mayhem to tell the tale — in fact, to tell three tales. Roger Slater has endured sleepless nights, reading her books… One of my ways of judging a good book is observing how far along the page marker is. If I smile when the marker is…