Helmets, curry, Elvis

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Now then folks, what’s happening out your way? Nowt too much here. Did you know that was the coldest start to a December since 1971? That fact was on Radio 2. We have it on at work all day. You can’t beat a bit of Jeremy Vine or Steve Wright in the afternoon. I even like a bit of Chris Evans …

TT 2009 plans

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  Now then folks, I reckon I’ve more or less got my TT team lined up. There has been a lot of time gone into this, because this is what’s going to be the key to sucess at the TT next year. I’ll let you know who Ive got sorted out, to help on the spannering and preparation, in a week …

WWII watches and half-mast trousers

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The NEC show wasn’t nearly as bad as I was expecting. There were loads of half-naked birds and loads of trick bikes. But the most impressive thing was one of the new TT sponsors, Graham watches. These are on offer to the winner of each of the TT races, and are the trickest watches I’ve ever seen. They where originally …

Guy in Manchester this Saturday!

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GUY MARTIN TO STAR AT BIG DAINESE D-STORE PROMOTION Road racing superstar Guy Martin will be at Dainese’s flagship store in the centre of Manchester on Saturday 22nd November. The Bike Animal Hydrex Honda rider – who holds the record for fastest TT standing start of all time (at over 129 mph) will attend the store between 14.00hr and 16.00hrs …

Best ride of my life

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Feedback from a Red Torpedo competition winner. A selection of the pictures from the weekend… Once again … A BIG THANK YOU to You and Guy. We had a great weekend 🙂   A quote for Guy from Me …. ” I never expected the ride of my life to be with a bloke!” Andrew Bennett, Lancashire  

Guy to race against a legend this Sunday

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Guy will try his hand at dirt track racing again this Sunday when he not only lines up against the best in Europe, but the best in the world. Chris Carr, seven-time US champ, the land speed record holder (until very recently) and the winner of the 2008 Indy Mile is coming to race in Scunthorpe. Don’t ask us why, …

Monkey trapping and Gordon Brown

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Morning, just sat in the tea room at work talking about the usualy shit. Gordon Brown seems to be the main topic of conversation at the mo’. Between the latest gossip in reader’s wives, Dear Deirdre and the daily challenge of the Name Game in The Sun. Old Gordon seems to be getting a bit of a bashing. I reckon if he …

Scarborough Downhill Race

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You couldn’t make it up. A downhill mountain bike course set up to go from the top of Scarborough Castle to finish on the Prom. The course included about 400 steps, a 25ft table top, jumping off a 40ft flat bed trailer, finished off by a drop off to put you right on Scarborough seafront. My mate’s Dobby, Mave and the …

Silverstone update

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Well, not much to report other than I’m the tea boy for the lad’s in the garage tonight. We’ve had a change of plan with the gearbox, so Jim is on the case. We’ve got the iPod on, a bit of Sheryl Crowe and Johhny Cash. Ever heard the one he sang about buillding the car from bits he nicked from his work …

Guy’s Gold Cup

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Morning folks, just sat at work waiting for a job to come in. I’ve got a bit of a sore head, but I’ve got a cup of the strongest polish coffee you can imagine on the go. I didn’t end up rolling in the tractor. Instead, like I said I do if I won, I was off in the pub. …

Corn carting, slug pelleting and new opportunities

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  Sorry I’ve put bugger all up since Croft. I’ve been down the truck yard in the mornings, then working on the farm till late. We’ve been as busy as ever on the trucks, then I’ve been doing a bit of corn carting, rolling and slug pelettting on the farm. Oh well, it’s keeping me out of mischief. Well, it’s …

Downhill fast

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  Fort Bill, what can I say other than, hardcore? Probably the most demanding thing I’ve ever done. Racing a downhill pushbike, down 35,200ft in six hours left me more knackered than doing a six-lap TT.Mave, Grundy and Kate came along for the road trip and were my pit crew for the day. They did a mint job, kept me …

Dainese advert photoshoot

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  1) model 2) journalist 3) downhill mountain bike racer 4) motorcycle racer. Update from Guy soon (ish). Photos by David Dew – Motocom  

Guy in Luton

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Don’t forget, Guy will be doing a signing at Hein Gericke, Luton tomorrow, Saturday Aug 30.

Cadwell and cornfields

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Photos: Martin Heath Afternoon. Sorry this blog is a bit late, but we’ve been busy getting through some harvest and mending lorries. It’s been all go, getting some truck work done first thing, then off down the farm to do some corn leeding, trying to get caught up. We’re getting there though. We got 140 acres done yesterday, so we …

Guy At Hein Gericke, Luton

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His visa has been approved so Guy is now able to travel south for a signing. He will be at Hein Gericke’s Luton shop on August 30. Eight time world champion Phil Read will be there too, so there’ll be no shortage of opinions. They’ve got other stuff going on too, so it should be a cool day. For more …

Cadwell preview

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Here we are, Thursday night before Cadwell BSB, this bank holiday weekend. I’m looking forward to what is my home race. A few mates are coming up for a look, I can bring my old Saab for a run out, (I wouldn’t quite trust it Knockhill) and I get to go home at the end of everyday. I’m not much …

Ulster, Big Rich, free tea and pink pedals

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  Not much I can say about the Ulster GP other than wet ,wet,wet. I’ve never seen as much water in my life. It wasn’t just the track that was drowned, the whole of bloody Belfast was nearly under water. Oh well, it wasn’t a wasted week. Thanks to my website Big Rich and Darren got hold of me to …