Who is Guy Martin?
“How’s it going? I don’t like sitting on my arse, unless I'm driving. I get up at 5am and like to get out on my bike before work. When I'm pedalling, I think ‘I'm so lucky to be able to be out doing this.’ I'm addicted to work, I don’t like routine but I like things to be a certain way, if that makes sense. I like doing things my way, the right way. I've had my eyes opened for the last ten years or more and I'm still learning. I’m always looking for a new challenge but sometimes the challenges seem to find me. Keep at it, ta, Guy."
Lives in Lincolnshire with his missus, daughter and three dogs. Guy spent some time in Ireland working and racing but never lived more than 10 miles from where he grew up.
Guy is a lorry mechanic by trade earning an apprenticeship with Volvo when he was 16. Worked for various commercial vehicle companies, including his Dad’s business. He also worked on a local farm as a youngster and many more random odd jobs to earn enough for racing throughout the years.
Guy still works as a lorry mechanic, servicing and MOT work for a haulage company and also works for a local farm, ploughing, leading and any job he can get his hands on. Guy also has a busy engineering business building engines for competitive race teams.
Guy started road racing on motorbikes in 2003, he still races on classic bikes now and then. In 2010 someone suggested he could do more than talk about motorbikes and he started doing some TV jobs. It's the opportunities Guy enjoys, the variation and meeting interesting folk and a few records along the way. No scripts, no bull shit, just get on with it!
Guy is working towards being the first man to 300mph on a standard bike and loves a bit of Motocross and Trials riding. Never a dull moment!
Fastest speed on a gravity powered snow sled.
10th January, 2014
in a Soapbox
Mont Ventoux, France
16th October, 2014
on a Wall of Death
Mancy Airfield, UK
28th March, 2016
Loch Ken, UK
8th October, 2014
British motor pacing record – Pendine Sands - On a pushbike
112.94 mph (181.76 km/h)
World Human Powered Vehicle Association Guinness 24 hour land record – Men’s 24 Hour standing start - Goodwood
Multiple Rider: 565 miles
Film & Television
2010 Closer to the Edge.
First series 2010 The Boat that Guy Built
TT 2003 - 2017. 17 Podiums, Suzuki, Honda, BMW, Mugen, Triumph
Ulster GP - 11 wins
Armoy - 2 Wins
Cookstown - 5 wins
Le Mans 24 hour - 2nd place.
Pikes Peak class winner 2013
2016 - Present. Landspeed record with Triumph, aiming for 400 mph on two wheels. Fastest speed ever on a Triumph achieved - 274.2 mph
Tour Divide ; 2016, time: 18 days, 6 hours and 23 minutes
Books: Over 1 million sold!
Tens of thousands of pounds raised for Spinal Research through merchandise sales.
Too many to mention, not enough to stop him.
John Deere Tractors