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This year the Meccanica team decided to forego Manchester and head out-country to join the 200 registered riders for the Derbyshire DGR.

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Meccanica made the annual trip to Race Retro at Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park last month, Europe’s No.1 historic motor sport show. The show covers all the bases whether your interests are in bikes, single seater racing cars, Sports Racing cars, Saloon Car racing, Rallying or Trials cars; they were all there. There were also several race and rally driving schools over the weekend together with numerous specialist parts and tuning specialists. Automotive art was everywhere with even an artist painting with radio controlled cars… In this section we deal with the aesthetically beautiful cars in the Hall of Fame centring on...

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On Sunday September 30th 2018, over 120,000 riders in over 650 cities worldwide will ride to raise funds dressed in their finest attire and ride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and men's mental health. You can find out more about The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, or DGR in our earlier article.  This article is about one of our favourite marques; the Moto Guzzi’s seen over the years. Manchester is not a vast ride so unfortunately they were a bit thin on the ground so there will be a couple of the same bikes. The...

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“The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a celebration of the art of being dapper and classic custom motorcycles.”

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At 52 years of age I have just completed the biggest cycle challenge of my life. For the William Wates Memorial Trust I rode the full Tour De France route, 7 days ahead of the pros. 2150 miles over 21 days with 155,000 feet of climbing, one stage at a time back to back.

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