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.

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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?
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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...
Products: When You Dead, You Dead by Guy Martin book review

Products: When You Dead, You Dead, by Guy Martin


Guy Martin is the Fred Dibnah of the Millennial Generation, with a similar gift of the gab and an equal passion for engines and engineering. But whereas...
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I'll be back despite 254mph crash, says Becci Ellis...


When Becci Ellis became the fastest woman on a motorcycle, she knew she could go quicker still. But this month, as she pushed her 650bhp Suzuki to...
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News: Dream job rolls into town for a Harley-Davidson...


Calling all Easy Riders. One of the world’s most famous motorcycling names says it is on the hunt for a lone biker to take part in what it calls...
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Video: Motorcycle-riding Bulldog waves at passing biker


Welcome to internet stardom, Sweets the dog. This YouTube video of the English Bulldog riding on the petrol tank of her owner's motorcycle, apparently...
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News: Ariel Atom maker turns its hand to motorcycles...


Its super-light, and lightning-quick, Atom sports car has often been compared to a motorcycle, so Ariel is doing the natural thing and building one...
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News: Police to give motorcyclists a lesson they won’t...


An Ariel Atom has been recruited by Somerset and Avon police to help educate motorcyclists, and reduce the number of bike accidents in the region.