Me and My Motor: Ricky Wilson, The Kaiser Chiefs’ singer on his love of riotous revs

Me and My Motor: Ricky Wilson


Ricky Wilson, lead singer with Kaiser Chiefs, is no fan of name-dropping, but can’t resist mentioning he’s “sort of” become mates with the...
Reader Letters: Aston corrections, speed limiters, Citroën brake wear and motorcycle filtering

Reader Letters: Speed limiters and motorbike wars


Your correspondence this week covers Clarkson's "insults" to Aston Martin's "fine engineers", Citroën brake wear query and erratic driving.
Reader Letters: Roadster heaven, weaving motorbikes, used car mileage, parking tickets and Flummox FM

Reader Letters: Roadster heaven and Flummox FM


The car that beats the Mazda MX-5 and Fiat 124 Spider, the dangers of filtering, how used cars are like dating apps, a parking problem...
Reader Letters: Red-light rage and used car dealers

Reader Letters: Red-light rage and used car dealer


Barry Borman asks what can be done about cyclists who thump the cars of drivers who tell them they have jumped a red light...
Reader Letters: Criminal cyclists, dazzling brakes, smart motorway signs and more

Reader Letters: Criminal cyclists, dazzling brakes


What can be done about cyclists who, when informed by a driver that they’ve gone through a red light, wait until you catch them up and then thump
How it feels to globetrot by motorbike

How it feels to globetrot by motorbike


I was in the Karakoram mountains in Pakistan and I’d made my way there on a hired donkey. For three nights I slept in a goatherd’s hut...
The screech of tyres and the mass revving of motorcycle engines are an increasingly familiar racket in London’s back streets and industrial estates. The cacophony invariably signals the arrival of riders from UK BikeLife, a shadowy subculture that has grown rapidly in the past few years, and is now thought to number several hundred members.

Gallery: Skid row riders


The young riders of UK BikeLife burn rubber across London, posting videos of their stunts. Are they a menace or just teenagers letting off steam?
Alan Davies Me and My Motor Sunday Times Driving

Me and My Motor: Alan Davies


Before he became an award-winning stand-up comedian, an actor, the bloke from the Abbey National adverts and a team captain on QI...
Reader Letters: Clarkson computer woes,

Reader Letters: Clarkson computer woes


If Jeremy Clarkson “drove” a different laptop every week yet kept the same car for six years, he might find that his intuitive feeling for cars..
Reader Letters: Claims culture, motorway contraflows and

Reader Letters: "Polite" bikers and claims culture


Surely motorcycle safety vests with the word “Polite” on the back and the chequered pattern beneath should be banned as being imitative of...
Reader Letters: Slow drivers, excess speed and wearing headphones behind the wheel

Reader Letters: Slow drivers, excess speed and wearing...


I am seeing an increasing number of drivers using in-ear headphones at the wheel, many in the middle lane on the motorway...
Guy Martin set a new Guinness World Record for riding on the Wall of Death at 78.15mph

Watch Guy Martin set new 78mph record on the Wall of...


Guy Martin has successfully beaten the record for riding a motorbike around a Wall of Death. The motorcycle racer, TV star and daredevil lapped a...