Alex Whitworth

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Alex Whitworth

Junior Content Writer

Alex has been working in the motorcycle industry for as long as he has been at Visordown, which has been since March 2022 so we'll let you work it out from there. He's the new guy. He'd be fetching us all coffee 'round the clock if he wasn't based in the arse end of nowhere. We joke - he has (some) other uses, like tapping out numerous stories on various subjects somewhat frequently. 

Before Visordown, Alex wrote about motorcycle racing in other places and worked on racing broadcasts at national championships (thankfully not in front of the camera) while completing a journalism degree at university into which he shoehorned motorcycles at every possible opportunity: MXGP, BSB, WorldSBK, Motorcycle Live - they all appeared in his academic work somewhere.

Frustratingly, Alex's love for racing originated in - brace for it - cars. A trip to Donington for the BSB race in 2011 saw him realise that there was a far more interesting, exciting, and substantial world of racing outside of F1, and he became a fan of motorcycles. But that was 11 years ago, and he still doesn't ride! What's wrong with him? This is a serious question. Will he ever ride? Could Marc Marquez win outside of HRC? What would Jonathan Rea do on a MotoGP bike? All great questions, and we might never know the answers to any of them. But we think that, with sufficient peer pressure, we can get him on two wheels in a safe enough manner. If it happens, you'll find out about it here on Visordown.

Articles by Alex Whitworth
A study from the University of California has found that lithium mining presents an environmental danger, and that electric vehicle size must be reduced.
The 2024 KTM EXC enduro range has now been joined by the Six Days edition bikes, featuring Argentina-inspired graphics, and special edition components.
Dean Harrison will lead Kawasaki's 2023 Isle of Man TT efforts in 2023, having received support from the Akashi marque's UK department over the winter.
The Caberg Riviera V4 X represents the latest addition to Caberg's motorcycle helmet line, with ECE 22.06 certification and various visual choices.
The Motorcycle Action Group's Hertfordshire meeting for its Fight Motorcycle Theft Campaign will be held at Ace Cafe London.
A meeting between NMC members and the DfT minister, Richard Holden MP, has been described as "very positive" by the NMC Executive Director.
The Sinnis GPX 125 is now subject to a £500 price reduction, thanks to a new promotion offered by Sinnis on its entry-level sports bike.
The Ducati Monster has gained the "Iceberg White" colour for 2024, making it now three different colour options on the twin-cylinder naked.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed will host its largest celebration of MotoGP to date at the 2023 edition, with legends of the past and present set to attend.
Two new motorcycle boot ranges have been launched by Eleveit, with the S Miura sports touring boot and the Antibes Air Canvas trainer.
The 2024 KTM 450 SMR presents a new visual offering wrapped around an established technical base built in previous years.
The 2023 Isle of Man TT will see a demonstration lap for nine-time TT winner Charlie Williams, as well as the return of the Legacy Lap.
The Motorcycle Action Group has announced its support of a petition against potholes as part of its "Resurface Our Roads" campaign.
Cusses Gorse MX will close at the end of September, it has been announced, due to the track's land lease being refused by the landowner.
BSB returns this weekend for round three of the 2023 season at Donington Park. Check this page throughout the weekend for BSB Donington results.
The new Maxxis MX-SI and Maxxis MX-IH motocross tyres have been launched, developed in conjunction with motocross legend Jeremy McGrath
Featuring Yamaha's CP2 engine, the new Fantic Caballero 700 offers a higher capacity version of the Italian brand's popular scrambler.
The 2023 Adventure Bike Rider Festival will feature off-road legend Chris Birch for the first time. He will complete a demo ride, and speak on stage.
Episode three of Indian's 'Forged' video series has been released, with a new custom Indian Sport Chief built for Jeremy 'Twitch' Stenberg.
With the beginning of the 2023 World Supercross Championship getting closer, the rider line-up for the upcoming season grows more complete.
A new "Stripe Livery" paint scheme has been launched for the 2023 Ducati Supersport 950 S sports bike the Italian manufacturer.
The new Dunlop Geomax MX34 motocross tyre has been officially revealed by Dunlop, with a focus on soft-to-intermediate terrain types.
An update on the condition of Lee Johnston has been published via his Instagram account, detailing the injuries sustained in his North West 200 crash.
A new proposal in Sweden is to see a 13-mile stretch of motorway electrified for charging electric vehicles without them needing to stop.
Simon Mitchell, a photographer, was killed in a crash at the Foxhill round of the British Motocross Championship last weekend.