DIY Heated Jacket

A few years ago I found myself commuting about an hour each way through the winter and, as the weather got colder, I started to think about electric-heated jackets.  Something all heated jackets seem to have in common is that they’re quite expensive, and I’m a...

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From the Saddle (January 2017)

From the Saddle (January 2017)

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to a new biking year. It may still be winter outside but spring is not far away, although I am writing this on the 1st of January with a log fire burning and no plans to go...

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From the Saddle (October 2016)

From the Saddle (October 2016)

It is with a feeling of deep sadness that I open my regular Slipstream column with a tribute and goodbye to Chris Arnold following his tragic death while motorcycling in the French Mountains. Chris was leading his final tour with a group of friends from TVAM when his...

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Why do I do it? (October 2016)

Why do I do it? (October 2016)

I started riding powered bikes on my 16th birthday – well, mopeds as that’s all we were allowed back in ’73.  On my 17th birthday though, I splashed out and bought my first real bike - a Honda CB175. This was a necessity at the time as, living in rural Suffolk,...

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