Category: Motorcycle Diaries

Out and about on a Motorcycle – product reviews and adventures

24
Feb

Race Retro 2020

Always a great start to the historic racing year with a visit to Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park where the first stop is the Autojumble. Pick up a bargain, find parts you never knew you needed and bump into friends amongst motorcycle petrol tanks. This year a very large tribute to Group B rally cars […]

24
Nov

Motorcycle Live 2019

An event as big as Motorcycle Live one needs to concentrate on a few things to write about so here is a sort of diary of my time at the yearly event. I looked at electric bikes, helmets and a bike brand famous for trials now creating bespoke bikes and still looking cool. I also […]

19
Nov

Motorcycle Live 2018

Lara Platman went reporting for Wheels for Women at the annual Motorcycle Live show at the NEC Birmingham, where she found bargains, stunning bikes and a whole lot of bikes to try. As a new rider I am particularly keen to ‘sit on’ bikes to see if my feet are comfortable on the floor at standstill, to establish their […]

12
Jan

Taking everything on board your motorbike

I am still rather a novice when it comes to riding my motorbike, very much a what’s the weather like? What’s the road going to be like? When do we stop and so forth… I am of much more of a four wheel person at the moment especially as I have just restored my 1964 […]

12
Nov

The best reason for riding a motorbike

It has been a while since I have been on a date and wondered what ingenious ways I could conjure up to acquire one. I remembered when I was riding a twist and go Vespa Scooter in London years ago I would quite easily meet people at traffic lights, so with this in mind I […]

29
Jun

The Isle of Man TT

They say the best ideas are discovered over a drink – or two and whilst at the Guild of Motoring Writers annual awards dinner last December, on my table were the Honda team who, decided that it would be a superb idea to get me on a motorbike and out on the roads. Having already […]