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The next best thing to riding about on old bikes is probably reading about old bikes. The RealClassic.co.uk team have a few two-wheeled tomes to their credit. They're also not shy about sharing information on their fave biking books. Need some holiday reading?

Ones We Wrote

  • When Rosie Met Anneka ~ Steve Wilson
  • British Classic Bike Guide ~ Frank Westworth
  • Triumph Bonneville ~ Steve Wilson
  • The Triumph Story ~ Dave Minton
  • Triumph 650 & 750 Twins ~ Matthew Vale
  • Down The Road ~ Steve Wilson
  • Daisy's Dairies ~ Graham Ham
  • We've All Been There ~ Spider
  • Velocette Since 1950: The Big Singles ~ Steve Wilson
  • No Way To Treat A Classic British Motorcycle ~ Paul Grace
  • The Classic Motorcycle Diaries ~ Paul Grace
  • Panther Since 1950 ~ Steve Wilson
  • Black Ariels, 1926-1930 ~ Dave Barkshire

    Ones We Read

  • Brit' Motorcycle Directory ~ Bacon & Hallworth
  • BSA Bantam ~ Owen Wright
  • BSA Singles Gold Portfolio ~ 1945 to 1963
  • Classic Motorcycling: A Guide for the 21st Century ~ Rex Bunn
  • The Encyclopaedia of Classic Motorcycles ~ Richard Rosenthal
  • Fay Taylour Queen of Speedway ~ Brian Belton When Rosie Met Anneka by Steve Wilson
  • Granville Bradshaw: a flawed genius? ~ B Jones
  • Good Vibrations ~ Tom Cunliffe
  • Far Horizons ~ Andrew Earnshaw
  • Hesketh: Limited Edition Extra ~ Brooklands
  • Honda CB750 ~ Mick Duckworth
  • The Last Hurrah ~ Des Molloy
  • India, The Shimmering Dream ~ Max Reischs
  • Legends in Their Lifetime, George Brough & Lawrence of Arabia ~ Titch Allen
  • The Long Journey Home ~ Robert E Fulton
  • Lost Motorcycles of the 1920s ~ Jack Bacon
  • Made In India ~ Gordon G May
  • Mechanic's Tales ~ Trevor Hilditch
  • Mike Hailwood: The Fans' Favourite ~ M Walker
  • Motorcycle Apprentice ~ Bill Cakebread
  • Motorcycle Cavalcade ~ Ixion
  • The Motorcycle Diaries ~ Che Guevara
  • Motorcycling: An Illustrated Social History ~ Roger Fogg
  • Mountain Milestone ~ David Wright
  • Overland to Egypt ~ Gordon G May
  • Precise In Every Part ~ Francis Simpson
  • Profile of a Scott Owner ~ Jeff Meehan
  • Royal Enfield ~ Mick Walker
  • Running With The Moon ~ Jonny Bealby
  • The Sammy Miller Museum Collection
  • San Fairy Ann, Motorcycles and British Victory ~ Michael Carragher
  • Spark Plugging The Classics ~ Stan Dibben
  • Ken Sprayson: The Frame Man ~ Ken Sprayson
  • Triumph B'ville Year by Year ~ Paul Hazeldine
  • Triumph Pre-Unit Twins ~ Matthew Vale
  • The Triumph Speed Twin and Thunderbird Bible
  • Triumph Experimental ~ Mick Duckworth
  • Road Racing History of the Triumph 500 Unit Twin ~ Claudio Sintich
  • A Third Wheel: The Eccentric Alternative ~ Simon Potter
  • Two Wheels To Adventure ~ Danny Liska
  • Velocette Motorcycles, MSS to Thruxton ~ Rod Burris
  • Vincent and HRD Motorcycles ~ David Wright
  • Vincent Motorcycles since 1955, the continuing story ~ David Wright
  • Yamaha FZR1000 Road Test Portfolio ~ Brooklands

    Ones You Reviewed

  • A Guide to Ambassador Motorcycles' ~ Easton & Hibbett
  • All The Years at Brooklands ~ Gerry BeltonMotorcycle Cavalcade by Ixion
  • Bitten By The Bullet ~ Krzystyniak and Goa
  • John Britten ~ Tim Hanna and Felicity Price
  • BSA Unit-Construction Twins: Complete Story
  • Champions 4 Celebration ~ Jeremy Jackson
  • Chasing Che ~ Patrick Symmes
  • The Dragon Motorcycle Rally ~ Carol Morgan
  • The Ducati Story ~ Ian Falloon
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle ~ H Wilson
  • First to Last, the Tale of a Biker ~ Dennis W Lid
  • From Rocker to Racer ~ Reg Everett
  • Ghost Rider ~ Neil Peart (Reviewed 2007)
  • Ghost Rider ~ Neil Peart (Reviewed 2003)
  • Hard Way Round ~ Ernest Bell / Ian Whitehead
  • History Of The World's Motorcycles ~ LJKS
  • History of the Clubman's TT Races 1947-1956
  • Hold On! ~ Stan Dribben, Champ Sidecar Racer
  • Hog Fever ~ Richard La Plante (Reviewed 2009)
  • Hog Fever ~ Richard La Plante (Reviewed 2003)
  • Improving Classic Motorcycles ~ Blighe
  • Improving Classic Motorcycle Engines ~ Blighe
  • Classic Japanese Motorcycle Guide ~ Rod Ker
  • Jupiter's Travels ~ Ted Simon (Reviewed 2009)
  • Jupiter's Travels ~ Ted Simon (Reviewed 2004)
  • Dreaming of Jupiter ~ Ted Simon
  • Ken Sprayson In Colour ~ VMCC
  • Laverda Twins & Triples Bible ~ Ian Falloon
  • 'Leanings' and 'Leanings 2' ~ Peter Egan
  • Long Way Round ~ McGregor, Boorman
  • Magnetic Speedometer Repair ~ Graham Blighe
  • Making Pistons For Experimental & Restoration
  • A Million Miles Ago... ~ Neale Shilton
  • Moto-Cross: The Golden Era... ~ Paul Stephens
  • Moto-Cross On AIR!... ~ Ian Berry
  • Motor Bicycle Building, 1906 ~ Paul N Hasluck
  • Motorcycling for Women ~ Nancy and Betty Debenham
  • Museo Ducati ~ Jonnum and Harholdt
  • The Myway Code ~ Ian Vince and Dan Kieran
  • Norton Dominator ~ Mick Walker
  • Off Road Giants; Heroes of 1960ís Motorcycle Sport ~ Andy Westlake
  • The Perfect Vehicle ~ Melissa Holbrook Pierson
  • The Story of the Pioneer Run ~ Baz and Jenny Staple
  • Politics To Partyin' ~ Ian Mutch
  • Race to Dakar... ~ Charley Boorman
  • Rebuilding the Indian... ~ Fred Haefele
  • The Rickman Story ~ Dave Gittins
  • Riding Motorcycles Professionally ~ M Bones
  • British Motor Scooters 1946-1970 ~ R Spalding
  • Sons of Thunder ~ compiled by Neil Bradford
  • Touching the World ~ Cathy Birchall
  • Tracking Marco Polo ~ Tim Severin
  • Travelling With Mr Turner ~ Nigel Winter
  • Triumph Motorcycle Restoration, Pre-Unit ~ Garry Chitwood and Timothy Remus
  • Edward Turner, The Man Behind The Motorcycles ~ Jeff Clew
  • The Unit Single Engine Manual ~ Rupert Ratio
  • Vroom with a View ~ Peter Moore
  • Way to Go ~ Geoff Hill
  • What if I'd never tried it? ~ Valentino Rossi
  • Whatever Happened to the British Motor Cycle Industry? ~ Bert Hopwood
  • The Case for Working With Your Hands ~ Matthew Crawford
  • Yamaha XS650 Performance Portfolio
  • Zen and the Art of... ~ Robert Pirsig

    Calendars and Diaries

  • 2006 Club Calendars and a Diary

    DVDs and Videos

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