Fans of Frank Melling’s autobiographical ‘Penguin’ series will be glad to know that a new publication from the biking world’s international man of mystery will be published this autmn. ‘Ride Of My Life’ is a glossy, A4 bookazine which runs to 132 pages. You’ll find it in bigger newsagents, or it’s available online or from 01507 529529.
Chapters alternate between memorable motorcycles which Mr Melling has encountered – including the BSA Rocket 3, BMW’s R90S and Kawasaki’s Big Zed – and episodes of ‘motorcycling life’ like a visit to the Guzzi museum at Mandello del Lario, l’enduro des sables, and the day BSA died. Frank shares his experiences aboard some unique racing motorcycles, too, so get ready for a lap with the 1907 TT-winning Norton and the amazing Moto Guzzi V8. The fun doesn’t stop in 1970-something; modern machines like the Bonneville Thruxton and Ducati Sport Classic pop up as well.
Look out for Frank Melling at the Stafford Show in October – he’ll have a stand on the balcony above the main hall where you can buy ‘Ride Of My Life’ and he’ll even sign it for you. Three lucky RC readers won’t need to seek out their copies, however: we have bagged some swag on your behalf! Check out this month’s subscriber newsletter for details of how to enter our exclusive RC subscriber giveaway.