I'm one of those people who didn't have a clear idea of what they wanted to do when they grew up. I studied Product Design with Engineering at the University of Sussex. After graduating, I decided to move away from the industry and instead tried my hand at Sales and Partnerships. Thinking back over the last seven years, there has never been a time where I felt I had found my career that made me happy. My mind was prone to wandering and craving excitement and adventure, something you don't get sitting behind a desk for 9 hours of the day.
Every evening, no matter the weather, I would go for a ride to clear my head and wind down from the day's events. With the help of my girlfriend, Julie, the act of riding every night turned into more than just my daily meditation. It became an opportunity to show a different side of me to the world, and thus TheBritishMotorbiker was born.
As this persona has developed, I've started to rekindle my love for all things mechanical, and finally, I remember why I chose my degree in the first place. This led me to build Julie her first motorbike and has given me the confidence to pursue content creation as a career.
At 13 years old, I suddenly developed neuropathy (inflammation of the nerve endings) in both my feet. This meant that when I started learning to drive, I found it incredibly difficult and tiring on my feet, especially as I was adamant about learning in manual.
Unfortunately, no matter how hard I tried, I would always end the lesson defeated and, after a while, had to give up on the idea altogether.
I became dependent on public transport and the goodwill of friends and family to get me around, which I found frustrating as I hate being extra weight.
At first, motorbikes weren't really on my radar, at least not as much as cars. I appreciated them in films such as The Great Escape, The Matrix Reloaded and Mission Impossible 2. Still, it wasn't until I watched Tron Legacy (you know which scene) that a real interest developed.
At 24, I decided to book my CBT and was doubtful it would be different from driving as the feet play a vital part in controlling the machine. However, the day was a total success, and I felt real excitement and freedom for the first time in my adult life. I felt like a kid again!
I now have a full licence and ride a Ducati Scrambler Sixty2, but I am still very much at the start of my motorbiking journey. It has changed my life; riding is so mind-clearing and therapeutic. I finally have my independence back. I now dedicate my free time to riding, maintaining, and building motorbikes.
I grew up with an obsession with cars and mechanics. I would regularly go to car shows with my brother and father, watch Formula 1, collect cards, build remote control cars - the list goes on.
Bowtex Essential Leggings - Essential CE Level AA
Fuel Motorcycles Sergeant Trousers - Black
Bull-it Jeans - Covert Blue Straight
Oxford Original Approved AAA Jeans - Single Layer Armourlite - Dark Aged
TCX X-Blend Waterproof - Brown
TCX Rook Waterproof - Brown
Gianni Falco Ranger Boots - Dark Brown
Gianni Falco Dixxon Boots - Black
Oxford Merton Waterproof Boots - Black
Malle Single Moto Pannier
Malle Hybrid Tank/Tail/Small Pannier
Malle Moto Module
Oxford Aqua Range
Cardo Freecom 2+
Shoei Glamster - Gloss Black
Shoei Ex-Zero - Grey
Shoei JO - Brown
Exklusiv Duke 2.0 - Cream
Biltwell Overland 2.0 Goggle - Tri-Stripe Black
100% Strata Sand Outlaw Smoke Lens
Rare Bird London Black Wool Winter Mask
Rare Bird London Grey Linen Summer Mask
Rare Bird London Vintage Paisley Pollution Mask
Fuel Track Gloves
Segura Connor Waterproof Short Leather Gloves
Tucano Urbano Gig Gloves
Oxford Tucson - Brown - Perforated Summer Leather Gloves
Fuel SideWaze Tan
Belstaff Trialmaster Pro Waxed Jacket
BODA SKINS Kay Michael's Biker edition - Red
Merlin Perton Jacket - Olive
Rev'it Bowery - Sand
Oxford Rainseal Pro - Grey/Black/Fluo
Oxford Hampton - Classic Leather Jacket - Black
Oxford Holwell - Dry2Dry Wax Cotton Jacket - Red