Ben Lindley: bike rider, bike owner, singer expert and now in renewable energy. Funny how life turns out.
All those at Eicma who helped us put together this month’s guide to 2019’s incredible new bikes.
Adam Smallman looking grumpy despite having made himself a fantastic workshop in the garden. What’s that? The lawn mower, barbecue and garden furniture are coming back in as soon as the picture’s taken?Still out there and riding the Americas. Jason and Lisa’s pictures abound in this issue. Fish and chips (and a battered sausage) from Fishtastic in Peterborough helped fuel this month’s magazine. The technophobic editor enjoying the virtual reality riding experience on the Arc motorcycles stand at Eicma. Insightful verdict? ‘That’s weird.’ Coalheavers Arms, Peterborough, for Ben’s farewell drink. Stuart (Ben’s dodgy landlord), Hugo, Ben, Nicola, Mikey, Paul, Nigel. He’s leaving Bike to go and work in New Zealand. We made him work out the aernoon though.Santa Claus, in the jovial form of contributor, compulsive bike purchaser (he’s up to nine now) Mark Graham comes to town. What’s in your sack Santa? Boasty’s Yamaha YZ125 at Kendal nostalgia scramble. Having retired from road racing he’s enjoying more sporting variety.