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5th November 2020
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Motorcycles, Mates and Memories – Recalling sixty years of fun in British motorcycle sport

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ABOUT THE BOOK
Bill Snelling reflects on his lifetime passion for two-wheeling in this entertaining, motorcycle-themed autobiography. He recalls the decades of motorcycling mayhem, mud and madness that have characterised his 70-odd years living the dream, from the early days at Arthur Lavington’s Velocette shop to pounding the long-distance trials and the many race circuits he has ridden. Bill admits he was better off-road than on tarmac, but he did win one race! He went on to work for Motorcycle Sport magazine, and as a dispatch rider, before moving permanently to the Isle of Man.
A great read for anyone interested in British motorcycle sports.

Motorcycles, Mates and Memories by Bill Snelling

ISBN: 9781787115811
UPC: 6-36847-01581-7

AVAILABLE NOW!

£16.99(UK), $29.95(US), 32.95(CAN)

BULLET POINTS
• Memories of a lifetime spent in the world of motorcycles and racing
• A personal account of the golden years of the TT
• Original photos from the TT archives capture the thrill of the races
• The author shares his passion and experiences as a rider and Manx Grand Prix competitor
• An entertaining autobiography from a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, competitor, author and historian

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bill Snelling was unexpectedly born in Tunbridge Wells to a Maidstone family for whom a motorcycle combination was a way of life. He went to work at Arthur Lavington's Velo shop at the age of 15, getting a thorough grounding in all things Velocette, including the LE (which he hated!). Bill rode long-distance trails (mainly on Velo) with a fair degree of success, then branched into racing, also Velo-mounted. Bill has now written several books on the TT, worked as a columnist for Motorcycle Weekly, and is a photo archivist and TT/MGP historian. He has lived on the Isle of Man for over 40 years, is married, and tries to relive his motorcycling youth at every opportunity!

Place of birth: Tunbridge Wells, Kent • Hometown: Laxey • Nearest city: Douglas

SPECIFICATION
V5581 • Paperback • 21x14.8cm • 160 pages • 202 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787115-81-1 • UPC: 6-36847-01581-7
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