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Weise Marin trousers

Now that we’re deep in the clutches of winter one needs decent winter trewsers and these, ladies an’ gennulmen, are just that. They’re actually all-season trousers, although they may be a little warm for our summers (the quilted thermal lining is removable though), and as such are made of a

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Caberg XTrace helmet

This very light, very comfortable adventure-style helmet is perfect for normal bikes too; it has a wide viewing aperture, a visor that locks in place so doesn’t fly open/slam shut if you ride with it open a notch, a useful drop-down sun visor, an inner chin-guard to stop draughts blowing

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Rick Hulse

If you’re struggling to feel festive, take a few minutes between wrapping gifts and resisting a beer to share the pain of Rick Hulse, as he looks back over his life and towards his Big 6-0. As my 60th birthday comes hurtling at me like a prosecco-filled Essex girl charging

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Bikers: Legend, Legacy and Life

Since the 1950s, the leather-clad motorcyclist’s been the most potent image of the archetypal bad boy, popularised by Hollywood stars such as Marlon Brando and James Dean. Now this painstakingly detailed chronicle of biker culture delves into the early town sieges of America’s mid-West in the 1940s, through to the

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Oil in the Blood

Oil in the Blood is an excellent documentary film about the contemporary custom motorcycle culture, directed by lifelong biker Gareth Maxwell Roberts, and produced by Lucy Selwood. Over the last three years, they’ve interviewed nearly 300 bike builders, riders, journalists, artists and racers, and filmed at just about every big

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