I was born in London in 1952, and bought my first motorcycle (a 500cc BSA sidecar outfit) in 1969. After school, in 1971, I joined the merchant navy as a navigation officer cadet, in the employ of the British India Steam Navigation Company. I eventually graduated to Second Officer. I have no sense of direction.
During 1973 as a response to the filthy, stinking, unjust, irrational and unnecessary helmet law, I helped found the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) and now publish The Road magazine on its behalf. Leaving the sea in 1983 I pursued a career in journalism helping to launch the biker lifestyle title Back St Heroes, while dispatch riding in the capital.
Returning from an overland motorcycle trip to Israel with Wendy ‘The Beast’ Plumtree I gained full time employment working on Back St Heroes and the new Harley-Davidson title, Heavy Duty.
I live in Glastonbury, Somerset. My pet hates include, the desolate and corrosive misery of atheism, helmet laws, litterbugs and magazine editors who won’t answer the phone. I’m especially disturbed by people who eat fried eggs without toast.