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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Radio & Press Interviews with prestigious 'Adventure Rider Radio' and cool cutting edge 'Asphalt & Dirt'

Only this month, since my return from the US, I've been honoured to be invited for a number of trans-Atlantic interviews by influential and cutting edge media channels - enjoy

This 40 minute interview for the show on Adventure Rider Radio talks about how I made it all happen and why the book ...
Adventure Biker Radio Interview

This interview is with the hip and amazing West Coast site Asphalt and Dirt that epitomizes 'the way of life' with our bikes, travel and good food - just up my street !
Asphalt and Dirt Interview

Hopefully both these pieces will help inspire anyone wanting to plan something special however big or small.

This time last year 'Bonneville Go or Bust' wasn't even published.  Who would have thought that just this year  I'd be invited in the summer to sign books with Triumph at Triumph Live UK for its world launch, then go on to be an extra for a Vogue photo shoot with café racers, sign books at a London 'pop up' event, conceptualize & help organize a charity event 'Rhythm and Blues on The Hill', be a judge at the Ace Café's 21st Anniversary Party Weekend, then go over to the USA covering +2 000 miles through Florida, Alabama and Georgia on a T100 (kindly provided by Triumph) for book signings with Triumph and Moto Girl Café at the famous Barber Vintage Show, then onto Aimexpo and the Daytona OctoberFest!  Phew and thank you all.

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Successful New Year,  and again, thank you all for your support during this fantastic year. 
Dreams can come true !
And just some of the highlights this year -
Interview with Jamie Whitham at Triumph Live
Florida coast biking up to Alabama
Barber Vintage Book Signing with Triumph
With the Road Dog Bike
At Barber Ace Corner with Robin from Moto Girl Café, Breeann & friends
Corvette at Ace Café Orlando
With Mike Fitterling, Road Dog Publications
Books available through Amazon and all major bookstores - click below

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Resounding Success! October USA Bike & Book Signing Tour with Triumph

Covering over 2 000 miles this month and kindly invited over to America by Triumph Motorcycles USA, a new story on the 'roads less travelled' through this time the Deep South - Florida, Alabama and Georgia.  And what an incredible and beautiful part of the country with so many surprises. This included official 'Bonneville Go or Bust' book signings with Triumph at the Barber Vintage Show, Birmingham, AL and with Rokstraps at Aimexpo, Orlando, FL.  At both venues the books sold out including interviews on the Ace Cafe Stage at Barber, and speaking with a number of journalists and film crews at Aimexpo!
Throughout the 2 weeks on the road, riding a Bonneville T100 kindly given by Triumph, I finally met up with Mike Fitterling, my good friend and publisher from Road Dog Publications who took on the book just this time last year and who was literally my road dog travelling companion for this amazing trip on his own Triumph T100!   Here are just some of the pictures and a few interviews recorded along the way.
Truly, lots of amazing stories - So the question is, should I start writing again? :)

Book Signing at Barber Vintage Show, Birmingham, AL on the main Triumph Stand
On the road (beach) up to Barber close to Panama City, FL
Alligator Head - yes those were for sale!
Alabama Cotton Fields

Harvest Time in Alabama
On stage at Ace Corner, Barber with host Breeann from Dime City Cycles

Robin - Moto Girl Café, Breeann - Dime City, Me & New Orleans friends on Stage overlooking Barber Race Track

Book Signing Area on Triumph Pavilion at Barber
Book Signing Area with Moto Girl Café on Ace Corner at Barber
Early morning racing on the Barber racetrack - view from the Triumph Hospitality Suite
Barber Racetrack and Barber Vintage Festival 2014
The Barber Museum - world's largest collection of classic cars and bikes
The Road Dog Motorcycle on display at Barber and for sale!
With Mr Gip (& his lawyer) and the US Ace Café Crew, Mark & Steve
Dancing with the legend Mr Gip, one of the last Blues Music Shacks in America

Invitation to view the new location of Ace Cafe USA.  Outside the Ace Café Downtown Orlando once H2O Church & the :08 Famous Club
Classic '50's Corvette - one of the collections at Ace that day that I almost drove away in!
Ace Café Orlando opening May 15 - amazing outdoor space, outbuildings, old steam manufacturing machines that will form part of the complex
Mark Wilsmore, Ace Café Founder, & team welcoming guests to view Ace Café Orlando,  What amazing space. 
Welcoming guests and Book signing on the Rok Straps stand at Aimexpo and hearing some of their stories!
Aimexpo TV Video Crew Interview

Peter Slatcoff, VP Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Association & (below) part of their collection
Meeting famous Carol & Ken Duval who've travelled the world on bikes for more than 5 years!
Checking out OctoberFest Daytona
With Mike Fitterling, Road Dog Publications, at Triumph Fun Bike Centre Motorsports, Florida who provided the bike (not this one!)
Last Shot
Handing the bike back to Fun Bike Center who kindly provided the Triumph T100                           for the 2 200 mile trip
 And here's a recent interview before I left for the USA with Kevin Lear from MotorBike Rider


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Not to late to contribute to Cancer Charity Distinguished Gentlemans Club

Distinguished Gentlemans Club - My Charity Donation page
Gentlemans Ride Home Page

An amazing event took place on Sunday across the world and it looks like it's going to raise $1.5 million!
This international event, the biggest of its kind, took place in 258 places and 57 countries. The ride for classic styled motorcycles including road racers, bobbers, trackers, customs.  In London alone more than 600 vintage and classic bikes with beautifully dressed owners arrived at historic Borough Market to help this incredible cause to find ways to cure Prostate Cancer.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Organising important 'Rhythm n Blues on the Hill' Charity Festival 4 October

Talk about things snowballing! Organising  on Saturday 4 October ( the day before I fly out to the US to be with Triumph) in beautiful Richmond upon Thames, London, with the guys from the cool prestigious Basement Door and Gardens venue a live pop up Rhythm and Blues Festival. At least 8 bands with amazing 3am heading the line up.
All proceeds go to the Vineyard charity 'Help in Crisis and Hope for Life' for the homeless, poor and food bank of the area.   Come on down and get the word out. I'll be there signing books too.
Facebook Rhythm n Blues on The Hill link for updates
Tickets available online below or on the door Click here to buy tickets online for 'Rhythm n Blues on the Hill'

Monday, 15 September 2014

Triumph USA invite me to the Barber Vintage Festival for book signings

It's now official and hard to believe!
After the success of Triumph Live, I'm now coming over to the US of A next month! From the 10 - 12 October I'll be with Triumph on their main area to book sign 'Bonneville Go or Bust' at the famous Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.

I'm also privileged to have been invited to spend time with wonderful Robin of Moto Girl Cafe on the iconic and famous Ace Corner (hosted by Ace Cafe and the cool dudes at Dime City Cycles) at Barber to do further book signings. It's going to be one big party!
And what could be better - biking up from Orlando to Birmingham with Mike from Road Dog Publications on 2 Triumph Bonnevilles!
And then it's back to Orlando for Aimexpo (details to follow) and I can't resist biking over to Daytona the same weekend for the OctoberFest. Let another adventure begin and look forward to seeing you all very soon!