The Glory Days Of British Motorcycling

Such a treat for all of you that I have decided to replace my usual Monday morning bike feature with this great BBC documentary about the glory days of British motorcycling. From T.E. Lawrence to TT racing, from Ton Up boys to Mods and Rockers. It’s 1 hour long a(fast internet connection requred) and well worth the time to watch it. (sorry about the commercial interruptions, I have no control over them.) Thanks to John Reed.


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19 Responses to “The Glory Days Of British Motorcycling”


  1. 1 Mike Corbin.com Nov 18th, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Can I order 1 Reedie ?

  2. 2 Mike Corbin.com Nov 18th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Well done (:-)

  3. 3 Mike Greenwald Nov 18th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Great snippet of history. Thanks, John Reed and Cyril.

  4. 4 Peter Davenport Nov 18th, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Superb documentary.

  5. 5 Rodent Nov 18th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Great look at real motorcycling!

  6. 6 George Bradwell Nov 18th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Very interesting. Learned a few things. Many others too, I guess.

  7. 7 Donnie Nov 18th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks Cyril & John. Great documentary. Would have liked to live the British Cafe era.

  8. 8 Bruce Reynard Nov 18th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Nostalgia at its best.

  9. 9 Jesse Garland Nov 18th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Should run on American TV. But Cyril brought it to you.

  10. 10 Minnesota Jeff Nov 18th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Loved it! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. 11 Jack the Machinist Nov 18th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Fantastic! Thnaks!

  12. 12 P. Hamilton Nov 18th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Excellent retrospective.

  13. 13 nicker Nov 18th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Ah yes, The Rockers.
    how it all started for many of us………. :-)

    -nicker-

  14. 14 thomas Nov 19th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Love this stuff ,,,, kool ,,.,

  15. 15 burnout Nov 19th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Very cool! peace

  16. 16 Martin Twofeather Nov 19th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Excellent show…..Thanks Cyril

  17. 17 Dale Nov 23rd, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Wonderful. Thank you making this available.

  18. 18 Michael whitby Nov 27th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Wow, did I look like that!
    I remember the leather, pins and blue jeans.
    The “Mike Hailwood” boots, can’t remember who sold them. I guess we were as good as Harley Riders today, never seem to fall off even though we didn’t have all the gear on!
    The rides from the Ace were tough, 60′s street lighting, 6volt candles for headlights.
    Worse was back road stuff, coming home from the pub at 11 pm on crowned non lit roads.
    But heh! We some his survived.
    Goldie found her way home every night!
    Thanks for posting this.
    Nostalgia plus!

  19. 19 C. Burwell Dec 14th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Loved this piece. The essence of an era in motorcycling in 60 minutes.

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