More Stuff

As well as the Galleries, here are a few links to blogs,
articles and videos which relate to the book, the bikes
and the era

davmercCouriers then and now on Wemoto.x-cd


streetlife

Despatch riders were an essential part of the urban scene from the 70s to the 90s. With plenty of jobs, it was easy money – wasn’t it?

Feature on despatching’s heyday in the April 2015 issue of Practical Sportsbikes magazine.


advdr

The minor adventures of a motorcycle courier (Advrider)


artfulLondon’s artful dodgers Mark Gardiner’s article at motorcyclistonline


toff-security-bike-1978

Toff Security article, Bike magazine November 1978


maddog

Mad dogs and motorcycles (Brazil, 2012)


rukkistanRukka PVC – what all the smart 80s despatchers wore


mechanicalhusbandry.comMotorcycle Courier Diary (Seattle, 2010)



quadritekThe Quadritek 1200 Page


bantamerBantam despatchers in London, circa 1960


funky74

Review of Motorcycling in the 1970s
by Richard Skelton


Adventures-1977-58Big Twin Man


comic-stripComic Strip Presents…


snides60s

Pride & Clarke of Stockwell
(we had a less complimentary name)


bikmov70Bike Movies of the Seventies


bikmov80

Motorcycle Movies the Eighties



scootsThe Great Keswick Scooter Riot 1981 and Scooter rallies 1980s


Adventures-1979-818UK recession: Life in Britain in 1980


maicoWho Killed Maico?



The Universal Japanese Motorcycle


pinterA Cool Pinterest Moto Collection


Adventures-1983-30The E Generation at 40 (audio)


Squatters in Hackney


51-N4pPURhLDespatching’s military origins on Riders Digest

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4 thoughts on “More Stuff

  1. Myles Beresford

    A friend bought a signed copy from you for my birthday. You forgot to sign it, but as a dutiful dispatch vet (’86-’92 West One, Titty link and others) I signed it for you. If the heat comes down I will say the cleaner did it.

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  2. Roy

    Dude, the book is giving me deja vu lol I worked for Apollo, Addison Lee, well lol most of the London companies. When a controller gave me the hump I’d just move on. I quit In 88 after a “bone aching” near miss with a car turning right at the lights across Pentonville road. It was the Friday night run to pick up my cheque at the office and that miss was the last straw. The amount of times I had to take a package from a rider who had had an accident………..
    All the best
    Kilo 4 (anything going north?)

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