Life of a racer… Blog 10!

Still buzzing from Oulton, our next venture was the completely bonkers TT Circuit Assen; or the Cathedral of Speed as it’s so beautifully known. One of the best tracks on our calendar and indeed in the world for the next round of the Ducati Tri-Options Cup… It’s also one of

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The Life Of A Racer… Blog 2!

Testing testing 1,2,3! Before the UK weather starts to cheer up a little, it’s always a great idea to head out somewhere sunny for a few days getting acclimatised at going round in circles at silly speeds; while making sure everything mechanically is fine and dandy. And who doesn’t love

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Fast Bikes July Cover 440

Fast Bikes Issue 263 – July 2012

How great is all this sunshine? We hope you’ve been riding at every opportunity – we certainly have. Nonetheless, we’ve still found the time to put together another 148-page issue of Fast Bikes hedonism, tests, features, reviews, race news and pure sportsbike indulgence. We’ve also put together a fantastic armchair

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World Superbikes – The Kawasaki Way

You can be forgiven for thinking that working in the motorcycle press gives you access to some of the most amazing ‘money can’t buy experiences’ and it has to be admitted that there are occasions when you have to pinch yourself. Last year one of my most treasured days for

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Midwest Enduro – Season Finale

So, I have finally completed my first ‘full’ Racing series of enduro with Midwest. My final stats may not read that favourably but the end result for me is extremely positive and will be back again next year with a vigour that only experience and getting out of your comfort

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MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship

BSB 2012 Race Calendar Announced

The 2012 MCE Insurance BSB calendar has been announced by series promoters MSVR. A field of 32 riders and 16 Elite teams representing six manufacturers conforming to brand new, ground breaking technical regulations will contest a new look 12 round, 26 race championship which features eight major UK circuits plus, for

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No Budget Cup 2011

No Budget Cup UK 2012 News

We’re disappointed to have to let you all know that there will be no No Budget Cup UK in 2012. The financial and logistical burdens of arranging the series in the UK has grown too large, and as a result the Belgian organisers have decided to concentrate solely on the

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Charlie Oakman

Midwest Enduro Mayhem

Its the final round of the Midwest Enduro’s this Sunday which brings a close to my first ever race season as a competitor. I use the word “competitor” loosely as to date there have been six rounds at which I have achieved two finishes, two no shows one DNF (Did

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