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 …

Ulster Wash-out

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Following on torrential rainfall, organisers were left with a difficult decision to cancel today’s Ulster Grand Prix at the Dundrod circuit in Northern Ireland. Despite early hopes of the weather improving and the organisers delaying proceedings until just after lunch, Clerk of the Course Noel Johnstone confirmed that despite his best efforts to try and postpone racing until tomorrow, it …

Official Hydrex release from Ulster

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With the weather once again playing havoc with proceedings at the Ulster Grand Prix, competitors took advantage of a brief break in the torrential rain to get some much needed time on the Dundrod circuit to the west of Belfast. Disappointed at the cancellation of today’s planned Dundrod 150 Road Races because of the continued inclement weather, Hydrex Bike Animal …

Bloody weather

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After a bright start to the day, gradually the clouds rolled in and by the time practice was due to get underway at 1.30pm this afternoon, the heavy rain which blighted last year’s event on the Dundrod circuit returned with a vengeance causing organisers to delay proceedings. After nearly two hours, still the heavy rain fall continued leaving them with …

Knockhill update from me

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Well well folks, I’m just getting primed up for what is going to be a busy few weeks. I’ve just got back from a rather moist Knockhill, got a day at home getting some barrow jobs sorted, then to the Ulster Grand Prix for a week, then to Cadwell BSB the weekend straight after that. I’m not complaining though. It’s not …

Knockhill – official release

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This is the official Bike Animal Hydrex press release. Guy is still driving home and will do his in the next day or so. (Photo: Clive Challinor) “For team mate Guy Martin, again it was a weekend of mixed emotions whereby the 26 year old from Kirmington suffered a mechanical problem in the opening race but in the first part …

Fort Bill trip

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Apologies for not getting this post up sooner.    Just sat at work on tea break, and I’m a bit sore. I’ll get some pics up asap of mine and Mave’s Fort Bill trip. It was a proper hardcore day’s mountain bike riding. I reckon Mave will be a bit more sore than me. He had some massive offs. We …

Guy in Classic Bike

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Nice interview in this month’s Classic Bike with Guy. He talks about his first bike. Dont’ forget his regular columns in Performance Bikes and Irish Racer.

Fort William and Oulton

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Sorry it’s been a bit quiet. Just letting things calm down before some more busy weekends. We’ve ordered my Dainese suit for Macau. The sponsors are different for that race, Bike Animal are the main sponsor of the team.  I’m working this morning, then off up to Fort William for some downhill mountain biking with my mate, Mave. I doing …

Cycling and stationary engines

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Evening all, just got in from a mint push bike ride. I reckon I’ve done a good 50 miles this week on my trusty old Whyte 46. There is nowt like a good old ride out get away from it all. A massive thanks to you all for leaving me all your messages. It’s mint to see the amount of support …

Oulton report

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  Photo: Andy Graves Afternoon folks. Sorry it’s not good news again. Oulton didn’t go down to well. You could say it went down like a cup of cold sick. Yet again we had another crap weekend. When the old girl broke down again in the first race I was adding it up in my head how many breakdowns I’ve had …

Buy Guy gear at Oulton

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The Red Torpedo stand will be at the Oulton BSB round selling Guy gear for fellas, ladies and nippers, plus Red Torpedo pants (now being worn by all the best BSB riders). Look out for the flags.

More from the Southern

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The Isle of Man Guy Martin supporter’s club and the Southern 100 tea vouchers. They give you them when you sign on. Now you know why I love the race so much. The other shot, a bit random, is an is Alan Shearer lookalike, from the eyes up anyway, found him in a bar in Castletown. Mint eh?

Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Photos: Dave Dew, Guy and Kate What a mega do,you couldn’t make it up. I got to ride up the hill both days,got fed and watered like a king, met Mick Doohan and even went to a fancy ball.      

Southern 100 report

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Photos: Andy Graves   Evening folks, just driving down to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the pouring rain, sat still on the M25. This is just a quick note to let you know that me, James & Kate came away from the Southern 100 happy bunnies. I finally managed to salvage something from my very average season to date. …

Southern 100 pics

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These photos are ‘Hydrex Honda A team’ and ‘Emotional Victory’. Over the next week, so keep checking the blog.

A quick word from the Southern

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It’s been mint and I’ve really enjoyed the week, it’s been good to get back to basics. I’m delighted with a win and a new lap record but today didn’t go quite to plan. This has turned my season round and I’m feeling so chilled out, in fact I’m going for a beer with six lads who have just turned …