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The Farmyard Party

THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLK OUT THERE WHO, IF YOU ASK THEM, ’LL TELL YOU THAT THEY DON’T LIKE BIG RALLIES; THAT THESE DAYS THEY ONLY GO TO THE SMALL ONES, BECAUSE THE BIG ONES ARE TOO IMPERSONAL, TOO BUSY, AND YOU CAN’T RELAX. I COULD BE WRONG, BUT I’D SURMISE THAT THESE PEOPLE’VE NEVER BEEN TO THE FARMYARD PARTY.

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Back Street Heroes
October 2019

Ride Choppers Or Fork Off!

IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE HAD A BIT OF A ROUND-UP OF THE BEST OF THE SCANDINAVIAN CHOPPER SCENE SO WE’VE SCORED THREE OF THE SEXIEST LONGFORK CHOPPERS ON THE PLANET – BIKES THAT, AS ANY FULE NOSE, THE NORDICS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD AT.

7 mins read
Back Street Heroes
October 2019

Minas Royale

TO SUGGEST THAT CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE SCENE IS NOW A TRULY GLOBAL ENTERPRISE MIGHT BE STATING THE OBVIOUS, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE ACTUALLY VERY FEW PEOPLE WHO REALISE EXACTLY HOW ALL-ENCOMPASSING THAT PHRASE IS.

4 mins read
Back Street Heroes
October 2019

A Bike That We'd Really, Really Want

The longer we spend mucking about with bikes, and with likeminded motorcycle enthusiasts, then the greater the likelihood that one of our mates ends up owning a bike that we’d really, really want.

3 mins read
Back Street Heroes
November 2019

Frantic Motor

IN AN IDEAL WORLD MY BIKE’D LOOK LIKE A POST-APOCALYPTIC, HILLCLIMBING SPEEDWAY BIKE, BUT HOW DO I GET CLOSE TO A COMBINATION OF THOSE ARMED WITH ALMOST NO MONEY, PARTS OR EQUIPMENT AND (AS IT’S MY FIRST BIKE) A SHONKY CHINESE 125?

3 mins read
Back Street Heroes
November 2019

NCC London's Diamond Day

NCC LONDON’S ANNUAL DIAMOND DAY CUSTOM SHOW AT THE ACE CAFE IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ONE-DAYERS FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, BUT MAINLY BECAUSE, BEING A CHOPPER CLUB EVENT, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BIKES.

2 mins read
Back Street Heroes
November 2019

Dutch Hardly Rideables

FOR MORE YEARS THAN I CARE TO REMEMBER, THE LADS FROM THE RATAPLAN RATBIKECLUB (WWW.RATAPLANRATBIKECLUB.NL) FROM HOLLAND’VE BEEN TRYING, EACH TIME THEY COME TO THE RAT & SURVIVAL, TO GET ME TO GO OVER TO THEIR LONG-ESTABLISHED RAT BIKE DO OVER THERE. MOST YEARS, THOUGH, DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS, I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO…

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Back Street Heroes
November 2019

The Balance Of Proportions

WHILE THERE’S SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL ABOUT SHOW-WINNING CHOPS THAT’VE HAD UMPTEEN DAYS SPENT JUST ON CAREFUL DESIGN, AND WEEKS, NAY MONTHS, OF WORK FINISHING DETAILS AND PREPARING FOR PAINT AND POLISHING, THERE’S SOMETHING INTRINSICALLY COOL ABOUT A WELL-PROPORTIONED CHOP THAT’S BEEN BUILT TO RIDE, AND USED CORRESPONDINGLY.

3 mins read
Back Street Heroes
November 2019

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