Spirit of Albion

The story of this bike is one that you could say is a series of a series of fortunate happenstances or, as I’d really say when Nik’s not putting words in my mouth, a series of results – you know, as in ‘Result!’ with an exclamation mark at the end.

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First among equals

Words: Nik Pics: Simon Everett I think we’ve all had it, haven’t we – that moment when it all goes horribly, terrifyingly wrong, when the whole world seems to slow down, when all that your frozen brain can think is “ohshitohshitohshitohshitamgonnadieamgonnadieamgonnadie”… For Michael Michaels, the owner and builder of this

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Fast by Dan

Choppers – they’re not fast, are they? They don’t handle, they don’t stop, you can’t hustle ’em along, they’re not comfortable, are they? Words and pics: Nik Well, it depends on the chopper, obviously. Yes, lots of chops do fit the description hereabouts, but not all of them – not

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best engineering!

Martyn Bratby, the owner and builder of this bike, is a hardcore fan of Indian motorcycles, and hadn’t ever really thought of owning a Sunbeam, let alone one with a home-brewed four-cylinder engine. Words and pics: Dave Manning Don’t get me wrong though, he loves Brit bikes, and is also

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BEST PAINT!

Steve Richford, the owner of the bike that won the Best Paint class in the 2018 BSH Custom Champs, runs the Valkyrie Bar on the Market Square in Evesham in Worcs, and this is his Honda Valkyrie – apt, eh? Words : Nik Pictures: Simon Everett In Norse mythology, a

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BEST CHOPPER!

Nige (and Sue) Brewer’s classic 750/4 chop, which won the ‘Best Chopper’ class, as voted for by you, the readers, in the 2018 BSH Custom Champs, really is that – a ‘classic’ chopper, in that it was originally built a very long time ago. Words and pics: Nik After a

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